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Senior Staff Project Architect

Position: Senior Staff Project licensed Architect (CA)

AVELAR is looking for a qualified Senior Project Architect with (10) ten years minimum experience in preparing construction drawings and specifications.  AVELAR is an East-Bay forensic architectural firm expanding our team of forensic, construction defect litigation, design, and construction support services working with Engineers, Contractors, other design and construction Consultants, and Attorneys on challenging multi-disciplinary projects. The Ideal candidate will have strong comprehension of building functions, codes and have experience to develop the best design approach to various, complicated details for repair. In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience in processes and procedures related to Architecture and should be able to handle several projects and assignments simultaneously. This Architect needs strong oral and written communication skills, will demonstrate leadership, and will have well developed computer skills, as well as proficiency with the full range of Microsoft products (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and AutoCAD. Full time, immediate opening.

 

Consultant Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform analysis of existing buildings for the repair, rehabilitation or structural upgrade of projects involving a variety of building types and construction materials.
  • Preparing project scope of work and sketches and specifications with in-house staff for rehabilitation, renovation, and new construction projects
  • Coordinate with project retained consultants
  • Assist in securing bids and permits
  • Perform field investigations/surveys
  • coordinating production staff for preparation of construction documents and assisting,
  • Provide construction administration, and overall management of projects.
  • Attend meetings with clients.
  • Maintain schedules while managing tasks for multiple cases and projects.
  • Develop professional skills and capability through on-going

 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in or Architecture or other relevant
  • Field experience required
  • Architect license
  • Structural, architectural and construction technical
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving
  • Experience in forensic and structural building evaluation and assessments preferred.
  • Experience in Construction Administration a plus
  • Working knowledge of waterproofing assemblies, permit processes, and Building Codes and standards.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and AutoCAD.
  • Ability and desire to develop and nurture relationships with
  • Forensic Architectural experience a plus
  • Full Covid-19 Vaccination Required

 

About AVELAR:

For more than 46 years, our team consisting of architects, contractors and engineers has solved complex problems related to construction defect litigation.  Projects include both plaintiff and defense representation for construction deficiency issues involving a variety of building types and systems.   Our services include building defect analysis, forensic architecture, and engineering, building envelope design, cost estimating, and project management.

AVELAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AVELAR will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Compensation

  • Competitive salary
  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • 401k
  • Paid holidays and PTO

Mail, e-mail resumes to:              

AVELAR

590 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 200

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Attention Meagan Svendsen

msvendsen@ravelar.com

Please send resume to msvendsen@ravelar.com

Building Defect/Forensic Expert Consultant

Position:  BUILDING DEFECT FORENSIC EXPERT WITNESS/CONSULTANT

East bay Architecture/Engineering firm seeks a qualified licensed CA architect or an experienced CA licensed General Contractor (or specialty licensed professional) to work on our forensic litigation team.  Experience testifying in depositions and/or trial required. The ideal candidate will be comfortable managing time between external field investigations and internal tasks such as documentation and interpretation of analysis to support the writing and testifying of construction defect reports, repair scopes and cost estimates.  The Ideal candidate will have strong comprehension of building functions, codes and standard of care, have experience in design, construction, investigation, and repair of existing building structures, exercise sound judgment, set priorities and meet critical deadlines. In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience in processes and procedures related to the construction field. Candidate should be familiar with commercial and residential construction codes and standards and able to handle several projects and assignments simultaneously. This consultant needs strong oral and written communication skills, will demonstrate leadership, and will have well developed computer skills, as well as proficiency with the full range of Microsoft products (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).  This candidate will work collaboratively with a team of Architects, Engineers, General Contractors, and the support staff, and will be able to accept assignments outside of their prior work experience. This position is ideal for a self-starter with great attention to detail, who is well-written and has a passion for problem solving. We encourage our staff to be a creative with an innovative mindset, divergent thinking skills and able to work independently as well as collaboratively

Consultant Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct on-site inspections including field testing, sampling, and documentation
  • Research building codes and contractor standard of care
  • Analyze, research, and investigate data
  • Investigate and diagnose issues that relate to the building envelope, structural design, materials, and construction process
  • Provide technically sound solutions to problems
  • Prepare investigative reports and final project deliverables
  • Develop repair / replacement scopes of work for damaged buildings
  • Participate in client and expert meetings, depositions and trials to explain findings and recommendations
  • Retention and development of client relationships

Consultant Qualifications and Skills:

