The Building Design Specialist will support GAF’s efforts within the commercial / low-slope rooﬁng community through engagement with architects and speciﬁers to provide signiﬁcant technical advice and guidance in their design and speciﬁcation processes.
This role will leverage their professional experience as an Architect and Speciﬁer to provide education and technical guidance about roof system design and performance, best practice, and product speciﬁcations to create new business opportunities, generate leads, and develop customer relationships within the design community.
As part of the Building and Rooﬁng Science Team, this position will collaborate with the sales team to support their efforts and become engaged early in the design process to drive speciﬁcation share, while receiving guidance and support from Building and Rooﬁng Science Architects.
The overarching objectives of this team includes:
Promote technical literacy within the design community.
Provide concierge service to architects and speciﬁers and inﬂuence specs.
Build trust and become the “go to” resource.
Support our sales team via upstream customer engagement.
Provide technical assistance on large projects as identiﬁed by Low Slope Sales and National Accounts, coordinating with the various parts of the organization including Field Services, technical services, manufacturing facilities, and product managers.
Work closely with the regional sales teams (GAF & Siplast) to identify inﬂuential architects and speciﬁers, and bring them into the project teams to track projects to sale.
Develop and maintain relationships with targeted architects and speciﬁers within the region to build brand awareness (GAF & Siplast) and increase the speciﬁcation presence.
Assist with technical analysis and decision making for roof systems and project requirements. Waterprooﬁng and pavement coatings are also part of our offerings.
Assist with project speciﬁcations and detail review and/or development. The goal is to become the Basis of Design and inﬂuence high performance roof systems to meet project needs.
Provide complete project packages including systems letter, specs, details, tapered design, etc. Assist with review of wind calculations, substitution requests, and shop drawings.
Participate in Oﬃce Hours to assist project teams with complex project related design challenges and connect them with the local sales team.
Provide technical learning opportunities to targeted architects and speciﬁers to promote technical literacy and become their “go to” resource.
Develop and provide training for the local sales team on building science related topics so they can be conversant with their customers.
Prepare project and prospecting activity reports for monthly meetings.
Participate and take leadership roles in local industry associations including but not limited to ASTM, BEC, CSI, IIBEC/RCI, NRCA and AABA.
LEVEL BASED COMPETENCIES:
Level Based Competencies are to be designated based on job level and content. Technical knowledge/skills (intermediate):
Credentialed as a Registered Architect, Professional Engineer, LEED AP, IIBEC RRC, or similar registration
Knowledge of roof systems and their interaction with the building enclosure
Working knowledge of building science
Proﬁciency in reviewing construction drawings for architectural details and speciﬁcations
Subject matter specialist in AIA MasterSpec Format and CSI Three-Part Specs
General knowledge/skills (intermediate):
Excellent communication and presentation skills - verbal, written, and interpersonal.
Ability to write concisely and clearly about technical topics in an organized manner.
Ability to sketch details to communicate design considerations.
Good customer relationship skills. This position works closely and collaboratively with the commercial team as well as external customers like designers, developers, general contractor, and roof contractors.
Ability to maintain one's own schedule and tasks independently with a friendly, outgoing, and enthusiastic attitude.
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or related degree
Minimum ﬁve years of experience in the design or building enclosure industry
Experience with sales is preferred but not required
Travel Requirements: 30%; regular travel within the region
We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best – Protect what matters most. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for all candidates and employees in this position. Proof of vaccination is required. Should you require accommodation for medical or religious needs, GAF will engage in an interactive process with you to determine if a reasonable accommodation can be provided in accordance with applicable state and federal law.We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, Hawk, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).