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Working at JERDE

Working at JERDE

We develop innovative, human-centric experiences for clients around the globe that celebrate the space between. Our projects include mixed-use commercial centers, entertainment retail, resorts and hotels, urban regeneration plans, strategic master plans, and landmark public attractions.

We have project offices in LA, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. Our newly-renovated design HQ is located in The CalEdison building, a historic landmark in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. With exposed concrete, warm wood paneling, and a fully stocked model shop, it's a perfect backdrop for digging deep and dreaming big.

Our Perks

There are so many perks to working at JERDE — from iconic clients and travel opportunities to creatively fulfilling projects and incredible mentorship. Here's a few more:

  • Full health benefits (we're talking medical, dental, and vision)
  • 401k plans
  • Competitive salaries with bonus structures to reward your hard work
  • Great company culture (we all like to work here!)
Our Perks

Open Positions

Senior Project Manager

Experienced architectural project manager with responsibility for the coordination of the delivery of professional services in line with project and schedule requirements and financial expectations.

 

ORGANIZATION                 

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Coordinates with: Design Principals, Director of Contract Administration, Project Design Manager, Chief Financial Officer, Project Accountant

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review Contract requirements with Design Principal, Project Design Manager, Business Development and Director of Contract Administration
  • Identify required consultants and coordinate preparation of RFP's, evaluation of consultant proposals and conclusions of consultant negotiations with Director of Contract Administration. 
  • Confirm Project schedule, key milestone dates and presentations.
  • Identify projected invoice dates and coordinate with Project Accountant
  • Review work order with Design Principal, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Contract Administration

Project Performance

  • Monitor Project progress with Design Principal and Project Design Manager
  • Identify potential changes in Project schedule and review potential impacts with Design Principal, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Contract Administration for staffing and budget impacts and Project Accountant for invoicing impacts
  • Monitor client-initiated changes with Design Principal and Project Design Manager.  Identify potential additional services and/or impacts on staffing and budget and review with Design Principal, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Contract Administration
  • Monitor Consultant performance for compliance with contract requirements.  Review and approve Consultant invoices for payment
  • Confirm completion of submittal requirements with Design Principal and Project Design Manager and authorize issuance of invoices by Project Accountant
  • Review and approve Project expenses, direct and reimbursable

Project Financial Evaluation

  • Assist Design Principals in understanding and evaluating Project Progress Reports
  • Assist Director of Contract Administration and Project Accountant in evaluating monthly earnings

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • Participate in design presentations and Project meetings as appropriate
  • Participate in SHO / HKO Business Development Video Conference meetings
  • Participate in Design Principal Project Progress meetings
  • Participate in monthly Earnings meetings

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in architecture
  • Minimum 10 -15  year's experience as an architectural project manager
  • Proficient with Word and Excel
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Architectural license preferred
  • Previous experience working with large scale, mixed-use projects desirable
  • Previous international experience desirable

WORK ENVIRONMENT     

  • Open office workstations
  • Domestic and/or international travel may be required

To apply please send your resume and portfolio to careers@jerde.com as a link or attachment under 10MB.

Designer

Job Title: Designer (Multiple Positions Available)

 

Required: Bachelor's in Architecture and 24 months experience in architectural design of large-scale commercial building projects. In lieu of primary requirements employer will accept a Master's degree in Architecture.  Special Requirements: Must have demonstrated proficient knowledge of the following architectural technologies and design software: AutoCAD, Revit, V-Ray, Grasshopper, Rhinoceros, Sketchup, and Adobe Creative Suites. Employer will accept demonstrated proficient knowledge gained from employment experience and/or academic coursework. An architects' license is not required.  All work performed by the architectural Designer will be supervised by a licensed architect.

 

Duties: Duties as Designer involve the following:

 

 Architectural Project Design (70% of the time)

- Planning and designing of overall site and building structures and massing, including large-scale commercial buildings, residential, office, and mixed-use development projects;

- Preparation of scaled drawings in architectural designs of large-scale projects, using computer-aided design software, such as AutoCAD, Revit, Grasshopper, Sketch-up, Rhinoceros and other tools, that results in a full set of drawings for Concept Design phase, Schematic Design phase, and Design Development phase of work, such as detailed plan layouts, leasing plans, exterior /interior elevations, building sections, wall sections, and typical and custom details for all parts of the building;

- Provide three-dimensional (3D) visualization for architectural exterior massing and interior projects using: Revit, Adobe Design Suite, Rhinoceros 3D, Grasshopper, V-ray, SketchUp to create and develop design models and produce graphics and virtual reality simulations;

- Compile topographic survey drawings to create a comprehensive site plan for context analysis, 3D modeling, or report graphics;

- Model, render, and montage images into project site photos with people and context;

- Obtain and assemble data and program requirements to complete architectural design schemes, including job site visits to compile measurements as necessary;

- Coordinate architectural documents with structural, mechanical, electrical, and lighting designs to create integrated building plans using computer-assisted drafting and modeling software;

- Collect and organize information regarding product specifications, materials, finishes and color specifications.

- Integrate specialty elements with engineering designs into unified architectural designs and layout for residential, commercial, and mixed-use building types, using computer-assisted drafting equipment and software;

Project Administration and Client Advisement (20% of the time)

- Meet and confer with intra-office professionals to determine objectives and requirements for building design options;

- Prepare 2D and 3D presentations for clients and intra-office team members to review or discuss architectural drawings;

Other (10% of the time)

-  Perform ad hoc research projects assigned by management and address other company concerns, including but not limited to improving office standards, and researching architectural styles and trends; new materials and building solutions;

-  Remain abreast with State and local building codes, disability access and fire regulations, zoning laws, and city ordinances applicable to the projects being worked on.

 

 

To apply please send your resume and portfolio to careers@jerde.com as a link or attachment under 10MB.

 

Senior Designer

To apply please send your resume and portfolio to careers@jerde.com as a link or attachment under 10MB.

 

Intermediate Designer / 3D Specialist

 To apply please send your resume and portfolio to careers@jerde.com as a link or attachment under 10MB.

Senior Project Designer

To apply please send your resume and portfolio to careers@jerde.com as a link or attachment under 10MB.

 

Project Architect

To apply please send your resume and portfolio to careers@jerde.com as a link or attachment under 10MB.