ADA Accessibility Associate

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Entry Level & Early Career


Jensen Hughes is a company fiercely committed to our purpose, our clients, and each other, every single member of our team is essential to our success. We have an exciting job opportunity for an American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Associate for the physical built environment in our Seattle, WA office location.  This newly created position is an excellent career opportunity for an entry-level candidate who has a passion for Accessibility and is willing to learn.


Worldwide Jensen Hughes is recognized most widely for our leadership in fire protection engineering. Since 1939, we have been at the leading edge of safety, security and risk-based engineering and consulting, serving the most complex global projects. In addition, we pride ourselves on driving code and standard development and adoption throughout the world and across industries.


At Jensen Hughes, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work. Working with us offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.


  • Collaborating with our team of in-house accessibility team, multidisciplinary engineers and specialty consultants.
  • Performing accessibility compliance inspections of the built environment on commercial and/or government projects.
  • Plan review services during the design phases of a project, from schematic design through construction documents.
  • Collaborating with building owners, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, and clients on a variety of projects.
  • Supporting and collaborating with the accessibility consultant group with projects locally and in other regions.
  • Working within a variety of market sectors including areas such as government, higher education, senior living, housing, public housing, tech, transient lodging, public rights-of-way, outdoor developed areas and others.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Architecture, Engineering, or related field.
  • No experience in accessibility consulting required, but preferred.
  • Current knowledge with applicable regulations pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA),  Fair Housing Act, the International Building Code (IBC) Chapter 11,  ICC A117.1,  and other state specific building codes or standards.
  • Excellent communication skills is a plus.
  • Some travel required (~15%).
  • Ability to perform visual site reviews at construction sites, including climbing steps, bending, walking and standing for prolonged periods.
  • Preferred certifications include: ICC-certified Accessibility Inspector and Plans Examiner .
  • Ability to self-manage tasks while also collaborating with various teams on a variety of projects and tasks.
  • Word/Excel suite experience required.
  • Bluebeam/Acrobat experience preferred.
  • Experience with Deaf, Blind, elderly, neurodivergent, PTSD or other marginalized communities is a plus. 
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Passionate about DEIA (diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility).
  • Must enjoy research and learning.



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