1858 ID – Senior Design Associate

Gillian Executive Search, Inc.     Construction | Development     Affordable Housing | Multifamily     Cincinnati-OH     May 31, 2021

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Position Overview

Senior Design Associate assists in presentation drawings, design development, construction documents and construction administration of assigned industrial and commercial office projects

Department:              Design/Build – Industrial, Commercial

Reports To:                Vice President, Architecture

Summary of Responsibilities

We are looking to take analytical, curious thinkers who does not mind hard work or digging the details, give them the tools and resources necessary to hone their skills and be rewarded with growth opportunity. The Senior Design Associate is responsible for assisting the President and VPs of Architecture in schematic design and presentation drawings, including 3D renderings as well as design development, construction documents and construction administration of assigned projects.

Why our client

For more than 125 years, they have offered a diverse set of real estate development and design-build construction solutions for commercial clients. Established in 1894 and employee-owned since 2014, the company specializes in build-to-suit and speculative commercial projects, including industrial facilities, office and medical buildings, multi-unit residential, as well as urban mixed-use developments.  Our client company’s growth is fueled by a strong commitment to their core values and the constant cultivation of a best-in-class team.  Rooted in design-build construction, their development approach integrates all functions in-house including design, project management, finance, leasing, and ongoing portfolio management.

They put a high premium on the kind of people who dig the details and have the skills to orchestrate them to perfection in a high-energy environment.

Building pride in the community is at the heart of what they do.  Not only do they help revitalize urban neighborhoods and support suburban communities embracing a future-forward perspective, Their employee-owners commit their talent, time, and treasure to many area causes.  Across each of Their markets, their employee-owners are actively engaged in community-based or non-profit organizations. Taking ownership by giving back is a part of what they are and always will be.

They pride themselves on a culture that inspires, challenges, supports, and rewards Their employee-owners. Their passion is contagious, Their sleeves are always rolled up, and Their doors are open at all times to new inventive, collaborative team members.

Essential Job Functions

  • Preliminary design activities including client meetings, programming, site planning, facility design, presentations and other design functions as directed.
  • Participating with the design team in advancing schematic design and design development into presentation quality drawings including rendered site plans, floor plans and elevations.
  • Producing 3D computer modeling and rendering utilizing Sketchup or Revit.
  • Producing accurate and timely construction documents utilizing AutoCAD or Revit.
  • Performing construction administration Activities, including site visits to review conformity of construction with documents, timely review of shop drawings and other submittals, and responding to requests for information/clarification.
  • Coordinating and prioritizing resources to assure the timely completion of multiple projects.

Position Requirements

  • Demonstrated experience in schematic design, design development, construction documents preparation and construction administration for commercial projects.
  • Strong design, graphics, and communication skills.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 10+ years (Sr. Design Associate) post-graduate experience in an architectural office
  • Architectural registration helpful, but not required
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • 3D computer rendering
  • 3D printing helpful
  • LEED Experience desirable

Safety Hazard of the Job

Normal safety hazards associated with office work, and with occasional observational visits to construction sites.

Physical Demands

Low physical effort required to sit, stand at files, bend, stoop, lift, and walk.  Maximum unassisted lift is 35 lbs.  Average lift is less than 10 lbs.  Requires ability to use a keyboard and monitor.  Also requires the ability to communicate verbally, both in person and on the telephone.  May require some travel by car.

Environmental Requirements

Average inside office environment.  Average office noise levels.  No personal protective equipment is required.  Ambient temperature is between 68F and 76F.

Compensation – $67k to $77k based on expereince with room to grow and bonus structures and benefits.

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