Tim Barber Ltd. (TBL) is a Los Angeles-based architecture firm specializing in traditional and contemporary residential design. We seek a Director of Operations to execute the daily operations of our 20-member firm. The DO is a senior-level role, second in responsibility to only the Principal/CEO. They will help set company standards and work directly with the Director of Design, Senior Project Managers, Project Managers, Design Associates, and the Controller to ensure that protocols, training, and quality of architectural documents and design services reflect TBL standards. The Director of Operations is also responsible for implementing the company's overall vision, by upholding the CEO's mission statement and working with all staff to make that vision a reality.
The DO will work closely with the Controller to ensure optimal staffing, compensation and benefit levels throughout the company, and that departments have sufficient resources and procedures for proper employee training.
Some duties include:
Implementing strategies set by the CEO
Overseeing the execution of the operating budget as approved by the CEO
Improve operating procedures to increase profits and efficiency
Refine and uphold policies for project management
Support PMs and their teams in effective staffing, distribution of projects, and scheduling of work
Serve as a liaison between the CEO and junior staff
Ensure that company policies are followed and quality of TBL work product is maintained
Conduct departmental meetings
Recruit the best talent available for the company
Refine and uphold policies for employee management
Conduct all Project Manager reviews and oversee all Design Associate reviews
Successful candidates will be a licensed architect and have a strong business and management background. They must have extensive practical operations experience, and should have previously served as a Managing Director or Manager within an architecture practice. Candidates must also have impeccable interpersonal skills and an eagerness to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty as needed.
Key characteristics, experiences, skills, and licenses:
5-year architectural degree
Significant team-building and leadership experience within an architectural organization
Demonstrable business operations and strategic financial planning experience
Strategic growth planning experience
Experience in high-end, custom residential design
Familiarity with the IBC, CA Building Code, and general code compliance review
Familiarity with interior detailing and waterproofing
Knowledge of design & drawing set protocols
Qualified applicants currently residing outside Los Angeles/LA County/ and CA will also be considered.
Please submit your resume/CV and a cover letter describing why you'd be a perfect fit for this job and Tim Barber Ltd.
Additional Salary Information: In addition to your salary, we offer comprehensive health, vision, and dental insurance; 401k plan with employer matching; paid vacation, personal days, and holidays; and a great work environment.
About Tim Barber, Ltd. Inc.
Tim Barber Ltd. is an award-winning, 20-member architecture firm. Launched in 1994, our West Hollywood-based studio is widely published and celebrated as a definitive interpreter of Southern California architectural vernacular. Our projects range from large estates and custom family homes to multi-family housing throughout California and the western US. The firm earned a LEED GOLD rating in 2012 for a new traditional home and the 2016 Historic Preservation Award for Adaptive Reuse by the City Of Pasadena.