Job Captain / Project Architect

Seattle, WA, USLocation:
Thu, Jan 31 '19Posted on:

As a Job Captain / Project Architect, you will make an immediate positive impact by producing new and on-going projects start to finish in small project teams. You’ll get to work on virtually all aspects of projects (no pigeon-holing here!) and have plenty of autonomy. 

A typical project may be an industrial shell—or a Corporate Headquarter building with office, manufacturing, and distribution—or a bank, retail store or aerospace facility. You will interface with team and consultants on day-to-day matters, set up production drawings (hand sketching, AutoCAD and/or Revit) and solve for site, client and jurisdictional specific situations. In short, you’ll contribute from the start, work on all aspects of a project from beginning to end, expand your skills and grow your career in an informal yet highly focused environment.


  • Assist project architect/project manager in the creation of designs from concept through design development to developing project documents for bidding and construction.
  • Provide input to the design and construction schedule - communicate the technical implications of design decisions.
  • Develop and coordinate drawings and specifications including: program compliance; code and agency compliance; schedule commitments; product research.
  • Organize and direct the architectural and/or engineering team to execute the work in an orderly, timely, and coordinated manner.
  • Participate in construction administration and construction observation process.
  • Work together with a team to perform a wide range of architectural design tasks
  • Prepare technical details in coordination with other disciplines 
  • Juggle multiple projects and deadlines; achieve all deadlines on or ahead of schedule and stay within established budgets.
  • Work collaboratively with project team in a transparent, focused and comfortable environment.
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Likely 3-6 years architectural work experience, at least some in industrial and/or retail projects
  • Skill in understanding ‘how’ a building is put together, as well as a keen understanding of the process required to document the building for jurisdictional review
  • Demonstrated experience producing multiple projects at various stages
  • A forward-thinking, big-picture, and ‘let’s get it done’ attitude; identify problems and bring forward solution options
  • Flexible
  • Proven ability to create or edit design documents using AutoCAD or Revit
  • Clear, timely and articulate communications including spoken, formal and informal (email) written communication with clients and consultants, and transparent and collegial communication with other employees and project team members
  • Be a team player who can take direction when needed and be proactive as the situation requires
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision 
  • A curiosity and enjoyment of life and your work!
  • Revit: successful completion of at least 5 projects
  • AutoCAD 2017 or more recent
  • Microsoft Office, including Excel and Power Point, Microsoft Project a plus

Technical Skills Required:

  • Revit: successful completion of at least 5 projects
  • AutoCAD 2017 or more recent
  • Microsoft Office, including Excel and Power Point, Microsoft Project a plus

Job Type: Full-time

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

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