Our employees are what make us JLG. They are the brains behind our award-winning designs, the heart of our corporate family, and the reason we have been named a Best Place to Work firm, both for professionals and young adults.
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 a part of the process, and we work closely together because we are inspired by one another. So, if you are someone with fire in your belly and fun up your sleeve, youre someone we want to meet.
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 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 inspire and innovate through creative solutions that elevate expectations and outcomes.
RELATIONSHIPS | We build connections.
We nurture collaborative, supportive, authentic, 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 take full responsibility for our clients’, firm’s, and Earth’s resources to make smart decisions and mitigate risks for today and tomorrow.
INTEGRITY | We do what we say.
We do right by our clients, our communities, and ourselves.
Responsible for assisting JLG in all areas of project delivery and office management by following the established JLG standards and performing routine entry-level tasks and assignments.
Location: Any of our JLG offices
Closing Date: December 31st, 2019 at midnight
- Pursuing professional Architecture (BArch or MArch) degree from an accredited university, with minimum third year completion
- Assist with project delivery at all phases of design; may include focused assignments such as:
Description: Better known as an architectural detective, a Researcher collects and analyzes information to be converted into facts - energy facts, project facts, community facts.
Projects include: Developing high performance building facts, filling in the JLG database, and Internet and phone research on school districts, universities, etc.
About you: You are detailed-oriented and great at digging deep to find and analyze information.
- CAD/Revit Guru
Description: A Revit Guru is exactly that - a person who totally, totally gets it.
Projects include: Working closely with the project teams to pick up redlines and put together building plans.
About you: You have a high confidence in your own Revit and CAD skills with a portfolio that reflects them.
- Project Manager Support
Description: JLG's architects are awesome - so awesome, in fact, that they work on the widest variety of projects with a high demand on their time. A PM Support person helps them get everything done.
Projects include: A PMs day can include a project interview, a community forum, a three project meetings, and they need everything from colored floor plans to presentation graphics to research to make them happen. You have the most work with the highest professional reward.
About you: You are a jack-of-all-trades who can work with little direction while still feeling comfortable asking questions when necessary. You also need to be able to take constructive criticism.
- Construction Administration Support
Description: The greatest of designs will go unrealized without a true advocate for both JLG and our client during the construction process. Our CA support staff will make sure that everyone is happy through every stage of construction.
Projects include: Understanding construction documents to the level that you can translate them on the field, and providing quality assurance reviews of JLG projects during design phases. About you: You walk into a building and all you see are punchlist items. Contractors are your best friends. You dream of nail guns and concrete piles.
- Event Enthusiast
Description: JLG loves to party - be it community art events, company picnics, whatever. The Event Enthusiast would assist the marketing department and the local leadership in making those happen.
Projects include: Event planning, promotion, and preparation. Oh, and partying, of course.
About you: You are high energy and enthusiastic. You are willing and able. You leave no stone unturned and enjoy the small details.
- Model Maker
Description: You are the builder of buildings and the dreamer of dreams - at 1/50th of a scale.
Projects include: Model making.
About you: You have the interest and skill to put together detailed physical models, as well as access to model-making equipment.
- Graphic Designer
Description: JLG has a burning passion for design, which extends from our architectural sets to our printed and digital graphics. A Graphic Designer would work with the JLG marketing department to create graphics which help tell a story in a clear, cool, and clever way.
Projects include: AIA award submittals, mailers, invitations, booksyou name it, we make it. You may also be called upon for some light photography.
About you: You have strong graphic design skills and a great eye for clear site and floor plan graphics.
- Detail Librarian
Description: A Detail Librarian is a Revit Guru who likes to get down into the nitty-gritty details.
Projects include: Creating the JLG detail library.
About you: You are a Revit Guru on steroids.
Description: A JLG writer understand that buildings are more than bricks and mortar and have a story to tell.
Projects include: Writing for AIA award submissions and other articles/books.
About you: You have strong creative writing skills and understand the process of how a building comes together.
- Visualization Assistant
Description: JLG's secret weapon is the firm's award-winning renderings. The Visualization Assistant would, you know, assist the top talent creating them.
Projects include: Creation of 3-D imaging and project fly-through.
About you: You have exceptional 3DS Max, Sketchup and Photoshop skills and know how to make a strong cup of coffee.
Understand and implement office standards, policies and procedures.
Perform routine organizational and office management tasks and errands.
Understand everything you do; ask questions when you don't know.
- "Can-do" outlook
- Willingness to do what it takes
- Sense of ownership and responsibility
- Skill sets:
- Organizational skills
- Communication skills
- Design capacity
- Analytical skills
- 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."