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Open Position:                       Regional Director | DC, VA, MD, WV, DE

Description last updated:      June 21, 2021

Supervisory Position:             No

Position Reports To:              Senior Director, Field Division East (SD/FDE)

Status:                                    Full-Time

FLSA:                                      Exempt

Location:                               Greater Washington, DC Metro Area (remote home office)

 
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Regional Director is responsible for contacting and developing relationships with construction professionals, within an assigned region, to encourage and provide solutions for the use of wood in non-residential and multi-family buildings. This person serves as an educator and is the ‘go to’ resource for design professionals with questions about the use of wood in their projects.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Apply engineering, and codes and standards expertise to provide technical solutions to architects, engineers and others involved in the design of non-residential and multi-family wood buildings
  • Provide insight and design guidance for building structures ranging from one to eighteen stories, including the development of wind, uplift, loads, live loads, diaphragm, and shear design
  • Analyze structural design compliance and efficiency of client engineering projects
  • Develop building layout schematics that meet load, seismic, and other considerations while maximizing efficient structure layout and construction
  • Provide expertise to project architects and structural engineers regarding fire resistance design and building envelope enclosure systems
  • Provide guidance and direction to project engineers for the design of the structural connections and components needed to comply with building requirements, life safety, and jurisdictional requirements
  • Provide peer review of structural calculations and concepts correcting and modifying plans as needed
  • Analyze wood structural systems to determine the best engineering approach; calculate loads as needed for the structure, occupants, and ancillary systems
  • Determine integration of steel structure and concrete foundations for hybrid wood structures
  • Engage with jurisdictions on the client’s behalf to demonstrate the project’s structural design compliance with respective building codes and local requirements
  • Participate and/or lead project team meetings, especially with engineers and contractors, to ensure wide understanding of project design to allow for proper and efficient construction
  • Present educational seminars for architects, engineers, code officials and others covering the benefits of using wood and showcasing wood building designs
  • Contact design and construction professionals and offer wood-based solutions that meet their objectives
  • Further develop the use of wood buildings in the regional market using traditional and consultative sales techniques—i.e., following leads, establishing contact, and building relationships

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proficiency in building codes and standards for wood-frame construction and ability to provide information and solutions to design professionals have questions or issues related to specific projects
  • Ability to proactively initiate contact with architects, engineers and others involved in the design of buildings
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to represent the industry and WoodWorks
  • Ability to engage design and construction professionals in positive discussions regarding material selection
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently without direct supervision
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Experience using SalesForce is a plus

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Required:

  • BS or MS in Civil, Structural, or Architectural Engineering
  • Professional Engineer or Architecture License (those with the ability to attain a license within 12 months may be considered if paired with a high degree of preferred experience listed below)
  • 5+ years structural design experience

Preferred:

  • Project management experience (business development/marketing a plus)
  • Wood design experience
  • Mass Timber design experience
  • IBC and local building codes, fire, design experience

 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proficiency in building codes and standards for wood-frame construction and ability to provide information and solutions to design professionals have questions or issues related to specific projects
  • Ability to proactively initiate contact with architects, engineers and others involved in the design of buildings
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to represent the industry and WoodWorks
  • Ability to engage design and construction professionals in positive discussions regarding material selection
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently without direct supervision
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Experience using SalesForce is a plus

 
 
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Frequent regional travel for meetings (frequent day and occasional overnight)
  • National travel of 4-8 trips annually (more during the first year for training and team development)

To apply for this position: Please e-mail your resume to along with an explanation of why you are interested in this position and why you feel you would be successful in this role.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

American Forest and Paper Association / WoodWorks is an active Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. AF&PA welcomes men and women regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, veteran status or other category protected by law.

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