Job Captain

Richard Beard Architects

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Overview: The Job Captain develops design skills and understanding by taking direction from and working with more senior staff. Building experience through drawing production and assistance with project management and coordination, the Junior Architectural Staff cultivates a stronger understanding of the firm’s design and business standards and values.


Professional degree in Architecture, 3 years’ experience, and working knowledge of AutoCAD and/or Revit. Active pursuit of an architectural license in the State of California is desirable.

Duties and Responsibilities

Architecture Projects

·         Design: Communicate ideas with freehand sketches; exhibit an understanding of the relationship between plans, sections and elevations; develop design concepts; understand and integrate the effects of other disciplines on design; support the lead designer at all scales (i.e., site planning, aesthetics and detailing).

·         Technical/Production: Develop simple to moderately complex details; understand specifications and their role in construction documents; participate actively in project teams; organize construction documents following project manager’s lead; demonstrate and develop CAD/BIM fluency and manage related production; assist in coordination of consultant work, support and follow direction of Project Manager and/or Principal in related areas. Expected utilization rate of 80%.

·         Codes/Approvals (Entitlements): Acquire knowledge of the relationship between planning codes and site and building design.

·         Code/Approvals (Building Code): Acquire knowledge and understanding of codes as applied to production; support Project Manager or Principal in code research and negotiation.

·         Contract Administration and Construction Phase Services: Develop understanding of architect, owner and contractor roles and responsibilities in CA including the General Conditions of the Contract for Construction; perform CA tasks on smaller projects with direction and oversight from Project Manager.

·         Management (Internal): Assist with fee tracking and organization of work plan; general understanding of contract requirements in relation to budget, schedule and scope of work; appropriately document project progression as outlined in the PM and Operations Manuals.

·         Management (External): Assist in coordination and preparation of consultant, client, and community meetings.

·         Assist with the development of fee estimates and work plans.

Client Relationships

Promotional: Support existing relationships with clients, consultants etc. through design, documentation and construction phases.

Other Professional Skills

Communication: Communicate effectively with peers; demonstrate professional writing skills; organize information with graphic clarity; develop ability to give client presentations and draft letters and proposals.

Professional Characteristics: Demonstrate sound ethics and good judgment; inspire trust; exhibit values compatible with those of firm; contribute to profession and community.

Additional duties

This position requires the flexibility to accept additional responsibilities and duties at the discretion of the Principals.

How to Apply

Email your Resume, Cover Letter and Portfolio to No telephone calls please.

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