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POSITION TITLE:    Job Captain
REPORTING TO:     Project Architect
LOCATION:          San Francisco, 94107 (2nd and Bryant street, South Park area)
OUR CLIENT:        Van Meter, Williams, Pollack, LLP


Van Meter Williams Pollack is passionate about cities and places… buildings and spaces.

VMWP pushes you to go a little further; to go a little greener, a little denser, more urban, and to not back down in the face of political pressure.” —client testimonial

VMWP is an award-winning Architecture and Urban Design firm based in San Francisco and Denver.   We are an open and progressive office, with a variety of challenging projects and a long list of happy clients. Since our founding in 1989, Van Meter Williams Pollack's architectural work has focused on community development, including mixed-use, multi-family, and affordable housing projects. Our urban design work includes Transit-Oriented Design, master planning and specific plans, and design guidelines.

Beginning with a focus sustainable practices, and emphasizing urban infill development, each of our projects includes an active community process, where we work together with local stakeholders in workshops, charrettes and meetings, to prioritize goals and create a future vision of their place. We are seeking dynamic individuals with well-rounded experience, who are committed to design and the environment. Please visit our web site for a detailed description of our work and philosophy.

Come join our fantastic, collaborative, mission-driven team.

We seek a Job Captain to work closely with the internal and extended project teams, on all aspects of design, design development construction documents, construction, and to assist in project administration.

This is a salaried, full time position with benefits.

The position is posted here:

Position Overview:
The job captain is responsible for the production of design, permitting and construction document packages; and coordinating details and documents with the project team, with direction from the project architect.

Additional duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Work in a team environment and collaborate with others, participating in all phases of the design process.
Report progress and issues to the project leads as needed.
Assist with construction administration, including answering RFIs, reviewing submittals, and solving construction-related issues in the office and in the field.
Ensure that the team stays on schedule, and executes schematics that conform to the requirements of the project leader.
Develop presentation materials to support the project team’s design and marketing efforts.
Provide support for any tasks required for the successful completion of projects.
May manage a junior staff member.

We realize that every interested candidate might not have all of the desired experience, but here is what we are looking for in terms of experience and skills… the more you have, the better!

We are seeking a Job Captain with five to seven years of professional, post-graduate experience, on the licensure track. License is a plus.

Strong design skills, and the ability to lead production teams from design, through complete construction documents.

Excellent CAD/BIM production skills are required. Strong graphic skills and competency in the following software programs are encouraged: Sketch Up, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign. ArchiCAD experience is a strong preference. Revit experience is a plus.

Multi-family housing experience is a plus.

Supervisory/mentoring skills are a plus.

Strong verbal and communication skills. The position requires constant communication with the project team, our clients, design consultants and contractors.

Ambitious, well organized, comfortable with deadlines and self-motivated.

Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or related subject.
California Architectural license preferred, or on licensure track.

Opportunity to work on interesting projects that affect entire communities.
Competitive salary.
Benefits Include:
  • Educational Budget for professional development.

  • Paid licensure on completion of ARE testing.

  • Paid Medical and Dental Insurance.

  • Principal Insurance (Dental) (100% Employer Paid / Dependents paid by employee as a pre-taxed Deduction.) -Eligible on the 1st of the month following 30 days from your date of employment)

  • 401k Retirement plan with employer contribution.

  • Paid Time Off plus paid holidays.

  • Commuter Checks paid by employee as pre-tax deduction

The office is within walking distance of BART, CalTrain, San Francisco MUNI, and the Transbay terminal and a block from the Bay Bridge entrance. Van Meter Williams Pollack is an equal opportunity employer.

Please email your resume and cover letter with VMWP in the subject line.
Qualified resumes with cover letter will receive notification of receipt.
Please not send your resume to the client directly.

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