  • Knowledge about and experience in the construction industry
  • Architectural License (CA) and/or General Contracting license (CA
  • Ability to climb ladders & scaffolding and inspect attics & crawlspaces
  • Advanced communication, organizational and presentation skills
  • Working knowledge of building science
  • Strong technical, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Full Covid-19 Vaccination Required
  • Driver’s license and automobile insurance must be in good and current standing

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary (negotiable based on experience)
  • Medical, dental & vision coverage with generous employer contribution
  • 401(k) pension plan with employer contribution

 

About AVELAR:

For more than 46 years, our team consisting of architects, contractors and engineers has solved complex problems related to construction defect litigation.  Projects include both plaintiff and defense representation for construction deficiency issues involving a variety of building types and systems.   Our services include building defect analysis, forensic architecture, and engineering, building envelope design, cost estimating, and project management.

AVELAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AVELAR will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Compensation

  • Competitive salary
  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • 401k
  • Paid holidays and PTO

Mail, e-mail resumes to:

AVELAR

590 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 200

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Attention Meagan Svendsen

Please send resume to msvendsen@ravelar.com

Building Defect Construction Technician

Position:  BUILDING DEFECT CONSTRUCTION TECHNICIAN

East bay Architecture/Engineering firm seeks a qualified person for the position of Building Defect Construction Consultant. AVELAR is an East-Bay forensic architectural firm expanding our team of forensic, construction defect litigation, design, and construction support services working with Engineers, Contractors, other design and construction Consultants, and Attorneys on challenging multi-disciplinary projects.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable managing time between external field investigations and internal tasks such as documentation and analysis to support the writing of construction defect reports, repair scopes and cost estimates.  The ideal candidate will have strong comprehension of building functions and have experience in construction, investigation, and the repair of existing building structures. Licensed General Contractor is a plus! Candidate should be familiar with commercial and residential construction codes and standards. The ideal applicant needs strong oral and written communication skills, will demonstrate leadership, and will have well developed computer skills, as well as proficiency with the full range of Microsoft products (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). We appreciate self-starters with attention to detail, who is well-written and have a love for problem solving. We encourage our staff to be a creative with an innovative mindset, divergent thinking skills and able to work independently as well as collaboratively. Full time, immediate opening.

Consultant Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct on-site inspections including field testing, sampling, and documentation
  • Perform field investigations, surveys, and the analysis of a variety of existing building types and construction materials
  • Coordinate with other project retained consultants
  • Research building codes and contractor standard of care
  • Analyze, research, and investigate data
  • Investigate and diagnose issues that relate to the building envelope, structural design, materials, and construction process
  • Provide technically sound solutions to problems
  • Prepare investigative reports and final project deliverables
  • Develop repair / replacement scopes of work for damaged buildings
  • Participate in client and expert meetings, depositions, and trials to explain findings and recommendations
  • Retention and development of client relationships

Consultant Qualifications and Skills:

  • Knowledge about and experience in the construction industry
  • General Contracting license (CA) a plus
  • Ability to climb ladders & scaffolding and inspect attics & crawlspaces
  • Advanced communication, organizational and presentation skills
  • Working knowledge of building science
  • Strong technical, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Driver’s license and automobile insurance must be in good and current standing
  • Full Covid-19 Vaccination required

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary (negotiable based on experience)
  • Medical, dental & vision coverage with generous employer contribution
  • 401(k) pension plan with employer contribution

About AVELAR:

For more than 46 years, our team consisting of architects, contractors and engineers has solved complex problems related to construction defect litigation.  Projects include both plaintiff and defense representation for construction deficiency issues involving a variety of building types and systems.   Our services include building defect analysis, forensic architecture, and engineering, building envelope design, cost estimating, and project management.

AVELAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AVELAR will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Compensation

  • Competitive salary
  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • 401k
  • Paid holidays and PTO

Mail, e-mail resumes to:

AVELAR

590 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 200

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Attention Meagan Svendsen

Resumes should be directed to msvendsen@ravelar.com

Construction Administrative Consultant

POSITION:  CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATIVE CONSULTANT

East bay Architecture/Engineering firm seeks a qualified Construction Administrative Consultant responsible for all efforts associated with successfully managing multiple construction projects. This includes all aspects of project management during the development, planning, design, construction, and closeout phases of the project life cycle.  The ideal candidate for this position will be able to handle several projects and assignments simultaneously, will work collaboratively with Architects, Engineers, General Contractors, and the support staff, and will be able to accept assignments outside of their prior work experience. Incumbents are expected to possess the initiative to operate with a significant degree of independence. The abilities to independently conduct research, exercise sound judgment, set priorities and meet critical deadlines are also strongly desired. In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience in processes and procedures related to the construction field.

