Project Architect Columbia, SC
Work for an award-winning professional services company that has current and/or completed projects in 25 states.
This role reports directly to the Principal-In-Charge for the project and requires daily coordination with the PIC, Director of Architecture, and project team.
My client is an award-winning integrated design firm with architectural design + interiors, Civil, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical engineering disciplines in-house. They believe that architects and engineers who possess a broad base of experience, who work in concert within the same firm, provide their clientele with the most efficient and creative solutions for their design needs.
Their project portfolio includes industrial plants, processing facilities, manufacturing and distribution centers, business parks, office buildings, laboratories, and research centers. They have been in business for more than four decades and boast a loyal client base that ranges from family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Almost ninety percent of their projects are with repeat customers!
They Value and Appreciate Their Employees
This opportunity also comes with all the benefits you would expect at a solid career focused firm:
· Family oriented culture that understands the value of work/life balance
· Team environment with active and involved management
· Office environment is an open office with cubicles
· The chance to work on exciting projects, often with well-known companies
· Medical Insurance
· Company paid Dental, life insurance up to $100,000, STD, and LTD
· Health Savings Account/ Health Savings Account / Health Reimbursement accounts available
· 401k retirement plan with 4% company match
· 9 paid holidays and a generous vacation plan
What the Qualified Candidate Needs
§ Background / Education
o Professional (NAAB Accredited) Degree in Architecture. Licensed to practice Architecture. NCARB Certificate in-hand or able to acquire once hired.
o 5-8 years working under or with a licensed Architect.
o Design-Build experience, or the desire to work in that environment, required.
o Industrial/Distribution/Logistics building type experience, or the desire to work on those types of projects, required.
o Commercial, industrial, multi-family, and local government work experience beneficial.
o Experience with renovation, upfit and expansion projects beneficial
§ Knowledge and Skillset Requirements
o Self-motivated individual able to work well in a team environment with architects, engineers, and construction professionals. Driven to provide what is needed to provide a successful project outcome.
o Motivated to be a leader of the project team and play a pivotal role in nurturing client relationships.
o Good graphic, written, and verbal skills in the appropriate media.
o Strong analytical skills to support program development and design decisions.
o Strong knowledge of codes and regulations applicable to the projects. ADAAG, FDA, FM Global, ICC, NFPA, and USDA.
o Ability to sketch an idea while talking with a client, or Contractor, to quickly illustrate the discussion at hand.
o Ability to plan out the path to success for the project at hand.
o Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, MS Office Suite. Helpful to know of other programs useful in preparing presentation quality renderings.
o Demonstrated ability to independently produce medium and large project documentation.
o A “get your hands dirty” personality with the drive to provide quality work to assure a successful, on-time, on-budget project.