Staff Engineers and Architects report directly to their Regional Engineering Director and to the Vice-President for Engineering, and perform duties of a technical and often complex nature. These duties include determining the code compliance of building products, materials and methods; developing ICC-ES acceptance criteria; and writing ICC-ES evaluation reports.
Evaluate test reports, calculations, and other technical data submitted by evaluation-report applicants.
Develop technical criteria for the acceptance of innovative building products, materials and methods that are alternatives to what may be specified in the building code.
Prepare correspondence and draft reports regarding the code compliance of products.
Provide expert assistance to building departments throughout the United States.
Participate in ICC-ES Evaluation Committee hearings.
Represent ICC-ES on matters of interest at meetings of technical bodies and at meetings with representatives of government and industry.
Keep abreast of developments in the building construction field.
Travel as necessary to attend conferences, meetings, speaking engagements, and other functions.
Perform other tasks as may be directed by the office Engineering Manager/Director or the Vice-President for Engineering.
University degree in engineering or architecture.
Familiarity with roofing materials.
A license to practice engineering or architecture, or equivalent experience as determined by ICC-ES.
At least three years of experience in the construction industry, building code development or enforcement, or product testing; or equivalent experience as determined by ICC-ES.
Familiarity with building codes and with modern design and construction methods and materials.
Ability to work as part of a team to deliver professional services.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Willingness to travel as necessary.
Basic knowledge of materials, tools and methods used in construction.
Ability to effectively use college-level algebra and geometry.
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with both technical and non-technical personnel.
Professional registration as an engineer or architect.
At least four years of experience in an engineering-related field.
Knowledge of the codes and of design standards.
Knowledge of test standards.
Knowledge of quality control processes for the manufacture of building products.
Membership in relevant technical organizations such as ASTM, ACI, and UL.