Project Consultant – Oakland

4EA Building Science is looking for a Project Consultant to join its Oakland office! 4EA is a growing, dynamic, employee-owned firm with a team of consultants specializing in building science and building enclosures. We work on buildings of all sizes and types, providing design and construction phase services. We seek analytical thinkers with experience or education in the building industry who have an aptitude for technical problem-solving balanced by aesthetic sensitivity. Learn more here

The Project Consultant role involves assisting with the building enclosure design of new buildings, assessment of existing buildings, and field review and testing of new buildings during construction and existing buildings. A basic level of building science understanding is expected and will be further developed on the job. Collaboration will be required with other team members including architects, owners, product vendors, and contractors. Learn more about our services!

Project Consultant Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, or other building construction-related field.
  • 0 to 5 years of experience in building science, building construction, or an allied field.
  • Strong communication skills including written, verbal, and sketching.
  • Excellent technical analysis skills paired with sharp observational abilities and attention to detail.
  • Competence in identifying priorities and shifting between tasks in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Desire to collaborate with colleagues and share responsibilities and rewards of working towards a shared goal.
  • Aptitude for working with tools.  Comfort working at heights is a plus.
  • Strong computer graphics skills. Skills in AutoCAD and Revit preferred.
  • Interest in building science, building durability, and energy-related building issues.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable Driver’s Record Report.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Equal ability to work as an independent self-starter and collaborative team member.
  • Assist senior staff with building enclosure design activities and construction review for new and existing projects
  • Carry out construction field reviews to observe progress and identify building enclosure deficiencies. Write site visit reports and track action items.
  • Work with other team members to perform building enclosure tests, troubleshoot testing equipment, analyze test results, and write testing reports
  • Review construction submittals and respond to RFIs
  • Actively participate in collaborative design processes with architects, engineers, landscape architects, and contractors
  • Assist with the production of building enclosure details by utilizing and contributing to our detail library
  • Collaborate with senior staff on projects to meet or exceed client expectations.

Workplace Highlights:

  • We work on buildings of all types and sizes, which ensures that you will be working on interesting projects.
  • Working with knowledgeable and experienced teammates will provide excellent learning opportunities to support and move your career forward.
  • The Oakland office is a recently established office. Joining as an early team member will provide great potential for growth and pride in creation.
  • We are happy to offer competitive compensation and benefits to the right candidate.

Apply for the Project Consultant – Oakland Office position by sending your cover letter and resume to or by completing the fields below. We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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