Architectural Drafter/Designer or Job Captain - Neighborhood Residential

Dahlin Group Architecture Planning Dahlin Group Architecture Planning Employer:
Irvine, CA, USLocation:
Fri, May 31 '19Posted on:

DAHLIN is a growing architecture and planning firm of 150+ multi-cultural professionals with offices in California and Washington. We offer more than 40 years of experience building communities where we live and work, driven by the vision of creating places that promote human fulfillment and well-being. This same Passion for Place starts with our own working environment—a positive community where people thrive. Please visit our website ( to learn more.

We are currently seeking an ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER/DRAFTER or JOB CAPTAIN to join our Neighborhood Residential team in our IRVINE, CA office. The position is commensurate with candidate’s experience.  

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for developing design or technical solutions under general supervision. Working hand-in-hand with our Project Managers and Architects, they will direct, coordinate and oversee production of project design and/or construction documents. This candidate may be responsible for a major project or several small projects, and will be on track to become a Job Captain.


  • Graduate of a NAAB accredited 4 or 5 year architecture school
  • 3+ years’ experience in the production of Neighborhood Residential projects
  • Self-motivated; ability to work independently and in a team environment to coordinate with other design professionals
  • Strong verbal and graphic communication, organizational and collaborative skills
  • Strong skills and talent in SketchUp modeling, AutoCAD, Adobe Design Suite
  • Strong graphic and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to work on a variety of building typologies and architectural styles; mostly townhomes and single family detached
  • Strong skills in the production and management of construction drawings, start to finish
  • Experience working in construction phases of projects with owners and general contractors 
  • Excellent problem solver and independent thinker with good listening skills and strong follow-through. A collaborative, team player
  • Revit/BIM experience preferred
  • Commitment to their own professional growth; preferably to obtaining licensure as an architect

We offer a competitive compensation package based on experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage. We also offer the opportunity to participate in pre-tax Flexible Spending plans for medical, childcare, and commuter expenses, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, and 401k.

How to Apply…  

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at Including a link to an online portfolio is a huge plus! Real people review every application, so we regret that due to the large volume of inquiries, we are unable to accept phone calls regarding the status of applications. We'll be sure to contact you if we need more information. Apply now!


Non-local candidates will be considered. However, DAHLIN may or may not offer relocation benefits depending on business needs. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer. Sponsorship for an employment visa, now or in the future, is not available for this position.

We do not accept resumes from recruiters, placement agencies, or other staffing vendors who have not signed an agreement with us. Unsolicited resumes will be ineligible for referral fees.

DAHLIN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.


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