CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AT QPK DESIGN

QPK Design is an award winning, multi-disciplinary firm of architects, interior designers, structural and geotechnical engineers, landscape architects and digital modeling & animation specialists.  We are looking for an architectural designer to join our existing design team.

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-  ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

+ ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

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Job Summary:

Full Time

Partners

Partners/Associates/Project Managers

Involvement in all phases of the design process including programming, schematic design, design development and construction documents. Exceptional design and communication skills, a portfolio of innovative design concepts, and an emphasis on built work are desired. Interaction with clients while representing QPK Design at meetings and presentations. Work collaboratively with existing design team to develop concepts and create designs for new projects, alterations, and redevelopments. Active in presentation techniques to communicate design concepts to client and project team. Salary commensurate with experience and skills. 

Essential Functions:

  • Close collaboration and communication with design teams, clients, and consultants

  • Leading, developing, and mentoring design teams within the office

  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships across the firm, with clients and with other key consultants

Qualifications, Skills,

Abilities:

  • Close collaboration and communication with design teams, clients, and consultants

  • Leading, developing, and mentoring design teams within the office

  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships across the firm, with clients and with other key consultants

Education/Experience:

  • 7 to 15 years’ experience preferred, including proven track record of leading the design of mid to large-scale projects

  • Advanced degree in Architecture preferred; College degree required.

  • Portfolio required.

  • References required.

Additional Comments:

QPK Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Competitive Employee Benefits Package:

  • Paid vacation and sick days

  • Summer hours

  • Holiday Pay

  • 401 (k) Plan

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

  • Professional Development Training

Salary commensurate with experience level.

Contacts:

Vincent Nicotra, AIA, CSI, LEED AP - QPK Design, Partner

Michael P. O’Shea, AIA, NCARB - QPK Design, Partner 

-  CIVIL ENGINEER

+ CIVIL ENGINEER

Position Type:

Reports To:

Directed By:

Job Summary:

Full Time

Partners

Partners/Associates/Project Managers

NYS licensed Civil Engineering with 10-15 years of experience with focus on site utility design. Applicants should be experienced with various types and sizes of projects and be able to work collaboratively with a team of Architects, Landscape Architects and Engineers. Project types include commercial, retail/office, hospitality, collegiate, medical, military, transit and municipal throughout New York State. Primary responsibility for rendering full range of civil engineering services from project inception through post occupancy. On projects, the Civil Engineer may be the primary contact for the Owner, the consultants, the code enforcement officials, and the suppliers and contractors. Salary commensurate with experience and skills. Competitive benefits package.

Essential Functions:

  • Design / Construction Documents:

    • Programming and Planning

    • Site and Environmental Analysis

    • Schematic Design

    • Site Engineering

    • Cost Estimating and Analysis

    • Code Research

    • Design Development

    • Construction Documents

    • Materials Research

    • Specifications Writing

    • Document Checking and Coordination

  

  • Construction Contract Administration:

    • Bidding and Contract Negotiation

    • Construction Phase Office

    • Construction Phase Site Observation

 

  • Management:

    • Project Management

    • Client Relations

Qualifications, Skills,

Abilities:

  • Familiarity/proficiency with AutoCAD Civil 3D

  • Proficient in layout, planting, grading, storm conveyance system; and stormwater management facility design

  • Strong graphics skills, including hand drawing/sketching a plus

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Work collaboratively with team members and consultants

  • Marketing skills desirable

Education/Experience:

  • Job knowledge

  • Judgment

  • Oral, Written, and Graphic Communications

  • Attitude / Flexibility

  • Productivity

  • Work Quality

  • Client Relations

  • 5 to 10 years of experience

Training:

Contacts:

Please send resume and portfolio to vnicotra@qpkdesign.com and moshea@qpkdesign.com

Vincent Nicotra, AIA, CSI, LEED AP - QPK Design, Partner

Michael P. O’Shea, AIA, NCARB - QPK Design, Partner 

  • Weekly luncheon seminars are hosted by vendors to educate attendees on current topics of reference to practicing architects and landscape architects.  Many seminars offer continuing education credits.

 

  • The firm sponsors employee attendance at seminars, trade shows, conventions, etc. as the Partners deem valuable to individuals, the firm and our clients.

-  PROJECT MANAGER

+ PROJECT MANAGER

Position Type:

Reports To:

Salary:

Full Time

Partners

Salary level is commensurate with experience. EEO Employer.

Please e-mail resume and references to moshea@qpkdesign.com & vnicotra@qpkdesign.com

Job Location:

Takes primary responsibility for managing and orchestrating the work of the entire design team, consultants, code enforcement officials, suppliers and contractors, and may be the primary contact for the Owner.  Project Managers assist in identifying opportunities, pursuing commissions, negotiating contracts and managing project finances.

