Carrier Johnson + Culture is a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural design firm with locations in San Diego and Los Angeles. Our work is complex, impactful, fast-paced and exciting thriving on collaboration and discussion. This approach blends the talents and skill-sets from architecture, landscape architecture and interior design to create unique and functional environments appropriate to the ecological, cultural and social aspects of all the communities we work for and in. The diversity of our work includes urban design, campus master-plans, hospitality, mixed-use developments, urban residential, retail, river parks and master-planned communities.

 

Firm Culture:

  • Support the firm’s design ethos – seek high design solutions inspired by authentic design influences…seek design concepts informed by real conditions

 

Qualifications/Description:

  • Manage small to medium projects.  At least 5-8 years of experience doing technical documentation of Residential, Commercial, or Institutional Architectural or Interiors projects
  • Show experience preparing complete technical documents for past design firm
  • Code conformance skills –  Learning code intent as well as understanding specific code language is required.  Staying up with all types of Code updates, and recent interpretations by governing agencies
  • Understanding of how long production tasks should take to be completed will likely need to be developed on the job
  • Be able to cartoon out the technical document deliverables and can calculate cost effective fees with assistance
  • Personality wise, this person has to be someone that is a self-starter willing to put extra effort into the project
  • Active mentoring of younger design team members
  • Ability to learn from PM/QA manager and consultants about what alternative systems are out there, and what the technical risks are for each
  • Be committed to improving the CJ+C design process by pursuing continuing education opportunities that are technical in nature
  • Be technically oriented and have the ability to set example for younger teammates
  • Have a keen interest in developing materials knowledge and detailing  by attending lunch & learns
  • Be willing to offer their best effort at all times
  • This person must also want to develop a broad knowledge of CJ+C’s activities and culture
  • Licensed Architect
  • This person should get involved with a local/regional technical standards group (Code interpretation class for example) that is design/construction related

 

Skillsets:

  • Auto-Cad program – have a strong level of proficiency so detailing can be done that is not appropriate to do in REVIT.  Also need to convert back and forth between REVIT and AutoCad so files of other consultants that are not 3D can be coordinated
  • REVIT program – should have a high level of skill to apply to the project.
  • MS Word document creation and writing skills.  Ability to learn effective specification writing by being mentored by CJ+C QA manager
  • MS Excel spreadsheet document creation and editing skills
  • Data filing system expertise – need to learn how to store immense amounts of information that range in content and detail
  • Math skills – have strong knowledge of geometry, trigonometry, and basic algebra formulas.  Will be looking at and creating many documents that rely on good math knowledge
  • Public Speaking/ Leadership training
  • Sustainability knowledge, Cal Green, knowledge about materials (thermal properties and embodied energy costs to produce), and building systems (especially HVAC & lighting). LEED AP accreditation should be a goal.
  • Specifications – learn how to edit master sections.  Develop their knowledge of products to understand specification quality liability risks.  Need to know how to write specs on a non-proprietary basis with assistance from CJ+C Specs/QA leader
  • System coordination and detailing experience – learn how judge technical documentation progress, and what level of completeness is needed for this project type.  Learn how to identify the impact of one material or system on the others that it needs to be integrated with
  • Construction cost estimating – learn from PM how to review cost estimates and how to adjust CJ+C and consultant design approach to keep project on budget

 

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive compensation package including medical, dental insurance, a 401(k) and ESOP program, along other excellent benefits. To be considered, please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and work samples to careers@carrierjohnson.com