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To apply to any of the following positions, email careers@qka.com a PDF of your resume, cover letter and link to your portfolio. No calls, please.

PROJECT COORDINATOR

The Project Coordinator handles the daily tasks of projects, typically resolving common challenges as they appear, using problem solving and critical thinking abilities to resolve issues and maintain connectivity between QKA clients, construction team, and QKA design team quickly and logically. 

Typical Responsibilities: These responsibilities are typical but are not all encompassing. Each person is expected to work collaboratively as a team member and to assist in whatever duties are required to deliver quality projects on schedule, within the project budget and the budgeted hours provided.

  • Coordinate project management activities, resources, equipment and information under the supervision and direction of the Construction Administration and Design Teams.
  • Maintains proper communication with Contractors, Construction Managers and Inspectors of Record as needed
  • Coordination with other members of the project team, including consultants.
  • Processing and filing of paperwork with the Division of the State Architect (DSA)
  • Act as a point of contact and be able to communicate project status to all participants.
  • Use tools to monitor working hours, plans and expenditures.
  • Ensure standards and requirements are met in a timely manner.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans and reports.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Proven work experience as a Project Coordinator or similar role.
  • Solid organizational skills, including multitasking and time-management.
  • Strong client-facing and teamwork skills.
  • Strong computer skills.  Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
  • High level of attention to detail and ability to learn and consistently follow procedures.
  • Experience with Procore or similar project management database program is preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.

 

PROJECT ARCHITECT/DESIGNER

Licensed architect or nonregistered professional responsible for particular parts of a project within parameters set by others. Develops design direction on projects and supervises BIM Modeling and document production on a project. This is an exempt and salaried position.

Typical Responsibilities: These responsibilities are typical but are not all encompassing. Each person is expected to work collaboratively as a team and to help out in whatever duties are required to deliver a quality product on schedule, within the project budget and the budgeted hours provided.

  • Responsible for the development and execution of the project design and leadership of the project team.
  • Technical development of project including responsibility for detailing and specifications.
  • Management of in-house team and direct supervision of the development of the project, both in the BIM Model and 2D documentation, to ensure overall quality and accuracy. Includes development and monitoring of project work plan.
  • Detailed coordination and management of consultant work to identify and resolve conflicts and design issues.
  • Primary point of contact and responsible for communication with client regarding the project in collaboration with the Project Manager/Associate.
  • Responsible for compliance with all building codes, DSA (and other agency) procedures, related forms, applications and processes.
  • Training and mentorship of team members to grow their skill set and increase their knowledge.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Architectural License preferred but not required.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the field of Architecture, experience with K-12 schools preferred.
  • Must be proficient in the use of BIM software and associated computer programs.
  • Strong written, graphic and verbal communication skills and experience communicating with clients and consultants.
  • Knowledge of building codes, standards, and experience working with governmental agencies.
  • Knowledge of sustainable design, construction materials, engineering disciplines and construction techniques.
  • Experience working collaboratively as part of a team.

 

JOB CAPTAIN

Unlicensed employee with experience developing BIM Models and 2D documents in a collaborative team environment.   Job Captains are responsible for the construction of the BIM Model and production of 2D documents.  This is a non-exempt position paid hourly. 

Typical Responsibilities: These responsibilities are typical but are not all encompassing. Each person is expected to work collaboratively as a team and to help out in whatever duties are required to deliver a quality product on schedule, within the project budget and the budgeted hours provided.

  • Primary responsibility for production of BIM Model(s) and project drawings and for the quality and consistency of the work product.
  • Leading the constructing and maintenance of the project BIM Model(s) at the direction of the Project Architect/Designer.
  • Produce phase deliverable documents and presentation materials according to office standards, project contract requirements and the design direction of the Project Architect. 
  • Review and coordinate the work of BIM Modelers and Intern Architects to ensure overall quality and accuracy of the BIM Model and 2D documentation and adherence to QKA standards.
  • Organize, collaborate with and lead with other members of the project team in production of BIM Model and 2D documentation.
  • Coordination of consultant work in cooperation with the Project Architect, including review and integration of 3D BIM Models and 2D work.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the field of Architecture developing BIM Models and 2D Documentation.
  • Understanding of QKA BIM standards and practices.
  • Must be proficient in the use of BIM software and associated computer programs.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • General knowledge of sustainable design, construction materials, engineering disciplines and construction techniques.
  • Experience working collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Architectural Degree is preferred but not required.

 

JUNIOR DESIGNER

Architecture school graduate working towards licensure. Junior Designers assist in the development of design, technical solutions, production and project documentation under supervision of an Architect. This is a non-exempt position paid hourly.

Typical Responsibilities: These responsibilities are typical but are not all encompassing. Each person is expected to work collaboratively in a team environment and assist as required to deliver a quality product on schedule, within the project budget and the budgeted hours provided.

  • Constructing and maintaining the project BIM Model(s) in collaboration with other team members and at the Direction of the Job Captain and Project Architect/Designer.
  • Produce phase deliverable documents and presentation materials according to office standards and the direction of the Job Captain and Project Architect/Designer.
  • Contribute to the project design and technical resolution with support and direction of the Job Captain and Project Architect/Designer.
  • Assist the Job Captain with the review and coordination of consultant BIM Models and 2D work.
  • Assistance with other project tasks as directed by the Job Captain and Project Architect/Designer and in collaboration with other members of the project team.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Architectural degree required.
  • Must be familiar with the use of BIM software and associated computer programs.
  • Good written, graphic and verbal communication skills.
  • Interest in developing knowledge of sustainable design, construction materials, engineering disciplines and construction techniques.
  • Experience working collaboratively as part of a team.