Designer


Firm Name: 
DFD Architects
Contact Email: 
URL: 
www.dfdarch.com

 

DFD Architects is seeking a Designer to join our team. DFD Architects is a long-standing, relationship-based firm located in Leander, Texas, specializing in senior living, long-term healthcare, hospital, multifamily and commercial projects. DFD Architects has used those relationships in a team-based approach that includes designers, owners, developers, operators, contractors, and even local and state jurisdictions to create a uniquely successful and significant presence in the State of Texas.

 

This full-time salaried position works under the direct supervision of a Project Manager or senior management to develop and complete schematic design and construction documents in CAD. The Designer is critical to the successful completion of any project as their efforts constitute most of the hours spent designing, coordinating and physical creation of the construction documents.

 

DFD Architects provides all full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package, including Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, as well as paid vacation and sick time levels above the industry average.

Competitive salary will be based on level of experience and skills.

 

Essential Tasks

 

1. Prepare Schematic, Design Development and Construction Documents for permitting and pricing using AutoCAD®. Documents may include other disciplines as necessary.

 

2. Work closely with a Project Manager to coordinate the reconciliation of conflicts between building systems and outside consultants such as structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, civil engineering, telecommunications, and life safety.

 

3. Understand and be capable of designing basic structural systems of wood, masonry, and multi-story steel frame construction under the direction of a project manager.

 

4. Occasional on-site visits during the construction phase to assist with observations.

 

Required Competencies / Skills

 

1. A strong work ethic, and the ability to work both independently and with a team.

2. Creativity and problem-solving

3. Effective personal time management

4. Knowledge of wood, steel and concrete building systems.

5. Understanding of basic drafting conventions, including (but not limited to);

- Elevations, Sections, Floor Plans, Ceiling Plans

- Line Weight, Scale, Depth and Layering

6. The ability to create and interpret two-dimensional drawings of three-dimensional objects and spaces.

 

Required Education and Experience

 

1. A two-year degree in an Architectural or Engineering related course of study or CAD program.

2. 4 years of experience working in an Architectural Firm under the supervision of a licensed Architect within the United States.

3. 4 years’ experience in AutoCAD®, REVIT® or AutoCAD Architecture. ®

4. 4 years’ experience in MS Office® programs such as Word®.

 

Preferred Experience

 

1. 5-8 years’ experience working in an Architectural Firm under the supervision of a licensed Architect.

2. 5-8 years’ experience in AutoCAD®, REVIT® or AutoCAD Architecture. ®

3. 2-3 years’ experience with SketchUp Pro®

4. Experience in health care and long-term senior care facilities in Texas is not required but strongly encouraged.

 

Interested applicants may submit resumes to jobs@dfdarch.com.

Please email with any questions. No phone calls please.

 

Job Type: Full-time Salary Position

 

Benefits:

DFD Architects provides all full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package, including Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, as well as paid vacation and sick time levels above the industry average.