The Job Captain plans, coordinates, directs and is responsible for managing and scheduling CADD staff and consulting engineers that are producing Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction Documents for architectural projects. The Job Captain assists the Sr, Job Captain and Project Architects by directly balancing the technical requirements and quality standards of projects against the labor budgets and deadline realities of projects.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Plans, organizes/manages, leads and controls the production of architectural drawings.
- Responsible to Project Architects (Architectural Project Manager, Project Architect and Sr. Project Architect) for direction of the team production and budget goals on individual projects.
- Manages and holds accountable CADD staff to project schedules and budgets. Acts in a supervisory position in providing and reviewing work assignments.
- Interfaces and coordinates with consultants. Coordinates the consultants’ work into the architectural drawings. Assists project architect in managing consultant’s compliance to contractual obligations.
- Provides continuous review of project documents for quality and accuracy, and provides markup sheets to project team for revision. Confirms corrections and coordinates final documents for each phase of work.
- Assists the Project Architects with reviews, coordination, and update of project specifications in coordination with project drawings.
- Assists the Project Architect and Construction Administrator by reviewing submittals and answering questions, creating & issuing supplemental documents during the Bidding and Construction phases of a project.
- Mentors or coaches staff including CADD I, CADD II and CADD III positions.
- Law and Government – Have a detailed knowledge and correct application of building codes and regulations governing construction.
- Building and Construction – Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of buildings / facilities.
- Mathematics – Knowledge of algebra, geometry, statistics, and their application. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, area, circumference and volumes.
- Administration and Management – Knowledge of business and management principles involved in resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods and coordination of people and resources.
- English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar.
- Computers and Electronics – Working knowledge of companies’ computer software, including AutoCAD, Revit, Bluebeam, PCMX, Contract Manager, P6, and Microsoft Project.
- Customer and Personal Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Job Skills Required:
- Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Coordination – Adjusting actions in relation to others actions.
- Time Management – Manages a fair workload, prioritizes tasks, develops good work procedures, meets commitments, and manages one’s own time and the time of others well.
- Quality – Attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence, looks for improvement opportunities, monitors quality levels, finds root causes and is accountable for problems.
- Problem Sensitivity – The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
- Deductive Reasoning – The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
- Information Ordering – The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules.
- Oral Expression and Comprehension – The ability to communicate effectively so others will understand as well as the ability to listen and grasp ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Can effectively present complicated information in an effective manner and respond to questions from user groups and clients.
- Written Expression and Comprehension – The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand as well as the ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
- Visualization – The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when it parts are moved or rearranged.
- Personal Skills – Must be a self-starter, self-motivated, organized, practices self-development and poses effective inter-personal skills leading to the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of personalities and at all levels of the organization.
- Teamwork – Promotes cooperation in a team atmosphere while meeting team deadlines and responsibilities. Responds to tasks as needed to be completed including working extended hours and travel for training or project meetings.
- Physical Abilities - Employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear and is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop kneel or crouch. (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions):
- Environment – Ability to withstand exposure to air-conditioned/heated office environment and low noise levels from office equipment and voices.
Minimum Education and/or Experience, Certifications/Licenses required:
- Associate’s degree from Community College or Technical School.
- Five (5) years or more of Architecture practice experience.
Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Other duties may be assigned. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.