Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Construction Project Manager

Eleven years experience as practicing Architect (two years of building envelope experience and six years of construction administration experience). Thirteen years of jurisdictional permit review and inspection experience.

Skills and Certifications
  • Attention to detail and coordination
  • Innovative solutions to field problems
  • Excellent written / verbal communication
  • FEMA Emergency Management Certifications
  • ATC-20 & ATC-45 certifications
Work History
12/2019 to 06/2021 Architect Widseth Smith Nolting | Alexandria, MN,

Acting Project Manager/Architect for mid-size multifamily/retail property manager in Seattle to develop over $120K accepted and completed proposals for work. Led team of Senior Designers and Consulting Engineers and managed client interactions and supported contractor in RFI responses.

  • Devise overall strategy for design solutions to write proposal, obtain contract and create documentation for each stage of work to stay on budget and schedule
  • Perform comprehensive code compliance evaluations under 2015 and 2018 adopted codes
  • Submit and obtain eight multifamily permits from City of Seattle in days or weeks instead of months
  • Refine specifications and details to meet required fire separations per UL tested assemblies
  • Obtain full plan review permit in one month from submittal to repair water damage to elevator shaft enclosure and one residential unit in multifamily building
  • Obtained multifamily permit revision to eliminate proposed emergency escape egress within one month, based on code analysis
  • Design cladding to cover deteriorated masonry instead of restoring and rebuilding for mixed use addition in Queen Anne
  • Save client over $120,000 in structural renovations to unreinforced masonry structure by use of existing egress to add new units. Design vertical ducting for new residential units for ease of construction and aesthetics to separate intake air from on-site parking
08/2018 to 12/2019 Project Architect Interior Architects | Austin, TX,

Coordinated production of bid drawings and specifications from start to finish with team of mechanical and structural consultants (seven multifamily building envelope projects and one commercial addition for assembly building).

  • Sketch construction details for venting, moisture, and code compliance
  • Value engineer details and plans for fire resistance and energy codes to save overall cost of $1M on six projects in Cities of Seattle, Lacey, Shoreline, Edmonds, and Snohomish County.
  • Lead project meetings, perform weekly inspections, and resolve job site questions by issuing timely supplemental instructions
  • Create new line of service to obtain permits quickly with reduced fees, through experience working at City of Seattle
  • Update scope of repair and specifications with current research to create new design details and project specific repairs
  • Rapidly review and identify corrections needed for contractor submittal compliance and monthly pay applications, using Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Excel
  • Manage change orders to meet net zero increase on Shellabarger Condominium Remediation
  • Save $20K on Jubilee Lodge addition and reroof to obtain new 15 year NDL by researching and suggesting alternate manufacturer
  • Solved egress problem at Jubilee Lodge day it was identified by inspector by relocating additional egress door to less steep side of addition
  • Organize, coordinate and execute assignments to keep projects on schedule and within budget while serving as project architect for multiple clients
  • Identify valid fee change orders for Principal to negotiate with client
  • Discuss and negotiate interpretations of zoning laws, fire regulations and building codes with city and county government agencies
  • As inspector, perform weekly building envelope inspections on multiple projects by climbing to roof on 40 foot ladders or scaffolding.
08/2017 to 04/2018 Permit Specialist II City Of Amarillo, Tx | Amarillo, TX,
  • Performed 20 minute permit screenings in-person, averaging 10-18 customers daily, for full range of incoming building permit applications
12/2005 to 08/2017 Plans Examiner City Of Everett Public Works, Permit Services | City, STATE,
  • Worked with architects to resolve code issues, averaging 20 permits weekly for multi-family, high rise, commercial, mechanical, sprinkler and Type I hood permits, including new construction, alterations, and building envelope remediation.
Expected in MBA | Business Administration and Information Technology Keller Graduate School of Management, Bellevue, WA, GPA:
Expected in Master of Science in Architecture | Architecture and Technology California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo, CA, GPA:
Expected in Bachelor of Architecture | Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, GPA:

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