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Lead Architectural Designer

Fairfax, VA · Architecture/Engineering
Growing fast – Looking for a dedicated
Lead Architectural Designer
At Schroeder Design/Build
In Fairfax, VA
About Our Company
For more than 30 years, homeowners in Northern Virginia have come to Schroeder Design/Build, Inc. when they need to make their house into a home where they can live their dreams. Clients receive complete design and construction services guided by our values of integrity, communication, discipline, professionalism and the pursuit of excellence.
Schroeder Design/Build is a family-owned business with more than 25 employees, and we’re still growing. We make it a priority to form long-lasting professional relationships with our employees, clients, the community, and other businesses through team building and company outings.
Why should you join us? We like to develop people and give opportunity for growth within our company. We are a small, tight, communicative and caring group where every voice matters. Our company has long-term plans for growth, and we want dedicated team members to join us!
Our Location: 3918 Prosperity Ave., #100, Fairfax, VA 22031
Our Website: https://www.schroederdesignbuild.com/

Your Mission as Lead Architectural Designer
The primary purpose of this role is to develop overall architectural concepts of design projects, from design through construction. You will work one-on-one with Design Clients, Sales, Project Developer(s) and Production to ensure client goals are met during the design process. You will ensure accurate completion of the design within the required timeframe in order to meet production demands, as well as support the final sale of a construction agreement. Our ultimate goal is to create happy clients.
Lead Architectural Designer’s Schedule and Location
You will be working a flexible full-time schedule out of our company offices in Fairfax, with occasional meetings at client job sites in Northern Virginia.
Lead Architectural Designer’s Duties and Responsibilities
General and Ongoing:
  • Through a team approach, achieve superior client satisfaction
  • Meet designated project timelines
  • Meet or exceed overall company volume goals
  • Maintain relationships with clients and staff to provide the highest level of customer service
  • Provide weekly updates on project status to the team
  • Assist in identifying policy and procedure upgrades to improve efficiency and accuracy
  • Mentor Design Assistant
  • Manage REVIT templates and design-related checklists
  • Participate in ongoing training to improve skills
  • Other tasks as assigned
  • This position reports to the Design Manager
During Design:
  • Perform duties of Design Project Lead for assigned design clients:
    • Coordinate Design Team effort to ensure timely and accurate completion of:
      • All design work and drawings
      • Selections
    • Schedule and oversee design-related meetings
    • Delegate and managed delegated workload as appropriate to ensure on-time and accurate completion of all portions of design
  • Prepare or assign drafting of the following for all architectural projects:
    • As-build drawings
    • Presentation drawings
    • Trade Walk drawings
    • Contract drawings
    • Interior and detail elevations as needed
    • Permit Sets
    • Construction Sets
  • Prepare take-offs and initial quotes for all required materials
  • Obtain or coordinate required structural permitting
During Production:
  • Assist Production Department as needed during construction
  • Attend or coordinate attendance of Electrical Walk, Tile Walk and weekly meetings as needed
  • Assist Client as requested by Production
Required Experience and Qualifications
  • Two (2) years of residential design experience
  • Two (2) years of experience developing permit documents, including structural
  • Ideally, the candidate should have two (2) years of Design/Build experience
  • Ideally, the candidate should have one (1) years of REVIT drafting experience
Preferred Soft Skills and Personality Traits
  • Vision for design
  • Ability to inspire
  • Proven leadership experience
  • Proven job coordination and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact and communicate with clients and team members
  • Passion for leadership and developing people
  • Passion to set, pursue and attain goals
  • Ability to work with people to achieve extraordinary results
  • Fun-loving team player
Salary and Other Compensation
  • We offer a salary of $60,000 to $80,000, depending upon experience
  • We offer Health & Dental Insurance, 401K, Paid Holidays, Vacation Time, Company Activities and Outings, and a Reward Program
Please do not call the office as we do not process applications on the phone. Simply reply to this posting by clicking on the link provided.
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