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Architect (59 views)

Fort Collins, CO
April 27, 2021

The Architect leads and coordinates with other members of the Architectural Design team, and is responsible for creating high quality construction drawings and presentations for both small and large scale residential remodeling and custom home projects. The Architect’s goal is to thoroughly understand our clients’ tastes and vision (and in cases where that isn’t clear, to help them discover what that is), then develop a design plan accordingly that aligns with the budget.

Mission

HighCraft Builders provides superior remodeling, new construction and large-scale repairs to make homes beautiful, functional, safe and sound. We deliver a superior client experience through up-front planning, proven processes, our commitment to quality and a genuine concern for our clients’ best interests.

Primary Tasks & Expectations 

  1. Perform site measures and create as-built drawings
  2. Independently set-up, produce and develop plans, elevations, sections, and 3D models (including mechanical and electrical requirements)
  3. Develop design options and make revisions throughout each project
  4. Ensure an optimal first impression and cultivate and nurture each professional relationship with a long-term view of success
  5. Navigate City/County approval and permitting processes
  6. Assist with client relations throughout life of the project

Experience 

  1. Minimum 4 year undergraduate degree with BS or BA in Architecture
  2. Minimum of 5 years working in architecture, 3 of which at a minimum in residential
  3. Proficiency in Revit and Photoshop
  4. Experience working directly with homeowners from concept through Construction Documents

Required Skills & Competencies 

  1. Understanding of building materials and construction methods
  2. Knowledge of procedures for production of construction documents
  3. Understanding of Colorado residential building codes and land use codes
  4. Understanding of residential construction costs
  5. Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel

Personal Attributes 

  1. Serving Heart – Inspired to meet or exceed the expectations of others
  2. Team Player – Works toward the success of the team over self.
  3. Self-starter – Seeks to always be contributing without need for direction
  4. Accountable – Takes ownership of things said and all work done
  5. Proactive – Looks for potential problems and anticipates the needs of others
  6. Humble – Is confident but open to learning, takes an attitude of continuous improvement
  7. Strong work ethic with an eagerness to learn
  8. Ability to critique own work
  9. Extremely organized and detail oriented
  10. Self-motivated with strong time management skills
  11. Ability to understand, evaluate, and prioritize workload while responding to changing deadlines
  12. Excellent listening and questioning skills; does not interrupt or speak over others
  13. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  14. Ability to respectfully and confidently navigate difficult conversations and problem resolution when necessary
  15. Demonstrates professional and courteous behavior consistently
  16. Able to modify own style of interaction to mirror a clients’
  17. Ability to build trust and maintain it over time
  18. Thrives in a fast-paced environment

Company Responsibilities 

  1. Maintains positive customer, employee and public relations
  2. Maintains professional image; demonstrates integrity and confidentiality
  3. Continually enhances personal and professional development
  4. Participates in quarterly staff meetings and company functions

Position Details

Compensation: Based on experience and education

Position Type: Full-Time Exempt

Benefits: Contributing to an award winning team with Health Insurance benefits, Simple IRA with Company Matching, Vacation, Holiday, and Personal Pay, Training and Education Compensation, Cell Phone, Mileage Reimbursement, and Clothing Allowance.

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