As an Architect, you will ultimately leverage your in-depth knowledge of architecture and design, strategic thinking, collaborative skills, and strong communication acumen to manage projects through completion and develop construction documents. The responsibilities of this position include:
Utilize knowledge and experience in the design of projects ranging from private residences to K-12 campuses and seismic retrofits of existing buildings to commercial developments to healthcare.
Manage project delivery and utilize staff in a team atmosphere to produce projects from concept through construction including project status monitoring, tracking staff schedules and workload, project deadlines, and completing projects on time and on budget.
Lead project development through standard design processes (schematic design, design development, and construction documents).
Review construction documents for compliance with applicable codes such as the International Building Code (IBC) and Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC).
Utilize construction administration experience to follow projects through construction through review and processing of RFI’s, material submittals, and periodic on-site construction observation.
Collaborate with project partners (in-house disciplines, owners, sub-consultants, etc.).
Assist and instruct entry level staff on design, technical and project management best practices..
Perform Project Manager duties as required
The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job and may be changed as deemed necessary by the Company.
Job Requirements - Minimum Qualifications
4-year or 5-year bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in architecture from an accredited program required.
5 years minimum post graduate architectural design experience in low to mid-rise buildings (Type V and Type III construction experience preferred).
Must possess strong design skills and ability to communicate design through drawings and 3D modelling.
Licensure is preferred, but not required.
Critical thinking with engagement skills coupled with detailed execution of concepts in a deadline driven arena.
Construction document development experience required.
Strong, experienced writer.
Must possess strong design skills and have an aptitude for project management.
Ability to travel (occasionally) as we support projects throughout the state.
Valid driver’s license required.
Proficiency with AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
Repetitive use of hands and fingers (i.e. keyboarding, data entry).
Must be able to see and hear in order to gather and input information; respond to face-to-face and telephone inquiries.
Must be able to drive and have a valid driver’s license.
Must be able to occasionally lift, push, pull, and carry materials weighing a maximum of 50 pounds.
Able to work in low light conditions, with desk lamps versus overhead lighting.
Able to walk throughout a warehouse floor following our internal safety guidelines.
ZCS Engineering & Architecture is a multi-disciplinary Oregon A&E consulting firm that has served clients throughout the Pacific Northwest since 1978. As an established engineering firm with an emerging architectural department we work collaboratively across disciplines and offices to provide comprehensive services to our clients. Many of our recent projects include substantial renovations and additions for K-12 educational facilities and seismic retrofits of existing buildings. ZCS has four office locations; Grants Pass, Medford, Klamath Falls, and Oregon City.
ZCS Engineering & Architecture does more than design our built environment. We build lasting relationships with our clients, our employees, and our communities. Because we like a challenge, we continually take on projects that stretch and grow our skill set and hire employees who are willing to go above and beyond to meet those challenges with innovative solutions.
ZCS is passionate about building an environment that employees thrive in. As a collaborative design firm that offers architectural, structural, and civil design services, we rely on teamwork across our offices and across disciplines. At ZCS we value thought...ful design, improving the safety of our communities, consistency, dependability, and creative thinking and expect that our employees display these qualities.