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Lead Architect

Are you a highly experienced residential architect who thrives in a multi-disciplinary environment? Do you enjoy working with and motivating people. Are you able to see the big picture, and quickly assess and organize the processes, people, and steps necessary for achieving an intended outcome? Do you enjoy creating and completing a job well done in an accurate and timely manner?     Would you enjoy seeing your projects built in real-time by skilled in-house crews?   Are you looking for more responsibility, independence, and growth in your career?

We are an established residential design-build remodeling firm with a stellar reputation who is looking for an outstanding key hire for a vital position. Our projects are designed and built with in-house personnel for a seamless deliverable client experience. Our clients are mid- to high-end, with aesthetic and convenience expectations, that we are uniquely suited to provide.

Employment Type

  • Key Leadership position
  • Full Time, Salary, Exempt
  • On-site (not remote)

Salary

  • $91,000 – $106,000

Benefits

  • Health Insurance, 401K, Holiday and Vacation Leave, Family Friendly

Travel Requirements

  • Local only

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor or Masters Degree in Architecture, or Engineering, or Building Construction
  • Excellent Transcripts
  • Architectural License a strong plus
  • 8+ years in all aspects of residential remodeling design and/or construction

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Proficiency in: Revit, AutoCAD, MS Office, Adobe, Sketchup, Project Management Software, 3D rendering
  • Excellent technical skills in Residential Design, Structural, Construction Documents
  • Well-developed understanding and adherence to Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC Residential building codes, and affinity for researching unknown aspects
  • Analytical Skills – ability to recognize problems, distill and define pertinent issues, and determine and propose effective solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills combined with desire to work with clients and all disciplines related to position
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Personality

  • Dependable with a strong work ethic, displaying maturity and professionalism in every interaction
  • Leadership mindset – enjoys taking on responsibility
  • Production Oriented – manages multiple projects to tight schedules; enjoys pushing projects through quickly from start to completion in a timely manner
  • Strong ability to prioritize and multi-task, continuously re-assesses project priorities and respond to current needs, while maintaining continuum of ongoing projects
  • Team player; eager to support and assist all professionals and field personnel in organization
  • Adaptable – able to expand and change as the company does
  • Highly accurate, reviews work, takes pride in work done correctly

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accountable and Responsible for quality and accuracy of all design and construction drawings, details, selections, discussions, engineering, permitting
  • Construction Budget
    • A construction budget is established very early in the process.   Work within the budget.  Creatively value-engineer design, selections, and details to comply with budget.  Discuss budget with client immediately whenever design discussions will impact the budget.
  • Existing Conditions:
    • Measure and produce accurate as-built drawings, including existing conditions analysis
    • Understand hidden aspects of existing construction types for residential structures built between 1920s and present
  • Design
    • Interface with Client and/or project Salesperson to assess client needs
    • Create project schematic design floor plans and elevations that meet the construction budget and the clients needs, Edit/revise design as required
    • Understand construction budget and adhere to it in design
    • Take the lead on selections/specifications that are outside of Kitchen and Bath/Interior Designer’s purview
    • Interface with Salesperson, Kitchen and Bath Designer, Production Manager,  and Estimator
    • Stay on top of current design trends
    • Produce 2D and 3D views to advance the client’s decision-making process.
  • Construction Drawings
    • Produce accurate floor plans, exterior elevations, interior elevations, building sections, construction details including structural details, and framing plan
    • Review work for accuracy, compliance, and coordination across all disciplines
    • Coordinate with salesperson, estimator, specification writer, and production manager throughout construction of each project, as-needed
    • Research code requirements for building construction,
  • Specifications
    • Perform product research and incorporation into design – for example; window and door specifications, manufacturer, style, material, color, sizing, tempering, etc; and create accurate orders using manufacturer’s software
    • Write specifications, collaborating with Salesperson/Estimator and Client
  • Engineering
    • Understand engineering and facilitate easy communication with structural engineer
    • Ability to perform structural engineering a strong plus
  • Permits
    • Gather all pertinent information from County, Client, and existing job site conditions, prior to start of design, regarding zoning, building requirements, Health Department, Site review. Perform all design and construction documents within these parameters, to ensure successful issuance of permits.
    • Assemble permit package and apply for permits, including interface with survey(or) and plat
    • Respond to county comments and re-submit
  • Construction Management
    • Coordinate with Construction Manager as-needed for successful completion of projects.
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REVIT Designer

Are you an experienced REVIT residential designer who thrives in a team environment? Are you able to organize and produce a set of construction documents, coordinating with the lead architect, interior designer, structural engineer, and permitting department? Do you enjoy completing a job-well-done in an accurate and timely manner? Are you looking for more responsibility, and growth in your career? This position includes the potential to grow into a higher-level position, but the opportunity must be earned and maintained.

