Building and Fire Code Analyst

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
ID
2022-1819
Category
Entry Level & Early Career
Type
Full-Time

Overview

Code Unlimited, a Jensen Hughes company, has a newly created opportunity for a Building Code and Fire Analyst in the Portland, Oregon area or the West Coast.  Remote and hybrid work options are available in the West Coast.


Code Unlimited is a fast-growing, creative building code, accessibility, and fire protection firm involved in the most innovative projects across the globe. We have offices in Portland, Seattle, Denver, Bend, Las Vegas, Boston, and San Diego. Our clients include notable architecture & engineering firms, government entities, Fortune 50 corporations, private developers, construction companies, and jurisdictions.


Our staff and allied partners make significant contributions to their community and many of our projects go on to win local, state, and national design awards. Our work environment is collaborative which engages diverse perspectives from our staff, clients, and other stakeholders. When prescriptive solutions are not feasible, we develop custom solutions based on state-of-the-art technologies and comprehensive code knowledge.


Our staff enjoy work-life balance and a robust benefits package not typically seen in the design-construction industry. Everyone, irrespective of seniority receive training, mentorship, and guidance, while being engaged in creative problem solving, professional development, and entrepreneurial activities.

Responsibilities

CODE ANALYST 1 AND 2:

  • Perform building code and accessibility compliance evaluation of existing and new buildings for projects of varying complexity and at various stages of completion independently or under direction of senior staff members.
  • Work independently or as a part of a team to write building & fire code reports, smoke control reports, engineering judgment letters, code interpretations, and alternate materials and methods requests
  • Perform building code and accessibility site inspections and write inspection reports.
  • Prepare and present on technical issues internally and externally.
  • Participate in meetings and take meeting notes.
  • Keep electronic files and hard copies up to date and organized in project folders on the server and in project books. Assist in other project coordination tasks as requested.
  • Assist in other tasks as requested.
  • Use AutoCAD, Revit, and Blue Beam to review and mark up architectural drawings.
  • Participate in internal training programs and quality assurance programs

CODE ANALYST 3:

  • Perform building code and accessibility compliance evaluation of existing and new buildings for projects of varying complexity and at various stages of completion independently or under direction of senior staff members.
  • You will be the subject matter expert on a team, or a team leader developing building & fire code reports, smoke control reports, engineering judgment letters, code interpretations, and alternate materials and methods requests.
  • Guide our CFD modelling teams on multiple projects for fire and egress analysis.
  • Develop and maintain business relationships in fire protection engineering services and life safety consulting services.
  • Participate in streamlining business processes and tracking Key Performance Indicators to stimulate and manage the company growth.
  • Plan and execute internal training programs and quality assurance programs.
  • Manage client and jurisdiction presentations. Attend meetings and communicate with Jurisdiction on project related matters.
  • Meet with clients regarding project matters and provide technical clarification as requested.
  • Manage projects effectively and efficiently.
  • Prepare proposals, lead team meetings, lead client meetings, manage projects, review project invoices, and perform quality assurance reviews.
  • Prepare proposals, including budget and effort estimates, and participate in business development activities.
  • Track the project scope and deliverables on a regular basis to stay on budget and on schedule.
  • Perform other tasks as requested.

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS – CODE ANALYST 1 AND 2:



  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Architectural-Engineering

  • Strong analytical and research skills

  • Strong technical writing, report writing, and typing skills

  • Ability to grasp form, structure, and application of graphics in technical reports

  • Good foundation of building codes, fire codes, or accessibility regulations

  • Good understanding of the Architectural and Engineering design process

  • Able to develop and follow daily/weekly task lists

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Adobe


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - CODE ANALYST 1:



  • 0 – 2 years of experience in architectural or engineering fields, or

  • 0 – 2 years of experience in professional writing, or

  • 0 – 2 years of experience in using the IBC or IFC based codes

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience with architectural CAD or GIS mapping & 3D graphics programs

  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator program


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - CODE ANALYST 2:



  • 2 – 10 years of experience in architectural or engineering fields,

  • Demonstrated proficiency in one or more of these – IBC, IFC, IMC, IEEC, NFPA 101, NFPA 72, NFPA 13, ADA

  • Ability to prepare agenda and lead discussions with internal and external teams

  • Some experience leading & managing small projects independently

  • Experience preparing code summary sheets, responding to plan review comments and preparing code analysis & code interpretations on small to medium size projects.

  • Experience with architectural CAD, GIS mapping, or 3D modeling programs

  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator program.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS – CODE ANALYST 3:



  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Architectural-Engineering

  • 10-12 years’ experience in Architecture, Accessibility, code consulting, or Fire Protection Engineering

  • Broad knowledge of building codes, accessibility, and fire life safety systems, with demonstrated proficiency in one or more of these building and fire codes & standards – IBC, IFC, IMC, IPC, IEEC, ADA, NFPA 55, NFPA 30, etc.

  • Strong analytical skills, research abilities, and technical writing and report writing skills in building codes, fire codes, and accessibility.

  • Strong verbal communications skills – demonstrate clarity, precision, and persuasiveness

  • Strong task delegation, project management, and client management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously. Experienced in using project management tools, developing proposals, project estimates, task delegation, and task management.

  • Experienced in preparing code summary sheets, preparing code analysis & code interpretations, responding to plan review comments, and managing medium to large projects.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – CODE ANALYST 3:



  • Registered Architect, or

  • Registered Engineer, or

  • Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), or

  • ICC Plan Review Certifications


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