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Per Project Seismic Project Manager Architecture & Engineering

Department: A&E
Location: Salt Lake City, UT

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Use the following link to apply for the position: https://www.bvna.com/careers

Licensed professional civil/structural engineer wanted (part-time and full-time), to prepare seismic risk assessments of existing buildings (Commonly known as PML reports).  Job duties include property inspections, identifying structural building components (especially lateral force resisting systems), evaluating seismic risk of buildings using standard risk industry methodologies, and preparing written seismic risk assessment reports.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other job-related duties may be assigned in conformance with state and federal regulations.

  • Conduct visual examinations of building structures to identify structural components and seismic performance characteristics of the subject properties.  Provide photographic documentation of field conditions including building components, structural features and property settings.
  • Conduct interviews with the owner (or their on-site representative), tenants, service providers, local government agencies, and other individuals knowledgeable about the subject property.
  • Review available property related documents including construction drawings, specifications, geotechnical reports, structural calculations, seismic retrofit plans, and prior engineering reports.
  • Review available seismic data base resources to identify property related seismic risks including fault hazards, ground shaking hazards, liquefaction hazards, site stability and historical earthquake activity.
  • Prepare seismic risk assessment analyses (Commonly known as a PML evaluation) of buildings using standard risk industry methodologies.
  • Prepare seismic risk assessment reports in accordance with client prescribed scope of work or ASTM standards.
  • Climb ladders (including vertical ladders up multiple stories) and/or steep roof stairs (for each building assessed, at least once per on-site assessment).
  • Ability to travel, on average, approximately 50% to 75% of time to client sites across the U.S. via plane and/or driving.  Common patterns of travel include two days on-site followed by three days at home per week; or one week on-site followed by one week at home.  The time at home is spent writing reports that communicate the field findings. Overnight stays away from home may be required.
  • Due to the possession of special skills or experience, may be assigned to perform various types of services such as, but not limited to: facility condition assessments, structural, mechanical, civil, or environmental surveys; pre-construction document reviews; construction monitoring; desk reviews; report reviews; or document review. This position may also be assigned to provide training programs.
  • Enhances professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.
  • Complies with federal, state and local legal requirements by studying new and existing legislation; anticipating future legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on necessary action.
  • Protects operations by keeping company information confidential.
  • Delivers outstanding customer service through timely response and proactive solutions to clients needs.
  • Demonstrates BV's guiding principles in support of the company's strategic goals.
  • Follows all documented policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and Work Instructions applicable to the position and support of BV's quality standards.
  • Maintains safe and clean work area by complying with all procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Ability to work from remote location.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree (BS) from four-year college or university in a related field or equivalent relative experience; At least 5 years of structural engineering and seismic design experience, and a general knowledge of overall building components and construction methods. Prior experience in preparing actual PML reports is preferred, however, on-the-job training is also provided.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations 

Licensed Civil or Structural professional engineer preferred; valid driver's license; personal credit sufficient to charge business travel expenses of up to $3,000 required.

 

Other Qualifications 

  • Must have a clean driving record
  • Must be able to work from a remote location
  • Must have a cell phone and supply your own internet service.
  • Must be willing to fly and live near (or be willing to relocate to) a major metropolitan area with reasonable access to a major airport. 
  • Occasional weekend travel required.
  • Ability to travel, on average, approximately 50% to 75% of time to client sites across the U.S. via plane and/or driving.  Common patterns of travel include one day on-site followed by one day at home.  The time at home is spent writing reports that communicate the field findings. Overnight stays away from home may be required.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with BV employees and customers
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications with a strong emphasis in MS PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills including ability to perform multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and ability to work independently.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Ability to use and skillfully operate an electronic tablet efficiently in the field for live data collection is essential to this position.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the on-site duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:

  • sit
  • stand
  • walk (for most of an 8-hour workday and up to 3 to 4 continuous hours at one time)
  • climb steps
  • Climb ladders (including vertical ladders up multiple stories) and/or steep roof stairs (for each building assessed, at least once per on-site assessment)
  • Ability to travel, on average, approximately 50% to 75% of time to client sites across the U.S. via plane and/or driving. 
  • balance
  • stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl (to observe basement and grade-level crawl spaces, and/or to read equipment data plates when necessary)
  • talk or hear
  • occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
  • use hands to finger, handle, or feel
  • reach with hands and arms
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

On-sites can occur up to one continuous week at a time, or typically at least one or two days per week.  As a general expectation, for approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of the PM’s time, travel and on-site work is anticipated and expected.

 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

 

 

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

 

EEO/AAE: BV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/V/D are encouraged to apply. BV is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, gender, marital status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities, “disabled Veterans”, or Veterans with service-connected disabilities, are encouraged to apply. BV values the service Veterans have given to our country and we strongly support the hiring of returning Service Members. BV is a federal contractor and requests priority referrals of protected Veterans. Questions: Jennifer Dodson, 800-733-0660.

 

Please understand that this offer does not create a contract of employment for a definite term or a contract of continuing employment. BV is an at-will employer and either party can terminate the relationship at any time with or without cause and with or without notice.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
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