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ARCHITECTURE/DESIGN JOBS IN SOUTH DAKOTA

 

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Drafter/Architect

Ciavarella Design Architects, Mitchell, ciavarelladesign.com (Posted 8/4/20)

Job Title

Drafter/Architect

Job Overview

Candidate will manage projects and will use Revit to provide construction documents and other presentation materials.

Candidate will support architects in the firm:

  • Develop preliminary design concepts.
  • Produce construction documents.
  • Assist with in –office project management.

Qualifications

  • Drafting Degree, Graduate Architect, or Licensed Architect
  • Experience is preferred.
  • Proficient in Revit and Microsoft Office.
  • Must be a team player.

Salary and benefits dependent on experience.

Email: brad@ciavarelladesign.com

 




Project Manager/Drafts(wo)man - Architecture

CO-OP Architecture

About the Job

General Description:
This person will assist in all phases of a project production and will have interaction with the owner/client and consultants. This person will also be responsible for drafting in Revit, and assisting in all facets of building making, including estimating and/or specification writing.  While prior experience is preferred, it is not required.  Position is in our Rapid City, SD office.  Regular in-state travel may be expected (not overnight).  Must have fun, enjoyable disposition and motivated.  Salary TBD based on experience/qualifications.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position would entail:

  • Drafting commercial architecture with Revit.
  • Coordinate with co-workers, owner, contractors and consultants.
  • Analyze construction documents, manage change orders, RFP’s, RFI’s, addendums and notifications, develop schedules, write meeting minutes and observations reports.
  • Lead pre-bid meetings, pre-construction meetings, and progress meetings.
  • Assist with project specifications (if necessary).
  • Meet deadlines and budgets.
  • Assist in creating project estimates and costs, do material take-offs.  
  • Assist with other facets of architecture office. 
  • Some kind of miscellaneous talent.  Could be ping-pong, juggling, etc.
  • Be interested in making meaningful and creative architecture.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Degree in Drafting, Construction or Architecture preferred (not required).
  •  1-5 years experience in the construction industry preferred.
  •  Demonstrates good written and oral communication and team skills.
  •  Must be dependable, detail-oriented, consistent, diligent, and fun.
  •  Word, Excel.  CAD, Revit, MasterSpec, and take-off software skills a plus.

About:

CO-OP Architecture was established in 2012, currently has nineteen employees, and has offices in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, and Rapid City.  We’re looking for the best people.  We’re a relatively young group of easy going folk that enjoy what we do and each other.  We’re interested in all kinds of things, but mostly we’re interested in better architecture in our own backyard.  Check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/co.op.architecture?ref=hl and website www.co-oparch.com.

Send resumes with references to Tami at CO-OP Architecture, tami@co-oparch.com.

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Architect / Project Manager

Stone Group Architects, Sioux Falls, S.D., Sioux City, Iowa; Wayzata, Minn.; Moorhead, Minn.

Architect / Project Manager wanted to join our Fun / Positive Working Team / Culture

Stone Group Architects is currently seeking an Architect / Project Manager with 5-10 years’ experience to join our team. As a Project Manager, you and the Principal Architect are responsible for project financial performance and team communication.  Capable of managing multiple projects during all phases of a project until completion and direct employees and consultants at all levels to ensure that proper steps and procedures are taken and that the work is completed as planned, budgeted, scheduled and in conformance with design intent.  This position will be responsible for leading the project team with the clear goal of providing the highest possible quality of service and client satisfaction along with quality architecture. The Project Manager is to maintain and monitor project profitability and schedule adherence, coordinate and manage project communications, contracts, budgets and schedules.

We have positions to fill in our Sioux Falls, SD, Sioux City, IA, Moorhead, MN and Wayzata, MN locations.  This position does offer partnership potential.

Responsibilities

Leadership

  • Fosters and maintains a collaborative professional working relationship with the Leadership Team, owner, consultants, and suppliers, contractors and sub-contractors.
  • Participates on and/or leads multiple projects as a Project Manager-Project Architect.
  • Assists senior management in developing and validating project scope and fee, budget, and scope of services during the marketing and contract development process and use past experiences to guide the process.
  • Assists in preparing project presentations.  May participate and/or lead client presentations.
  • Assists senior management in the preparation and execution of consultant contracts.
  • Assists with negotiating fees and contracts for services.
  • Incorporates Sustainable Design solutions into projects.
  • Takes personal responsibility for fostering a green workplace through sustainable work practices.
  • Help to guide the selection process for consultant selection on projects

Management

  • Works with Project Architect to avoid or eliminate conflicts in schedule due to the changes in various projects.
  • Plans, organizes and manages project.  Provides on-going communication through team meetings/minutes/up-date memos to project team.
  • Communicates with consultants, contractors, sub-consultants and other disciplines to ensure effective communication.
  • Monitors construction administration during the construction phase

Client Interface

  • Responsible for maintaining client relationships throughout project.  Keeps client apprised of project progress on regular basis. Initiates and maintains contact with other key project individuals for clarification, coordination and negotiation of critical issues. 
  • Consults with client to determine function and spatial requirements and prepares information regarding design, specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, and construction time.  Plans layouts of projects and integrates engineering elements into unified design for client review and approval.

