Job Captain / Project Architect

Douglas Pancake Architects, Inc. Douglas Pancake Architects, Inc. Employer:
Irvine, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Dec 14 '21Posted on:

Douglas Pancake Architects, Inc., a boutique architectural firm in Irvine, California. We are currently seeking an experienced Job Captain to join our close-knit team of compassionate and talented individuals. 


  • Full participation in the development of conceptual and schematic design documents.
  • Apply advanced skills, knowledge and education in the creative work required across all phases of building design, production and construction administration.
  • Building code research and analysis and compiling data as required by the project.
  • Assist in site investigation reports (site photos, site field conditions, etc.)
  • Responsible for leading the development of key portions of the design and construction documents, exercising discretion and judgment in interpreting design intent, and building code interpretation.
  • Interact with and provide quality service to clients by establishing and maintaining trust and confidence with the client.
  • Monitor progress toward deliverable schedules. Keep Project Manager apprised of project status and submit recommendations as projects progress or when necessary.
  • Collaborate with, inform, and direct consultants, contractors, fabricators, specification writers, and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives.

Desired Experience/Skills:

  • Completed 3-6 years of related experience working with computer design, architect design, and construction documents and in project design on projects of routine complexity.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently
  • Ability to organize and prioritize assigned work of a technical nature from multiple sources
  • Ability to learn and perform tasks quickly and accurately from verbal and written instructions with self-direction and minimal supervision
  • Intermediate knowledge of building codes and regulations and ability to apply code to drawings
  • Ability to present a positive and professional image to clients, staff, and community; to dress suitable to the position.
  • Courteous, effective verbal and written communication
  • A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, In-Design, Twinmotion, and CAD programs.


  • A Bachelor in Architecture degree (B.Arch.) or Master in Architecture (M.Arch.) from an accredited college or university.
  • Licensed or actively seeking IDP and professional licensure.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes base salary, healthcare insurance, vacation and sick pay, and a performance-based bonus/incentive program.  Our environment fosters professional and personal growth with mentorship and fun morale-building events. 


Interested individuals who meet the requirements above should provide a resume (PDF format preferred), cover letter and salary requirements to  No telephone calls please. Every resume received is reviewed by a member of our management team.  

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