Intermediate Designer: Technical

Position Summary

The Intermediate Technical Designer  is responsible for developing the technical aspects of projects, including drawing production and construction administration, for projects or project teams.

Reporting Structure

Position reports to the Project Architect.

Position is responsible to the Partner / Principal in Charge, Project Manager.  


Job Responsibilities

1.     General Responsibilities: Knowledge & Understanding

a.     Develop and organize work tasks to be performed in collaboration with Project Manager/Senior Project Architect/Project Designer/Junior team members.

b.     Development of working drawing sets through all phases of design and oversee the work of the project team using Revit and/or AutoCAD.

c.     Review construction budget and work towards development of documents to meet budget goals.

d.     Organize and align drawing list and set with project budget for design development through contract document phase.

e.     Support the Project Manager / Project Architect in client and consultant meetings and represent the firm in their absence.

f.      Develop design deliverables per contract.

g.     Recognize and limit risk exposure to the firm through evaluation of project contract, site conditions and parameters.


2.     Project Related – All Phases

a.     Direct compilation, organization and development of project documentation.

b.     Review and understand building codes, direct team members in the application of codes and standards. Review with Project Architect / Architectural Designer as required.

c.     Develop working drawing sets through all phases of design and oversee the work of the project team using Revit and/or CAD.

d.     Organize and present other information to project team, consultant group and clients for design development through construction administration.

e.     Coordinate architectural scope between disciplines.

f.      Read and coordinate drawings from other disciplines.

g.     Initiate and coordinate specifications with drawings.

h.     Develop filing documents and coordinate their signing and sealing with Partner-In-Charge.

i.      Attend meetings with CM, contractors and review of requisitions (Project Architect); per contract requirements.

j.      Make periodic site visits for observation of progress and character of work.

k.     Coordinate and review shop drawing review, effort, and determine action.

l.      Review final punch list. Prepare and issue observation field reports.

m.   Perform construction administration through project closeout.


3.     Leadership & Organizational

a.     Work efficiently and effectively within a team environment.

b.     Monitor teamwork in support of project goals.

c.     Ability to prioritize tasks on a daily basis.

d.     Coordinate with PM the preparation and review of hour budgets for tasks to be performed.


4.     Business Development and Marketing

a.     Represent the firm professionally in all interactions with clients, consultants, vendors and contractors.

b.     Execute project responsibilities to keep clients satisfied and willing to consider us for repeat work.

c.     Ability to participate on proposals and project pitches when required.


Role Qualifications

•         Professional degree in Architecture from an accredited institution.

•         Minimum of 5-10 years of professional experience in architecture and design.

•         Strong interpersonal skills and leadership traits.

•         Strong problem solving and decision-making skills.

•         Exhibit increasing levels of responsibility and accomplishment accompanied by strong leadership skillset.

•         Proficient knowledge of Revit/AutoCAD and presentation software.

•         Proficient knowledge of MS Office Suite.

•         LEED accreditation (preferred).

•         Newforma experience (preferred).

•         Knowledge of construction, detailing, materials, methods and costs.

•         Knowledge of building codes and ADA Accessibility Guidelines.

•         Knowledge of the current LEED rating system and/or other sustainable initiatives.

•         Knowledge of coordination and integration of structural, MEP, AV and other systems.

•         Implement L+Z office standards, policies, and procedures.

•         Knowledge of building department and AHU filing procedures.

•         Knowledge of legal and liability issues affecting work.

•         Participate in Marketing and Business Development for the firm.

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