You’re so creative, people cheer with every pencil stroke. You’re so enthusiastic, you are your own ticker-tape parade. You thrive on detail, 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 Support professional. Not just any professional, mind you. A JLG Project Support:
- Delivers. A PS assists the JLG Project Architects/Managers and Job Captains with project delivery at all phases of design. Whatever needs doing gets done, including understanding monthly staffing assignments to be sure expectations are met.
- Is eager to learn. We want our PSs to become future firm leaders, so it’s important that they are continuously developing Project Support skills, from developing abilities to communicate with clients to creating your own personal ethics.
- Does whatever it takes. Our Project Support staff are just as responsible for our work as our lead architects, and so it’s up to them to keep us successful time and time again.
A few more attributes of a future JLG-er:
- You need to be on the path to architectural licensure. You must hold a professional degree from an accredited university (BArch or March), although allied professionals may qualify based on credentials – and you must be prepared to one day take the Architectural Registration Exam.
- You must understand technology. Specifically, BIM. You must be an experienced Revit user.
- You are experienced. While you might be a recent graduate, you have worked for a minimum of 1 year in a professional setting.
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 decisionmaking.
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/Job Captain with project delivery by following the established JLG standards and performing routine entry-level tasks and assignments, with emphasis on developing the Revit model to align with design intent.
- Professional degree from a NCARB accredited university with the ability to obtain licensure
- Allied professionals (landscape architecture, interior design, etc.) may qualify, with their credentials reviewed on a case-by-case basis
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Revit experience required
- Verbal, graphic and written communication skills
- Design aptitude as evidenced in professional portfolio
- Positive "can do" attitude
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.
- Acquire a competent knowledge of building materials, specifications and construction techniques.
- Obtain 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.
- Gain an understanding of JLG sustainability initiatives and the LEED process by and overseeing this on at least one project.
- Transfer "redlined" changes to update drawings.
- Understand everything you do; ask questions when you don't know.
- Develop higher level Revit proficiency and knowledge of JLG Revit standards.
- Develop analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Eligible to apply for "visualization technician" concurrent with this job description.
- Complete the Architectural Experience Program (AXP).
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."