DPA is currently seeking an experienced Job Captain or Project Architect

Desired Experience/Skills:

  • Advanced skills, knowledge, and education in all phases of projects from conceptual design through construction administration.
  • Experience in Type V-A and Type I construction preferred; all construction experience helpful.
  • BIM software experience mandatory (DPA utilizes ArchiCAD and will provide training as needed)
  • Completed 3-6 years of related experience working with computer design, architect design, and construction documents and in project design on projects of routine complexity.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently
  • Ability to organize and prioritize assigned work of a technical nature from multiple sources
  • Ability to learn and perform tasks quickly and accurately from verbal and written instructions with self-direction and minimal supervision
  • Intermediate knowledge of building codes and regulations and ability to apply code to drawings
  • Ability to present a positive and professional image to clients, staff, and community; to dress suitable to the position.
  • Courteous, effective verbal and written communication
  • A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, In-Design, Artlantis, and CAD programs.

Duties:

  • Building code research and analysis and compiling data as required by the project.
  • Assist in site investigation reports (site photos, site field conditions, etc.)
  • Responsible for leading the development of key portions of the design and construction documents, exercising discretion and judgment in interpreting design intent, and building code interpretation.
  • Interact with and provide quality service to clients by establishing and maintaining trust and confidence with the client.
  • Monitor progress toward deliverable schedules. Keep Project Manager apprised of project status and submit recommendations as projects progress or when necessary.
  • Collaborate with, inform, and direct consultants, contractors, fabricators, specification writers, and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives.

Required Education:

  • Building code research and analysis and compiling data as required by the project.
  • Assist in site investigation reports (site photos, site field conditions, etc.)
  • Responsible for leading the development of key portions of the design and construction documents, exercising discretion and judgment in interpreting design intent, and building code interpretation.
  • Interact with and provide quality service to clients by establishing and maintaining trust and confidence with the client.
  • Monitor progress toward deliverable schedules. Keep Project Manager apprised of project status and submit recommendations as projects progress or when necessary.
  • Collaborate with, inform, and direct consultants, contractors, fabricators, specification writers, and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives.

Located in Irvine, California, Douglas Pancake Architects (DPA) is a boutique architectural practice serving the senior housing and healthcare industry across the Western United States. DPA is a close-knit group of compassionate and talented individuals whose passions are focused on creating supportive, meaningful and healing environments for the frailest and most vulnerable members of our community. We continue to enjoy prosperity and success despite the struggling economy and are currently in growth mode.

DPA is seeking like-minded, motivated individuals to join our practice. First considered are candidates who possess the core qualities of compassion, enthusiasm, strong character, high intellect and strong interpersonal skills. Experience in Type V – A and Type I construction, BIM software (ArchiCAD or Revit) and process and in housing and healthcare occupancies is desirable but not required.

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