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Rockford Construction Architectural Designer in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Architectural Designer

Office Location: 601 First Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Position Classification: Full-Time Regular

About This Opportunity

Rockford Construction has an exciting opportunity for an Architectural Designer based in the Grand Rapids, Michigan office. As an Architectural Designer at Rockford Construction, you will create plans, drawings, and layouts for buildings and landscapes. This job includes meeting with clients to discuss a project’s requirements and budget, creating layouts that reflect the clients need, and ensuring that the plans and renderings comply with regulations. This individual will work primarily from the office, traveling to property and job sites infrequently. The ideal candidate will be have creativity to find new ways to design buildings, have experience producing graphics materials and images for client presentations, the technical skill to utilize Revit/AutoCAD software, and lastly, the communication skills to deal with clients and colleagues alike.

If you think your skills and experience make you a good fit for this position, we would like to hear from you by submitting your resume and project sample today.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture from an accredited program or similar discipline required.

  • A minimum of 1 year of experience as an architecture designer or similar.

  • Autodesk Revit software experience required.

  • Must be proficient in MS Office, including strong skills in Excel, Word, and Outlook.

  • Strong creative and visualization skills.

  • Must have a strong attention to detail and be organized.

  • Must possess the ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks.

  • Team member who thrives in a fast pace, dynamic work environment.

  • Reliable transportation to travel to property and job sites when necessary to meet clients' needs.

  • Must occasionally be able to work an irregular schedule, evenings or Saturdays as needed, additional hours and travel during peak times or as required.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Google Sketchup is a plus.

  • A master's degree in architecture from an accredited program.

Benefits

Rockford offers competitive compensation, 401(k) with company match, comprehensive healthcare plans, generous paid time off including, continued learning and training opportunities, on-site health and wellness activities, tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedules, and access to industry-leading technology. Team members are also provided opportunities to help shape their community for future generations through volunteer time off and opportunities for involvement with local organizations.

Who We Are

At Rockford, we’re not just in the business of creating buildings – we’re creating neighborhoods, businesses and communities and we’re looking for people who are ready to make an impact. Rockford is a nationally recognized construction, development, and property management provider ranked by Engineering News-Record as one of the top 200 contractors in the nation. With regional offices in the Midwest and Southeast, we’ve built projects totaling more than $5 billion in varying scope and size, serving education, healthcare, hospitality, multi-unit, mixed-use, senior living, manufacturing and industrial clients. We’re delivering forward-thinking ideas with an approach that’s built on safety, teamwork and a dedication to quality. Rockford Construction respects and values the characteristics, talents, and perspectives that make each person unique. We believe that by bringing diverse individuals together, in an inclusive manner we can more effectively collaborate, innovate, and solve the problems that face our world. We are committed to creating and fostering a team, partners, and strategies that reflect this purpose.

Environmental Factors

The work environment for this position may subject the individual to hazards commonly associated with construction sites. Examples of physical hazards include noise, proximity to moving vehicles, atmospheric conditions, close quarters, uneven surfaces, and elevated surfaces. The individual may also be subjected to outside environmental conditions (weather) where protection may not be available. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required at all times outside the job trailer. Occasional lifting of 50 lbs. or less.

Rockford Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We invite all qualified applicants to apply and do not discriminate against individuals because of their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or age.

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