Technical Designer/Project Manager

Christopher Peacock Home, LLC Christopher Peacock Home, LLC Employer:
Chicago, IL, USLocation:
Wed, Aug 4 '21Posted on:

Position Summary:  We are looking for a talented Technical Designer/Project Manager to assist our Senior Designer in our Chicago Showroom.  In this role, you will work directly with our design staff to help bring projects to life efficiently and effectively.  Working in partnership with the internal team, you will be responsible for managing the project from inception to final delivery, keeping key partners updated on a daily basis.  In addition, you will be working in AutoCAD to create, modify and release drawings to all stakeholders, including clients, architects and designers.  Your role is critical to the success of our business and an integral part of our ability to exceed our customers’ expectations via effective communication and daily management of the project plan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work independently to interpret drawings, sketches, scanned images, customer drawings or specifications to accurately create AutoCAD drawings by drafting various CPH custom cabinetry floor plans and elevations, and apply necessary technical details with accuracy, plot drawings, and file on CPH network
  • Responsible for cross referencing and accurately making changes between plans and elevations
  • Use accepted CPH drawing standards as guidelines, but will regularly need to deviate from standards based on instructions from Designers and/or clients’ needs and special requirements
  • Work with Designer to measure job site spaces and add information to current drawings
  • Take delivery of cabinetry: ensuring accuracy of delivery as unloaded and help unload cabinetry
  • Attend client meetings in showroom and on site with Designer
  • Liaise with clients, general contractor, or representative to ensure understanding for all parties and to execute an efficient installation
  • May be responsible for some design elements
  • Maintain good communication with Designers
  • Must work quickly and with accuracy, and have the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Work closely with order processing department in the factory to ensure that the drawings are accurate
  • Create Excel based factory orders with accuracy; attend fitting meetings; correct drawings and orders; e-mail order documents to factory; respond to "package queries" generated by the factory
  • Generate "work requests" as work is in progress, complete contract request forms, delivery quotes, and delivery date change request forms
  • Review the Operations Schedule weekly and as necessary
  • Complete and submit Subcontractor POs, when necessary
  • Utilize CPH specification book to accurately price custom jobs (i.e. cabinetry, hardware, lighting, metal or wood hoods, panels, moldings, accessories, wooden countertops, etc.), which will vary based on client needs and Designer specifications, for initial presentations and contract
  • Self-check own work for completeness and accuracy, meeting custom CPH standards
  • Responsible for ensuring that CPH standards, procedures, and technical details are followed by all parties
  • Help cultivate a positive atmosphere and perform as part of a team in the department with the common goal of completing work and meeting all deadlines
  • Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in design related area, preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of kitchen design and project management experience required
  • Strong proficiency in AutoCAD required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required
  • Knowledge of cabinetry construction preferred
  • Must be able to read and interpret drawings and architectural plans; prepare accurate detailed drawings using information from Designers; operate computer using standard drafting software packages, plotters; develop AutoCAD drawings for design projects; maintain complete, readily accessible files and records of drawings, while saving files often and regularly
  • Knowledge of hand drafting principles, practices, methods and techniques; basic cabinetry and construction knowledge
  • Must be able to quickly and easily adapt to ongoing changes and modifications with designs, based on client needs
  • Strong attention to detail is required
  • Identifying problems, analyze information, and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options, solve problems and implement solutions
  • Must be able to make decisions and work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid ability to collaborate with Designers, Project Management, and Technical Design team members
  • Basic knowledge of residential construction
  • Must be highly organized and a self–starter
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage numerous projects in a timely and efficient manner
  • Must present in a professional and expert manner
  • Must be punctual and reliable
  • Must be able to travel

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional showroom environment and on job sites.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.  The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of conditions at job sites, which may include fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts, vibrations, and loud noises.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Occasional early and evening work may be required as job duties demand.


Travel to job sites, Corporate Headquarters, and Factory is required as necessary.

AAP/EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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