Ghafari Architect in Grand Rapids, Michigan
With some supervision from the Manager of Architecture (VP or Director), this position assists in the development of the design work; leads in the production of technical drawings and specifications; coordinates the related work of the other disciplines; and assumes in-house construction administration duties on projects of moderate size and complexity.
Essential Job Functions:
Has the ability to coordinate and run small to moderate scale projects with some complexity.
Establish the factual parameters of the design work (e.g., code, site restrictions, budget, and schedule restraints); identify building systems options and related performance and cost criteria; assist in the presentation of design documents.
Formulate the project work plan and mini-sheet sets based on an approved scope of work. Lead the execution of the various tasks identified therein.
Assume primary responsibility for the daily activities of the architectural project team, progress of the work and technical quality of the Construction Documents (drawings and specifications).
Provide mentorship and embrace opportunities for learning with less experienced staff throughout the course of the project.
Accurately produces schematic design, design development and construction documents.
Proficient at architectural graphic standards and construction drawing set organization and development.
Assist the Project Manager in adhering to the project schedule and budget. Identify changes to the scope of the work and related repercussions on project schedule and budget.
Advise the Manager of Architecture (VP or Director) of changes in the staffing requirements for projects.
Prepare written portion of addenda and bulletins relating to architectural work.
Initiate and orchestrate the work of the entire project team (the various engineering and interiors disciplines, and other consultants), and facilitate the timely exchange of information between all project team members.
Assume responsibility for the coordination of all disciplines, documents, and for insuring that quality control procedures are enforced.
Perform all in-house construction administration duties: respond to RFI’s, review and approve shop drawings, issue bulletins, etc.; assist in providing field-representation services (at the request of the Project Manager).
Possess/demonstrates thorough knowledge of company standards. Help maintain and improve office architectural standards, details and production tools.
Proficient with Revit model creation and capable of recognizing/understanding Revit family content in accordance with company standards.
Proficient with Revit project set-up and workset/model management in accordance with company standards.
Knowledgeable with laser scanning and point clouds.
Possess/demonstrates the ability/willingness to accept constructive feedback and mentorship from colleagues to enhance professional development.
Perform related duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Architectural Engineering; Master’s preferred.
Licensed Architect preferred but not required.
- 5-10 years related architecture experience.
Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks, and Microsoft Office. Familiar with ProjectWise.
Knowledgeable with point cloud software (e.g. Autodesk Recap).
Good written and verbal communication
Ghafari is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to understand and meet the distinct needs of every client. For nearly forty years, we have taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets. By blending insight with technological innovation, we help clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.
Our full-service, in-house team works together to meet the unique demands of each project. Working side by side, market experts and discipline leaders exchange insights to uncover new opportunities for efficiency. This rigorous collaboration allows us to bridge smart design with precise functionality.
Ghafari was founded on the promise of technological innovation. Today, we are recognized as a pioneer in adopting and standardizing the latest advancements in our field. We aim to remain at the forefront of our industry and create ever-smarter spaces that help clients navigate new demands within their field.
Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects around the world.
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Job ID 2020-1442
Job Location US-MI-Grand Rapids