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Project Architect

Company: Balzer & Associates, Inc.
Location: Richmond
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Balzer & Associates is a land development consulting firm utilizing architecture, civil and structural engineering, survey, landscape architecture, environmental and soils studies to successfully complete projects of varied scope and complexity. We are committed to delivering projects, from departmental to full-service, within stated timelines and budgetary constraints. We enjoy a growing number of public and private sector clients which allows us to serve our community with the design and construction of office, medical, educational, industrial/manufacturing, religious, recreational and historic renovation facilities.Balzer & Associates offers competitive benefits and salary and our full time employees enjoy the option of enrolling in medical, dental, and vision insurance; company paid life, STD and LTD insurance; 401k with match, PTO, and paid holidays. We have bi-weekly contests with brain teasers, numerous office lunch celebrations, baseball games in the summer and an overnight Holiday party during the winter! Take a look at our Linked In and Facebook page for some exciting project and community involvement posts!Our approach to architectural design is derived from a clear understanding of our client's program, budget, and schedule with the goal of producing creative and successful solutions. We love client involvement and see it as paramount to our projects' success. Adaptive reuse and historic preservation have become a major component to the company's focus and diversity. Experience with quality construction detailing, knowledge of site considerations working with in-house site engineering staff, and a strong understanding of codes and ordinances have allowed our firm to gain recognition in the marketplace.Our application process is short. We will speak to each candidate who applies. We usually know our decision after one interview. That's about all there is to it! We would like to hire someone as soon as possible!JOB REQUIREMENTSEssential functions:

  • You will consult with clients to determine functional and spatial requirements of new structure or renovation, and prepare information regarding design, specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, and construction time.
  • You will visit project sites to become familiar with existing conditions.
  • You will prepare fee proposals and time, cost and staffing budgets for project for Department Head approval.
  • You will direct and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.
  • You will plan layout of project and integrating engineering elements into unified design for client review and approval.
  • You will prepare scale drawings and contract documents for building contractors.
  • You will represent client in obtaining bids and awarding construction contract.
  • You will administer construction contracts and conducts periodic on-site observation of work during construction to monitor compliance with plans.
  • You will prepare studies and reports.
  • You will prepare project designs and plans using computer assisted design software and equipment.
  • You will direct activities of workers engaged in preparing drawings and specification documents.
  • You will resolve client problems and complaints, and provides technical advice to project staff.
  • You will perform final quality assurance/buildability review of project documents.
  • You will sign and seal project documents prepared under his supervision.

Keywords: Balzer & Associates, Inc., Richmond , Project Architect, Professions , Richmond, Virginia

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