You are more than just someone who “knows Revit”– you and BIM are basically best friends. Your favorite reading material is an instruction manual. Your other best friends are contractors, building code officials, and engineers. You crush deadlines, and you’re such a great multi-tasker that you’re reading this while tuning up your motorcycle.
You want to learn about every single aspect of the architecture world and work with some of the most creative, fun and progressive people in our industry, and eat chocolate-covered potato chips. Guess what? We have the job for you.
JLG Architects is seeking a Project Technician. Not just any professional, mind you.
A JLG Project Technician:
- Delivers. A Project Technician assists the JLG Project Managers and Job Captains with project delivery at all phases of design. Whatever needs doing gets done, including understanding taking responsibility for monthly staffing assignments for the entire team.
- Follows the JLG Project Checklist. We have spent nearly 30 years creating an air-tight project handbook, and a JLG Project Technician understands and implements that to the letter.
- Knows what it takes to turn a pile of redlines into a building. A JLG Project Technician understands building materials and construction techniques, and has experience in working with governmental agencies, building codes, and zoning ordinances.
A few more attributes of a future JLG-er:
- You have 5 years of professional experience and a post-secondary degree. You must hold a professional degree from an accredited university, and have a minimum of 5 years of experience in building technology, product research and specification, and Architectural Construction Document drafting.
- You must understand technology. Specifically, BIM. You must be an experienced Revit user to the point that you can use and teach the program.
- You have a great attitude. You have excellent verbal, graphic, and written communication skills.
On a 20-below January day in 1989, Gary Johnson and Lonnie Laffen opened the doors to JLG Architects with little more than a stack of bumwad and a burning desire to truly make a difference through great design (and probably a space heater, because brr).
Thirty years later, we are one of the country’s 50 Most Admired Companies (MSN Money), 50 Best Places to Work (Inc. Magazine), and Architecture Giants (Building Design+Construction). That two-person firm may have grown to 120 professionals in 13 offices, but our driving force remains the same.
Every day at JLG is a new day for creating, inspiring and solving challenges. Everyone – from our Intern Designers to our Construction Administrator to our Marketing staff – is the heart and brains of the process, and we work closely together because we are inspired by one another. We live and work with passion; we never stop at “good enough” when it comes to our own expertise and aptitude, and are innovative and resilient in seeking out new ways to actively participate in the experience of being a JLGer.
In fact, our JLGers are so important that we became a 100% Employee-Owned ESOP in 2014 because the best place to grow your career is at a business of your own design. So, if you are someone with fire in your belly and fun up your sleeve, you’re someone we want to meet.
Beyond a love for award-winning architecture and chocolate-covered potato chips (not required), here is what makes a JLGer:
DESIGN. We are passionate, resourceful problem-solvers who inspire and innovate through creative solutions that elevate our clients and communities.
RELATIONSHIPS. We go beyond the standard definition of a team player; we hold ourselves accountable for nurturing collaborative, supportive, respectful relationships through clear and honest communication and adaptive decision making.
COMMUNITY. Above all else, we know that it is our responsibility to constantly find new ways to actively engage in and uplift all of our communities - from our professional network to our local neighborhood to our family of JLGers.
STEWARDSHIP. Time, money, materials – everything is finite. We humbly take full responsibility for our clients’, firm’s, and Earth’s resources to make smart decisions and calculated risks for today and tomorrow.
INTEGRITY. We are authentic, consistent, and transparent in our actions, words, and beliefs; we are courageous to do right by our clients, our communities, and ourselves.
But wait, there’s more - here are a few other reasons why it’s good to be a JLGer:
- Agile workforce program
- Summer and flexible hours
- JLGfit program
- Company-wide events and in-house social gatherings
- 100%-paid Medical Insurance
- Dental, Vision and Supplemental Insurance; Health Savings Account; Life, Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
- Paid vacation time; paid personal/sick time; paid holidays; paid volunteer time; paid military service
- Flexible Spending Accounts (Health/Daycare FLEX)
- Formal peer mentoring program; Company-sponsored training and continuing education
- Paid Architectural Registration Exams
- Endless growth opportunities
- For new graduates, a 3-year development program that cuts the time to licensure in half
- Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
- 401(k) retirement plan with employer match contribution
- Licensure bonus program
- Discretionary bonuses
Responsible for assisting the Project Manager and Job Captain with project delivery by following the established JLG standards and performing routine tasks and assignments, with emphasis on developing the Revit model to align with design intent.
Position Location: Open to consider any JLG office location
- Post-secondary degree
- 5 years of professional experience minimum, including:
o Building technology
o Product research and specification
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Revit proficiency (Level 4: Knowledge, utilization and ability to teach the program)
- Verbal, graphic and written communication skills
- Design aptitude as evidenced in professional portfolio
- Positive "can do" attitude
- Competent understanding of building materials and construction methods
- Basic knowledge of building codes
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following (other duties may be assigned)
- Assist Project Manager and project team (including Job Captain) with project delivery at all phases of design.
- Take responsibility for monthly staffing assignments and be proactive in communicating with project team to understand expectations.
- Understand and implement JLG office standards, policies and procedures.
- Apply acquired knowledge of building materials, specifications and construction techniques to ensure document quality.
- Get experience in dealing with governmental agencies, building codes and zoning ordinances.
- Develop ability to communicate with project team, clients, consultants and contractors.
- Gain sufficient knowledge of engineering disciplines to understand building integration.
- Acquire knowledge of construction process sufficient to communicate instructions to contractors.
- Explore professional ethics applying to the practice of Architecture.
- Transfer "redlined" changes to update drawings.
- Understand everything you do; ask questions when you don't know.
- Develop knowledge of JLG Revit Standards.
- Develop analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Note: assignments may include higher-level work for training/development purposes.
- "Can-do" outlook
- Willingness to do what it takes
- Sense of ownership and responsibility
- Organizational skills
- Communication skills
- Design capacity
- Technical skills
"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."