Working at CANY

We offer a working environment that is close knit, team oriented, supportive and respectful. We value an employee’s professional growth and provide a place where your voice will be heard and your ideas are embraced.

We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits (medical, health savings account, 401 K plan, commuter benefits), tuition reimbursement, professional licensure assistance and paid time off.

At CANY you'll find work/life balance, we work hard but also encourage employees to take the time needed to recharge and rejuvenate.

Open Positions


Project Manager for Building Enclosure Systems

 

Completes projects that provide investigation, design recommendations and inspection services to owners, architects, building managers, contractors, manufacturers, and consulting firms for total building enclosure systems. Organizes and controls project elements and manages staff within project matrix team. Has expertise in total building enclosure systems and their components which include but are not limited to: foundation waterproofing and vapor banner systems; masonry veneer wall systems; curtain walls; EIFS assemblies; rain screen systems; air/moisture banner systems; roofing assemblies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Performs other assignments or duties as required.)

1. Gains understanding of the assigned project by reviewing drawings, researching project documents, and gaining insight from Vice President.  Depending on size and complexity of project may be responsible for all or a portion of the project as assigned by the Vice President.

2. Establishes project plan by meeting with Vice President to review drawings, approve design, specifications, timelines, and cost estimates. May conduct meetings with clients to identify problems and determine plan of action.

3. Coordinates the execution of construction documents by assigning the appropriate staff with tasks necessary to complete the project or project phase.

4. Identifies required scope of work and prepares preliminary report of findings and cost estimate for review with the Vice President by conducting site investigations

5. Executes the production of contract bid documents by developing project specifications and bid documents for Vice President.

6. Gathers and disseminates the information required by contractor bid analysis by conducting pre-bid walk through meetings with bidding contractors and by responding to any correspondence contractor requests for information.

7. Maintains adherence to project documents by controlling on-site field inspection operations.  Also conducts periodic inspections of field operations and reviews written field reports for accuracy and discrepancies.  Will be required to coordinate and / or conduct field testing by CANY personnel or outsourced testing agency.

8. Sustains customer confidence by meeting with the client on a regular basis to review and update the scope of the project, the schedule and the project costs.

9. Prepares project reports for submission to the client and project team in the standard corporate format by writing clearly, concisely and accurately.  Must provide complete documentation that includes but is not limited to photographs, Local Law 11 reports and sign-offs.

10. Controls the company’s project costs by allocating and continuously monitoring staff time and project duration.  Must perform regular and comprehensive project analysis and make scheduling revisions as necessary.

11. Facilitates accurate and timely billing by submitting accurate and complete times sheets as required on a weekly basis.

12. Increases market share from repeat or referral clients by maintaining reputation for excellent service with a consistently high level of customer service.  Must respond to all customer inquiries in a timely manner.

13. Builds and maintains the corporate reputation and stability by collaborating positively with customers, government agencies, community organizations, and employees; enforcing ethical business practices; establishing and enforcing good customer service practices; establishing and communicating the corporate value system; keeping information confidential and disclosing only on a need to know basis; and complying with federal, state, and local laws/regulations.

14. Maintains historical data by keeping project binders and electronic files organized and complete; maintaining correspondence and ensuring drawings are filed.

15. Ensures staff results by giving clear directives, coaching and training when necessary, following up on job performance, and recommending action as needed. Develops a climate of open communications.

16. Ensures staff compliance with company procedures, legal regulations, and safety initiatives by communicating and enforcing compliance on a regular basis.

17. Keeps Vice President informed by communicating new or revised information and by providing regular updates on a projects status.

18. Contributes to the team effort by undertaking the tasks required to accomplish related results as needed. Contributes to CANY’s effort by continually looking for ways to improve productivity and customer satisfaction by use of better technology, procedures, communications, and use of resources.

19. Maintains professional and technical knowledge/skills by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications.  Learns from performance appraisal from Principals and Senior Associates to assess personal strengths and development needs to accomplish the strategic goals of the organization.

JOB REQUIREMENTS  
Requirements listed represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability, mental/physical demands and work environments required to perform the essential job functions.  

