Sr. Architectural Project Captain

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Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Aug 14 '17Posted on:

The Sr. Architectural Project Captain will work closely with the internal and extended project team(s) to create and design construction documents.

Duties and Responsibilities

In general terms, this person should have both a conceptual and working knowledge of what is necessary to bring a building project to successful completion.

  • Assist Project Architect(s) and Project Manager(s) in developing project documents for bidding and construction.
  • Advise the Project Architect(s) and/or Project Manager(s) when the drawings and specifications are complete and ready to be issued, and provide status reports when necessary.
  • Provide input to the design and construction schedule–communicate the technical implications of design decisions.
  • Responsible for the development and coordination of the drawings and specifications including; program compliance, code and agency compliance, schedule commitments, and product research.
  • Organize and direct internal production team(s) to execute the work in an orderly, timely, and coordinated manner.
  • Advise the Project Architect(s) when drawings/specifications are complete and ready to be issued.
  • Perform and/or provide support for any tasks required for the successful completion of the project.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

In general terms, this individual should be a graduate from an accredited five (5) year (BArch) program; have had CADD training; attained the appropriate certifications; and, possess a minimum of six (6) years’ experience in an Architectural environment focusing on commercial and retail buildings. 

Non-technical skills and abilities include the following;

  • Ability to function comfortably; gain trust and confidence; and, deal effectively with a wide range of individuals including consultants, contractors, and the SBA project and production teams.
  • Proven ability to function in all phases of project development; from schematic design through contract administration.
  • Strong written language skills, strong verbal communication skills, and a working knowledge of eMail etiquette are essential.

Technical skills are listed below.

  • Proficient in AutoCAD 2013 (or later); a working knowledge of 3D applications, such as Autodesk’s Revit (essential), Trimble’s SketchUp (plus), and Lumion3D (plus).
  • Working experience with Adobe Suite applications; Acrobat (essential) and Photoshop (plus).
  • Working experience with Microsoft applications, such as Windows (XP Pro sp2 or later); Outlook, Word, and Excel (2007 or later) are essential.
  • Strong familiarity with Internet browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and/or Google Chrome, are essential.


SBA offers salaries commensurate with experience. Our benefits package includes health, vision, and dental insurance; as well as paid holidays and vacations.

How to apply

If you meet the qualifications described above, desire to experience the full spectrum of the industry, and feel this is a good fit, you are encouraged to apply. Please forward your résumé, a cover letter, and a summary of recent and/or relevant projects.  (Flat or dynamic digital samples, not exceeding 5MB, are also appreciated.)

Do note, this position will be open and posted until filled.  Please, local candidates only, SBA is not a sponsor; applicants residing further than 35 miles from the area will not receive a response.  Likewise, inquiries from recruiters may be retained, but will receive no immediate response. No phone calls, please; do not disturb the operations of the firm. SBA apologizes, in advance, for the inconvenience.  Thank you!

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