Architectural Designer Job at Ayres Associates, Eau Claire, WI

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  • Ayres Associates
  • Eau Claire, WI

Job Description

Finding the right fit:

The person for this role will have the creativity necessary to design bespoke spaces but the practicality to adhere to functional needs and logistical constraints. You're someone who enjoys project variety but is excited by the healthcare and sports/recreation market segments our team is moving toward.

As a smaller yet growing team, you will be someone that can work on tight deadlines, collaborate well with others, and take great pride in their client deliverables. This is an entry-level role with professional development and training support, but baseline proficiency in Revit is required. Travel within the state of Wisconsin on an as-needed basis is also to be expected. If you're ready to join our growing architecture team and start designing the spaces that color the backdrop to our lives, then keep reading for more information.

On any given day, you'll:

  • Create drawings, designs, and layouts complying with local, state, and federal codes/ordinances, and industry regulations for buildings.
  • Participate/collaborate with project teams to create designs and plans for all phases of project delivery
  • Coordinate architectural drawings with all trades related to building design.
  • Create design and construction documents and details using Revit for projects of varying size and complexity.
  • Prepare presentation and design drawings and details.
  • Gather the necessary measurements, dimensions, and perform other routine calculations for design layouts.
  • Rework and modify designs based on comments and reviews from project managers, consultants, and clients.
  • Participate, along with Project Manager and/or Project Architect, in client meetings to discuss the design requirements for new construction, alterations, or renovations/repairs.
  • Ensure design specifications align with architectural project design.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's or bachelor's degree from an accredited Architectural or Engineering program (or similar accredited program)
  • 1-2 years of architectural project experience. (Project experience beyond 5 years may be considered an exception to educational degree requirement)
  • Proficiency in Revit.
  • Knowledge of architectural project processes related to coordination, workflow, project approvals, construction detailing, materials, methods, and codes.
  • A willingness to travel within Wisconsin on an as needed basis.
  • Valid driver's license with a good driving record.

Desired skills and experiences:

  • 3-D modeling proficiency including Lumion, SketchUp, V-Ray, Blender, 3DS Max, and Revit.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite of programs, Autodesk collaboration and coordination software, BIM360, and Bluebeam
  • Ability to work independently, as well as, collaboratively as a team member.
  • Proven experience with a variety of building types and market sectors.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, a client service focus.
  • Be active in civic and/or professional organizations.
  • Ability to foster an environment that lends itself to allowing staff to feel competent, supported, and driven toward career development.

Benefits of being part of the Ayres team:

  • Health/dental/vision insurance offering affordable plans with flexible coverage options
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Development

    • Paid membership dues to professional organizations
    • Paid licensing exam/prep course for professional certification
    • Encourage/reimburse for professional registrations and certifications.
  • Work/Life Balance

    • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Paid holidays [including two floating holidays]
    • Flexible work schedules
  • Financial

    • Flexible spending plans and Health Savings Account (HSA) options
    • 401(k) with company match
    • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Social

    • Peer recognition program and mentor programs
    • Young Professionals [YP] networking groups
    • Sporting events, dragon boat races, annual parties, summer picnics, and more!

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, People with Disabilities

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Tags

Holiday work, Temporary work, For contractors, Summer work, Local area, Flexible hours,

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