Opportunities

SeaBEC Research Grant - Call For Proposals!

If you are interested in applying for the $2,000 Grant, please download the Application Instructions and 2021 Research Grant Application Form.  Proposals are due on December 3, 2021.  Contact Grace Wong at [email protected] for further questions.  

SeaBEC Speakers

SeaBEC is always looking for technical speakers for both our monthly meetings and symposium (held every other year). If you have a technical topic, research project, or case study that you would like to share with the SeaBEC membership, please contact our Education Chair, Amanda Prot, at [email protected] for consideration. 

Speaker presentations should address technical aspects of the building envelope industry in an open discussion format and support the SeaBEC Philosphy of better building science practices through the sharing of information. SeaBEC, as a not for profit organization, has no opinion nor do we endorse, promote, or specify any products or systems. Therefore, presentations may not be product specific. 

SeaBEC Refreshment Sponsors

If you and/or your company would like to sponsor a SeaBEC member meeting, please contact our Sponsorship Chair, Joel Thornburg at [email protected] for open dates.

Monthly meeting sponsorships are $400 and help us cover the cost of meeting refreshments. Sponsors may distribute product and/or system specific literature, samples, contact information; receive a public introduction and be permitted five minutes for a "quick pitch" of their product or system.  

 

SeaBEC is now on LinkedIn.  Please visit our page and become a member of our LinkedIn group. Watch the page for upcoming events and share your feedback on our meetings and presentations. Please contact Grace Wong at [email protected] with any questions.
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Seattle-Building-Enclosure-Council-6781736/about 

Job Openings 

NEW OPPORTUNITY - CROSS 2 DESIGN GROUP  *

About Us

We are an architecturally focused building envelope consulting firm based out of Seattle Washington. We provide the needed construction documents (drawings, specifications) and construction administration (including site inspections) for a wide range of new and existing construction projects. We have developed a practical and effective approach to ensuring the durability and sustainability of building design. We practice in Washington State, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and California. 

  • We are a small firm & we like it that way!  This allows us to be more responsive and have a strong sense of identification with our projects.  
  • Our recommendations will always be in our clients' best interests.  We work collaboratively and take a solution-focused approach, valuing positive relationships and long-term economic solutions above all else.
  • We are agile and ever-evolving, pioneering new ways to solve our projects problems, even for issues our clients may not be aware of yet
  • It's our attention to the details of project budget, timelines, and keen project management that ensure all teams meet their project goals and intent.
  • We are passionate about continuous improvement, leaving no stone unturned in the search for the best solutions to the project challenges. 

About the Position 

This position requires a person with the ability to travel to our numerous projects during various stages of construction, mainly in the Seattle Area. 

This position can either be full-time or part-time, with a flexible schedule. The position has the opportunity to work from home part-time. 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Representing our firm in the field and interacting with contractors, clients, and code officials in a respectful and professional manner.
  • Reviewing construction drawings, specifications, manufacturers' installation instructions, RFI’s, and submittals for projects you have been assigned.
  • Traveling to construction projects on a daily basis
  • Performing site inspections of building envelope system(s) including but not limited to: below-grade waterproofing, podium deck waterproofing, weather-resistive barrier(s), windows/doors, roofing, etc. 
  • Producing technical reports outlining daily construction activities observed onsite, compliance of the system to the drawings and specifications including photographs with annotations within specified deadlines. This position requires someone with a strong understanding of basic grammar, editing, and typing (Microsoft Word).
  • Observing field testing of windows, doors, waterproofing, etc.
  • Using Bluebeam to produce redlines on drawings to accompany our reports.
  • Attending pre-construction meetings, documenting what was discussed and providing meeting minutes. 
  • Must be able to comfortably navigate construction sites, have reliable transportation, and clearly communicate with construction personnel.
  • Climbing scaffolding, ladders, and stair towers as needed to access work areas.
  • Reporting back to senior managers on a daily basis to update the status of the construction.

 Qualifications 

  • Preferred degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, or building science
  • Minimum of 3 years related work experience.
  • Successful candidates will have a strong command of grammar, Microsoft Word (and suite) with the ability to efficiently proofread and edit reports.
  • Existing internet with a download speed of over 100 MB for downloading of reports, drawings, etc. Basic internet with the lower end speeds will not work for this position as you will be up and downloading lots of data.
  • The ability to read and understand construction documents, including drawings, specifications, industry standards, manufacturers installation instructions. 

· Ability to use Bluebeam to mark-up drawings to locate action items, areas inspected, etc. 

· Ability to set up a basic spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. 

Please send your salary requirements with your resume. Please include a cover letter with all resume submissions. 

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you! 

Work authorization
United States 

Compensation:
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. We offer a full benefits package and opportunities for professional growth. 

Commitment to Diversity:
We seek individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. 

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Equal employment opportunity and respect in the workplace are fundamental principles at our firm. We prohibit and do not tolerate harassment, intimidation, bullying, discriminatory, or retaliatory behavior. All aspects of your employment are based upon your personal capabilities and qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex/gender (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, disability, age, military status, marital status, partnership status, status as a victim of domestic violence, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other protected class as established by federal, state, or local law. 

Mileage Reimbursement & Commute Hours: This position is based in Seattle. Commute time and mileage costs will be calculated using our home office as the primary start point. 

Benefits: 

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance 

Schedule: 

  • 8 hour shift 

Supplemental Pay: 

  • Bonus pay 

Work Location: 

  • In-office & On the road 

Benefit Conditions: 

  • A waiting period may apply 

Work Remotely 

  • Yes 

COVID-19 considerations:
COVID-19 Precaution(s):

Remote interview process
Personal protective equipment provided or required
Social distancing guidelines in place
Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

If you are a SeaBEC member and have an opening at your company that you would like posted, please contact Jeff Dideon at [email protected]. Posting is a free service to our members for the first 30 days and can be extended for an additional 60 days for a small fee. 

Student Internships

Several companies within SeaBEC often hire students pursuing architecture, engineering, or construction management degrees as summer interns. Internships provides great practical experience and exposure to working in the building envelope field. If you are interested in a student internship, contact our student outreach chair, Bill Thordarson, at [email protected]