Building Design/Structural Specialist for Residential Remodeling – No license required
Neil Kelly Company is looking for a detail-oriented Building Design Specialist to join our team in Portland. If you happen to have experience or background in residential interior design, that is a big plus!
With 70+ years of success in residential design-build remodeling, throughout Oregon and Washington, our projects include whole house remodels, additions, kitchens, baths and residential retrofits related to increase energy efficiency, and more.
Compensation and benefits:
Depending upon education and experience
Cell phone reimbursement - $55 month
Health/vision/dental benefit Plans
Successful candidates with have strong Chief Architect and AutoCAD skills, experience in structural drafting (particularly light-frame construction), knowledge of the construction process, and knowledge of building codes. This role is also involved in materials research and taking job site measurements. Neil Kelly Building Design Specialists must have the ability to draft with the builder’s perspective in mind.
What does it take to be a Neil Kelly Building Design Specialist?
Degree in architecture, interior design, interior architecture, housing design, or related.
Previous work in single-family residential required, remodeling experience a strong plus
In-depth knowledge of building codes. *This role does NOT require a license.
Experience in residential kitchen and bath design, including cabinetry.
Understanding of construction process.
Strong portfolio of demonstrated work.
Excellent time-management and project prioritization skills.
Customer service and client interaction skills.
Ability to work as a member of a team and independently.
Able to problem solve.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently and meet tight deadlines.
Essential Functions of the Job:
Drafting layouts, elevations, and construction details for primarily residential projects.
Conducting on-site measuring and site inspections of existing properties and creating “as-built” plans.
Assisting in applying for building permits.
Work with project team, Architect, and/or Engineer as necessary to create permit ready plans that meet current building code and zoning code requirements.
Work with the Design Consultant to assemble the complete job package including writing specifications, trade contractor bid procurement, project estimating and preparing contracts and necessary paperwork.
Serve as a resource for recommending and calculating structural elements.
Serve as a resource of information on code issues for other Neil Kelly employees.
Working with the Project Manager and trade contractors on structural issues and code questions, including site visits, as needed.
Assist with product research, compiling material samples and selections for client projects Assisting in writing and creating specifications, trade-contractor bid procurement, and project estimating.
Assisting in setting up displays for trade shows, special events, and in showroom, as requested.
Neil Kelly Company
Neil Kelly is a nationally recognized residential design-build remodeling firm with multiple design centers serving clients throughout Oregon and Washington. Our vision puts heartfelt caring at its core—we care about our people, our clients and our planet. We are a Certified B Corporation, and have been ranked among the 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon. Neil Kelly is renowned for sustainable building and business practices. Our sound fiscal foundation enables us to do important work for both our clients and our communities for over seven decades.
Though we’re best known for award-winning home remodeling, Neil Kelly offers a comprehensive range of services for Northwest homeowners. We provide clients with the experience and capability to enhance the functionality, beauty and value of their homes. As one of the largest remodeling companies in the U.S., a second-generation family owned company with more than 35,000 completed jobs, Neil Kelly Company stands on a solid reputation of success.
Our employees take pride in working for a company built on a strong reputation of award winning designs, unparalleled craftsmanship and high quality client service. Our employees share a passion for residential design, commitment to quality, dedication to communication and collaboration, and an inspirational combination of teamwork and entrepreneurial spirit.
If you would like to be a part of this growing and thriving organization, please apply TODAY. Please include a link to your portfolio or attach a pdf of your work to the cover letter section of the application.
Neil Kelly is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Because of our commitment to ensuring the utmost safety and security for our clients and employees, we are a drug free workplace. Final candidates will be submitted for a background, reference check, and drug screen.
About Neil Kelly
In 1947, Neil Kelly started a remodeling company with a $100 investment and a commitment to quality, value, and client satisfaction.
Today, Neil Kelly is the 4th largest remodeling company in the U.S, with design centers in Portland, Eugene, Bend, and Seattle. We provide a range of services including design-build remodeling, custom construction, handyman services, energy retrofits and solar.
Neil Kelly has won many regional and national awards for innovative kitchen and bath design, outstanding remodeling achievement and business ethics and practices, and has long been recognized as a leader in green and sustainable building. As a Certified B Corp, we strive continuously to make meaningful contributions to the people and communities we serve, and the environment we all share.
After more than 70 years, we continue to build our reputation for award-winning design, outstanding craftsmanship, uncommonly good service, and consistently satisfied clients- one project at a time.
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