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Thornton Tomasetti Designer (Summer 2023) - Restoration & Renewal - R2461-2534 in New York, New York

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering design, investigation and analysis services to clients worldwide on projects of every size and level of complexity. We are a growing 1500+ person firm with 10 practices: Structural Engineering, Forensics, Applied Science, Renewal, Resilience, Construction Engineering, Protective Design and Security, Facade Engineering, Sustainability and Transportation. We work on everything from landmark buildings to small-scale specialty structures, from the historic to the high performing, while balancing multiple objectives, including form, function, schedule, sustainability, constructability and budget. TALENT is at the core of our business.

Our Renewal practice investigates existing buildings' envelope problems and provides evidence-based solutions. We access the exterior building envelope to perform observations utilizing boom lift and suspended scaffold access. We prepare drawings and specifications for the required roof and fa ade repairs and provide technical support during bid and construction phases, with frequent site visits to review the quality of work and conformance with contract documents, as well as special inspections. We assist property managers, building owners, and design professionals with a wide range of engineering and architectural issues. The majority of our projects involve historic buildings and structures, but we also assist with contemporary buildings.

The ideal candidate will act as a team member on various projects, including participating in field forensics investigations, analyzing existing buildings, writing reports, developing repair drawings and specifications, and technical consultation (such as envelope detailing) on new building structures. The candidate must be comfortable working at heights.


+ On-site inspection/investigation including surveying and documenting observations, photographing and sketching

+ Perform, observe and document testing protocols

+ Research historical background of diverse building types, technical issues, and code issues

+ Organize field data to facilitate analysis and problem solving

+ Analyze building envelopes, disabled access and energy code compliance, structural details, site work, and a variety of cross-discipline issues

+ Maintain project records

+ Develop technical and investigative reports to support forensic findings and prepare materials related to presentations

+ Participate in construction phase services

+ The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position requires visual acuity and listening ability; individuals must have the dexterity to operate typical office equipment and field equipment and ladders.


+ Professional Degree (Master's preferred) in architecture, architectural engineering, or related

+ Up to five years of experience, with existing buildings preferred

+ Field experience with diverse building types preferred

+ Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills

+ Good organization skills

+ Ability to attend meetings at various office, field, and construction sites

Thornton Tomasetti is proud to be an equal employment workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Thornton Tomasetti are considered without regards to age, ancestry, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status , medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, protected family care or medical leave status, race, religion (including beliefs and practices or the absence thereof), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

(US Locations Only) In our culture of collaboration and innovation, we find we do our best work when we are together while minimizing the risks of COVID-19. For new hires at Thornton Tomasetti, we require COVID-19 vaccination to the extent allowed by access and permitted by government jurisdiction in your area and barring any religious or medically approved exemption.

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