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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 talented individuals to join our existing design team.

Please view our Career Opportunities below.

We're Hiring

-  ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

+ ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER

Position Type: Full Time


Reports To: Partners


Directed By: Partners/Associates/Project Managers


Position Summary:

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:

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


Erin Primerano, NCIDQ, LEED AP - QPK Design, Partner

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

-  CIVIL ENGINEER

+ CIVIL ENGINEER

-  PROJECT MANAGER

Position Type: Full Time


Reports To: Partners


Directed By: Partners/Associates/Project Managers


Position Summary:

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:

  • 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.


Contacts:

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

Erin Primerano, NCIDQ, LEED AP - QPK Design, Partner

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

Position Type: Full Time


Reports To: Partners


Salary: Salary level is commensurate with experience. EEO Employer.


Job Location: Syracuse, NY 13202


Position Summary:

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.


Essential Functions:

  • 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

    • Office Management

    • Client Relations

    • Marketing

    • Financial Management

    • Contract Negotiation


Qualifications, Skills, Abilities:

Project planning, organizing and staffing, project definition, work plan preparation, implementation and management, project directing and controlling, coordination, information and records, documentation, submittal and approvals, monitoring and control.


Education/Experience:

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

  • Experience required, minimum 5 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).


Training:

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

Weekly luncheon seminars are hosted by vendors to educate attendees on current topics of reference to practicing 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.


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.


Contacts:

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

Erin Primerano, NCIDQ, LEED AP - QPK Design, Partner

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

+ PROJECT MANAGER

-  SENIOR PROJECT ARCHITECT

+ SENIOR PROJECT ARCHITECT

Position Type: Full Time


Reports To: Partners  (Directed by Partners/Project Managers)


Job Location: Syracuse, NY 13202


Salary: Salary level is commensurate with experience, Range $90k-120k. EEO Employer. 


Education/Experience: Professional degree in Architecture. NYS or equivalent state professional registration.


Position Summary:

An integral member of the model-based design process, the Senior Project Architect 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:

  • 10+ 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 design and construction document setup and execution.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

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

  • 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

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.

  • Assess 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.


Standards:

  • Responsible for BIM standards implementation, and compliance.

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

  • Provide support for plotting and electronic file submissions.

  • Automate routines in BIM to support standards and productivity.

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

  • Ability to Create BIM families and management/manipulation of 3rd party BIM families for staff use.


Support:

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

  • Troubleshoot problems.


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.

  • Review BIM deliverables for quality control 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.


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, Navisworks and other current and emerging BIM software.

  • Support installation of related BIM software and software updates.


Contacts:

Please send resume e-portfolio and references to eprimerano@qpkdesign.com

Erin Primerano, NCIDQ, LEED AP, RA  - QPK Design, Partner

-  LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT/LANDSCAPE DESIGNER

+ LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT/LANDSCAPE DESIGNER

Position Type: Full Time


Reports To: Partners


Position Summary:

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

  • Judgment

  • Oral, Written, and Graphic Communications

  • Attitude/Flexibility

  • Productivity 

  • Work Quality

  • Client Relations

 

Education/Experience:

  • College Degree

  • Landscape Architecture license preferred, not required.

  • LEED™ certification preferred, not required.

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

  • Construction experience

  • Portfolio required.

  • References required.


Training:

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 is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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