Project Management 

Functions:

  • Client Contact & Meetings

  • Project Definition

  • Project Work Plan Development

    • Project Deliverables Definition

    • Project Schedule and Sequence Development

    • Project Fee Consumption Monitoring

  • Agreements​

  • Staffing

  • Project Execution

    • Weekly Team Meetings​

    • Tasking

    • Team & Consultant Activities Coordination

    • Progress Monitoring

  • Phase Deliverable Submittals and Management​

  • Client Approvals Management

  • Contractual & Financial Monitoring

  • Project Closeout & Evaluation

Qualifications, Skills, Abilities:

  • NY license + 5 years min. Project Management Experience

  • Design / Construction Documents

    • Programming​

    • Site and Environmental Analysis

    • Schematic Design

    • Engineering Systems Coordination

    • Building Cost Estimating and Analysis

    • Code Research

    • Design Development

    • Construction Documents

    • Materials Research

    • Project Manual/Specifications Writing

    • Document Checking and Coordination

  • Construction Contract Administration​

    • Construction Contract Knowledge (AIA and other)

    • Bidding and Contract Negotiation

    • Construction Phase – Office

    • Construction Phase – Site Observation

  • Management​

    • Project Management

    • Client Relations

    • Marketing

    • Financial Management

    • Contract Negotiation

Education/Experience:

  • College degree preferred, not required.

    • Advanced degree(s) preferred over Associate’s/Bachelor’s.

  • Experience required, minimum 5 - 7 years, additional experience preferred.

  • Construction related experience preferred, not required.

  • Architectural license required.

  • Architectural registration preferred, not required.

  • Portfolio required.

  • References required (Clients, Contractors, and Consultants).

Contacts:

Please send resume and portfolio to vnicotra@qpkdesign.com and moshea@qpkdesign.com

Vincent Nicotra, AIA, CSI, LEED AP - QPK Design, Partner

Michael P. O’Shea, AIA, NCARB - QPK Design, Partner 

Syracuse, NY 13202

Job Summary:

Additional Comments:

It is our intent to provide high quality professional service that responds to our clients' needs - on time, within budget.

This concept translates to a careful balance between the art of architecture, the technology of construction, and the business of building.  We strongly believe one should never be sacrificed for the other.

Our licensing represents a public trust, an obligation to serve our clients' needs to the best of our ability.  Our "mission" is to earn the respect, confidence, and loyalty of our clients by serving so that they benefit from their association with us.

Service is the most rewarding part of our work.  It requires a high level of commitment and preparation.  Communication, especially listening, is the key to good service.  Written and verbal communication, properly executed, clarifies thinking, verifies ideas, stimulates feedback, and provides a record to avoid misunderstandings.

The quality of our work, the attitude we project, and our general appearance determine, to a great degree, the lasting image that a client has of our firm.  We must be conscious of this at all times.

QPK Design is an equal opportunity employer.

-  LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

+ LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Position Type:

Reports To:

Salary:

Full Time

Partners

Salary level is commensurate with experience. EEO Employer.

Please e-mail resume and references to moshea@qpkdesign.com & vnicotra@qpkdesign.com

Job Location:

Takes primary responsibility for rendering full range of landscape architectural services from project inception through post occupancy. On projects, the Landscape Architect may be the primary contact for the Owner, the consultants, the code enforcement officials, and the suppliers and contractors.

Essential Functions:

Design / Construction Documents

  • Programming and Planning

  • Site and Environmental Analysis

  • Schematic Design

  • Site Engineering

  • Cost Estimating and Analysis

  • Code Research

  • Design Development

  • Construction Documents

  • Materials Research

  • Specifications Writing

  • Document Checking and Coordination

 

Construction Contract Administration

  • Bidding and Contract Negotiation

  • Construction Phase Office

  • Construction Phase Site Observation

Management

  • Project Management 

  • Client Relations

Qualifications, Skills,

Abilities:

  • Job Knowledge

  • CADD Proficient

  • Judgement

  • Oral, Written, and Graphic Communications

  • Attitude/Flexibility

  • Productivity

  • Work Quality

  • Client Relations

Education/Experience:

  • College Degree

  • Landscape Architecture license/registration preferred, not required.

  • LEED™ certification preferred, not required.

  • Experience required, minimum 3 years, 5 years’ experience preferred.

  • Construction experience

  • Portfolio required.

  • References required.

Contacts:

Please send resume and portfolio to vnicotra@qpkdesign.com and moshea@qpkdesign.com

Vincent Nicotra, AIA, CSI, LEED AP - QPK Design, Partner

Michael P. O’Shea, AIA, NCARB - QPK Design, Partner 

Syracuse, NY 13202

Job Summary:

Education/Experience:

In house training is provided on Office Standards, CADD Standards, and professional practice.

 

The firm sponsors employee attendance at seminars, trade shows, conventions, etc. as the Partners deem valuable to individuals, the firm and our clients.

Additional Comments:

Firm Philosophy

It is our intent to provide high quality professional service that responds to our clients' needs - on time, within budget.

