• Building Envelope Observer

    Location US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/7/2018 4:13 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Engineering Services
    Regular Full-Time
    Recruiter : Full Name: First Last
    Mary Clark
    Recruiter 2 : Full Name: First Last
  • Overview

    The Building Envelope Observer will be expected to support the Raba Kistner Roofing/Waterproofing Inspection, Surveys, Design and Consulting capabilities. 


    The Building Envelope Observer will be responsible for contributing to the Facilities Services profit center through active participation in projects and interfacing with clients.  This will be accomplished by acting as a Project Roofing/Waterproofing Observer on inspection, construction administration and design teams for property developers, public and private sector owners, institutional entities, consulting engineers, contractors, materials suppliers, financial institutions and insurance companies.


    Operationally, the Building Envelope Observer will assist in client development and project duties, ranging from roofing/waterproofing observations and reports, roofing and waterproofing condition surveys. He will support the firm’s objectives of meeting our clients’ needs and expectations in a timely manner while achieving his individual utilization targets and the Unit’s profit objectives.


    Additionally, the Building Envelope Observer will provide other activities as needed by the Building Envelope Consulting Services Group, including field and office duties, CADD support, report and graphic preparation. 



    • Serves as Building Envelope Observer on roofing/waterproofing consulting and design work
    • Performs roofing and waterproofing field testing and observation services
    • Analyzes field data, laboratory test results, and performs calculations necessary for completion of technical reports
    • Submits draft roofing/waterproofing observation reports for review and final reports for co-signature by senior staff members
    • Reviews design and survey documents as needed
    • Other duties as assigned by Direct Report 


    • Reviews pre-billing invoices as required
    • Within the first six-month period, achieve average utilization goal of not less that 85 percent 


    • Notifies Direct Report, Director, and Manager of Building Envelope Consulting Services of all potential disputes that may lead to legal claims or litigation.


    • Minimum 3 years of roofing/waterproofing observations, design and contract administration
    • Registered Roofing Observer (RRO) designation preferred, but nor required
    • Ability to travel to project sites and maneuver over rough and uneven terrain
    • Good verbal communication skills to successfully interact with clients and staff
    • Good verbal communication and comprehension skills are a necessity to prevent costly and time-consuming problems
    • Good written communication skills for preparing proposals, reports, and other technical documements
    • Good organizational skills to utilize firm resources efficiently and effectively
    • Possess valid Texas driver’s license and meet company’s auto insurability requirement
    • Walking, standing, crawling, kneeling, climbing, and repeated bending as needed while working on job sites
    • Heavy lifting and carrying (45+ lbs) of tools and equipment
    • Ability to comply with attendance and tardiness requirements as noted in the most current edition of the Corporate Policy Manual

    Working Conditions:

    • Works in a normal office environment, and works outside subjected to job site weather conditions, including rooftop work
    • Potential exposure to moving heavy-equipment on construction sites and hazards of dangerous chemical/solvent exposure.  Comply with all site-specific safety procedures and requirements
    • Exposure to noise, dust, fumes, grease, oils, radiant and electrical energy, and vibration
    • May work protracted or irregular hours due to client needs
    • Occupational safety and health 40-hour training course or ability to pass such course
    • Work related responsibilities require travel out of town to Raba-Kistner offices, client offices, and project locations

    Must pass a drug test prior to employment and will be subject to post-accident, random, and reasonable cause testing during employment.

    Raba Kistner supports a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or other classification protected by law. Drug Free Workplace.   Females and minorities are encouraged to apply.

    HR Contacts:  Mary Clark 210-694-3625

                         Tey Lundy  210-545-0008




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