Business Development

  • Participates in developing annual business plan for the business unit.
  • Identifies new business opportunities while developing current client relationships.  Listens for and seek out new projects which may exist or are being formulated. 
  • Participates in selected marketing and business development opportunities.
  • Assists in development of fee proposals for marketing proposals.

Staff Development

  • Provides leadership including professional development coaching and mentoring staff.
  • Defines staff requirements for projects as needed or directed.  Makes recommendations to senior management for staff promotions/terminations for project team and Architecture discipline.  May participate in interviews and recruiting of professional staff.

Required Skills

  • Strong knowledge of design, trends, construction methodology, material application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness. 
  • Advanced knowledge of architectural building systems.
  • Thorough understanding of project work plans, schedules, staffing, and budgets.
  • Thorough knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM). (REVIT)
  • Advanced knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.   
  • Possess strong hand and advanced CAD drafting skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and InDesign graphic software preferred.
  • Proficiency in Revit required.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing; Ability to work in team environment.
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture or equivalent in education or experience required.  Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in architectural practice with management experience in all phases of projects through post-occupancy.
  • Preferred experience with VA and healthcare
  • Registration as an Architect in a US state and/or jurisdiction recognized by NCARB preferred.
  • LEED credential required within 12 months of employment
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Methodical and thorough approach to work
  • Organized and Good at juggling tasks and prioritizing
  • A great team player and a desire to show initiative

SGA values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country and we support the hiring of returning Service Members and military spouses

SGA is a 22-person and growing Architectural firm that does work across the United States. We operate from four offices – Sioux Falls, SD; Sioux City, IA; Wayzata, MN; and Moorhead, MN. SGA professionals work side by side with some of the leading experts in health care, retail, office, education, rec/wellness and military to plan and design projects that provide inspiring environments for the people who occupy them and the communities where they reside. We are a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and Great Customer Service is a key part of our culture. We are committed to providing supportive, respectful and collaborative service to all of our clients – and all of our employees provide that for one another, as well. We work hard to listen more than we talk, and we design for what our clients need, not what we want. If you are interested in joining a team where you can make a difference, grow your career quickly and work with a really great group of people, SGA may be the place for you. For more information, please visit our website at www.stonegrouparchitects.com.

This position is full-time. We will interview until we fill the position. SGA offers a flexible work environment with a fun office culture. Full time employees are eligible for benefits to include: PTO, health, dental, vision, life, disability and retirement. Interested applicants may email resume and contact information to Stephanie at stephaniewa@stonegrouparchtiects.com




Architect or Architectural Graduate

Architecture Incorporated

We have an immediate opening for either a licensed architect or an architectural graduate at our Rapid City office. We are looking for creative individuals who are able to work independently and as part of a team. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of project types and work in all phases of a project. We encourage professional growth and lifelong learning for our employees and welcome a candidate who is interested in taking on more responsibilities and leadership over time as their skill set expands.


Qualifications:

  • Degree in architecture from an accredited school.
  • Minimum three years of experience working in a professional architectural firm on commercial and institutional projects.
  • Experience working in all phases of a project from design through construction.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience coordinating project consultants.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with limited supervision in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of building codes and their proper application.
  • Technical knowledge of building construction practices.
  • Proficient using Revit, specification software, SketchUp or similar rendering software.
  • LEED credentials desired.

Architecture Incorporated strives to employ excellent individuals and to provide our staff with an environment that encourages and recognizes personal growth, high achievement, and outstanding service to our clients. We were recognized in 2016 by Prairie Business Magazine as being one of the Top 50 Best Places to Work in the region. Benefits include paid time off, holiday pay, health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and a SEP-IRA. We offer a fast-paced, challenging and fun work environment. Wage DOQ.


Interested parties should submit a cover letter, resume, portfolio and salary requirements to Lisa VandeVoort at mail@architectureinc.com.



