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.
A few more attributes of a future JLG-er:
- You have a post-secondary technical degree. You must hold a professional degree from an accredited university, and have intermediate knowledge of building materials, and construction methods
- You must understand technology. You demonstrate intermediate-level Revit proficiency
- 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 150 professionals in 12 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 raise the bar.
We elevate outcomes and expectations through thoughtful, creative, and inspirational solutions.
RELATIONSHIPS | We build connections.
We nurture collaborative, supportive, authentic, and respectful relationships through clear and honest communication and adaptive decision-making.
COMMUNITY | We make a difference.
We 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 | We take good care.
We make responsible decisions regarding our clients’, firm’s, and planet's resources, treating them like they're our own.
INTEGRITY | We do what we say.
We 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 time off; paid holidays; paid bereavement; paid parental
- Flexible Spending Accounts (Health/Daycare FLEX)
- Formal peer mentoring program; Company-sponsored training and continuing education
- Paid Licensure and NCARB fees
- 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
From design to project close out, Project Technicians play an integral role in the flawless execution of a project including expert knowledge of design software's, building codes, and construction methods while working with and growing a team of Project Support staff.,
Location: Any of our JLG offices
- Post-secondary technical degree
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Revit proficiency (Intermediate-level)
- 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."