Senior Consultant - SOCOTEC USA


SOCOTEC USA / Chicago, IL / Website



SOCOTEC is a provider of niche consulting services within the architecture, engineering and construction industries focusing on high-performance buildings and specialty structures. Through an integrated, holistic approach, our professionals provide solutions for building envelope, energy efficiency, sustainability, code advisory and construction advisory projects.

SOCOTEC’s combination of expertise, experience and methods are increasingly recognized as best-in-class fueling significant growth. 


This position will report to a Regional Director level staff member and will involve a variety of general functions, including but not limited to:

Undertake facade design, detailing and analysis, and participate in testing, fabrication, and construction administration.
Advise architects and clients on building enclosure performance, constructability, and durability.
Assist senior staff serving as experts in disputes or litigation matters.
Perform field investigations of water infiltration and other building envelope problems.
Perform façade examinations from swing stage scaffolding, building maintenance units, or from ground level.
Well versed in exterior wall construction project phases including but not limited to shop drawing, modeling, design development and construction documents    
Successful completion and history of managing projects and deliverables
Conduct\oversee field review and progress inspection on designated projects
Document and maintain well written reports on project related activity
Ensure familiarity with building codes in local markets
Advise management on related project performance\key issues, status, scheduling, effort of work and estimates for completion
Communicate effectively and establish relationships with clients and job -related management teams Produce details via hand sketching and using 2D and 3D CAD packages as required.
Providing cross-functional support to ensure client needs and internal timelines/project activities are completed
Maintain detailed documents and progression of work from initial proposal through completion 
Break down technical needs\deliverable; assist in managing budgetary project requirements
Provide manpower updates and resource availability
Occasional presentation of white paper\case studies to technical teams
Manage staff or team and foster training\mentoring


5-10 plus years working with building envelope\enclosure project experience
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Engineering
Registered Architect | Structural Engineer preferred
Knowledge of Architectural design theories/concepts and local laws\codes
Ability to read and interpret architectural drawings
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Inspection certificates preferred
Excellent PC computer skills and experience with Microsoft Word or suitable document writing programs, and AutoCAD, Revit or suitable BIM software.
Must demonstrate an ability to work in a dynamic team environment and be proficient in problem solving.
Ability to be detail oriented as well as see the bigger picture


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