 

Medical Project Architect

JLG Architects


You know so much about healthcare delivery that your friends call you Doc. Where others draw the Parthenon, your sketchbook is filled with OR suites and maternity wards. You crush deadlines, and you’re such a great multi-tasker that you’re reading this while tuning up your motorcycle.

You want to transform the healthcare industry and work with some of the most creative, fun and progressive people in our industry, and eat chocolate-covered potato chips. Guess what? We have the job for you.

JLG Architects is seeking a Medical Project Architect. Not just any professional, mind you. A JLG Medical Project Architect:

- Is driven to continuously improve the healthcare environment… A JLG Medical Architect knows healthcare and medical architecture like the dorsal of their metacarpal.
- …Both on- and off-stage. A JLG Medical Architect works to build healthier, more efficient, and more effective healthcare delivery systems that benefits both patients and providers.
- Designs, Educates, Leads. A JLG Medical Architect serves as the program and design specialist for all JLG medical work and safeguards the brand by providing oversight for all work completed by the JLGmed Division.

A few more attributes of a future JLGer:

- You need to be an experienced healthcare leader. You need at least 5-7 years of post-graduate experience in the planning, design, documentation, and construction of healthcare projects, including clinical and acute care environments, and campus planning.
- The acronyms NFPA, LEAN, and EDAC mean something to you. You understand clinician workflow and have exposure to process improvement activities and productivity systems such as PMP or Six Sigma.
- You know what it means to be a leader. Your “can-do” outlook and willingness to do what it takes garners the respect and confidence of your peers and project team. You stick to your budgets and schedules, period.

-You are ready to apply : Visit https://jlgarchitects.com/careers

About JLG:
On a 20-below January day in 1989, Gary Johnson and Lonnie Laffen opened the doors to JLG Architects with little more than a stack of bumwad and a burning desire to truly make a difference through great design (and probably a space heater, because brr).

Thirty years later, we are one of the country’s 50 Most Admired Companies (MSN Money), 50 Best Places to Work (Inc. Magazine), and Architecture Giants (Building Design+Construction). That two-person firm may have grown to 120 professionals in 12 offices, but our driving force remains the same.

Every day at JLG is a new day for creating, inspiring and solving challenges. Everyone – from our Intern Designers to our Construction Administrator to our Marketing staff – is the heart and brains of the process, and we work closely together because we are inspired by one another. We live and work with passion; we never stop at “good enough” when it comes to our own expertise and aptitude, and are innovative and resilient in seeking out new ways to actively participate in the experience of being a JLGer.

In fact, our JLGers are so important that we became a 100% Employee-Owned ESOP in 2014 because the best place to grow your career is at a business of your own design. So, if you are someone with fire in your belly and fun up your sleeve, you’re someone we want to meet.

Beyond a love for award-winning architecture and chocolate-covered potato chips (not required), here is what makes a JLGer:

Design | We raise the bar.
We inspire and innovate through creative solutions that elevate expectations and outcomes.

RELATIONSHIPS | We build connections.
We nurture collaborative, supportive, authentic, respectful relationships through clear and honest communication and adaptive decision making.

COMMUNITY | We make a difference.
We find new ways to actively engage in and uplift all of our communities — from our professional network to our local neighborhood to our family of JLGers.

STEWARDSHIP | We take good care.
We take full responsibility for our clients’, firm’s, and Earth’s resources to make smart decisions and mitigate risks for today and tomorrow.

INTEGRITY | We do what we say.
We do right by our clients, our communities, and ourselves.

But wait, there’s more - here are a few other reasons why it’s good to be a JLGer:

WORK+LIFE
- Agile workforce program
- Summer and flexible hours
- JLGfit program
- Company-wide events and in-house social gatherings

ABOVE-AND-BEYOND COMPENSATION
- 100%-paid Medical Insurance
- Dental, Vision and Supplemental Insurance; Health Savings Account; Life, Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
- Paid vacation time; paid personal/sick time; paid holidays; paid volunteer time; paid military service
- Flexible Spending Accounts (Health/Daycare FLEX)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- Formal peer mentoring program; Company-sponsored training and continuing education
- Paid Architectural Registration Exams
- Endless growth opportunities
- For new graduates, a 3-year development program that cuts the time to licensure in half

BUILD WEALTH
- Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
- 401(k) retirement plan with employer match contribution
- Licensure bonus program
- Discretionary bonuses

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Job Type: Full-time




BIM Specialist

Architecture Incorporated

We are seeking a tech-savvy individual to join our team as a BIM Specialist. This person will work independently and on project teams to model and develop documentation from Schematic Design through Construction Document phases. It is important that this candidate shares our firm’s mission of using the latest and greatest technology to most effectively serve our clients, demonstrating a willingness to learn new programs and techniques as applicable. We encourage professional growth and lifelong learning for our employees and welcome a candidate who is interested in taking on more responsibilities and leadership over time as their skill set expands.

Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree or college degree in related architectural and construction technology program from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum three years of Revit experience working in a professional architectural firm (or similar relevant experience) on commercial and institutional projects.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with limited supervision in a team environment.
  • Ability to effectively manage your time to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of building codes and their proper application.
  • Technical knowledge of building construction practices.
  • Be detail oriented, self-motivated and a team player.
  • Must have advanced Revit architecture skills and experience. Related BIM software experience is helpful.
  • Ability to communicate well and coordinate with the entire project team, both internally and externally.

Architecture Incorporated strives to employ excellent individuals and to provide our staff with an environment that encourages and recognizes personal growth, high achievement, and outstanding service to our clients. We were recognized in 2019 by Prairie Business Magazine as being one of the Top 50 Best Places to Work in the region. Benefits include paid time off, holiday pay, health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and a SEP-IRA. Wage DOQ.

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to Lisa VandeVoort at mail@architectureinc.com.

 


 

Stone Group Architects - Specification Writer/Estimator

Sioux Falls, S.D., Sioux City, Iowa; Wayzata, Minn.; Moorhead, Minn.

Stone Group Architects is currently seeking a Specification Writer/Estimator with a minimum of 2 years to serve as a technical liaison to project teams, coordinating project specification deliverables and design guidelines throughout all phases of project design.  This position will also define and provide quality assurance into construction and project documents. 

This position can be located out of any of our SGA office locations: Sioux Falls, SD, Sioux City, IA, Wayzata, MN, or Moorhead, MN.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Architectural Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or engineering or equivalent in education or experience preferred
  • Professional architectural registration preferred
  • Proficiency in MasterSpec or BSD SpecLink
  • 2-5 years of professional experience including: 
    • Building technology
    • Code knowledge
    • Product research and specification

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  

  • Strong knowledge of:
    • architectural design, engineering coordination, design trends, products, construction methodology, building systems, material application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness 
    • construction procedures and schedules
    • building envelope components, interior plans and material requirements of all building and facility types
    • building codes and ability to research and apply/incorporate into technical documents
    • sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines
  • Architectural specification writing experience preferred. VA or Federal specification experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in MasterSpec or BSD SpecLink preferred, but not required.
  • Bluebeam Revu and Revit computer software experience beneficial 
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional work ethic

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following (other duties may be assigned)

  • Reviews drawings and other project information to write and edit specifications for projects and coordinates compliance with project requirements, institutional guidelines, technical conditions, acceptable standards, and existing laws, rules, regulations and codes.
  • Understands the project design requirements and translates those requirements into materials, methods, equipment, procedures, installation, and certification testing necessary to provide the narrative descriptions which are used to procure, install and erect building components. 
  • Prepare and review the procurement and contracting requirements, including the Division 1 General Requirement sections. 
  • Performs product research; assists project designers with material selection and system research. 
  • Provides quality management reviews and technical advice in design development through construction document phases. 
  • Acts as a risk management resource to other project leaders. 
  • Develops and maintains relationships with vendors. 
  • Provide development and improvement of Master Specifications including specialized content for project type or regional conditions as well as sustainable content 
  • Assists project managers with review and coordination of project agreements relative to professional service and general condition issues. 
  • Assists project architects and project designers with material and system constructability analysis. 
  • Assists project architects with shop drawing and product substitution review. 
  • Coordinates and reviews consultant technical specifications
  • Participates in project life cycle cost analysis 
  • Maintains technical resource library and list of technical resource contacts. 
  • Archives technical files to ensure consistent project milestone documentation. 
  • May conduct internal specifications training. 
  • Participates in developing and improving document standards and best practice procedures.

This position is full-time. We will interview until we fill the position. SGA offers a flexible work environment with a fun office culture. Full time employees are eligible for benefits to include: PTO, health, dental, vision, life, disability and retirement. Interested applicants may email resume and contact information to Stephanie at stephaniewa@stonegrouparchtiects.com

SGA values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country and we support the hiring of returning Service Members and military spouses

SGA is a growing Architectural firm that specializes in all types of architecture.  SGA professionals work side by side with some of the leading experts in health care, retail, office, education planning and design on projects that bring meaningful change. For more information, please visit our website at www.stonegrouparchitects.com.