Author Archives: Prof. AM Sowder

Immediate Job Opening: Revit Structural Designer

Job Title: Revit Structural Designer
Company: PARASOL
Location: Eastern USA

PARASOL is seeking a motivated, talented and hard-working Revit Structural Designer to join our team to manage the design of commercial solar canopy projects from schematic design through construction. The ideal candidate has a passion for innovative management and design solutions and takes pride in and ownership of resolving technical and logistic issues.
PARASOL is strategically positioned for continued expansion and success. As we grow so should your role, responsibility and compensation. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate Revit proficiency as part of interview process.

PARASOL’s mission is to make a significant and enduring contribution to the deployment of solar energy with the goal of making a safer and cleaner world for all. The Parasol team is committed to playing a central role in the solar canopy market and, by doing so, accelerating the paradigm shift to solar as the primary source for electric generation.

Our work environment and culture supports personal and professional growth, success, new
opportunities, and advancement for all its members. The PARASOL team is unified by a common goal of having a positive influence in the world and creating a company culture that fosters respect and innovation. Our growing team is comprised of a diverse group of bright and motivated individuals who enjoy problem solving on a daily basis. The solar industry is exciting, highly competitive and one of the fastest growing industries; the PARASOL team takes a disciplined approach to maintaining a healthy balance between work and home, so we can be happy, inspired and successful in the marathon of life.

• A professional structural or architectural design degree or equivalent
• 3 years professional Revit experience required
• 3 – 5 years or more of commercial engineering / construction or similar design/build experience
• Experience supporting all aspects of design/build projects from proposal through construction
• Experience with foundation and steel detailing
• Experience with shop drawing review
• Demonstrated skills interfacing with engineering teams to implement product designs
• Experience reading proposals and participating in competitively bid contracts

• Experience with project communication and documentation
• Autocad 2D, Office, Excel and Adobe or Bluebeam proficiency a plus
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills

• Complete ownership of project models and construction documents from concept thru fabrication
• Report to Design Director to understand work goals, standards, and design process
• Interface with sales team as required to define project requirements
• Interface with project management team as required to understand project requirements.
• Develop all project drawings and documents as required to support proposal, progress, IFP and IFC drawings submittals
• Support leadership at the project level. Interact with clients and third party consultants
• Support the development of product designs and detailing to improve quality and performance.
• Coordinate with procurement teams to support accurate bidding and fabrication of canopy components

• Solar energy is a new industry and one of the fastest growing with great opportunities and challenges
• Work with creative people committed to design, innovation, and professional growth
• Work in a highly collaborative team environment with people who are passionate about what they do
• Experience it all. Parasol is full service company offering design, finance and construction services
• Diverse group of clients, New York to Hawaii, from Fortune 100 companies to major Universities
• Location of employee is flexible, 100% work from home OK for now
• Open workspaces in all of our offices facilitating team work, collaboration and knowledge

PARASOL is a market leader for the design, development, fabrication and installation of innovative solar structures and systems. We pride ourselves in providing our clients with the best products, service and system performance; in doing so, we have created a national brand recognized for being a market leader. PARASOL specializes in transforming parking lots into beautiful solar power plants, recognized for best in class architecture. Parasol is a full-service design & build company nationwide and is strategically positioned to bring finance to select projects.

• Compensation: commensurate with experience (please include salary requirements when applying)
• Unlimited vacation days after 6 months
• Healthcare benefits after 3 months
• Quarterly reviews to foster professional growth and satisfaction
• Annual reviews to evaluate performance
• Bonus: discretionary, based on individual and company performance

TO APPLY: Email your Resume, Cover Letter and Technical Work Samples to:
Email Subject: Job Title, Your Last Name, Job Location
Cover letter to include:
1. What excites you about solar energy
2. Why you are interested in working at Parasol
4. Salary requirements
5. Available starting dates

Immediate Job Opening: Field Closeout APM/Super


• Oversee and engage in daily field operations along with project team
• Direct, manage, and supervise subcontractors
• Proactively schedule and coordinate all subcontractors and construction activities to ensure completion of the project in accordance with the project schedule and to ensure that work in place is compliant with design documents and the progress is in alignment with presented
• Administer punch list and project close-out activities, including acceptance and completion of project.
• Review and interpret plans and specifications.
• Ability to resolve design and coordination issues with sub-contractors in the field.
• Coordinate and oversee required inspections , and notify teams of scheduled shutdowns or disruptions
• Participate in regularly scheduled project team meetings. Publish meeting minutes to document what was discussed/agreed to.
• Report project status regularly to project team.

• B.S. Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Real Estate or Construction Management preferred
• High degree of professionalism with the ability to work with little supervision, handle multiple tasks in an organized manner, produce quality work and meet strict deadlines
• Demonstrates good judgment and develops common sense solutions to problems
• Strong technical fluency with commercial construction systems, methods and materials Must work well in a fast-moving high expectation environment.
• Experience managing teams of design and construction professionals
• 3 – 5 years’ experience in the construction industry

START: Ideally this would start next week and be through June.

