Company Website Fisher Construction Group
Working under the guidance of a Principal or Project Architect, the Staff Architect, completes tasks assigned in the preparation of plans and specifications for construction and/or alteration of buildings.
The Staff Architect works as an integral part of the project team, which is led by the Principal or Project Architect.
Performs original design work utilizing specifications, sketches and ideas on developing designs.
Analyzes space utilization effectiveness and changing demands for space needs: recommends actions to meet new requirements.
Assists in conducting preliminary studies of proposed projects to obtain information as to space and design requirements, obtaining measurements and making sketches preliminary to the preparation of drawing.
Assists in preparation of scale drawing of details required for contract drawing.
Assists in preparation of design development drawings.
Assists in the preparation of “record” drawings on completion of construction.
Assists in preparation of layout and draws preliminary sketch of project to present to client.
Assists in developing and/or coordinating development of detailed working drawings and specifications after approval for project has been obtained.
Other duties as assigned.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of architectural principles, techniques, and procedures.
Knowledge of laws, regulations, rules, statutes, and codes pertaining to design and construction of commercial and industrial buildings.
Skill in the application of architectural concepts and in the preparation of technical plans, drawings and bid documents.
Skill in computer-aided drafting.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an emphasis on customer service and marketing of the Company.
Ability to negotiate and mediate issues with a variety of personalities representing a diverse group of individuals and businesses associated with the construction industry.
Ability to exercise tact, diplomacy and discretion in business dealings and with staff.
Exceptional problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
Ability to maintain a good attendance record. Ability to work long hours during some phases of projects.
Demonstrated competence in MS Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Projects and Access.
Ability to travel to distant construction sites, which may include overnight or several day stays.
Valid Driver’s License and good driving record.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Architectural Engineering from an accredited architectural education program.
Five years full-time, wage-earning architecture experience in the design of industrial and commercial buildings.
Sitting is required for the majority of the day, although sitting and standing may be varied as necessary for comfort. Fine finger dexterity is required for use of a keyboard and other office machines.
Visiting construction sites requires exposure to inclement weather and walking on uneven, rough terrain. May require climbing stairs, planks or ladders to access parts of job site.