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Architectural Designer

Job Title: Architectural Designer
Market: Architecture
Reports to: Architectural Practice Leader
FLSA: Exempt
SUMMARY
The Architectural Designer position is responsible for preparation, modification, and development of computer drafted drawings for construction and building modifications.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Travel may be required to prepare, field verify and conduct field measurements, and liaise with internal staff and clients.
• Construction includes new construction, remodel and renovation, alteration, equipment installation, and repair.
• Additionally, the position will involve development of design standards for drawings, drawing templates, and corporate standards for information and format of documents
• The Architectural Designer is responsible for development and production of all in-house drawings, coordinating with in or out of house AE firms and outside vendors regarding computer generated drawings, updates, management of any consultant production work or studies, development of automated electronic standards, templates, information standards, development and management of a corporate-electronic standards library for building components, facilities, networks, infrastructure, acting as a strategic planner related to automated drafting production requirements with other Designers, Architects, and Engineers in each department.
• Per project assignment the demonstration to utilize assigned software and operating systems for the project.
• Research and preparation of project related construction design, equipment installation, and support efforts of produced documents
• AE/Contractor coordination for project issues and review of electronic submissions
• Participation in AE/Consultant selection for project support
• Development and management of an electronic drawing library and storage systems for corporate-wide drawings
• Preparation of cost estimates related to electronic work
• Performing the BIM Implementation Plan for the project will include clash detection and conflict resolution based on the complexity of the project.
• Ensure requests for information and clarifications are reflected in documents and produce as-built or record drawings
• Review and approval of as-built drawings and update of documents to reflect red-line as-built drawings provided by others.
• Strategizing means and manner to use documents for inspection and acceptance of construction submissions, streamlining customer electronic information implementation efforts, and electronic facility planning.
• Working closely with AE firms and contractors to resolve construction and design issues and implement customer requested changes
SOFTWARE PROFICIENCIES
• Working knowledge of electronic software systems (such as Revit, AutoCAD, Navisworks, Bluebeam) as required for assigned projects. With the rapid nature of evolving production methods the position may be required to learn new software to perform the basic job duties.
CLIENT RESPONSIBILITIES
• Represents, advises, and consults with the client during construction administration.
• Researches, plans, design, and administer building projects for clients; applying knowledge of design, construction procedures, building codes and materials.
• Consults with client to determine functional and spatial requirements for new structure or renovation, and summarizes information regarding design, specifications, color, equipment, furnishings, estimated costs, and construction time.
• Presents and explains design of the project to client and other team representatives.
• Assists the client in filing documents for jurisdictional approvals and permits.
• Assists the client in obtaining competitive bids or negotiated proposals.
• Takes an active role during construction administration to represent, advise, and consult with the client.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
• Proficiency is required of the position to meet production expectations for the assigned work.
• This proficiency includes but is not limited to the following:
i. implementing departmental standards
ii. corporate standards
iii. working knowledge of the standard of care for the department the technician is assigned to.
• Follow the allotted hours for the project assigned tasks as defined by the Project Manager at the kickoff of the project and delegated by the Project Architect/Engineer. This requires active involvement with the Project Manager and Project Architect/Engineer.
• Develop checklists to ensure turnover of submittals, O&M manuals, as-built drawings, and all files related to a project
• Develop and maintain up to date documents
• Reading and interpreting blueprints
• Ability to interpret and analyze contract documents, specifications, building codes, OSHA regulations, and A/E documents
• Working knowledge of construction, specifications, building and electrical codes, and safety regulations
• Ability to understand and represent building systems and infrastructure components, wiring and network diagrams on documents
• Ability to follow written policy and verbal direction
• Good interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to communicate well both orally and in written form
• Knowledge of scheduling methods
• Ability to manage multiple tasks
QUALIFICATIONS
The incumbent should have at least a 5-year degree from an accredited institution. Technical design knowledge of building assemblies and construction practices is a minimum requirement of the position.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The incumbent will perform assigned duties in both office and construction settings. The Designer must be able to climb ladders, enter underground vaults and confined spaces, work at heights, and show physical dexterity, flexibility, and coordination to work on construction sites. The Designer must be able to wear safety shoes, protective eyewear, and a hard hat. The position may be exposed to temperature extremes during construction work. Lifting up to 75 pounds, unassisted, may be required.
Note: This is not intended as a complete or definitive statement of all duties or responsibilities of the job but a record of the principal elements of the Position.

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