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Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA) is looking for intern and licensed architects as well as Construction Administration staff to join our firm in the heart of Sonoma's wine country. This is a great opportunity to gain experience and lend your expertise across a number of exciting design projects! Below are our current openings. If you have strong, demonstrated design skills and a passion for education projects, we’d like to hear from you!

To apply to any of the following positions, email Aaron Jobson and Tiffany Young a PDF of your resume, cover letter and link to your portfolio. No calls, please.

Project Architect/Designer

Licensed architect or nonregistered professional responsible for particular parts of a project within parameters set by others. Contributes to 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.

  • Assistance with the development of the project design and in implementing the design.
  • 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.
  • Detailed coordination and management of consultant work to identify and resolve conflicts and design issues.
  • Assistance with DSA (and other agency) related forms, applications and processes.
  • Training and mentorship of team members to grow their skill set and increase their knowledge.
  • Provide support to Senior Project Manager and Associate, as necessary.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Architectural License preferred
  • Minimum 3 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.

 

Construction Administration Project Manager:

Coordinate with the Project Architect/Designer, outside consultants, Construction Manager, Inspector, Owner and the rest of the team to make sure construction issues are resolved and communication is clear and timely from Bid to Closeout. Serve as the primary client contact on projects during construction. Provide guidance and support to the Assistant CAPM and CA Project Coordinator. 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 perform the duties required to deliver a quality product on schedule, within the project budget and the budgeted hours provided.

  • Primary daily contact on the project for all members of the construction team, including Contractor, Owner, Inspector and Construction Manager, throughout the construction phase of project.
  • Act as an advocate for the Owner throughout the construction process.
  • Lead the design team in resolving construction issues in a collaborative and well documented manner with the assistance of the Project Coordinator and/or Assistant Project Manager.
  • Supervise the Assistant CAPM and Project Coordinator in reviewing and responding to project documentation, such as RFIs, CORs, and Submittals, and issuing ASIs and RFPs when needed.
  • Conduct regular site visits and Owner-Contractor-Architect meetings on each project.
  • Coordinate with Inspector of Record and DSA Field Engineer to make sure all required documentation is in place.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience performing similar duties in commercial or public works construction; experience with K-12 schools preferred.
  • Knowledge of DSA Construction procedures and requirements preferred.
  • Well versed in standard construction procedures and terminology.
  • Good organization, prioritization, and multi-tasking skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Experience with Procore or similar construction database program is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new procedures and practices.
  • Ability to handle and constructively resolve problems and conflict in a construction environment