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Senior Building Enclosure Specialist
Chicago, Illinois

With 67 years of expertise helping clients investigate, plan and design structurally sound buildings, our client delivers creative solutions to address their clients’ real estate needs. They are a team of structural engineers and restoration architects delivering projects that expand the functionality of buildings and facilities. The firm’s reputation as a client-focused organization is reflected in the number of returning clients and referrals from partnerships established with owners, architects, developers, and other engineering firms. Having completed numerous projects of varying sizes and complexity, the problems range from moisture infiltration to corrosion issues to the need for additional space or modernization. They investigate, assess, repair, rehabilitate and enhance existing buildings. The firm’s hands-on expertise and practical approach to problem solving gives their clients peace of mind in modernizing and managing their facilities. Drawing from their core principles of excellence, integrity, innovation, service, and communication, they pride themselves in maintaining many long-term relationships developed through trust and shared expectations. With a growing portfolio and strategic growth opportunities throughout the Midwest, they are seeking to identify a Sr. Building Envelope Specialist to play a key leadership role in the firm’s thriving Chicago office.                      

The ideal candidate will be an engaged and passionate Licensed Architect or Professional Engineer with a depth of experience focused on new and existing building enclosure, curtain wall, and glazing systems in the Midwest, specifically in the Chicago Region. S/he will lead the investigation and assessment of existing building enclosure systems and solve complex building system problems in collaboration with a team of highly respected industry leaders. The Sr. Building Envelope Specialist will manage detailed evaluation of complex building façade systems and evaluate energy models, including building systems and life cycle costs to determine appropriate solutions. S/he will participate in staff and project management, development and review of construction documentation, field observations to assess material conditions, corrective recommendations, cost evaluations and preparation of formal documents and reports. The Sr. Building Envelope Specialist must be technically strong in major building types and their primary systems. With minimal or no oversight, s/he will manage multiple concurrent projects and ensure project deliverables are completed to established company quality standards with consistent client follow-up.


  • Licensed Architect or Professional Engineer
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture, Architectural Engineering or Engineering
  • 15+ years’ experience, including architectural systems analysis, reserve studies, condition assessment, building envelope investigation and/or restore + repair documentation
  • Strong constructibility experience with all commercial property types, including high-rise, multifamily residential, commercial, institutional, industrial, retail, and office
  • Experience with field investigation, corrective recommendations, repair and restoration documentation, enclosure commissioning, life safety evaluation, plan review, due diligence, cost recommendations, formal report preparation and on-going client communications, managing and coordinating project workflow, and mentoring professional staff preferred
  • Excellent technical communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Competency with Revit, AutoCAD, MS Office, THERM and WUFI.