Junior Architectural Designer / Job Captain

GKW Architects, Inc. GKW Architects, Inc. Employer:
San Jose, CA, USLocation:
Fri, May 28 '21Posted on:

GKW ARCHITECTS - CONSTRUCTORS, INC. is a dynamic and highly collaborative Architectural firm with 10 years of experience building commercial, residential communities, and mixed-use developments. Our team focuses on the belief of honest business practices and solving problems with our team, developers, and clients. Please visit our website ( for more information.

Our office is quickly expanding and we are looking to grow our team. We are currently seeking Junior Architectural Draftsperson/ Designers and Job Captains. This candidate must have an exceptional design ability, and be on the path of becoming an Architect (AXP & ARE). We are looking for someone who can turn around a full set of construction documents. Using Revit is a bonus. We also expect the candidate to be prepared to orchestrate construction on the field. This professional will be communicating with team members, clients, and city officials in an exciting and fast-paced environment. We are looking for someone who wants to be a part of a fun and energetic team. Candidates will have the opportunity to learn, grow within the firm, and experience all phases of design.

Ideal Candidates will meet the following:

  • Graduate of a NAAB accredited 4 or 5 year Architecture School
  • Strong skills in Revit, AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, and Adobe software
  • Strong skills in the production and management of construction drawings, start to finish (Job Captain)
  • Excellent problem solver and independent thinker with good listening skills and strong follow-through
  • Strong verbal and graphic communication, organizational and collaborative skills 
  • Self-motivated; ability to work independently and in a team environment to coordinate with other design professionals
  • Commitment to their own professional growth as an Architect
  • Friendly & Fun Personality
  • Bonus: 3+ years Revit/ BIM experience 
  • Bonus: Experience working in construction phases of projects with owners and General Contractors

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Generating Construction Documents for residential and commercial buildings with Revit Architecture
  • Draft and develop design proposals / Schematic Designs
  • Project Site Visits/ Construction Sites
  • Responsible for development and coordination of drawings and specifications including : program compliance, code and agency compliance, schedule commitments, and product research.
  • Coordination and Meetings with Consultants, Contractors, Clients, and City officials to execute work in an orderly and timely manner
  • Provide input to design, budget,and construction schedule- communicate the technical implication of design decisions- Calculate required hours to complete a project
  • Maintain organization of existing and new projects
  • Provide support for any tasks required for the successful completion of the project

We offer:

  • AXP Licensure Support: ARE Study Materials 
  • Mentorship: Rewarding work environment & family-like atmosphere
  • Fun Team Building Activities & Events
  • Open Studio Environment
  • Coordinating and working on projects from start to finish / Full Scope of Work 
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off- Sick 

This is a Full-Time position. 40 hrs/week, Typical Work Hours will be 9:00am-6:00pm Monday through Friday, with a 1-hr lunch Break. Compensation will be discussed at the interview.

How to Apply: Please email your cover letter, resume, and pdf samples of your work to

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