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Essential knowledge, skills, abilities and experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management.
  • Five to seven years experience in project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
  • Ability to be organized, have attention to details, and plan and use good project management skills and tools.
  • Good proficiency with Microsoft applications software for report writing.
  • Good working knowledge of English, grammar, punctuation, spelling, style, etc. with the ability to read and write reports.
  • Ability to analyze and understand architectural drawings and the tasks necessary for inspection to ensure conformance to building codes and project construction documents
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to questions/complaints from top management, clients, public groups, government regulatory agencies, staff or other stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate one-on-one and with small groups, to facilitate meetings, to train, to listen actively, and to persuade others to accept recommendations.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to solve problems, react quickly to situations, and coordinate activity under a variety of conditions and constraints in a timely manner.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and results oriented to accomplish objectives on schedule.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with internal departments and outside stakeholders to gain information and support in accomplishing goals.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work requires traveling to job sites on commercial transportation or by use of personal automobile. Requires valid driver’s license.  Some work is carried out in office but majority is meetings with stakeholders or at the construction site in prevailing weather year round. Work is mentally demanding.  Employee needs to be able to stand, traverse working job site, work on scaffolding for tall buildings, climb stairs and ladders, and work in confined spaces to assess the work in progress and audit project manager reports. Ability to use all protective safety equipment. Vision abilities require- close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Ability to use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Position is exposed to a variety of conditions at construction job sites such as fumes, airborne particles, vibration, loud noises, etc.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS

Must possess valid motor vehicle operator’s license that is not under suspension or revocation and possess current automobile insurance coverage. Must possess Certification for scaffolding – NYC DOB Supported Scaffold Certification and Scaffold Safety Challenge Exam and keep current on safety training.


Assistant Project Manager for Building Enclosure Systems

 

Provide investigation, specification and bid services and inspection services to owners, architects, building managers, contractors, manufacturers, and consulting firms for total building enclosure systems. Conducts tests, inspections and documents compliance and progress. Ensures continuous communication with the project managers and the construction team while work is in progress.  These communications include reports on deficiencies/ discrepancies between the project documents and the executed work. Has expertise in total building enclosure systems and their components which include but are not limited to: foundation waterproofing and vapor banner systems; masonry veneer wall systems; curtain walls; EIFS assemblies; rain screen systems; air/moisture banner systems; roofing assemblies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Performs other assignments or duties as required.)

1. Gains understanding of the assigned project by reviewing drawings, researching project specifications, and gaining insight from project managers as to the scope of work.

2. Assists with project plan by meeting with project associates to review drawings, design specifications, timelines, and cost estimates. May conduct meetings with clients to identify problems and determine plan of action.

3. Assists with execution of construction documents by working with staff to complete the project or project phase.

4. Executes the production of contract bid documents by reviewing and compiling project specifications and bid documents for Project Manager.

5. Gathers and disseminates the information required for contractor bid analysis by conducting pre-bid walk-through meetings with bidding contractors and by responding to any corresponding contractor requests for information.

6. Ensures compliance with established standards/specifications by traveling to site, coordinating, witnessing and recording all tests and inspections. Conducts inspections by use of inspection tools, visual inspections, and reviewing and approving mock up’s of construction tasks to ensure proper procedures are followed.  Performs visual inspection via scaffolding, roof, within the building or grade.

7. Sustains customer confidence by meeting with the client on a regular basis to review and update the scope of the project, the schedule and the project costs.

8. Prepares project reports for submission to the client and project team in the standard corporate format by writing clearly, concisely and accurately.  Must provide complete documentation that includes but is not limited to photographs, Local Law 11 reports and sign-offs.

9. Controls the company’s project costs by monitoring time and project duration.  Must perform regular and comprehensive project analysis and make scheduling revisions as necessary.

10. Facilitates accurate and timely billing by submitting accurate and complete times sheets as required on a weekly basis.

11. Increases market share from repeat or referral clients by maintaining reputation for excellent service with a consistently high level of customer service.  Must respond to all customer inquiries in a timely manner.

12. Builds and maintains the corporate reputation and stability by collaborating positively with customers, government agencies, community organizations, and employees; enforcing ethical business practices; establishing and enforcing good customer service practices; establishing and communicating the corporate value system; keeping information confidential and disclosing only on a need to know basis; and complying with federal, state, and local laws/regulations.

