Project Captain

Scott Beck Architect Scott Beck Architect Employer:
West Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Mar 25 '21Posted on:

Scott Beck Architect, a Los Angeles area-based architectural design firm, is committed to creating a positive, productive, and collaborative working environment.  We believe in staff mentoring and continuing education; and our informal office atmosphere provides each staff member a broad range of responsibilities in both design and production.  We are interested in creative, enthusiastic, and conscientious individuals with technical acumen to join our team.  We offer salaries commensurate with experience.  Our benefits package includes health, vision, and dental insurance, as well as paid holiday.  Everything you do makes a difference and is recognized.  You matter!

The Architectural Project Captain will work closely with the internal and extended project team(s) to create and design construction documents.

In general terms, this person should possess the ability to function comfortably, gain trust, confidence, and deal effectively with a wide range of individuals including consultants, contractors, and the SBA project team.  Also, s/he should have a proven ability to function in all phases of project development from schematic design through contract administration.

  • Assist Project Architect(s) and Project Manager(s) in developing project documents.
  • Advise the Project Architect(s) and/or Project Manager(s) when the drawings and specifications are complete and ready to be issued and provide status reports when necessary.
  • Provide input to the design and construction schedule–communicate the technical implications of design decisions.
  • Perform and/or provide support for any tasks required for the successful completion of the project.

In general terms, this individual should be a graduate from an accredited five (5) year (BArch) program; have had CADD training; attained the appropriate certifications; and possess a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in an Architectural environment focusing on commercial and retail buildings.  

Non-technical skills and abilities include the following.

  • Ability to function comfortably; gain trust and confidence; and deal effectively with a wide range of individuals including consultants, contractors, and the SBA project and production teams.
  • Strong written language skills, strong verbal communication skills, and a working knowledge of eMail etiquette are essential.
  • Problem solving; able to tackle both large scale/conceptual level and detail/task level issues.
  • Must be organized and detail oriented; able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Technical skills are listed below.

  • Proficient in AutoCAD 2019 (or later); a working knowledge of 3D applications, such as Trimble’s SketchUp and Autodesk’s Revit, are a plus.
  • Working experience with Adobe Suite applications; Acrobat (essential) and Photoshop (plus).
  • Working experience with Microsoft applications (2016 or later), such as Outlook, Word, and Excel, is essential.
  • Strong familiarity with Internet browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, is essential.


SBA offers salaries commensurate with experience. Our benefits package includes health, vision, and dental insurance, as well as paid holidays.

If you meet the qualifications described above, desire to experience the full spectrum of the industry, and feel this is a good fit, you are encouraged to apply. Please forward a cover letter, your résumé, and a summary of recent and/or relevant projects.  (Flat or dynamic digital samples, not exceeding 5MB, are also appreciated.)  Add "Archinect Ad:" followed by the position title to the subject line.

Do note, this position will be open and posted until filled.  Please, local candidates only, SBA is not a sponsor; applicants residing further than 35 miles from the area will not receive a response. Likewise, inquiries from recruiters will be retained, but will receive no immediate response.  No phone calls, please; do not disturb the operations of the firm. SBA apologizes, in advance, for any inconvenience.  Thank you!

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