The Project Manager’s primary duties include technical leadership on various project types ranging from forensic investigations to new construction consulting, including managing other technical staff at RDH. The Project Manager represents RDH, directly interacting with clients, with overall responsibility from project inception to completion, including managing project budgets and invoicing. The Project Manager is also responsible for managing RDH clients, and continual efforts to develop new business and expand RDH’s current client base through various business development efforts.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Building Science Evaluations

Lead building enclosure failure/forensic investigations and condition assessments, including managing assisting contractors and technical staff to execute the work. Specifically:

  • Work with client to define scope of services, plan and coordinate activities of junior staff. Prepare proposal and develop project budgets. Coordinate with and engage assisting contractors.
  • Review building condition survey results collected from building tenants/owners and documentation such as maintenance records, targeted repair documents, and previous reports by other consultant/professionals.
  • Review architectural, structural and mechanical drawings to determine original construction detailing and identify area of risk for water penetration, air leakage, and/or condensation.
  • Conduct visual review of the building exterior and interior components, re-evaluating existing conditions and high-risk areas. Exterior review is typically conducted from ladders, swing stages, or boatswain’s chair.
  • Plan exploratory openings within the building enclosure to allow for visual review of the condition of underlying components for evidence of decay/deterioration.
  • Plan field testing of various building enclosure assemblies, including windows, walls, roofs, etc. Prescribe building enclosure testing using standard testing protocols. Analyze test results.
  • Prepare technical reports. Review and direct writing of report, fully documenting the current condition, evaluating the future risk and providing high-level recommendations for renewals, rehabilitation, and/or maintenance.
  • Check order of magnitude budget costs calculated by others, includes verifying quantity take-offs and unit rates.
  • Deliver PowerPoint presentation of the assessment findings to Owner or Client groups.
  • Sign and seal final report.
  • Follow up on recommendations; propose on additional work if applicable.
  • Manage project budgets, requests for additional services, and invoicing.

Building Enclosure Consulting – New Construction

Lead RDH efforts through pre-construction and construction phases, specifically:

  • Define scope of services, plan, coordinate, schedule field review activities of all RDH project staff. Prepare proposal and develop project budgets.
  • Lead RDH’s efforts in design meetings with Owners, Developers, Architects, and other consultants. Provide design recommendations and design review of building enclosure assemblies and details. Conduct drawing, detail and specification reviews.
  • Review construction for conformance to contract documents and overall design intent and prepare site visit reports. Provide oversight of EIT’s and technologists performing field review. Review site visit reports for consistency and technical accuracy.
  • Review site visit reports documenting observations and field-testing results. Supervise follow up on action items and prescribe action for critical deficiency items.
  • Review manufacture’s shop drawings for conformance with the project intent, performance with respect to the various building science principles, and for any scheduling of work issues.
  • Manage project budgets, requests for additional services, and invoicing.

Building Enclosure Repair, Renewal, and Rehabilitation

Lead project from collection of field data relating to building enclosure failure and existing conditions through development of contract documents and execution of repairs. Specifically:

  • Work with client to define scope of services, plan and coordinate activities of other staff. Prepare proposal and develop project budgets.
  • Assemble RDH team and coordinate efforts. Work with specialist or senior specialist to provide technical leadership and oversight in preparing tender package.
  • Review project detail drawings to ensure they clearly identify and layout the work required at various locations on the building enclosure considering material transitions, sequencing, and performance with respect to heat, air and moisture transport.
  • Ensure details are constructible and comply with local building code(s).
  • Develop project specifications.
  • Liaise between owners and trade contractors.
  • Manage/review project administration, including monthly progress claims and change orders.
  • Attend construction meetings, periodic scheduling and status visits.
  • Review, approve, sign trade claims, Site Instructions, Proposed Change Orders, and Change Orders.
  • Prepare construction budgets and forecasts and manage cost control and reporting.
  • Manage project budgets, requests for additional services, and invoicing.

Building Science Research and Education

  • Develop an understanding of RDH’s research and education service area. Provide technical guidance on research projects as needed

People/Staff Leadership

  • Lead by example, embracing RDH’s core values, policies, and procedures including those s/he personally has difficulty with.
  • Active involvement in the training, developing and mentoring of staff.
  • Oversee staff and their development within RDH’s Group Leader structure.
  • Develop their successors and RDH’s future leaders.

Business Development Leadership

  • Actively pursue and develop project work through existing client relationships
  • Develop new client relationships within and beyond our current geographic reach
  • Develop new services that support RDH’s Mission and Vision
  • Have a role in improving or advancing the firm. This could be thought of as improving our product, improving staff capability, improving internal processes, effective project management such that a project or client base grows, being a key client manager or group leader, developing new business areas in keeping with our business objectives, etc.
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the company.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil or structural engineering, building or architectural science, or mechanical engineering from an accredited college or university
  • 10+ years related professional experience
  • Licensed Professional Engineer

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Superior ability to lead and mentor junior staff
  • Superior technical knowledge of building enclosure design and construction principles
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Superior ability to communicate with clients, trades, employees, project managers, and management
  • Superior ability to shift focus between changing priorities

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for leading, developing, and mentoring junior staff

ABOUT US

RDH is an employee-owned consulting firm with  250+ employees in nine offices across North America. Our core area of business is the integration of building science engineering, architecture, and construction management to optimize the performance of the building enclosure (walls, windows and roofs). Since our beginnings in 1997, we have become industry leaders in North America and continue to grow as we focus on technical excellence and delivering high-quality projects.

We offer a positive, team-oriented workplace with opportunities for professional growth, development and ownership. As well as your background, we seek alignment with RDH’s core values: 1) commit to excellence, 2) act with integrity, 3) work as a team 4) do what it takes, and 5) always learn.

Additional information on our expertise, projects, and culture can be found at www.rdh.com

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply using the form below and ensure that your cover letter and resume are included as one PDF.

Alternatively, you can submit your resume and cover letter in one PDF to hr@rdh.com with the job title and location in the subject line.

No phone calls please. While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please note that only those already entitled to work in the USA legally and permanently need apply.

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