Entitlement Specialist - Restaurant Studio

Architects Orange Architects Orange Employer:
Orange, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Jul 31 '18Posted on:

Entitlement Specialist – Restaurant Studio

About us:

Since its founding in 1974, Architect’s Orange(AO) has evolved from a 2 man single office to an award winning full service firm spanning a campus of 5 buildings, an engaged staff of 265+ souls and 8 Studios (Multifamily, Restaurant, Retail, Structured Parking, Commercial, Mixed Use, Hospitality and Landscape).  Just like Historic Old Towne Orange where we are located, AO is family focused, hard working and built to last.  We value service, our people, a roll up your sleeves attitude and continuous improvement.  If you are young in your career, come grow with us.  If experienced, come get better with us.  There is no one like you, and there is no place like Architects Orange.

Recent Awards(since 2016): 2 Gold Nugget Grand, 7 Gold Nugget Merit, 7 BALA awards and more.

Job Description:  Lead entitlement efforts in a project lead or support role for AO’s Restaurant Studio.  Projects consist of large and small ground up new development, renovations and conversions as well as other food based concept programs and experiences.  

Core Expectations

  • Direct Experience in the commercial retail, restaurant development entitlement process.
  • Knowledge of city planning processes, primarily in CA but experience outside of CA is a plus.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to manage a team, internal as well as outside consultants
  • Due Diligence – Site Investigation Reporting and Executive Summary Findings Reports
  • Quality Communication
  • Quality Organizational Skills
  • Ability to Champion a project from initial inception through Entitlement Approvals

Added Abilities we would love to see:

  • Ability to manage Entitlement contracts and budgets
  • Established relationships with current Jurisdictional Staff
  • Creative Problem Solving and Negotiations
  • Manage Permitting Team(s)


We offer all the benefits of a big firm, with all the human connection of a small one.  You will never be a number at AO.  Come join our community.

Partial list of benefits:

  • Full Suite of Medical, Dental, Life & Supplemental Insurance
  • Ongoing Education and Exam Reimbursement
  • Most Medical Plans fully paid for employee only coverage
  • Company Paid Basic Life Insurance & Long Term Disability
  • Retirement Plan, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Overtime Compensation for Hourly Employees
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays and Sick Time
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Rail Station one block from campus          

Salary Range: $90,000 - $100,000 (commensurate with experience) 

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