13. Maintains historical data by keeping project binders and electronic files organized and complete; maintaining correspondence and ensuring drawings are filed.

14. Ensures staff results by giving clear directives, coaching and training when necessary, following up on job performance, and recommending action as needed. Develops a climate of open communications.

15. Ensures staff compliance with company procedures, legal regulations, and safety initiatives by communicating and enforcing compliance on a regular basis.

16. Keeps Project Manager informed by communicating new or revised information and by providing regular updates on a projects status.

17. Contributes to the team effort by undertaking the tasks required to accomplish related results as needed. Contributes to CANY’s effort by continually looking for ways to improve productivity and customer satisfaction by use of better technology, procedures, communications, and use of resources.

18. Maintains professional and technical knowledge/skills by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications.  Learns from performance appraisal from Vice President and Project Manager to assess personal strengths and development needs to accomplish the strategic goals of the organization.

JOB REQUIREMENTS  
Requirements listed represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability, mental/physical demands and work environments required to perform the essential job functions.  

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • College degree or technical training in architecture, engineering or construction.
  • Three to five years experience in construction / architecture.
  • Good proficiency with Microsoft applications software for report writing.
  • Good working knowledge of English, grammar, punctuation, spelling, style, etc. with the ability to read and write reports.
  • Ability to analyze and understand architectural and engineering drawings and the tasks necessary for inspection to ensure satisfactory execution of the project documents.
  • Ability to visualize and discern quality issues and make recommendations to ensure quality standards are met, minimize total costs, and maximize value to the customer.        
  • Ability to write and review construction documents
  • Ability to communicate one-on-one and with small groups, to facilitate meetings, to listen actively, and to persuade others to convey project recommendations.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to identify and solve problems, react quickly to situations, and coordinate activity under a variety of conditions and constraints in a timely manner.
  • Ability to be well organized and have a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and results oriented to accomplish objectives on schedule.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with internal departments and outside stakeholders to gain information and support in accomplishing goals.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work requires traveling to work sites on commercial transportation or by use of personal automobile. Requires valid driver’s license.  Some work is carried out in office but majority is at the construction site in prevailing weather year round. Work is physically demanding.  Employee needs to be able to stand, traverse working job site, work on scaffolding for high-rise buildings, climb stairs and ladders, and work in confined spaces. Ability to lift 50 pounds.  Ability to use all protective safety equipment. Vision abilities require- close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Ability to use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Position is exposed to a variety of conditions at construction job sites such as fumes, airborne particles, vibration, loud noises, etc.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS

Must possess valid motor vehicle operator’s license that is not under suspension or revocation and possess current automobile insurance coverage. Must possess Certification for scaffolding – NYC DOB Supported Scaffold Certification and Scaffold Safety Challenge Exam and keep current on safety training.


Auto Cad Operator (Drafter)

Provides support to drafting department manager for completion of projects that provide investigation, design recommendations and inspection services to clients. Prepares project necessary architectural drawings for building enclosure systems by reproducing existing drawings into Auto Cad format, completing site measurements, and developing drafting plans, elevations, and details.  Coordinates with architectural firms to prepare and provide detail drawings utilizing architects background plans and sections.

Qualifications

  • Proficient in Autocad, and familiarity with the following software applications:  Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Revit, Com Check, Rhinoceros, 3D Modeling.

  • Candidate needs to know how to create construction documents, survey and prepare details.

  • Should have a good understanding of NYC building codes.

  • Candidate with experience in exterior building enclosures is a plus although we will train the right person. 


Inspector

Inspects the work of an assigned project to ensure that materials and workmanship meet the requirements of the project documents.  The work to be inspected includes but is not limited to foundation waterproofing and vapor barrier systems; masonry veneer wall systems; curtain walls; EIFS assemblies; rain screen systems; air/moisture barrier systems; roofing assemblies. Conducts tests/inspections and documents compliance and progress. 

Ensures continuous communication with the project managers and the construction team while work is in progress.  These communications must include reports on deficiencies and discrepancies between the project documents and the executed work.

 

Qualifications

  • The candidate needs to have a college degree or technical training in architecture, engineering or construction.
  • One to three years of experience in construction/architecture.
  • Excellent word and writing skills.

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