Email: if interested

Immediate Job Opportunity – Solar Installation

We have immediate openings at a solar installation project in Croton (Westchester County). It pays $25 per hour. The job starts this Tuesday, February 16, 2021 and should run for 2 weeks.

You MUST have a 30-hour OSHA card in hand!  Preference also given to those who have a vehicle & valid driver’s license!

Contact Charles Callaway at 917-561-7209 or email immediately if you are  interested!

You can also attend a workshop this Monday, Febuary 15, 2021 at 9am. To register for the workshop  Click here.

Charles Callaway

NYSDOT Internship

Dear Students,
Who is interested in the TCI internship with NYSDOT for 2021 should complete the Two (2) attached Application Forms: Part 1, the TCI Availability Questionnaire with your Resume and your Unofficial Transcript, and send it to Glizer Rodriguez and cc me at

Email Subject: TCI Application + Your Name

P.S. Fill out properly the application and sign them by hand signature or official electronic signature. Please follow the instruction.

Prof. Pupla

Please note that both documents are attached below (although they my preview differently) – one PDF and one Word file.

Part 1-Employment Fillable-May, 2017-1
 TCI Availability Questionnaire-5-2017

Job Opportunity – Assistant Construction Inspector w/ NYC DOB

We are currently recruiting seniors and recent grads to serve as Assistant Construction Inspectors. The link to apply is below:

Navigate to the job description and requirements by entering “Assistant Construction Inspector” in the description search form. Interested students need to submit a resume and cover letter to the website by February 28th

Immediate Job Opportunity – Solar Installation

We have immediate openings at a solar installation project in Croton (Westchester County). It pays $25 per hour. The job starts this Tuesday, February 9, 2021 and should run for 2 weeks.

You MUST have a 30-hour OSHA card in hand! Preference also given to those who have a vehicle & valid driver’s license!

Contact Charles Callaway at 917-561-7209 or email immediately if you are interested!

Charles Callaway
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News: State of the Construction Industry

Join Max Gross and Gary LaBarbera for an in-depth look at current activity in the construction industry and plans for what comes next. What does current budget planning look like? Are cuts being made and what does that mean for the construction industry? Tune in to hear what costs and risks are front of mind for contractors, if there’s fear of a glut and the projects and market sectors that are keeping the wheels moving. Watch:

State of the Construction Industry Update

Learning Opportunity – Bluebeam Revu

Looking to get even more done with Revu? Learn time-saving tips and tricks directly from Revu experts and see how they’re done in real time.

Recommended for users of all skill levels, this virtual event will help you discover new ways to work faster in Revu. The presentation will be followed by a live Q&A, where you’ll have a chance to ask questions.

Reserve your spot here:

Job Opportunity for Grads – Electrical Construction PM

The Albert C. Wiltshire Employment Center recruits qualified candidates for positions within the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a 300 acre industrial park housing over 400 businesses within the manufacturing, food, media, technology, and creative fields.
We are currently seeking an experienced Electrical Construction Project Manager for a Brooklyn Navy Yard-based company that provides electrical contracting services for private builders and the various municipalities within the New York City area.
Position Summary:
The Project Manager will be responsible for mid to large size heavy projects. A successful candidate will take an active and direct approach to obtaining results. A person who has an engineering background and is a leader by example and solves issues quickly and assertively.
Job Requirements:
  • Experience overseeing city projects is preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks and high volume of work
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrates a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Able to act in a professional manner with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain highest degree of confidentiality of company information
  • Ability to adapt and work in an ever-changing work environment
  • Experience with AutoCAD is a plus

Email Prof. AM Sowder if qualified and interested.

NYC DOB Virtual Summer Enrichment Program for Undergraduate & Graduate Students

This summer, the NYC Department of Buildings will host its first virtual Summer Enrichment Program for undergraduate & graduate students interested in engineering (civil & mechanical), architecture, construction management, construction inspection, sustainability, and public safety. For those interested in careers in the construction industry, in the public or private realm, this program will provide a significant amount of context for your future career.
Across nine virtual seminars in July & August, held weekly through GoToMeeting software, our industry professionals (architects, engineers, sustainability experts, and construction inspectors) will educate you on issues such as construction safety engineering & enforcement, building code development & revision, architectural plan examination, disaster response, and sustainability & the energy code, among numerous other topics. At the conclusion of the program, students who virtually attend all nine seminars will receive a Certificate of Completion from the DOB that they can include on their resumes. Seminars will take place on Wednesdays from 5pm to 6:30pm.
Additionally, students will receive advice on their resumes & cover letters from Human Resources professionals.
To apply for admission to this virtual program, please send your resume to Resumes are due by Friday, June 19th, by midnight. Accepted students will hear back regarding potential admission before the program begins on July 1st.
Thank you, 
NYC Department of Buildings