Institute for Building Technology and Safety
Job ID 2017-1090
# of Openings 1
Job Locations US - NY - Brooklyn
Posted Date 1/6/2017
Bring your passion, expertise, and experience to IBTS, where we appreciate and are committed to our employees. We offer outstanding benefits, growth opportunities and work hard to maintain a culture that values our employees.
The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that was established to provide unbiased professional building code compliance services, while enhancing the communities in which we work. At IBTS, our mission is to deliver quality services to meet the challenges of governance at all levels while enhancing public safety, economic development, and the general welfare of the community. Our services include Building and Community Development, Energy and Sustainability Services, Disaster Planning and Recovery, Quality Assurance, as well as Compliance and Risk Monitoring.
IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, VA, with additional offices in Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington, DC.
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- The role of the Professional Engineer is to oversee staff and special inspections for Class 2 and Class 3, smaller scale residential and commercial buildings, including with reference to the New York City Build it Back Program. The Professional Engineer will be responsible for facilitating the coordination and all management Engineering and Special Inspections services delivered for the project. The position will play a key role in the Special Inspection Program for IBTS.
- Oversee single family/multi-family residential/commercial buildings inspections, Class 2, Class 3, including in accordance with New York City and/or Build it Back Program guidelines.
- Review and verify all worked performed as outlined in the scope of work, in addition, verify work is completed in accordance with program guidelines and New York City Department of Buildings code
- Identify, determine, and apply best practices in job documentation and performing scheduled program inspections.
- Record, review and verify all required client and subcontractors documentation, certificates, clearance items, letters, and reports.
- Organize and review records for each applicant and project is required by City and Program
- Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety
- Review material performance specifications, relating stress factors to determine design specifications and program requirements
- Review and recommend, technical support to industrial or managerial project regarding design, construction, or program modifications or structural repairs.
- Be able to read, interpret, and understand soil test or materials to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations, concrete, asphalt, or steel.
- Requires clearances from NYC Department of Buildings.
- Perform other duties, responsibilities and activities directed by client or by IBTS management as assigned at any time with or without notice
- Inspect and verify selected materials, equipment, installation, methods of construction, fabrication, erection or placement of components and connections, to ensure compliance with approved construction documents and referenced standards as required by Chapter 17 of the building code or elsewhere in the code or its referenced standards
- Requires Bachelor's degree in Engineering with a minimum 3 - 5 geotechnical years of dedicated inspection experience in Engineering; Must have active registered NYS Department of Education Professional Engineers License(PE) or be able to demonstrate ability to reliably and legally obtain one through reciprocity with the State of New York within one month of hire.
- ICC certified with Class 2 and 3 inspection experience preferred
- OSHA 10 hour certification is required
- Technical knowledge desired for NYC Department of Buildings inspections (TR1, TR5, TR8, etc.) including, but not limited to Raising and Moving of a Building, Flood Zone Compliance, Structural Steel
- Welding, Masonry, Concrete
- Cast-In-Place, Wood - Installation of High-Load Diaphragms, Wood
- Installation of Metal-Plate-Connected Trusses, Soils
- Investigations (Borings/Test Pits), Structural Safety - Structural Stability, Excavation
- Practice proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) compliance and maintain a safe working record and environment
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft SharePoint Databases, Intuit QuickBase, Content Management System (CMS).
- Prepare or present company reports on inspection related topics, specially NYC technical responsibility forms (TR-1, TR-2, TR-3, TR-4, TR-5, TR-5H, TR8)
- Sign and seal TR forms (TR-1, TR-2, TR-3, TR-4, TR-5, TR-5H, TR8)
- Analyze survey reports, project, onsite findings, laboratory reports and findings, and photography documentation
- Manage the coordination and overall integration of all Special Inspections field teams
- Confer with management and production staff to discuss project specifications or procedures.
- Present and explain reports, or findings to clients and supervisors
- Direct placement and evaluation of architecture or engineering project staff.
- Perform administrative functions, such as reviewing or writing reports, enforcing rules, or purchasing of materials or services.
- Manage in-house staff and sub-consultants
- Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships and foster collaboration for your team and direct reports with other departments.
- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish the work of your team.
- Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
- Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
- Must be able to remain stationary or in a stationary position while in the performance of your duties
- The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside and outside of buildings, active construction sites, homes during inspections.
- Constantly positions self or ascend/descend ladders for inspection including but not limited to climbing steps, moving through crawl spaces, attics, basements, etc. These actions include climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, accessing high places etc.
- Frequently moves inspection equipment weighing up to 50 pounds to and from inspections. Constantly works in all outdoor weather conditions
- Constantly operate computers, and equipment.
- Requires travel to and from inspection sites throughout New York City or directed by management