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Career Opportunities

DXU is always seeking talented Architects with design skills, technical competence, a strong work ethic and the ability to work efficiently on a wide range of project types and scales.

Current Positions:

Senior Project Manager

Summary Description:

  • Ten + years of related career experience
  • Licensure preferred but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture from an accredited program
  • Coordinates all project efforts in order to ensure effective execution, prepares strategic plans, and serves as primary client liaison
  • Estimates scope of work and oversees less experienced project managers

Detailed Job Description:

Handles the most complex projects of the largest magnitude. Responsible for coordination of all project efforts, administrative and technical, to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects. Prepares strategic plans for project success. Serves as primary liaison contact with clients to complete projects on schedule, within budget, and with maximum client satisfaction. Actively manages client budgets, schedules, and programs; project budget and schedule; project communications and documentation; office administrative tasks; and project team assignments. Estimates fees, determines scope of work, and prepares proposals and contracts. Provides oversight and monitoring of work of less experienced project managers. Supervision and guidance mainly concern overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters.

Key Technical Skills:

  • High Proficiency in AutoCad and/or Revit, MS office, and Adobe Suites
  • Good understanding of zoning and building codes
  • Good understanding of the architects’ scope of services
  • Strong ability to communicate with municipal officials, clients and contractors

 Key Personal Traits:

  • Leadership experience and skills
  • Mentoring and training of staff
  • Effective written and oral communicator
  • Team oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Leader by example
  • Accountability mindset for self and team

Project Manager

Summary Description:

  • Eight + years of experience
  • Licensure preferred but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture from an accredited program
  • Manages multiple small/medium projects
  • Coordinates all aspects of assigned projects
  • Estimates scope of work
  • Develops creative design concepts & solves design problems for projects
  • Prepares presentation and design drawings and details

Detailed Job Description:

Has full responsibility for managing all aspects of multiple small to midsize projects and/or clients. Prepares strategic plans for project success. Responsible for the coordination of all project efforts, administrative and technical, to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects. Serves as the primary client liaison to bring the schedule, budgets, and scope of work to completion and to the client’s satisfaction. Actively manages client budgets, schedules, and programs; project communications and documentation; office administrative tasks; and project team assignments. Estimates fees, determines scope of work, and prepares proposals and contracts. Takes initiative to learn new architectural skills. Holds responsibility for finished plans, specifications, or approval of materials and construction. May supervise a small staff of designers and technicians. Applies sound and diverse knowledge of architecture principles and practices in broad array of assignments and related fields. Acts independently regarding architectural methods and complexities.

Key Technical Skills:

  • Strong skills with AutoCad and/or Revit, MS office, and Adobe Suites
  • Good understanding of zoning and building codes
  • Good understanding of the architects’ scope of services
  • Ability to effectively communicate with municipal officials, clients and contractors

Key Personal Traits:

  • Leadership experience and skills
  • Training of less experienced staff
  • Effective written and oral communicator
  • Team oriented
  • Self-starter
  • Accountability mindset for self and team
  • Highly organized

Project Designer

Summary Description:

  • Six + years of experience
  • Licensure preferred but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture or related design/engineering program
  • Manages multiple small/medium projects
  • Develops creative design concepts & solves design problems for projects
  • Works independently on architectural design projects and often coordinates project design efforts
  • Prepares presentation and design drawings and details

 Detailed Job Description:

 Responsible for specific technical design aspects of an assigned project, including investigation, evaluation, and recommendation of design solutions. Performs assignments under direction with limited responsibility for design. Provides professional architectural consultation in the planning, design, and coordination of projects. Independently makes decisions on significant architectural design problems and methods. Articulates conceptual designs. Competent in all conventional aspects of architecture. Takes initiative to learn new architectural skills. Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex issues and supervisory approval on proposed project plans.

Key Technical Skills:

  • Strong skills with AutoCad and/or Revit, MS office, and Adobe Suites
  • General understanding of zoning and building codes
  • Ability to communicate with municipal officials and contractors

Key Personal Traits:

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Team oriented
  • Self-motivated and takes initiative
  • Accountability mindset for self and team
  • Highly organized
  • Responsible & punctual

Designer

Summary Description:

  • Generally zero to six years of experience, licensed or on path to licensure
  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture or related design/engineering program
  • Works under direction of others, responsible for projects’ technical design
  • Provides planning/design/coordination consultation on large projects

Detailed Job Description:

Responsible for specific schematic or technical design aspects of an assigned project, including investigation, evaluation, and recommendation of design solutions. Performs assignments under direction with limited responsibility for design. Proposes solutions to architectural design problems and methods. Takes initiative to learn new architectural skills.

Key Technical Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of AutoCad and/or Revit, MS office, and Adobe Suites
  • Basic understanding of zoning and building codes
  • Ability to communicate with municipal officials

Key Personal Traits:

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Team oriented
  • Self-motivated and takes initiative
  • Accountability mindset for self and team
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Responsible & punctual

Contact

For career opportunities, please contact our Office Manager:

Diane Sorensen
dsorensen@dxuarch.com
312·955·0334 x200