Architectural Designer III

Oakland, CA 94612

Posted: 06/20/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Architect Job Number: 26926 Pay Range: $105,000-$120,000 Workplace Type: Hybrid

Job Description

The Job Captain (Architectural Designer III) prepares and leads production of complex design documents for significant aspects of a given project. The individual is responsible for selecting, evaluating, and executing procedures and techniques used on projects. Under the supervision of a Project Architect, the Job Captain will take the project from programming and schematic design to a final set of construction documents and may manage junior designers on the team and guide their professional development within the company.

Key Responsibilities

Conceptualize and organize project design ideas based on preliminary concepts, sketches, specification sheets, and other data to produce designs, drawings, schedules, details, and notes

Work closely with the project team to organize, assemble, and coordinate drawings into a cohesive set as required; direct the work of junior team members

Work with highly collaborative multi-discipline design teams to coordinate with all parties engaged in the project and integrate information into project documents 

Reviews and checks layout and design drawings to determine if design meets functional and performance specifications; rework and modify plans based on comments from management or client

Assist with other duties as necessary (i.e., report preparation, site visits, drawings, code research, etc.)

Participates in approvals of material and specifications in alignment with design goals

Use computer-assisted design software (CAD and REVIT) to prepare detailed project designs and make necessary corrections; check for quality and documentation completion

Participate in regular meetings with the client, contractors, design team and other stakeholders

Responsible for filing and maintenance of project documents according to document control standards

Attend meetings and conferences as approved   

Capabilities and Credentials

Creativity and the ability to forge design concepts; ability to change design to fit client requirements  

Solid understanding of architectural materials and products

Proficient in operating REVIT, AutoCAD, Bluebeam, Photoshop, Adobe Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite

Strong listening, oral and written communication, time management, and organizational skills 

Attention to detail and is highly organized

Excellent reading comprehension skills to understand the content in work-related documents

Capable of working collaboratively with team members

Ability to multitask and handle multiple projects to meet deadlines 

Ability to win work through developed relationships, contribute to proposal development and participate in interviews

Keep current with the latest regulatory requirements, industry standards, and construction materials and methods  

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in architecture from an accredited institution

Must be licensed or pursuing licensure

9+ years of architectural experience

Proficiency in REVIT, AutoCAD, Bluebeam, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office suite is required

Working knowledge of LEED or accreditation is preferred 

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