Technical Designer

Chicago, IL, USLocation:
Fri, Jan 18 '19Posted on:

We are currently seeking a Technical Designer to work in our Tenant Planning team in our Chicago studio. The Technical Designer will participate as a member of the project team in all aspects of preparing complete and comprehensive architectural construction drawings and specifications and coordinate the documents with project consultants and contractors.

  Responsibilities, not limited to:

 Participate in the design phase activities by providing expertise in detail development

  • Participate in all construction phase activities
  • Conduct existing conditions surveys and prepare architectural base plans, sections, elevations and details as appropriate to document relevant conditions
  • Review applicable building and accessibility codes and develop a list of criteria to be reflected in the design documents
  • Assist the design team by researching products and systems that accomplish the design intent
  • Prepare construction documents including, but not limited to: demolition plans; partition plans; reflected ceiling plans; telephone/electric/data plans; finish plans; large scale details plans; sections and elevations; detail drawings for millwork and cabinetry; schedules for doors, frames, hardware, architectural finishes and partition types; and construction specifications for all material, finish and product selections
  • Prepare bidding documents, general conditions and supplemental conditions that are part of the contract documents
  • Review and process all shop drawing/sample submissions and consult with the Studio Manager, Project Manager, and Project Designer, as appropriate, to ensure that the design intent is being maintained
  • Participate in the punch list process


  • Associates’ or Bachelor’s degree in Architecture
  • Associates’ or Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Drafting or related field
  • Experience working on both architectural and tenant improvement projects
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD required
  • Familiarity with Photoshop, rendering software.   
  • Experience working on tenant improvement projects.
  • Familiarity with 3D Modeling software such as 3D Studio Max and Viz 2006 preferred


NELSON is focused on creation with passion to deliver.  We provide creative solutions for our clients in a variety of industries.  With over 20 locations in the United States and overseas, and the resources of over 1,100 professionals worldwide, NELSON provides dedicated, quality service through a proven delivery network. For more information on NELSON, please visit our Website at

  We offer competitive wages based on skills and experience, excellent benefits package including; Paid Time Off, medical, dental, 401K, pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts, and more. NELSON is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



If you have read this and feel this may be the career opportunity for you, please apply by emailing your resume to Due to the large volume of candidates, only qualified applicants will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please.

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