Project Architect

San Jose, CA

RMW architecture & interiors is an innovative, award-winning architecture and interior design firm with a collaborative culture. Our mission is to design engaging workplaces for great companies. We are currently experiencing exciting growth and seeking a Project Architect to work on various commercial office projects in our San Jose studio.

Essential Function:

This is a hybrid position, which overlaps the duties of the Project Manager, Architectural Designer, and Architectural Job Captain at a senior level. The Project Architect leads throughout the project in design, production, and construction.

Responsibilities:

  • Directs the development of client programs
  • Defines and plans design of work to meet project requirements.
  • Coordinates with Project Manager on program, budget, and schedule for timely and appropriate design development.
  • Manages and directs Designers and Job Captains working on projects.
  • Coordinates consultants’ work during all project phases.
  • Develops design alternatives to meet the client’s programmatic requirements, assures compliance with building codes, and assures technical suitability.
  • Develops solutions, which integrate building systems, structure, etc.
  • Presents design alternatives at in-house design reviews
  • Develops presentation techniques that communicate the design concept(s) to the client.
  • Conducts construction observation reviewing construction for general conformance with the design concept and technical requirements.
  • Assists in preparing, reviewing, and evaluating cost estimates during all project phases
  • Monitors production of Construction Documents with Job Captain, including material/product research and technical detailing.
  • Organizes shop drawings review with Job Captain and determine actions.

Education / Certification / Experience Requirement:

  • Licensed Architect with Professional degree or recognized equivalent with experience involving design, production, construction, and management.
  • Generally, experience on large-size projects of 100,000 sq. ft.+, and/or projects of a highly complex nature with budgets of $15-20 million in construction and 10+ years of experience are required for this position.
  • Experience coordinating project resources, including an expanded consultant team, and on average, a staff team of 4-6 people.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects or phases at one time
  • Ability to direct high levels of design
  • Proficient knowledge of Revit.
  • Ability to understand CAD project structure & implementation
  • Understanding of alternative project delivery processes and ability to communicate dynamics of delivery system to project team and clients
  • Substantial experience in design development and detailing of all aspects of a wide variety of project types.
  • Substantial knowledge of construction documents and ability to coordinate and set up project schedule, file system, and budget
  • Substantial knowledge of site design and a general knowledge of building codes and approvals process
  • Experience in understanding major consultants’ work and ability to interpret their plans and specifications.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and to work within a team structure
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills

For consideration, please email your resume and work samples to hr@rmw.com, referencing the position title in the email subject. No phone calls, please. RMW architecture & interiors is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.