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Senior Engineer - Code Compliance - 1st Shift
Title:Senior Engineer - Code Compliance - 1st Shift
Shift:1st Shift


Monitors building code approvals and their effect on PGT Innovations current and planned products.  Supports other departments on interpretation of building codes and notifies other departments of any code changes affecting company products.  Obtains certification for all products in conjunction with product and market requirements set forth by sales/marketing.  Performs project specific engineering and works with the front end of the business to drive incremental sales.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Monitors and drives changes in building and energy codes that affect the window industry, including Miami-Dade, ASCE, ASTM, AAMA, ICC, NFRC, FPA, and TDI.
  • Attends industry meetings and drives modifications to building codes and testing standards that strategically align with our business.  Determines and communicates how these changes affect current and future products.
  • Provides direction and prepares engineering packages for product approval by code bodies.  Determines required design parameters for testing of products.
  • Provides dealer and customer support on issues relating to building and energy codes.
  • Interprets regional design implications from customers, sales representatives, and service representatives to determine requirements for testing and product design.
  • Monitors status of current certifications and plans for recertification to maintain product approvals.
  • Manages reporting of status of all state, energy, and national codes.
  • Prepares certifications of job-specific applications and insurance forms.
  • Plans testing requirements for in-house and field-testing.
  • Works with Sales and Marketing on new business opportunities.
  • Works with Product Engineering to develop new design concepts.
  • Develops budgeting requirements for department.
  • Provides engineering analysis to win projects utilizing PGTI products that are outside of our currently certified offering.
  • Meets face to face with distributors and key decision makers on upcoming projects, including the project “Engineer of Record” and “Architect.”


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Provide guidance to Code Compliance Engineers and Code Compliance Specialists Supervise, mentor and develop engineering interns.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience:

  • B.S.  Degree in  Engineering (or related college degree) and four years engineering experience in the fenestration industry or minimum of eight years of related engineering experience.
  • Project management experience in a team environment.
  • Working knowledge of all specifications required for the in-house and field-testing of windows, doors, and any other products produced by PGTI.
  • Must gain familiarity with PGTI products and testing procedures.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)and AutoCAD.

Language Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must write clearly and concisely.
  • Must use courtesy and tact with internal and external customers.

Mathematical Skills:

Proficient in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to establish priorities.
  • Ability to plan, document, and monitor projects/processes.
  • Must be able to assess complex situations and make appropriate decisions.


Physical Demands/Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Usual office environment with frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing. Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the use of office machinery. Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.


Occasional: activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.

Frequent:   activity exists 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.


Travel Requirements:

Ability to travel occasionally domestically.

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