Job Captain

RXR Construction and Development RXR Construction and Development Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Wed, Jun 4 '14Posted on:

JOB TITLE             Job Captain

REPORTS TO        Assistant VP, Architecture

SUPERVISES         Not Applicable


The Job Captain has an important role in the execution of tenant and capital improvement related work in RXR’s growing portfolio.  This person would interface with the Assistant VP of Architecture to ascertain and define a project’s requirements.  The Job Captain will then draft a complete set of architectural construction documents, suitable for accurate bidding.  They would also oversee the mechanical engineer and building department requirements related to their projects.  Lastly, this person would be involved in construction administration phase activities.

The Job Captain must be professional, ethical, diligent and above all entrepreneurial during all phases of the job.  The essence of this position is the execution of Company strategies to provide consistent tenant improvement projects with high quality design solutions that amply address function.

All of this is done in a manner consistent with the Vision, Mission, and Values articulated in the Company’s Core Ideology.


  • Review design and scope of work with Assistant VP of Architecture
  • Field survey designated spaces, create accurate as-builts
  • Implement design into accurate and comprehensive Construction Documents
  • Complete work in compliance with project requirements and company standards
  • Interface with consulting engineers
  • Interface with expeditor on building department filings
  • Work with Construction Project Managers through construction process, responding to inquiries and any necessary changes


  • Minimum 3-6 years’ experience or related experience.
  • Minimum, 4-year B.S. in Architecture/Architectural Technology, 5-year professional degree in architecture preferred.
  • LEED accredited a plus
  • Prior NYC architecture experience preferred
  • Must be creative and should have the aesthetic capability to visualize space and develop concepts for marketing and presentation.
  • Must have a good knowledge of the technical aspects of construction in order to produce quality construction documents.
  • Knowledge of NYC DOB filing and expediting processes preferred.
  • Understanding of Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Protection, and Plumbing systems
  • Must be an expert user of the latest versions Autocad and Architectural Desktop.  Candidate may be asked to complete a small exercise in Autocad to demonstrate proficiency.  Knowledge of Revit is a plus.
  • Computer conversant and proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook.
  • Strong analytical skills.  Must be able to read a lease document and insure the lease conforms to the established work letter, and vice versa.
  • Must be a ‘people person’, communicative, an outstanding listener that pays particular attention to details and should be savvy in picking up nuances to successfully tailor programs within a space.
  • Must possess sound judgment and an entrepreneurial spirit to effectively negotiate the sale of a product (i.e., space) on behalf of the company.
  • Project the highest level of professional appearance and conduct.
  • Must be intelligent, highly organized, motivated, self-starter.
  • A hard worker, one who must be diligent and focused, and who enjoys hard work and its rewards.
  • Effectively work under pressure and can prioritize work to ensure it is completed under intense deadlines.
  • Personable, able to deal within the framework of a large organization and work with others as a team player.


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