Flagship Restaurant Group is looking for a talented and experienced Senior Architectural Designer to join our team. As a growing company, we are committed to delivering exceptional dining experiences to our guests, and we believe that the right design plays a crucial role in creating a memorable atmosphere. The Senior Architectural Designer will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of all architectural projects for our restaurants, ensuring that our spaces reflect our brands and enhance the overall dining experience for our guests.
Compensation Range + Benefits:
$100,000- $115,000 + annual salary, based upon experience. Potential bonuses based on timely project completion.
This position includes Flagship Restaurant Group’s full benefits package including:
Company-sponsored plans including health, dental, vision, and health savings
401(k) program with company match
Paid Time Off
Generous daily per diem while traveling and 50% off dining discount at all Flagship Restaurant Group locations
Flagship Restaurant Group, based out of Omaha, Nebraska, has exciting restaurant concepts throughout the nation. Our established concepts are centered around creative food and exceptional dining experiences, from full-service to fast-casual.
About the job:
The Senior Architectural Designer will be responsible for the successful start-up, delivery, and timely completion of all architectural and design projects, with a focus on creating immersive experiential environments. You will work closely with Tom Allisma, the President, Architect, and Owner of Flagship Restaurant Group. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting Tom in overseeing the design, construction, and maintenance of each restaurant within the group. This includes overseeing the execution of projects from conception to completion, including planning, cost estimating, and communicating with owners/department leads throughout the various stages of project development. The designer will bring expertise in creating spaces that engage the senses, and enhance the guest experience. The ideal candidate will have a passion for incorporating the latest trends in experiential design into their work.
The Senior Architectural Designer must be able to work in one of our corporate offices in either Omaha, Nebraska, or Phoenix, Arizona. This is not a remote position.
An ideal candidate:
Has strong leadership qualities, excellent communication & problem-solving skills, and is driven by deadlines
Is a self-motivated individual with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Must be available for travel to various projects, with the ability to oversee multiple projects at any given time
Overview of all construction projects, renovations, and monitoring of all project expenses, as well as making adjustments as needed to stay within budget.
The Senior Architectural Designer must have strong commercial building knowledge, excellent verbal communication, leadership, and project management skills.Additional requirements of this position include:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture, Interior Design, or a related field
10 + years of commercial architecture/design experience with proven success in restaurant design and development process
Portfolio with 8-10 restaurant designs, and development projects in multiple jurisdictions
Candidate must provide a portfolio of selected work completed to show both experience and interests
Proficient in AutoCAD, REVIT, Photoshop, and other design software. Procore, Enscape, and Lumion experience a plus
Solid understanding of core architectural building construction and development; restaurant design/development and building renovations
Has extensive experience working directly with engineers, owners, project managers, inspectors, landlords, general contractors, construction teams, and other trade-based specialty contractors
Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills with a solid understanding of budgets, schedules, and project constraints
Must possess a valid driver’s license, be eligible to work in the United States, and be willing to undergo a background check upon request
Roles and Responsibilities:
Maintain project schedule, working closely with our in-house design and construction division, project engineers, department leads, operations team, and owners.
Collaborate with our partners at Avroko to promote high-quality design and construction expertise
Key aspects include project management and execution and monitoring of multiple projects, including the development of new concepts and designs, as well as renovations of existing concepts as necessary.
Create detailed architectural and design drawings and renderings to specification using AutoCAD, Rivet, and Photoshop as necessary
Prepare and coordinate permit sets for submission to local building departments and ensure that all drawings and documents comply with codes and regulations
Coordinate with other consultants, such as structural and mechanical engineers to ensure that designs are feasible and comply with all relevant codes and regulations
Continuously research and stay current with design trends, materials, and technologies to bring new ideas and perspectives to projects
Maintain high standards of workmanship that adhere to plans and specifications
Uphold communication, coordination, and professional relationships with project inspectors, contractors, engineers, landlords/developers, and city/county officials
Strong ability to think creatively and critically and ability to meet deadlines
This role requires in-state and out-of-state travel
President, Architect, & Owner Tom Allisma oversees the design, construction, and maintenance of each Flagship Restaurant Group restaurant. His modern aesthetic and bold design has earned the restaurant group a reputation for opening restaurants rich with visual interest. Tom’s interior design is mindful of branding identity, creating a seamless impression for the guest.
A registered architect in Nebraska and Texas, Tom also consults on private projects, has taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture, and frequently presents at architecture and design conferences. Tom is an active member of the American Institute of Architects.
He is the recipient of many design awards, having received accolades from The American Institute of Architects, American Society of Interior Designers, and Interior Design Educators Council. Tom’s work and research has been published in numerous trade books and journals, and his work has been highlighted in more than 30 local and national editorial features.
Tom earned a B.S. and M.Arch. in architecture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was an associate professor of interior design at the College of Architecture, U...niversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2005-2015. Tom was a recipient of the Midlands Business Journal ’40 under 40’ award in 2006.
Flagship Restaurant Group is a leading hospitality company that has been serving customers since 2002. What started as a sushi concept, Blue Sushi Sake Grill, has evolved into a company that now has 10 brands across the nation.
Our mission is to provide exceptional guest experiences through the highest level of service, quality, and hospitality. We believe that our employees are the backbone of our success, and we take pride in creating a positive and supportive work environment. At Flagship Restaurant Group, we are committed to social responsibility and giving back to our communities. We believe in operating with uncompromising integrity, ensuring that every decision we make is ethical and transparent.
Our brands include Blue Sushi Sake Grill, Roja Mexican Grill, Blatt Beer & Table, Anthem - A Tex-Asian Pub, Plank Seafood Provisions, Ghost Donkey, Flagship Commons, and more to come. Each concept has its own unique atmosphere and menu, providing a diverse range of dining experiences for our guests.
At Flagship Restaurant Group, we are always looking for talented individuals to join our team. We offer a supportive and collaborative work environment, opportunities for growth and development, and competitive compensation and benefits packages. If you are passionate about hospitality and want to be a part of a dynamic and growing company, we encourage you to explore career opportunities with us.
Join us and be a part of a company that values guest satisfaction, employee success, social responsibility, and uncompromising integrity.