Building Envelope Technician

Job ID 1807 Location Iowa City, IA Job Type Full-Time Apply Now

Shive-Hattery has an immediate opening in our Iowa City/Cedar Rapids office locations for an entry-level (zero to 2 years) drafting and building envelope technology position in our fast-growing Building Envelope Studio.

Position: Under the direction of the Studio Leader and Building Envelope team members, this Design Professional position, performs a variety of duties associated with support of building envelope design expertise on a variety of Public / Government, Higher Education, Healthcare, K-12 Education, Insurance, Industrial and Commercial Projects. This position involves adapting drafting design knowledge and experience with a focus on the exterior building envelope. Candidate should possess an ability to adapt to different project delivery methods required by our clients and production team members. 

Expectations of role:  Timely, professional, and accurate production of design documents associated with the delivery of Building Envelope design services for new and existing building projects.

This position requires working closely with project design leadership to develop and deliver projects. It requires communication skills with individuals within the organization with an ability for acting independently on assigned tasks but in conjunction with the project’s objectives. Projects may be solely building repair and maintenance work, while others will be in support of Architectural and Engineering projects which require services of the Building Envelope Studio.

Skills and Knowledge: Applicant is required to have a general working knowledge of architecture and the technology of buildings. Applicant should be able to manage the delivery of projects using a variety of computer software programs such as Revit, AutoCAD, and MS Office, and should be able to produce written documentation and correspondence with clients. Applicant needs to demonstrate the ability to solve a variety of problems in situations where only limited standardization exists. Applicant needs to demonstrate the ability to document site conditions and observations using written documentation and mobile apps. Applicant should demonstrate the desire and willingness to learn new information through one-on-one training along with written resources to develop the knowledge to a skilled building envelope consultant.


Education:  Accredited programs in Building Technology, Construction Management or Architectural Drafting are deemed essential backgrounds for this role. A Bachelor's degree in Architecture is preferred, but not required. An ability or desire to obtain a Registered Roofing Observer and/or Registered Roofing Consultant credential is desired.

Minimum Physical Requirements:  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. Ability to travel for work related activities is required. Overnight stays are infrequent but may be required.

A large portion of the day is spent on project sites. The physical demands include climbing ladders and walking building and roof perimeters. Applicant may encounter exposure to electrical equipment, cold, heat, heights, skin irritants, lung irritants, loud noises and difficult or unusual site surfaces. Risk from these exposures is minimized by strict adherence to Company and OSHA safety standards, policies, practices and procedures.

Shive-Hattery offers outstanding benefits, a sound compensation package and extensive professional development opportunities.

Benefits go beyond financial (possibility for paid overtime, profit sharing, matching 401K, ownership opportunities). You will live and work in a vibrant community where work-life balance is possible. You will work in a culture that values self-motivated people, appreciates problem solvers and provides opportunities you seek. 

Shive-Hattery is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

For certain clients, we are required to conduct drug and/or alcohol testing on employees who perform work at the client site or on the client project. Consequently, employees and/or applicants will be required to satisfactorily pass a drug and/or alcohol test prior to any such work assignment. 

Future Consideration: Yes

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