Cermak Peterka Petersen’s staff is comprised of leading Wind Engineering Consultants, and our customers include many of the world’s top architects and engineers. We operate two boundary-layer wind tunnels in our laboratory in Windsor, Colorado, located along the front range of the Rocky Mountains. We also operate a boundary-layer wind tunnel in Sydney, Australia, one in Kuala Lumpur, and an engineering office in Toronto, Canada.
We are currently searching for a Wind Engineer/Scientist to work primarily in our structural/building science business segment, where we examine wind and snow loads on structures, pedestrian wind comfort, and door operability. This position will primarily focus on pedestrian wind comfort and snow consultation, with exposure to other services within the engineering team. This position can be located in our Windsor, CO, or Toronto, ON office.
This position offers a unique opportunity to work with our world-leading specialists and top architects, engineers, and developers throughout North America and globally. The job provides insights into and involvement with many fascinating buildings and structures, including the world’s tallest skyscrapers, large stadiums and arenas, and much more. Your role will be to solve the problem of what wind will do to our client’s unique structures, develop industry relationships and become our clients’ go-to person when they have future projects where they may need our consultancy and testing services. You will have the opportunity to design wind tunnel experiments, analyze the data from the tunnel, and communicate the results and implications to our clients. As the role develops, you will have the opportunity for travel and career development.
- Assembles project information and initial project planning
- Coordinates with drafting/design group, model shop, and wind tunnel personnel to ensure the accuracy of drawings, models, and data
- Develops test plans, analyzes data, and prepares reports
- Interacts with clients regularly
- Contributes to continual process development of systems and techniques
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering or above is preferred, or 1-3 years engineering experience in related field or equivalent
- Some knowledge of wind-induced particle transport and blowing snow
- An enthusiastic interest in aspects of building design related to microclimate issues and building science
- Strong teamwork and communication skills
- Good time management and problem-solving skills
- Must be able to work both independently as well as part of a team (up to 40% of work-from-home time anticipated)
- Experience in programming in current software development environments (e.g., Python, VBA, Matlab, LabVIEW, etc.)
- Experience working with BIM (e.g., Revit) and architectural design software (e.g., Rhino) is not required but would be beneficial
Pay Range: $58,000 USD ($77,000 CAD) – $76,000 USD ($101,000 CAD) per year
We offer competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. We are an equal-opportunity employer.
Job Type: Full-time