Drawing Office Manager: Harvey 1642
We are currently looking for a Drawing Office Manager, for our company that is located in Delta BC. Our company is a firm specializing in design-build services to a growing clientele in the commercial, institutional and residential building sector. Our niche is creating, fabricating, and erecting practical design solutions for unique architectural concepts, usually in long span, exposed timber and timber/steel structures. We are an exciting, growing company that thrives on challenge and innovation. We work extensively across North America and have recently completed a project in China (Tsingtao Pearl Visitor’s Centre).
The Drawing Office:
Because of their complexity, the majority of our projects are modeled in 3D parametric design software. This allows us to refine both the aesthetics and the geometry of framing and connections as the design is resolved. The Drawing Office Manager plays a key role in our organization as the hub of design information from the architect and our own engineering group, to the translating of that information into approval drawings and shop drawings.
As we are design-builders, there is significant interface between the detailing department, the project management team, the design office and structural engineers, the shop floor where building components are fabricated, and our site erectors. The output of the drafting/detailing/modelling office is critical to creating efficiency downstream, and 3D models and drawings must be planned and arranged in close consideration with erection and fabrication constraints. You will be in charge of managing this process.
Our detailing department creates and defines complex 3D geometry, and delivers solids models and drawings used for fabrication, as well as conceptual models and renders for potential projects. We currently use Inventor for solids modelling/detailing (/ Tekla), Rhino/Grasshopper for conceptualising complex geometry, and 3DS Max (/ outsourcing) for rendering.
We are looking for a proactive and versatile team member with strong leadership skills and a genuine interest in the many facets of our business. Your responsibilities will include oversight of three to five project draftsmen, the ongoing planning and execution of departmental budgets and schedule, the establishment and implementation of drawing standards, document control, drawing checking, and others. You will additionally be capable of handling your own drafting, 3D modeling and rendering work, as time permits.
Your role will also involve a fair amount of aesthetically-driven design, under guidance from our design team (i.e. not just ‘scribing’ from a set of fully prepared drawings) and requires an eye for what 'looks good', ranging from being able to put realistic sizes on a steel plate connection, to the finer points of shaping out a casting. Because we are design-builders, design refinement and value engineering takes place throughout the design process, and our designs must meet not just structural or aesthetic requirements, but also fabrication and erection constraints.
Responsibilities & Metrics:
We wish to emphasize this is a unique opportunity with a unique company. As an important representative of the firm, you will present yourself and the company with professionalism, composure, and discretion. As our work involves care and detail, your work will show similar qualities. You will be trustworthy, looking out for the best interest of the organization and capable of working with confidential and proprietary information.
This is a fulltime position
Salary of $80,000 to $100,000 per year
plus benefits, depending on experience.