Architectural Systems Assessor

United States - Remote

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The Opportunity:

At FOS, it’s all about the people. We’re constantly growing, and that’s where this new opportunity comes in – for an Architectural Assessor (Existing Facilities). This position can be done in any state in the U.S. In this position, the ideal candidate will be able to lead the architectural, structural, and civil portions of facility condition assessments on various asset types including buildings in the healthcare, education, sports, public, and commercial sectors. Ability to assess non-building assets such as bridges, piers, pavement, and sitework is also essential.

Acting as an Architectural Assessor on projects, this person will be responsible for observing, identifying, and documenting all architectural, structural, and civil systems for a given asset, identifying any deficiencies that these systems have, and providing recommendations with budgetary cost estimates for how best to correct the deficiencies.  Additionally, Architectural Assessors are responsible for leading and supporting more junior Architectural Assessors on their project team, ensuring work quality for the Architectural discipline, interfacing with clients and their facility staff teams, and supporting the Project Managers in various tasks as assigned.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Conduct on-site facility condition assessments as part of a multidisciplinary team on existing buildings and civil assets.
  • Evaluate architectural systems such as the building’s structure, walls, roof, windows, doors, interior finishes, and accessibility features
  • Evaluate non-building civil systems such as pavement, landscaping, fencing, site elements, and bridges.
  • Work with the client and other on-site personnel to assess assets maintaining a typical walk rate ranging between 100,000 to 175,000 building square feet per day
  • Provide written technical descriptions of the systems observed and of their deficiencies
  • Determine overall condition of each system and its remaining useful life
  • Provide recommendations for correction of identified deficiencies
  • Provide rough cost estimates for executing your recommendations that will be used by our clients for future project planning and capital planning initiatives
  • Interview building operations and maintenance staff to determine building history, recent maintenance challenges, chronic maintenance challenges, and operations information
  • Prepare project progress documentation for project manager review
  • Review work of peers and actively participate in post-project reviews

What you’ll love about us:

  • Competitive benefits package, including a generous paid time off policy
  • Flexible work schedules! We offer a hybrid model, so you can work from home and/or work from the office
  • An inclusive work environment that encourages employees to demonstrate their strengths and passions in achieving personal and organizational goals
  • Coaching with leadership that enables professional growth for future career pathing
  • The opportunity to work for a growing team with proven success

Required skills and experience:

  • A minimum of 6 years’ of related experience. 
  • Direct experience in conducting architectural facility condition assessments strongly preferred;
  • Experience assessing healthcare and educational institutions strongly preferred
  • Extensive experience with building renovation and historical structures is preferred
  • Experience working on construction sites as a Construction Administrator or Field Architect is a plus
  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or certification in Construction Management is a plus, but not required
  • Prior cost estimating experience is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills are essential
  • Must have the ability to work multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must have advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated experience with Adobe Suite, Bluebeam, Tablets and Mobile device tools preferred
  • Must be willing to travel up to 40% for out-of-town assignments; on average, projects include one week in the field, followed by two weeks in office
  • Must be physically able to walk the stated areas each day, climb fixed and sometimes extension ladders, walk on roof surfaces up to a 3/12 slope

FOS of CannonDesign is a multidisciplinary professional services and software consultancy founded on the core value that clients are our most important partners.

FOS began with a good idea – seeing the need to help facility managers identify what they own, the condition of their facility, and how best to use this data for future capital planning. FOS started as a small operation in 2009 and has grown into a major, multi-office practice that is ranked #1 world-wide for facility-related services by World Architecture 100.

The salary range for this position is $69,200 to $86,500 annually. This salary range is the range we believe is the anticipated range of possible base compensation at the timing of the posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the anticipated salary range for the position. Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonuses. We offer a full benefit package including medical, dental and vision coverage and flexible spending account options and voluntary insurances. We have paid time off, flex-time summer hours, remote work options and a 401k plan and employee perk programs. For a general overview of our benefits, please visit our careers page at Actual compensation may vary from posting based on geographic location, work experience, education and/or skill level.

As a condition of employment, all employees are expected to complete mandatory training, including compliance training, within required time frames and adhere to our internal policies and our Code of Conduct.

Facility Optimization Solutions LLC. and CannonDesign recognize the value of diversity in our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity. We consider all qualified employment applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, partnership status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Individuals who hold legal work authorization applicable to employment at FOS of CannonDesign in the United States will be considered without regard to citizenship/alienage.