Service is the most rewarding part of our work.  It requires a high level of commitment and preparation.  Communication, especially listening, is the key to good service.  Written and verbal communication, properly executed, clarifies thinking, verifies ideas, stimulates feedback, and provides a record to avoid misunderstandings.

QPK Design is an equal opportunity employer.

-  DESIGN TECHNOLOGY MANAGER

+ DESIGN TECHNOLOGY MANAGER

Position Type:

Reports To:

Salary:

Full Time

Partners

Salary level is commensurate with experience. EEO Employer.  Please e-mail resume, e-portfolio, and references to jcook@qpkdesign.com

Job Location:

An integral member of the model-based design process, the BIM Manager collaborates with architects, structural engineers, landscape architects, production specialists, professional staff, partners, and the I.T. Department to promote and facilitate a firm-wide workflow transition from a document-driven to building information modeling practice.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • 5+ years production experience in design, drafting, or engineering.

  • Experience in manipulating point clouds/laser scans.

  • Must have an in-depth working knowledge of current BIM versions with emphasis on project sheet setup.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must have a professional appearance, conduct and work ethic.

  • Ability to use time productively, maximize efficiency, and meet challenging work goals.

  • Ability to take on additional responsibilities as needed as well as determine and manage priorities with minimal guidance.

  • Must have basic PC experience in Windows environments, working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, email, Web-enabled applications, and database software.

  • Must be a self-starter and possess the drive to pursue continued education on BIM.

  • Possess the ability to work well as part of a team and independently.

  • Experience in 3D printing desirable but not mandatory.

  • Primary design tools used by staff:

    • Autodesk

      • Revit (Arch/Struct)

      • Autocad (2D)

      • Civil 3D

      • Infraworks

      • Recap

      • Navisworks

      • BIM 360

    • Bentley

      • Structural Analysis tools

    • Trimble

      • SketchUp

    • Enscape

    • V-Ray

    • Rhino

    • Adobe Creative Cloud

      • Photoshop

      • Illustrator

      • InDesign

    • ArcGIS

Software

  • Manage software customization of new version releases.

  • Manage the implementation of design software. Coordinate with IT staff.

  • Evaluate new design software and technologies.

  • Stay informed on best practices for use of Revit Architecture, Revit Structure, AutoCAD, Civil3D and BIM.

  • Installation and support of related BIM software.

 

 Standards

  • Responsible for BIM standards development, implementation, and enforcement.

  • Creation and maintenance of all design software project template files to assure standards.

  • Separate templates for: Government and Private clients.

  • Provide support for plotting and electronic file submissions.

  • Automate routines in BIM to support standards and productivity.

  • Provide quality control for completeness and adherence to company standards of all drawings produced.

  • Train and oversee the day-to-day activities of users to ensure BIM standards are maintained in building the model.

  • Creating BIM families and management/manipulation of 3rd party BIM families for staff use.

 

Management

  • Create written technology evaluations and budgets for future technology adoption that aligns with the company’s goals.

  • Report on the company’s current and projected state regarding design technology utilization.

  • Create upgrade and deployment strategies for design technology software.

  • Coordinate with project teams in scheduling 3D prints to meet deadlines.

 

 Support

  • Provide hardware and network support as it relates to design technology.

  • Troubleshoot problems.

 

Training

  • Internal training to staff for specified design software.

  • Conduct annual training for updates in new releases of design software.

  • Conduct new employee onboarding training sessions.

  • Test new employee software skills.

  • Maintain high level of competency of software through continued use and self-training.

  • Attend conferences, seminars, and workshops. Bringing back learning and disseminating the information to appropriate teams.

 

Project Interface

  • Support project standards coordination with clients (i.e. USACE, OGS, etc.).

  • Assist on project work: complex modeling, renderings, generative design, energy and lighting analysis.

  • Assist project teams in setting up the model.

  • Create custom BIM content for project needs.

  •  Help resolve BIM design issues.

  • Manage and distribute coordinated digital documents to the project team.

  • Quality control BIM deliverables to meet contract and client requirements.

  • Perform clash detection and create clash detection reports.

  • Coordinate with project team and external consultants to resolve clashes in the clash detection report.

  • Write and manage the BIM Project Execution Plan, if required, for the project.

  • Manage project team permissions on BIM 360 for cloud hosted projects.

 

 Marketing

  • Coordinate with the Marketing department in keeping BIM relevant material up to date in promotional materials.

  • Strategize future design technology initiatives.

  • Identify trends and business opportunities relating to design technology and make software recommendations.

  •  Liaison Design Technology workflows with:

  • Sustainable design

  • Planning

  • Visualization (Enscape, V-Ray, SketchUp)

  • Facilities Management

  • Estimating

  • Specification writing

  • Integrated Project Delivery

  • Point clouds/laser scans

  • Modularization

  • Cloud hosted design (BIM 360)

  • 3D Printing (MakerBot) -desirable but not mandatory.

Contacts:

Please send resume and portfolio to Joanne Cook: jcook@qpkdesign.com

Syracuse, NY 13202

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