Job Captain

TWINSTEPS architecture TWINSTEPS architecture Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Fri, Jul 1 '22Posted on:


The job captain oversees the work of architects and draftsmen, reporting progress and issues to the project lead as needed. They ensure that the team stays on schedule and executes schematics that conform to the requirements of the project leader or designer. The job captain works as an architect and may participate in the creation of drawings and drafts. They usually help create needed drawings using computer-aided drafting software (CAD) & Revit. In their supervisory role, the job captain also reviews the drawings of the rest of the architectural team, suggests revisions, and has other draftsmen update designs on those suggestions.

Tasks/ Responsibilities

  •    Creates contract documents (CDs)
  • Review CDs to ensure compliance with firm standards, mechanical, building systems, codes and ADA requirements
  • For smaller projects may oversee all CD production and review
  • Coordinates with Senior technical staff and design staff to provide technical solutions for design dilemmas
  •  Manages project through contract administration phase
  •  Coordinates engineering consultant’s work to ensure compliance with design solution and timely submission of documents
  •  In unusual circumstances may be required to assist with support for field surveys
  •  Manages contract administration budget for assigned projects
  • Ensures adherence to set budget and immediately informs Senior Job Captain/Architect, PM and/or client of any potential variances to the budget
  •  May mentor the work of Junior and Intermediate Designers
  •  Oversee tasks and provide feedback on work product Conducts client interviews to determine technical requirements for the design


  • Extensive knowledge of design principles and standards
  • Intermediate documentation and field observational skills
  • Advanced interior architecture detailing skills
  • Working knowledge of CDs and procedures
  • Working knowledge of building systems, codes and ADA requirements
  • Working knowledge of space requirements
  • Working knowledge of contract administration
  • Intermediate MS Office Suite skills
  • Advanced Revit skills
  • Advanced Adobe Creative Suite skills
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Intermediate presentation and graphic communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead junior staff through a combination of direct authority and subject matter expertise

Preferred Experience/ Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Interior Design
  • 2-4+ years of professional experience
  • Knowledge of building codes, zoning, jurisdictional processes, building materials, specifications, and construction techniques
  • Experience in construction document preparation and field observation
  • Proficiency in Revit
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Proficient in BIM360, AutoCAD, SketchUp and other 3D modeling software
  • LEED accreditation preferred

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