Job Captain

Blue Truck Studio Blue Truck Studio Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Fri, Oct 1 '21Posted on:

The Blue Truck Studio is a small but ambitious and growing architecture practice specializing in custom residential and small retail projects throughout the Bay Area and beyond.  Housed amidst a vibrant artist community in the Mission/Potrero neighborhood of San Francisco, this award-winning studio approaches projects with both professional rigor and creative aspiration.

We are currently seeking a full-time (salaried) Job Captain


Job Captain is a position that is equal parts creative and technical.  Primarily a role of leading projects, the Job Captain is an aspiring project architect who has design responsibilities, a strong voice in our collaborative teams and the experience to manage working drawings.  Technical experience is a must, as well as skill with tending to clients, managing a design team and a strong ability to manage the time and fee budgets of projects.

Our studio currently operates as a hybrid in-office/remote working configuration with regular team meetings in our studio.  We offer competitive pay and a full benefits package, including 401(k), health insurance, paid time off, holidays, and excellent potential for professional growth.  Salary will be commensurate with level of skill and experience.


  • Assist Principal and Studio Director in all stages of design and construction including interaction with clients, contractors and regulatory agencies.
  • Lead and manage the assembly and production of drawing sets including sets for entitlement, design development, and construction documents.
  • Coordination with design teams and consultants.
  • Perform contract administration and on-site construction-related work.


  • Five or more years of experience working in a California architecture office.
  • Three or more years in the designing and managing of high-end residential projects.
  • On a path to architectural licensure in California. 
  • LEED AP or other green certification encouraged.


  •  Confidence in all phases of a project, including Construction Administration
  • Familiarity with wood frame, Type V construction techniques and detailing.
  • Familiarity with the regulatory process, particularly in San Francisco.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Strong presentation skills, both graphically and verbally
  • Outstanding design talent and passionate conceptual thinker
  • Responsible and accountable for personal mistakes
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Experience leading architectural design teams
  • Strong drafting skills
  • Confidence with ArchiCAD 22 (or higher) or other BIM software
  • Confidence with the Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Photoshop and Illustrator) and Microsoft Office applications
  • Candidates must be eligible to work full time in the United States.  Immigration or work visa sponsorship will not be provided.


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