Consultant Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform on-site observations and document results relative to the quantity and quality of the contractor’s performance.
  • Provide prompt and expeditious service regarding issues of interpretation, construction bulletins, payment request and other matters that contribute to an efficient process.
  • Review and evaluate RFIs and submittals. Bring questions or concerns to the attention of design team members who will address problems and suggest resolutions. Assist in preparing sketches or drawing revisions as needed to expedite responses to RFIs. Coordinate directly with consultants to expedite RFI responses and submittal reviews.
  • Monitor construction changes, change order requests, RFI’s, shop drawings, samples, product data and/or other submissions from the contractor.
  • Review shop drawings, reject work that does not conform to the construction documents, and record any issues.
  • Attend client and construction coordination meetings as the project representative, and work closely with the Architect of Record.
  • Review pay applications

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Construction Management Degree, Bachelor’s Degree in architecture, General Contractors license or relevant program a plus.
  • Minimum of three years current construction administration experience required; five years current construction administration experience and architectural project experience preferred. Construction Management experience a plus.
  • Previous construction administration experience overseeing construction projects required; experience with waterproofing systems preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills; detailed oriented.
  • Highly versed in construction and design contracts and understand the requirements and responsibilities included.
  • Understanding of building codes, building conditions, and building failures. Forensic experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multi projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting demands quickly and appropriately.
  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings and specifications required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. AutoCAD preferred.
  • Familiarity with Procore or Construction Management software a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Full Covid-19 Vaccination Required

 

About AVELAR:

For more than 46 years, our team consisting of architects, contractors and engineers has solved complex problems related to construction defect litigation.  Projects include both plaintiff and defense representation for construction deficiency issues involving a variety of building types and systems.   Our services include building defect analysis, forensic architecture, and engineering, building envelope design, cost estimating, and project management.

AVELAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AVELAR will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Compensation

  • Competitive salary
  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • 401k
  • Paid holidays and PTO

 

Mail, e-mail resumes to:              

AVELAR

590 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 200

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Attention Meagan Svendsen

Please send resume to msvendsen@ravelar.com

Structural Engineer

Position: Staff Structural Engineer (full time)

AVELAR seeks a qualified engineer for the position of Staff Structural Engineer to be part of our growing forensic, construction defect litigation, design, and construction support services.  Work with Architects, Contractors, other design and construction Consultants, and Attorneys on challenging multi-disciplinary projects.  This position offers the rare opportunity to join a newly established engineering division and help influence our future.  

 

Consultant Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in investigations of building deficiencies and resultant damage, including review of contract documents, code analysis, and structural analysis.
  • Perform visual site investigations and observations, non-invasive and destructive
  • Draft clear and concise reports with strong analysis of the issues and
  • Support senior staff for mediation, arbitration, depositions, and trial testimony.
  • Perform structural analysis of existing buildings for the repair, rehabilitation or structural upgrade of projects involving a variety of building types and construction materials.
  • Prepare calculations for rehabilitation, renovation, and new construction projects.
  • Coordinate and support preparation of structural design drawings and specifications with in-house staff and external consultants.
  • Provide construction administration services on
  • Maintain schedules while managing tasks for multiple cases and projects.
  • Assist in business development efforts to maintain, develop, and grow client
  • Develop professional skills and capability through on-going

 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Structural, or Architectural engineering or other relevant
  • 2 to 5 years of engineering
  • EIT certification in the State of California; PE license preferred.
  • Strong background in structural engineering fundamentals.
  • Structural, architectural and construction technical
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving
  • Experience in forensic and structural building evaluation and assessments preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and AutoCAD.
  • Working knowledge of CBC, ASCE 7, NDS, AISC, and ACI codes & standards.
  • Ability and desire to develop and nurture relationships with
  • This position requires driving to various locations; a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is
  • Full Covid-19 Vaccination Required

 

About AVELAR:

For more than 45 years, our team consisting of architects, contractors and engineers has solved complex problems related to construction defect litigation.  Projects include both plaintiff and defense representation for construction deficiency issues involving a variety of building types and systems.   Our services include building defect analysis, forensic architecture, and engineering, building envelope design, cost estimating, and project management.

AVELAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AVELAR will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Compensation

  • Competitive salary
  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • 401k
  • Paid holidays and PTO

Mail, e-mail resumes to:              

AVELAR

590 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 200

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Attention Meagan Svendsen

Resumes should be directed to msvendsen@ravelar.com

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