Architect 4

Ghafari in Dearborn, MI

  • Type: Full Time
position filled

The Architect 4, with some supervision from the Manager of Architecture, directs the development of the design work; leads in the production of technical drawings and specifications; coordinates the related work of the other disciplines; and assumes in-house construction administration duties on projects of moderate to large size and complexity.

  • Has the ability to coordinate and run moderate to large, complex projects.

  • Establish the factual parameters of the design work (e.g., code, site restrictions, budget and schedule restraints); identify building systems options and related performance and cost criteria; and assist in the presentation of design documents.

  • Formulate the project work plan based on an approved scope of work. Lead the execution of the various tasks identified therein. Assume primary responsibility for the daily activities of the architectural project team, progress of the work and technical quality of the Construction Documents (drawings and specifications).

  • Accurately produces construction documents. Plan mini-sheet work plans for assigned projects.

  • Proficient at architectural graphic standards and construction drawing set organization and development.

  • Assist the Project Manager in adhering to the project schedule and budget. Identify changes to the scope of the work and related repercussions on project schedule and budget.

  • Advise the Manager of Architecture (VP or Director) of changes in the staffing requirements for projects.

  • Initiate and orchestrate the work of the entire project team (the various engineering and interiors disciplines, and other consultants), and facilitate the timely exchange of information between all project team members.

  • Assume responsibility for the coordination of all disciplines, documents, and for insuring that quality control procedures are enforced.

  • Prepare written portion of addenda and bulletins relating to architectural work.

  • Perform all in-house construction administration duties: respond to RFI’s, review and approve shop drawings, issue bulletins, etc.; provide field-representation services (at the request of the Project Manager).

  • Help maintain and improve office architectural standards, details and production tools.

  • Familiar with Revit model creation.

  • Familiar with Revit project set-up and workset/model management.

  • Familiar with laser scanning and point clouds.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Architectural Engineering; Master’s preferred.

  • NCARB AXP completion required.

  • Licensing exams in progress preferred.

  • LEED preferred.

  • Experience:

  • 10+ years related architecture experience.

  • Industrial design experience a plus.

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks and Microsoft Office. Familiar with ProjectWise.

  • Familiar with point cloud software (e.g. Autodesk Recap).

  • Good written and verbal communication.

  • Ghafari is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to understand and meet the distinct needs of every client. For nearly forty years, we have taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets. By blending insight with technological innovation, we help clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

    Our full-service, in-house team works together to meet the unique demands of each project. Working side by side, market experts and discipline leaders exchange insights to uncover new opportunities for efficiency. This rigorous collaboration allows us to bridge smart design with precise functionality.

    Ghafari was founded on the promise of technological innovation. Today, we are recognized as a pioneer in adopting and standardizing the latest advancements in our field. We aim to remain at the forefront of our industry and create ever-smarter spaces that help clients navigate new demands within their field.

    Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects around the world.

    Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

    Connect to our job portal (https://ghafari.jobs)

    By fax at 313.436.8624; Attn: Human Resources

    By mail at 17101 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126; Attn: Human Resources

    In person at 17101 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126.

    By email at hr@ghafari.com

    If there are any questions or additional accommodations that are required, please contact 313.441.3000 for assistance.

    It is Ghafari Associates, LLC’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.


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