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Quezada Architecture, a multi-disciplinary design firm based in San Francisco, is currently seeking qualified candidates to join our diverse and talented team. Our work spans a wide range of sectors including commercial, residential, and health & wellness. Our ideal candidates are creative, collaborative, self-motivated, positive and flexible, with strong verbal and written communication skills. Candidates must have both the requisite experience and a passion for progressive/modern design, exceptional design sensibility and are very organized. Oh, and a good sense of humor is mandatory!

BIM Manager

Job Summary
This position requires an individual who is competent in the design and technical fundamentals of architecture and interior architecture. Under the supervision of senior staff, this person will collaborate on the design, documentation and consultant coordination of new buildings. As this is an extremely rich period for career growth, we are looking for an individual who is both comfortable asking for guidance and pro-active in their professional growth.

Education
Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited Architecture Program

Experience
5+ years of related experience working in a design oriented office with experience in management and coordination of BIM models with overall project teams. Requires experience in mentoring staff and providing routine training on best practices for BIM and efficient modeling techniques.

Qualifications, Skills & Software
•  Must be able to initiate and create technical drawings for all phases of project documentation, including BIM kickoff coordination and clash detection meetings with overall project team
•  Must have experience developing details
•  Revit 2014-2017 (High level of aptitude Mandatory)
•  AutoCAD 2014-2017 (mandatory)
•  Sketch-Up (mandatory)
•  MS Office (mandatory)
•  Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator (highly desirable)
•  3DStudio Max (highly desirable)
•  V-Ray for 3DStudio Max (desirable)
•  V-Ray for Sketch-Up (desirable)

Management
•  Create written technology evaluations and budgets for future technology adoption that aligns with the corporate goals
•  Chair the company’s BIM committee
•  Write BIM execution plan and AIA G 202 and E series documents as needed for BIM, electronic and data transfer protocols
•  Report on the company’s current and projected state in regards to BIM implementation
•  Create Upgrade and Deployment strategies for the BIM implementation effort
• Assess: evaluate the firms current workflow, strategies, budgets, projects, staffing, etc.
•  Plan: create a plan for implementation. Who are the team members, what is the project, what are the goals, etc.
•  Solve: execute the plan, install the software, get templates created, get training, do the pilot project, etc.
•  Confirm: be able to demonstrate the company’s BIM success by evaluating goals that were established in the Assess Phase

Project Interface
•  Support project standards coordination with customers
•  Assist on project work – modeling and detailing
•  Assist project teams in BIM project setup
•  Create Revit families in response to project need
•  Help resolve BIM design issues
•  Manage and distribute coordinated digital documents to the project team
•  Coordinate needed hardware upgrades with IT. Communicate with subcontractors to receive, coordinate, and update all electronic models
•  Linking BIM to the project Construction Administration Phase for submittals, construction models, shop drawings, and schedules

Revit Skills Required
•  Minimum of 5+ years BIM project experience through all phases, including kickoffs and clash coordination
•  Working knowledge of Revit family creation, standards and maintenance
•  Working knowledge of work-sharing collaboration tools
•  Familiarity on BIM related software or plug-ins is a plus e.g. Navisworks, CGS, Dynamo, A360, Newforma, etc.
•  Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 + professional certification is a plus
•  Adaptability – Ability to learn and grasp quickly new direction and shift priorities as needed
•  Communication – Ability to discern BIM terminologies and communicate with team members effectively and efficiently
•  Time Management – Must be realistic about the amount of time required to complete the assigned tasks and responsibilities, and assess present or potential issues which will have an impact on meeting specific deadlines
•  Work Ethics – Ability to take directions accurately, responsibly and quickly Diligence, professional demeanor and detail oriented skills will be valued by the team
•  Passion – Willingness and passion in all aspects of the built environment and BIM focused application and process will be valued
•  Creativity – Ability to explore unconventional concepts and tackle production challenges

Revit-Specific Responsibilities
•  Work collaboratively with others during BIM production.
•  Work on defined tasks under direct supervision.
•  Create and edit Revit families, and maintain appropriate standards at various design phases.
•  Construct LOD 200-300 families and drafting details

General Responsibilities
•  Collaborating with team in the concept phase to development of the approach to the project
• Using 3D visualizations and conventional architectural drawings to convey these ideas to clients and builders
•  Contributing to and helping maintain CAD/BIM library organization.
•  Helping with preparation of project presentation materials such as boards and presentation books
•  Following standards established by global and local technology committees
•  Developing details for review
•  Mentoring junior staff
•  Preparing technical documentation of projects
•  Coordinating drawings and specifications
•  Meeting and coordinating with project consultants
•  Files project correspondence and drawings as required
•  Collaborates with other staff on workflow optimization between technical drawings and 3D visualizations
•  Keeping current with software upgrades
•  Attending client presentations
•  Preparing and issuing Bid Documents
•  Preparing codes search and ADA documentation evaluations
•  Assisting Senior Designers through Construction Administration

Project Architect / Intermediate Architect

Job Summary 
This position requires an individual who is experienced in the design and technical nuances of architecture. This is a key position in our firm where you will be collaborating on the design, documentation and consultant coordination on a wide array of project types. Experience in landscape design and/or urban planning a plus but not mandatory. More importantly, we are looking for someone who has experience in the design of complex projects as well as in all aspects of the project delivery process. 

Education
Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited Architecture Program

Experience 
5+ years of related experience working in a design office 

Qualifications, Skills and Software
• Must be able to initiate and create technical drawings for the SD, DD and CD phases of project documentation
• Revit 2018 (mandatory)
• AutoCAD 2018 (mandatory)
• Sketch-Up (mandatory)
• Bluebeam (mandatory) 
• MS Office (mandatory)

Responsibilities 
• Collaborating with team in the concept phase to development of the approach to the project
• Assist in generating concept designs for both buildings and interiors and develop designs through all phase of documentation and construction 
• Clash detection and manage efforts for Design/Build trades Managing and preparing technical documentation of projects
• Collaborates with other staff on workflow optimization between technical drawings and 3D visualizations Keeping current with software upgrades
• Attending client presentations and meetings Preparing and issuing Bid Documents
• Keeping current with software upgrades
• Assisting in Construction Administration 

If you do not fit ALL of the above criteria, please do not apply. Please forward a PDF of your resume and portfolio via e-mail to info@qa-us.com. Evidence of proficiency and portfolio will be reviewed. Please, no phone calls.

What’s in it for you?

QA is a medium-ish design firm working on large, high profile projects in SF. You will be part of a fun, high-energy and smart team dedicated to advancing great design. QA offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, vision, and chiropractic care as well as 401k and long term disability coverage. We enjoy what we do and we enjoy doing it together!


General Requirements

All work is to be done on premises in our San Francisco office. Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Applicants MUST be currently residing in the United States and hold a valid US passport, green card, or work visa. If you do not fit ALL of the job criteria, please do not apply.

To Apply:

Email info@qa-us.com with your resume and / or a link to your portfolio.
Please no phone calls.