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Intertek Project Specialist - Building and Construction in New York, New York

Project Specialist

The Intertek Building Science Solutions (Intertek-BSS) office in New York City is looking for a full-time Project Specialist.

The Project Specialist will assist project managers and senior team members to ensure the success of our projects during various phases of design and construction. The work will also include new construction enclosure consulting and commissioning during design and construction phases and the evaluation, investigation, and repairs for existing buildings. The Project Specialist will endeavor to build professional relationships with internal team members and project/site teams. Involvement and growth in their field of technical expertise is encouraged. We are looking for a motivated, detail oriented and organized professional to join our growing office.


  • Perform/assist with field performance testing and water leakage testing of roofing and waterproofing systems, windows, curtain walls, and other building elements

  • Perform construction administration services and site visits

  • Assist with/perform forensic investigations and documentation of existing conditions including wall claddings, windows, curtain wall systems, roofs, skylights, plaza waterproofing and below grade elements, etc

  • Prepare professionally written field reports

  • Learn to perform building enclosure reviews of architectural drawings, shop drawings and submittals

  • Learn to assist with remediation design of building enclosures

  • Learn to prepare sketches and details using AutoCAD and hand-drawn techniques


  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management required

  • Architecture & Engineering highly preferred

  • 1+ years of Enclosure Consulting, Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management experience required

  • 1+ years of building enclosure experience highly preferred

  • Highly prefer someone with experience in the New York City area and Greater Metro Region with building enclosure consulting work

  • Technical knowledge of building construction and building enclosure systems

  • Construction administration, progress observation and site inspection experience

  • Ability to efficiently work on projects in a team environment

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines

  • Consistent and professional interaction and communication

  • Ability to travel frequently within and outside the local area, depending on workloads and project locations. Estimate 25%-70% travel time

  • Must have a valid driver’s license (required)

  • Fluent in English for the safe and effective performance of the job (required)

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to read and understand architectural drawings and specifications

  • Technical writing and communication skills

  • Investigation of existing walls for leaks and other performance issues

  • Familiarity with ASTM and mockup testing for the building enclosure

  • Safety Training/Scaffold Certification

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Bluebeam

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by the project specialist staff to successfully perform the essential functions of this work. Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear and occasionally kneel and climb

  • Ability to perform office tasks and physical labor tasks

  • Ability to perform work from ladders, boom-lifts, scaffolds, roofs, etc.

  • Ability to work outdoors in all seasons and safely work at elevated height required

  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close and far vision

Why work at Intertek?

Intertek is a world leader in the $250 billion Quality Assurance market, with a proven, high-quality business model and a global network of customer-focused operations and highly engaged subject matter experts. At Intertek, we exercise our spirit of innovation, the passion of our people and our unmatched customer commitment to realize our purpose of making the world an ever better, safer, and more sustainable place for all. Learn more about Our History ( and What We Do ( .

What we have to offer:

When Working with Intertek ( , you can expect salary and benefit package competitively placed within the local market, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and more.

Intertek is a drug-free workplace. As a condition of employment, all hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test.

Intertek believes that Our People ( are our strongest tool for success. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer ( and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status or on the basis of disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, or who need assistance applying, please email or call 1-877-694-8543 (option #5) to speak with a member of the HR Department.

The base wage or salary range for this position is $75,000 to $110,000. Individual compensation packages are based on a variety of factors unique to each candidate including skill set, experience, qualifications and other job-related reasons. In addition to competitive compensation packages, Intertek employees are eligible for a variety of benefits including paid time off, paid holidays, paid parental leave, medical plan options, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a 401(k) plan with company matching, tuition reimbursement, and more.