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Board of Building Regulations and Standards Seeks Structural Engineer for Board

Type:  Announcements  

The Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) is seeking resumes from Professional Engineers licensed in Massachusetts for an opening for a Structural Engineer on the Board.


The BBRS is an 11-member board which derives its authority to adopt regulations, administer provisions of the state building code and operate various construction related programs from Massachusetts General Laws chapter 143, sections 93 through 100.


This is an important Public Board.  We need PE candidates, licensed in and living in MA, who do not have conflicts of interest to apply for appointment by the Governor.  The BBRS usually meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 PM at One Ashburton Place in Boston.  If you are interested in applying to serve, please see below for details.


ACTION REQUESTED:  If you are applying, forward your resume in Word, with full home and work contact information on it, to Abbie Goodman,  by October 24, 2016.


Note: If your resume does not have full home (and work, if employed) contact information at the top of the document and is not in Word, we will be unable to forward it to the BBRS.


Background on the  Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS:  Link

  • The BBRS has one immediate opening for a PE, Structural, who would be appointed by the Governor. The candidate selected for recommendation to the Governor’s office will need to go through standard background security and financial checks before appointment. The Governor's office is looking for diverse candidates.

Job Description

  • Title:  Member, Board of Building Regulations and Standards
  • Reports to: BBRS Chair
  • Purpose: To serve the Board Chair as a voting member; to develop plans, policies, procedures and practices for the operation of the BBRS programs and performance. 

Expected Meeting Attendance: 

  • Regularly attend BBRS meetings as scheduled (about 12/year).  Meetings are usually on the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 PM.  The BBRS provides a parking space to Board members for the duration of the meeting. 

Obligations of the Board:

  • Establish policy for BBRS as a Board member
  • Avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest.  You would need to consult the Department of Public Safety staff  or the State Ethics Commission for more information, but I can answer some questions about what this means.


Duties for Board members:

  • Use best professional judgment to support BBRS activities
  • Be responsive to requests for information, participation or assistance from BBRS Board, BBRS staff, DPS staff.
  • Be an advocate and a spokesperson for BBRS in coordination with BBRS Chair.






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