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Careers at
C. B. Goldsmith and Associates

JOIN OUR EXCEPTIONAL TEAM
CBGA is seeking talented individuals to join our highly technical team of forensic architects, designers, construction managers, and commissioning consultants.
Why choose CBGA?

A career at CBGA means constant exposure to an endless variety of construction-related issues and problems to be solved.

As a large portion of our work deals with errors in construction, you will be joining a team of dedicated experts trained to evaluate, assess and troubleshoot details specific to the building enclosure.

Recognized within the industry for its technical excellence, CBGA can provide the ideal career environment to strengthen your existing knowledge and elevate your personal and professional goals. We encourage open communication, continuous learning, innovative thinking, ongoing mentoring and free-flowing collaboration.

We offer competitive pay, benefits, team building activities, continued education and more!

Whether you bring years of experience to the team or you're just starting your career, CBGA is a great choice.

Compensation and Benefits:
CBGA is an equal opportunity employer and offers an excellent working environment with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Paid accident insurance
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Paid holidays
  • 125 Cafeteria plan and health savings account
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Professional development reimbursement
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Current Openings

If you have the skills and qualities we are looking for and want a future with a nationally recognized forensic architectural firm please send your resume for consideration to rwhitcomb@cbgoldsmith.com

Selected candidates will be required to pass a drug, background and reference screening.

  • Forensic Architect / Engineer

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Conduct investigations to determine the cause and origin of failures, damages, and defects for residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings due to a wide range of perils;
    • Prepare scopes for remediation and/or design documents for repair of existing structures;
    • Perform evaluations of existing buildings and review construction documents for new buildings to determine code conformance;
    • Review information to investigate the standards of care pertaining to various participants during the design and construction of building projects;
    • Prepare clear, concise, cohesive, accurate, and defensible reports;
    • Communicate regularly and directly with a variety of clients; Manage concurrent projects with varying sizes, scopes, client types, and durations;
    • Provide deposition, mediation, arbitration and/or trial testimony.

    Position Requirements:

    • Strong command of fundamental building envelope principals, such as role of the water resistant barrier, proper window/door flashing, proper roof/wall flashing, etc.;
    • Working knowledge of building codes and ability to conduct independent research of codes, standards, and other technical references;
    • Knowledge or experience with the creation of construction documents, contracts, ASI’s, RFI’s, Contractor Request for Payments, punch lists, Substantial Completion forms, etc.;
    • An understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the various participants in the construction process; including the architect, the contractor, the consultants, the subcontractors, etc.;
    • Strong analytical skills and the desire and ability to tackle complex problems;
    • The ability to clearly communicate architectural issues, verbally and in writing, to audiences with varying technical proficiency;
    • Desire and ability to multi-task;
    • Prompt responsiveness to inquiries from peers and clients, sometimes outside of normal working hours;
    • Flexibility with respect to work schedule and travel. Travel is a requirement of the position, occasionally with little advance notice;
    • Desire to continually develop and refine technical knowledge through targeted continuing education.

    Education & Experience:

    • Bachelor of Architecture or Engineering degree required;
    • Master of Architecture or MS Engineering degree a plus;
    • Active architectural or PE license required;
    • Five to ten years of architectural/engineering design experience preferred; candidates with less will be considered.
  • Building Enclosure Consultant

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for roofing and waterproofing consultation, design and forensic assignments;
    • Prepare test reports and construction monitoring related to the repair of existing buildings for a wide variety of projects and clients;
    • Assist with building and materials investigations and assessments, documenting observed conditions during construction;
    • Assist with new design consulting and peer reviews of plans and specifications for building enclosures;
    • Perform initial review of architectural drawings, shop drawings and submittals pertaining to the building enclosure;
    • Assist with/perform field performance testing and water leakage testing of roofing and waterproofing systems, windows, curtain walls, and other building elements;
    • Assist with construction administration services, including mock-up testing and shop drawing reviews, and conduct factory inspections 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;
    • Assist with remediation design of building enclosures;
    • Prepare professionally written technical reports;
    • Prepare sketches and details using AutoCAD or hand-written techniques;
    • Litigation support for projects involving all of the issues discussed above.

    Position Requirements:

    • Strong command of fundamental building enclosure principals, such as role of the water resistant barrier, proper window/door flashing, proper roof/wall flashing, etc.;
    • Working knowledge of building codes and ability to conduct independent research of codes, standards, and other technical references;
    • Knowledge or experience with the creation of construction documents, contracts, ASI’s, RFI’s, Contractor Request for Payments, punch lists, Substantial Completion forms, etc.;
    • An understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the various participants in the construction process; including the architect, the contractor, the consultants, the subcontractors, etc.;
    • Strong analytical skills and the desire and ability to tackle complex problems;
    • The ability to clearly communicate architectural issues, verbally and in writing, to audiences with varying technical proficiency;
    • Prompt responsiveness to inquiries from peers and clients, sometimes outside of normal working hours;
    • Desire and ability to multi-task;
    • Flexibility with respect to work schedule and travel. Travel is a requirement of the position, occasionally with little advance notice;
    • Desire to continually develop and refine technical knowledge through targeted continuing education.
    • General understanding of the building enclosure commissioning process;
    • Knowledge on the operation and use of infrared cameras;
    • Knowledge of ASTM & AAMA moisture intrusion testing procedures;
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat. Working knowledge of AutoCAD a plus.

    Education & Experience:

    • Active architectural or PE license preferred.
    • Minimum five years of roofing, waterproofing, and building envelope industry experience required.
    • Professional certifications a plus (e.g. CDT, CCS, LEED AP, RRO, RRC, RWC, REWC, REWO, RBEC, etc.)

  • RRO / QAO

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Verification that specified materials are stored in compliance with contract documents;
    • Regular observation of the contractor’s work to ensure proper application procedures are followed and are in accordance with the contract documents;
    • Document and report unforeseen conditions and deviations;
    • Author field condition reports and progress reports;
    • Photograph project application and progress;
    • Maintain daily project journal.

    Position Requirements:

    • Registered Roof Observer (RRO) preferred;
    • 5+ years of QAO experience preferred;
    • Thorough knowledge of roofing design, construction and reporting practices;
    • Computer skills including Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Suite and Dropbox preferred;
    • Good communication skills, both oral and written;
    • Detail oriented;
    • Prompt responsiveness to inquiries from peers and clients, sometimes outside of normal working hours;
    • Flexibility with respect to work schedule and travel. Travel is a requirement of the position, occasionally with little advance notice.

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Please note that CBGA does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies or vendors. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement and CBGA Recruiter authorization, CBGA will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement and CBGA Recruiter authorization, CBGA explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of CBGA. Absent a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement and CBGA Recruiter authorization, any commitments of any type including but not limited to verbal or emails from any CBGA employee will not be considered binding terms. It is the responsibility of all third‐party recruiters and vendors to know this policy.