We are an established residential design-build remodeling firm with a stellar reputation that is looking for an outstanding key hire. Our projects are designed and built with in-house personnel, for a seamless deliverable client experience. Our clients are mid- to high-end, with aesthetic and convenience expectations that we are uniquely suited to provide.

High level of proficiency is required. Training on technical aspects of this position is provided.

Employment Type

  • Revit Designer
  • Full Time, Salary, Exempt
  • On-site (not remote)

Salary

  • $70,000 – $80,000

Benefits

  • Health Insurance, 401K, Holiday and Vacation Leave, Family Friendly

Travel Requirements

  • Local only

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree (in Architecture or Engineering a strong plus)
  • Excellent Transcripts
  • Architectural License a strong plus
  • 5+ years in REVIT designing of all aspects of residential remodeling design and/or construction

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Proficiency in: Revit, AutoCAD, MS Office, Adobe, Sketchup, 3D views
  • Excellent technical skills in Residential Design, Structural, Construction Documents
  • Familiarity with Virginia building codes, and ability to research unknowns
  • Analytical Skills – ability to recognize problems, distill and define pertinent issues, and determine and propose effective solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to fit with office atmosphere, including ability to interact with client as-needed
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Personality

  • Dependable with a strong work ethic, displaying maturity and professionalism in every interaction
  • Leadership mindset – enjoys taking on responsibility
  • Production Oriented – Manages multiple projects to tight schedules; enjoys pushing projects through quickly from start to completion in a timely manner
  • Strong ability to prioritize and multi-task, continuously re-assesses project priorities and respond to current needs, while maintaining continuum of ongoing projects
  • Team player; eager to support and assist all professionals and workmen in organization
  • Adaptable – Able to expand and change as the company does
  • Highly accurate, reviews own work, and assimilates it correctly with others’ work, takes pride in work done correctly

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accountable and Responsible for quality and accuracy of all design and construction drawings, details, selections, discussions, structural engineering coordination, permitting
  • Construction Budget – a construction budget is established very early in the process. Work with co-workers to stay within the budget.  Creatively value-engineer details to comply with budget.
  • Existing Conditions:
    • Measure and produce accurate as-built drawings, including existing conditions analysis
    • Understand hidden aspects of existing construction types for residential structures built between 1920’s and present
  • Design
    • Interface with project Salesperson to assess client needs
    • Work from Architect’s schematic design to create accurate floor plans and elevations for presentation, sales, and estimating
    • Interface with Salesperson, Kitchen and Bath Designer, Production Manager,  and Estimator to refine design
    • Produce primarily 2D views.  Generate 3D views as-needed to advance client’s decision-making process.
  • Construction Drawings
    • Produce accurate floor plans, exterior elevations, interior elevations, building sections, construction details including structural details, and framing plans while coordinating with structural engineer
    • Review own work for accuracy, compliance, and coordination across all disciplines
    • Coordinate with salesperson, estimator, specification writer, and production manager throughout construction of each project, as-needed
    • Familiar with Virginia Residential Building Codes. Embrace code research as necessary
  • Specifications
    • Perform product research and incorporate into design – for example; window and door specifications, manufacturer, style, material, color, sizing, tempering, etc; and create accurate orders using manufacturer’s software
  • Engineering
    • Understand structural engineering and facilitate easy communication with structural engineer.
  • Permits
    • Gather all pertinent information from County, Client, and existing job site conditions, regarding zoning, building requirements, Health Department, Site review.  Produce construction documents within these parameters, to ensure successful issuance of permit.
    • Assemble permit package and apply for permits, including interface with survey(or) for accurate plat
    • Respond to county comments and re-submit as-needed
  • Construction Management
    • Coordinate with Construction Manager as-needed during construction.
    • Respond to questions and update and revise drawings for successful completion of projects
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Commonwealth Home Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering great potential for future growth and expanding responsibilities.

 

We offer:

⇒ Family Friendly Environment

⇒ Health Insurance

⇒ Vacation Leave

⇒ 401K

⇒ Bonus/Incentive Program

Sound like a fit? Please send resume and letter of introduction to info@commonwealthhome.com.