Randstad Principal in San Jose, California

Principal

job details:

  • location:San Jose, CA

  • date posted:Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • job type:Permanent

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:651300

job description

Principal

job summary:

Our client is currently seeking a Principal Architect for a full time direct hire opportunity.

Candidate ideally will sit in San Jose or Orange County but can also work out of Sacramento, CA.

Client is currently seeking highly talented Principal-level individuals to lead our Sacramento, San Jose and Orange County offices. These leadership positions will be responsible for managing their own respective offices, will report directly to the President and will have stock opportunities within this established architectural design firm . He/she will be responsible for helping Client expand its presence in K-12, charter school, community college, commercial and civic architectural commissions throughout California. Applicants must have the mind of a creative strategist, the personality to network with prospective clients and significant experience in the design of public and private facilities. The successful applicant must also possess strong client leadership and project management skills, proven business development skills and passion, along with experience leading programming efforts and presenting early design phases to school boards and constituent groups.

Primary Responsibilities . This leadership position consists of the following responsibilities:

  • Business Development. Will work with Client's President and Marketing & Business Development Manager to develop relationships with key strategic clients in the K-12, charter school, community college, commercial and civic markets throughout California. The mission is to create, grow and maintain client relationships and to develop organizational relationships between Client and the client organization.

  • Marketing & Sales. Collaboration with the marketing department to identify and respond to opportunities (coordinating with Client's President as needed). This includes development of the strategy and drafting of responses to Requests for Proposals/Qualifications (RFP/Qs), as well as participating in the preparation of content for interviews and presentations.

  • Project Leadership. Coordinates the client design and budget objectives with the project design team to satisfy the client's goals. Does what it takes to get the project funded, contracted and started, and is the client leader for the CLIENT project team; delegates project management to CLIENT project architect/project manager, but maintains client relationship; and monitors project progress throughout project delivery.

  • Staff/Office Management. Represents CLIENT through management of office staff and resources. Has the ability to build and grow staff members, project types and physical office environment given the overall strategy defined by Client's President and Chief Operating Officer.

Job Description/Tasks:

  • Create project designs and plans for all phases of projects and coordinate building design consultants while monitoring the design intent from beginning to end

  • Coordinate with the Project Managers for budgeting, scheduling, planning, design, specification and working drawings on a given project with authority to direct, control and monitor the project's design

  • Perform work requiring independent judgment in evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation/modification of architectural design techniques, procedures and criteria

  • Independently solve architectural design opportunities

  • Initiate and monitor procedures for architectural design

  • Contribute information for architectural specifications, including consulting product manufacturers, evaluating, selecting and presenting materials and colors

  • Prepare and/or supervise the preparation of architectural plans through agency approval

  • Prepare and/or supervise the preparation of architectural renderings

  • Revied architectural design related RFI's during construction and periodically visit construction site(s) to confirm design

  • Can routinely supervise multiple job captains and designers on various projects concurrently

  • Involvement in marketing/business development design tasks, such as the graphic design of collateral, web-based and print media

Qualifications/Job Requirements :

  • Licensed Architect with 10+ years of related experience in public and private educational, civic and/or commercial design. Department of the State Architect (DSA) experience is required.

  • Experience in OPSC and State Grant qualifications and funding.

  • Experience in programming, schematic design and presentations to Planning Commissions, City Councils, Boards of Education, community partners and various other stakeholder groups.

  • Knowledge of traditional project delivery, design-build and lease-leaseback delivery methods and related contract administration.

  • Proven management of staff, human resources and project schedules, budgets and profitability.

Skills & Traits:

  • A strong, likable presence and interpersonal communication skills

  • Key ties to the communities identified above through partnerships with local organizations and politics

  • Positive attitude and ability to lead finance, human resources and culture building activities

  • Strong design skills utilizing software like SketchUp, Revit, Photoshop and InDesign

  • Strong verbal skills for presentations

  • Strong proposal and written skills

  • Intelligent, collaborative and articulate

  • Ability to balance a broad scope of activities

  • Strong management and leadership skills

Future Potential:

Client is currently in the process of an internal ownership transition (to be completed in 2018) and is seeking principal-level architects who are interested in ownership as well. The transition plan is being guided by outside consultants who will ensure all relevant information will be available if you and the firm decide that you should be an owner. Individuals who excel at the requirements outlined above will be given consideration for ownership and provided at least in part with the financial resources to make that possible.

location: San Jose, California

job type: Permanent

work hours: 8 to 5

education: Bachelors

responsibilities:

Primary Responsibilities . This leadership position consists of the following responsibilities:

  • Business Development. Will work with Client's President and Marketing & Business Development Manager to develop relationships with key strategic clients in the K-12, charter school, community college, commercial and civic markets throughout California. The mission is to create, grow and maintain client relationships and to develop organizational relationships between Client and the client organization.

  • Marketing & Sales. Collaboration with the marketing department to identify and respond to opportunities (coordinating with Client's President as needed). This includes development of the strategy and drafting of responses to Requests for Proposals/Qualifications (RFP/Qs), as well as participating in the preparation of content for interviews and presentations.

  • Project Leadership. Coordinates the client design and budget objectives with the project design team to satisfy the client's goals. Does what it takes to get the project funded, contracted and started, and is the client leader for the CLIENT project team; delegates project management to CLIENT project architect/project manager, but maintains client relationship; and monitors project progress throughout project delivery.

  • Staff/Office Management. Represents CLIENT through management of office staff and resources. Has the ability to build and grow staff members, project types and physical office environment given the overall strategy defined by Client's President and Chief Operating Officer.

Job Description/Tasks:

  • Create project designs and plans for all phases of projects and coordinate building design consultants while monitoring the design intent from beginning to end

  • Coordinate with the Project Managers for budgeting, scheduling, planning, design, specification and working drawings on a given project with authority to direct, control and monitor the project's design

  • Perform work requiring independent judgment in evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation/modification of architectural design techniques, procedures and criteria

  • Independently solve architectural design opportunities

  • Initiate and monitor procedures for architectural design

  • Contribute information for architectural specifications, including consulting product manufacturers, evaluating, selecting and presenting materials and colors

  • Prepare and/or supervise the preparation of architectural plans through agency approval

  • Prepare and/or supervise the preparation of architectural renderings

  • Revied architectural design related RFI's during construction and periodically visit construction site(s) to confirm design

  • Can routinely supervise multiple job captains and designers on various projects concurrently

  • Involvement in marketing/business development design tasks, such as the graphic design of collateral, web-based and print media

qualifications:

Qualifications/Job Requirements :

  • Licensed Architect with 10+ years of related experience in public and private educational, civic and/or commercial design. Department of the State Architect (DSA) experience is required.

  • Experience in OPSC and State Grant qualifications and funding.

  • Experience in programming, schematic design and presentations to Planning Commissions, City Councils, Boards of Education, community partners and various other stakeholder groups.

  • Knowledge of traditional project delivery, design-build and lease-leaseback delivery methods and related contract administration.

  • Proven management of staff, human resources and project schedules, budgets and profitability.

skills: Skills & Traits:

  • A strong, likable presence and interpersonal communication skills

  • Key ties to the communities identified above through partnerships with local organizations and politics

  • Positive attitude and ability to lead finance, human resources and culture building activities

  • Strong design skills utilizing software like SketchUp, Revit, Photoshop and InDesign

  • Strong verbal skills for presentations

  • Strong proposal and written skills

  • Intelligent, collaborative and articulate

  • Ability to balance a broad scope of activities

  • Strong management and leadership skills

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.