Project Architect, Job Captain, Design Manager

Derivi Castellanos Architects Derivi Castellanos Architects Employer:
Sacramento, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Jul 17 '19Posted on:

Derivi Castellanos Architects is seeking a talented Project Architect to join our rapidly expanding practice.  In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, this position offers potential upward mobility for the right candidate.  

Typical schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, or as-needed to meet workflow and project deadlines, with occasional night meetings and occasional travel.

Firm Profile:   please see bottom of document

Project Architect Typical Duties:

  • Work in a team environment and collaborates with others and mentors less experienced staff
  • Participate in all phases of the design process, directing and producing accurate work as a part of a coordinated project team
  • Develops solutions for complex design problems, including code compliance and agency interface
  • Provides technical oversight and coordination of project activities with clients, consultants, contractors, and staff
  • Coordinates specifications and drawings including consultant coordination
  • Capable of making independent decisions for projects and project teams
  • Participate in Construction Administration for projects and works with project leaders on issues affecting budget, construction costs, schedule, and legal/liability related issues for the Firm
  • May assists project leaders in preparation of project management plans
  • Understands time management and utilizes project management tools
  • Develops presentation materials to support project team's design and marketing efforts
  • Learns, applies and directs project work of the team consistent with office standards for design, quality control, and production
  • Coordinates QA/QC processes and implements QA/QC recommendations

Project Architect Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture
  • 5 years architectural design experience
  • California architectural license preferred, but not required (assuming in progress though)
  • Design experience with California Education projects preferred
  • Experience with Revit, other design presentation software preferred
  • LEED accreditation preferred

Project Architect Compensation Package:

  • Competitive base salary, DOQ
  • 401(k) with Safe Harbor and Profit Sharing
  • Performance bonuses
  • Healthcare and dental
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Professional Development Allowance
  • Professional Registration/Associations Allowance

DCA Firm Profile:

Derivi Castellanos Architects is a mid-sized firm that focuses our practice primarily in Education Sector, doing projects in K-12, Community Colleges and Universities.  We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team of top-notch professionals.  We hire architects, project managers, designers, drafters, engineers, administrative support, and virtually all types of positions you would expect.  We are always on the lookout for top talent and welcome your interest in our firm.  Our practice primarily focuses on the education sector, including K-12, Community Colleges, and Universities.

DCA is a firm that truly believes the most important part of our company is our dedicated team of talented professionals.  Our team is what enables us to grow and serve our clients to the highest degree possible.  We also believe in helping all our team members to grow professionally as much as possible.  We focus on the importance of individual Professional Development Plans, as well as providing professional mentoring, funding, and time away from the office to pursue activities that help our staff pursue professional growth opportunities.  

In addition to offering competitive compensation and benefits packages, DCA also provides a 401K Safe Harbor Plan, Annual Profit Sharing, as well as Performance Bonuses.  We believe the success of our company should be shared with the team that makes it all possible.

DCA is also a firm that believes that while we all work hard, it’s also important to enjoy time with our team and their families as well.  In addition to holiday parties, outings to see the Oakland A’s, the San Jose Sharks, and the Sacramento Kings, we also hold an annual DCA family Bocce Ball Tournament and family day.  

If you are interested in learning more about DCA, or would like to send us your resume, please use the link below to contact us, or call us at 209.462.2873 x 104  ask for our Director of Operations, Chris Brown (  or go to our website at


Please send resume to:

Chris Brown, Director of Operations

209.462.2873 x 104

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