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Posted: 03/03/2012

Employer
Robert Silman Associates (RSA)

Robert Silman Associates (RSA) is one of the country's most recognized structural engineering firms. The firm has 3 locations: One in a sun-drenched office in the heart of Greenwich Village, another along the C&O Canal in the Georgetown section of Washington DC, and the third nestled in the heart of downtown Boston in the historic Leather District. RSA is a young firm of 125 employees with lots of energy and creativity.


Position
Robert Silman Fellow for Preservation Engineering
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Washington, DC
Details
 

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is pleased to offer an exciting
opportunity to a recent graduate with an engineering degree (B.S. or M.S.) in Civil,
Structural, or Architectural Engineering. The candidate must also hold a Master of Science or Master or Arts in Historic Preservation, or a Master of Science in Structural Engineering. The Robert Silman Fellow for Preservation Engineering, sponsored by Robert Silman Associates, is a 12-month fellowship.

 

The Robert Silman Fellow will spend the first 6 months in private practice at Robert Silman Associates prior to starting a position for the next 6 months as the Robert Silman Fellow for Preservation Engineering at the National Trust for Historic Preservations Washington, DC headquarters. In this timeframe, the fellow will be expected to develop preliminary research for a particular area of study to be pursued while at The National Trust for Historic Preservation. This 6-month term as an employee of the National Trust will be under the supervision of the Graham Gund Architect of the National Trust, and will be an intensive period of work that will include master planning, condition assessments, consultant team selection, technical research, materials conservation methods, preventive and corrective maintenance, contract documents, bidding and negotiation practices, contractor selection, job site administration, and distribution of grant funds for various restoration, rehabilitation, and preservation projects at the 29 National Trust Historic Sites nationwide. By the end of the 12-month fellowship, the Fellow is required to complete an article of benefit to the field of historic preservation that is suitable for publication in a professional journal and presentation at a suitable conference. Upon successful completion of the fellowship, the Fellow will be hired as a full-time employee of Robert Silman Associates.

 

This Fellowship offers an exceptional chance to be an active participant at the forefront of historic preservation and develop as a future leader in the field of preservation engineering. Robert Silman Fellows will be uniquely qualified to make immediate and lasting contributions to the field of preservation engineering.

 

Motivated applicants with an engineering degree (B.S. or M.S.) in Civil, Structural, or Architectural Engineering and a Master of Science or Master or Arts in Historic Preservation, or a Master of Science in Structural or Architectural Engineering are encouraged to apply. Candidates who work well under pressure, are willing to travel nationwide upon request, are capable of large work output over a short time span, and possess strong professional interest in historic preservation are encouraged to apply for this valuable opportunity. The selection panel will consist of prominent preservation professionals, including representatives of the fellowship sponsor, Robert Silman Associates. 

OPen until
04/01/2012

How to apply
To apply for this position, send cover letter, resume, and a brief expression of interest in a specific area of study to the address listed below by April 1, 2012. The expression of interest will be used to evaluate applicants’ writing skills and to identify potential areas of focus for the fellowship and subject for the article. Attn: Melissa Barkalow Robert Silman Associates 1053 31st Street, NW Washington, DC 20007 Office: 202-333-6230 Fax: 202-318-3015 barkalow@silman.com
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