The Senior Associate manages assessment projects for investor and institutional clients, supervising subconsultants and internal staff in the performance of site reconnaissance, condition analysis, report writing, and advisory service. Senior Associates are typically experts in at least one building system and support other internal staff on their projects related to that system when necessary. After successfully performing in this role, the candidate will be considered to fill various department leadership positions that are quickly emerging in our growing organization, including Vice President-Assessments.
The Senior Associate reports to a Director or Principal. The Senior Associate may supervise others on an administrative level, as well as on a project level.
Organize assigned projects, contact clients, schedule and plan the projects
Engage the project teams, consisting of company staff and consultants as appropriate, create project schedules and resource allocations
Organize and coordinate document collection, travel, and on-site activities
Conduct inventories of equipment and building components
Prepare cost estimates for prescribed remediation and asset replacements
Set up and populate a proprietary database account or an Excel spreadsheet
Manage photographic images and incorporate them into a report document
Review consultant reports and propose edits as appropriate
Serve as primary contact with client, providing oral and/or written briefings
Prepare executive summaries, compile the report document
Present and interpret findings to the client and its governing committees
Implement project closeout, prepare invoices
As an expert in a building system, consult to others on staff on specific technical questions
Technical writing proficiency
Professional knowledge of at least one major building system, gained through work experience
Management of project teams, departments, or profit centers
Knowledge and proficiency in using Microsoft Office 365 Suite
Knowledge of CMMS software is a plus
Leadership, collaboration, communication skills and inclinations
Experience and Qualifications
Registered Architect or ability to become registered within a year of employment
4-year professional degree in Architecture, Architectural or Electrical Engineering, Construction
10+ years of experience in design, project management, facility management, or construction
Experience as a construction administrator at architect firm.
Technology user-level proficiency
Background in managing technical and professional staff on an administrative level
Physically able to climb, lift, carry, walk substantial distances, work in all weather conditions
Building Solutions is a project leader, process manager and technical advisor for real estate and facility development programs, building assessments and facility problem-solving. We give commercial real estate owners, educational institutions and municipalities a road map for maximizing the value of their real estate, from pre-acquisition due diligence and facility and energy auditing, to sustainability and operations improvement programs. We also implement the plans, as project and program managers. Our experience and deep technical expertise, and our reputation for attention to detail and customer service, make us the preferred choice for clients throughout the United States.