Project Captain

UrbanWorks, Ltd. UrbanWorks, Ltd. Employer:
Chicago, IL, USLocation:
Mon, Jun 17 '19Posted on:


Project Captain / Intermediate Designer

We look forward to welcoming our newest team member. This person will be involved in all aspects of projects and, based on experience, have excellent opportunities to learn, make meaningful contributions and to lead projects under the leadership of senior staff.   This position manages the focus on quality construction documents and technical solutions to satisfy design and client program requirements. The successful candidate will be thoughtful, hardworking and passionate about design and place making.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead and develop projects from Schematic Design through to Construction Documentation and permit under the leadership of senior staff.
  • Research and incorporate required codes and regulations.
  • Communicate and coordinate between in-office staff (taking direction / giving direction), as well as with consultants.
  • Assist in Construction Administration duties.
  • Ensure corrections and clarifications are made for completeness, accuracy, and coordination. 

General expectations:

  • Display positive attitude, flexibility and conscientiousness.
  • Show initiative by being proactive and taking prompt action to accomplish objectives.
  • Use creativity and imagination to develop new insights into situations and apply new solutions to problems.
  • Value team cooperation.


Applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Hold Bachelor's or Master's degree in Architecture and or related field, recently licensed or actively pursuing licensing.
  • Have 5-7 years of experience working in a professional design office. 
  • Have strong communication, organization, graphic and time-management skills.
  • Expertise in Revit and AutoCAD; be comfortable in Sketch Up, as well as multiple Adobe suite programs (Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.).
  • Be accurate, detail oriented and maintain effective quality control.
  • Have the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Have strong ability to self-direct.
  • Candidate must not require Work Visa sponsorship.


We offer an annual salary commensurate with experience and abilities, benefits, and a pleasant, supportive work environment.


UrbanWorks is an internationally recognized Chicago architectural firm committed to producing socially and environmentally responsible designs for civic, community-based, private and commercial sector clients.

UrbanWorks approaches projects with an aesthetic eye and functional expertise; effectively balancing complex user programs with tight budgets, aggressive construction schedules, accessibility, and newly developed energy concerns to create successful projects for contemporary community needs.

The firm’s designs are increasingly large and complex, reflecting new institutional requirements and concerns in the twenty-first century. When collaboration is critical, UrbanWorks has an outstanding track record developing and leading design efforts with engineers, architects and clients.

Public clients have included the City of Evanston, City of Gary, City of Chicago, Chicago Public Building Commission, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Housing Authority, and State of Illinois Capital Development Board, Chicago Department of Aviation, Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority, and Chicago Department of Transportation.

UrbanWorks was founded in 1993. The firm’s principals, staff, clients, and buildings represent the city’s great diversity indicative of the twenty-first century. A minority woman-owned firm, UrbanWorks operates as a State of Illinois corporation.



Robert Natke AIA, NCARB, LEED A.P. BD&C

Partner, Human Resources

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