This is a career-building opportunity for the right individual. Our client, SHELTON ARCHITECTURE ("Shelton"), designs great buildings through collaboration and teamwork, routinely exceeding their clients’ expectations.
There is a lot of fine print that follows! This is intentional to help you evaluate the opportunity, and yourself in relation to the opportunity, so as to not waste your time or the company's time pursuing a role that is not a good fit for you. We hope you find this level of detail refreshing and helpful.
Shelton employs elements of the Entrepreneurial Operating System, or "EOS." If you are not familiar with this operating backbone, we recommend you familiarize yourself with the system (lots of free tools on the Web to help you get acquainted) so you can have some insight into the intentionality used by the company to foster excellence, growth, profitability and accountability.
Shelton's Core Values are:
Clients Are Partners
No IED’s - because we value our brand, ourselves our associates and our clients, we will not work with any inconsiderate, egotistical degenerates
Listen, Design, Deliver
Shelton's Core Mission is:
We build relationships by providing consistent, dependable, client-oriented architectural services.
Shelton's Core Vision is:
We strive to be Dallas’ most sought-after firm by industry leaders. We are enjoyable to work with, we are creative yet sensible, and we are well known as a team of highly capable, personable architects.
Shelton desires qualified applicants that agree with the company's values, embrace the company mission and are excited about the company vision. To thrive in this role, you must be willing to 1) embrace the Role Mission, 2) demonstrate the Core Competencies and 3) be prepared to deliver the Required Outcomes. This candidate profile helps you determine if you have what it takes to succeed in the role.
Build client relationships by providing exceptional architectural services that enhance the company brand in harmony with client’s broader mission.
Communicator. I have a demonstrated track record of active listening and clear, concise, and conscientious communication, both oral and written.
Subject Matter Expert. I have a demonstrated track record of consistently producing excellent construction documents with sufficient architectural detail that foster unambiguous clarity and understanding for all constituents. This includes the use and mastery of BIM and rendering software.
Client Management. I have a demonstrated track record of and a reputation for skillfully interfacing with clients, earning their trust and confidence by consistently delivering more than is promised or expected.
Autonomous Professional. I have a demonstrated track record of repeatedly and successfully taking projects from “cradle to grave” with minimal or no direct oversight. Many call this, “running a job” with responsibilities that include attending and running OAC meetings, reviewing submittals and securing necessary permits/permitting.
Assertive with a Smile. I have a demonstrated track record of seeking out and finding solutions to solve problems. I embrace roles and responsibilities and can be counted on to be creative, resourceful, and determined to overcome obstacles.
Coachable. I have a demonstrated track record of being approachable and teachable. I desire to grow both personally and professionally and I humbly seek and receive counsel, coaching, and direction from others in a quest to grow.
Service First Mindset. I have a demonstrated track record of seeing to serve before being served. I consistently do this by putting the needs of others ahead of my own.
REQUIRED OUTCOMES (by end of year one)
Manage three projects from Design Development to Construction Administration:
Produce Construction Documents for use in permitting, bidding, and construction.
Coordinate with Civil, MEP & Structural consultants
Register Projects with TDLR - Submit to RAS
Attend Design meetings with Owner and Consultants
Produce Comcheck Reports
Attend OAC Meetings
Produce Field Reports
Implement use of Quality Control checklist on 3 largest projects of the firm
Use QC checklist to ensure that development of construction documents is tracking with the appropriate information at completion of each design phase.
Highlight items that need to be completed and/or require additional information from consultants, owner, etc.
At the completion of submission for permit save completed checklist in project folder.
Complete Archicad Training
Become the in-house expert on Archicad
Implement tools within Archicad to increase efficiency in producing Construction Documents (Self Populating Schedules, Consultant 3d Models, etc.)
Create project templates to be used for various project types.
Implemented Project File organization standards on all new projects.
Use Standard Project File Folder Organization for all new projects
Maintain file organization throughout the length of the project
Specific role responsibilities will range from the mundane to the complex. In this role, you will be expected to interact with customers skillfully and cheerfully, vendors, investors, professional service providers, government agencies, etc. You will receive proper and ample training, but don't expect a lot of "hand holding." This is a nimble, entrepreneurial company made up of responsible adults that enjoy working with and expecting excellence from one another to do what it takes to uphold the company values, fulfill the company mission, and move towards the company vision.
Construction Document Production
Submission for Building Permit with appropriate jurisdiction
Register projects w/ TAS and send plans to RAS
Ensure all TAS required documents have been submitted to RAS
Take meeting notes, compile, and send to all meeting attendees
Attend/Run Project Kickoff Meetings
Ensure drawing coordination with consultants
Attend on-site OAC meetings
Produce Site Visit Field Reports
Timely response to requests for information (RFIs)
Set up necessary meetings with Jurisdictions (Pre-development meetings, etc.)
QC Checklist Review
Produce ComCheck Reports
Clear Knowledge of Specification Manuals
Track time on hourly Additional Services
Produce accurate field drawings of existing buildings
Produce 3d Renderings
Maintain organization of project folders
Produce construction details
Email Organization by project
Shop Drawing Reviews
Competency in AIA contract agreements
Clearly track changes in drawings after issuance for bidding/permitting
Timely response to emails from owners, consultants, GCs, and governing jurisdictions
Construction Progress Photos
Site test fitting
Zoning regulation research
City building permit research requirements
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Shelton Architecture | Dallas is a multi-disciplinary firm with work ranging from industrial warehouses, commercial office space, schools and hospitality projects across Texas.
We believe a successful project requires collaboration and teamwork from the design team, contractor, building trades & material suppliers. A great building requires an open mind and an attitude of teamwork.
A great building is also rooted in a design philosophy. We believe each design should be affordable, durable & beautiful. These three pillars of architecture inform each design decision. Each pillar is given equal consideration. This philosophy, along with a collaborative approach and teamwork mentality, help to ensure great buildings and lasting relationships.