Job Captain

Laney LA Laney LA Employer:
Hermosa Beach, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Nov 18 '20Posted on:


Positioned for further growth,  we are looking for an experienced Job Captain to join the Laney LA team in our studio located just blocks from the Strand. Our job captains are driven team players with a passion for quality, coordination and taking a project to the finish line with finesse and tenacity. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt to possess wicked ping pong skills.


Laney LA is an emerging architecture and design studio committed to inspiring creative culture. Recently recognized by the AIA for a prestigious residential architecture award, our team has established a strong reputation for high-tech, high-touch service and a portfolio of some of the most thoughtful and forward-thinking beach homes in the South Bay. Our ambitions are big. Our vision is clear. Our love for Los Angeles runs deep. And our team is the real deal. 


Executing project work plans, producing project documents, ensuring QAQC on all deliverables, and managing consultants are the key accountabilities of this role.

In other words, a successful job captain will create thorough drawings and stunning deliverables; they will lift the burden off the shoulders of their supervisor; and they will be responsible for identifying new ways to improve the tools and processes used to create deliverables.

The position requires a thorough understanding and appreciation for the life of a project and resource allocation, as well as an ability to coordinate and consolidate a large group of consultants and details.

If you do not meet the requirements listed below, we ask that you spare us the application.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: As Job Captain,  an individual shall:

  • Execute project work plans in accordance with fee, schedule, and man hour constraints designated by management
  • Produce project documents required for a complete set of Instruments of Service
  • Redline and review the work of others
  • Ensure project compliance
  • Demonstrate mastery of code compliance
  • Establish a proper consultant agreement, manage the scope of work, and develop optimal relationships with external vendors and consultants
  • Support Project Manager 


We believe that a cultural fit is the highest priority. Therefore, we have outlined several items that define our studio culture.  

Laney LA shares the following five core values.  

  • Designer’s Passion: We demonstrate creative energy in all ventures
  • Servant’s Heart: We embrace the art of service
  • Rookie’s Advantage: We pursue a steep learning curve.
  • Detective’s Curiosity: We demonstrate active listening.
  • Warrior’s Spirit: We overcome obstacles with bravery 


  • A wide range of experience in high -end, single family, multifamily, and commercial architecture at all phases of design and construction.
  • The ability to visually communicate design through drawings, diagrams, and details with expertise and precision.
  • Deep working knowledge of ArchiCAD, or a committed interest to learn and master it.
  • +4-10 years of professional experience. 
  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in architecture
  • Experience with the full project lifecycle
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skill
  • Strong leadership and self- motivation
  • Strong sense of urgency for meeting weekly deadlines
  • Highly skilled technically
  • Experience with putting together a drawing set.
  • Punctual & organized
  • Knowledge of California Residential Building Codes


  • Competitive salary 
  • Health & dental benefits
  • 401(K) Plan
  • Paid vacation & holidays
  • Sick leave

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are  they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The duties and responsibilities in this job description may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


Please submit your application at the following link.

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