Junior/Trainee Architects in United States

at a Confidential Company

Engineering / Technology
Building Design/Architecture
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
Entry Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Job Summary:

To assist Architects in the preparation of plans and specifications for the construction and/or alteration of buildings.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is first in a series of three classifications. It is distinguished from the Architect in that the Architect can independently prepare plans and specifications for construction and/or alteration of buildings and have at least five years experience doing this

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Meets with requesters to determine requirements of projects; determines feasibility of project and prepares cost estimates.

* Performs original design work utilizing specifications, sketches and ideas on developing designs.

* Analyzes space utilization effectiveness and changing demands for space needs then recommends actions to meet new requirements.

* Assists in compiling data for comprehensive facilities use and feasibility data to be used for construction planning, capital improvement and long-range planning.

* Assists in compiling data for architectural plans, specifications, cost estimates, reports, etc.

* Assists in the preparation for plans for existing buildings where plans are not available.

* Assists in conducting preliminary studies of proposed projects to obtain information as to space and design requirements, obtaining measurements and making sketches preliminary to the preparation of drawing.

* Assists in preparation of scale drawing of details required for contract drawing.

* Assists in preparation of design development drawings.

* Assists in the preparation of record drawings on completion of construction.

* Assists in preparation of layout and draws preliminary sketch of project to present to client.

* Assists in developing and/or coordinating development of detailed working drawings and specifications after approval for project has been obtained.

* Assists with coordinating bid process.

* Reviews shop drawings, specifications, cost estimates and construction material recommendations submitted by outside architects and contractors to ensure adherence to contract and notifies Architect of discrepancies.

* Reviews work of contractor, verifying specified materials are being used, dimensions are as drawn and quality is according to contract document.

* Provides support to Architects and management staff.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Knowledge of architecture and architectural principles and techniques.

* Knowledge of types of building materials and construction methods.

* Knowledge of the methods and techniques of CAD design

* Knowledge of federal and state facility and code requirements.

* Knowledge of structural, mechanical and electrical engineering relating to building costs.

* Skill in drafting architectural plans.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Architecture or related field AND one (1) year of architectural experience including use of CAD technology; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
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