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Architectural Designer and Technology Specialist. (2-8 years experience)

Posted Thursday, May 27




St. Paul

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Alchemy is sourcing an architectural designer and drafter with two to eight years of experience on a digital design/BIM team that uses Vectorworks to achieve consistent high-quality results. This position is primarily project modeling and drafting with some model management, office standard and resource creation. Design proficiency and real-world building experience are desirable assets.

This position supports and contributes to the creation of content, and assists in integrating digital design technology products with other applications. It will contribute to the development and implementation of Alchemy’s entire suite of design technology.

OBJECTIVE Support the strategic growth and financial health of Alchemy by leading and cultivating the execution of innovative, high design architectural work around the country. Incorporate measurable sustainable design, along with cutting-edge technologies in on-site, panelized, and modular build methods. Contribute broad capabilities to handle design and documentation challenges in practical, efficient ways.

RESPONSIBILITIES * Manage Resources and Best Practices for CAD standards in Vectorworks Architect. High levels of competency with Vectorworks, SketchUp and/or other BIM software. If accomplished in other BIM software, but not in Vectorworks, training will be available. * Design and Technical Communication internally with firm principal and others. * Collaboration with other Alchemists to sustain a healthy working atmosphere with an attitude of inclusiveness, innovation, and approachability. * Other duties around office maintenance and communication as requested.

PRIORITIES * Focus on CAD skills, file management, communication with project managers, and Vectorworks standards * Produce construction documents under supervision of project architect.

BENEFITS * Full-time hourly position with an expectation of 32-40/hours per week. * Bi-weekly pay periods. * Flexible hours + ability to work from home as needed (at least 75% of time should be spent in-office). * 6 paid holidays: typically New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. * Accrued PTO based on tenure. * Up to 3% SIMPLE IRA match. * 100% Employer paid short- and long-term disability + life insurance. * Opportunity for pre-tax healthcare withdrawals for health insurance and HSA accounts. * Opportunity for individual pre-tax retirement/savings account contributions. * Encouragement and support with the architectural registration process and other professional licensures. * Employer supplemented professional equipment expenses.


Betsy Gabler