Technical Architect

San Francisco, CA
Swatt Miers Architects

Description & Details
Swatt | Miers Architects, is seeking a full-time Architect with a strong background and interest in building product development, building technology innovations and constructability. Candidate needs to possess an ability and personal interest in researching and implementing current/state-of- the-art as well as new, cutting-edge building components within our ongoing architectural projects. 

Such components will include HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems which means the applicant needs to understand status-quo systems so as to relate the pros and cons of new systems to them. 

In addition, candidate needs to possess excellent consultant, client, and team coordination, communication skills and be adept at basic detailing from foundation to roof and everything in between. The selected candidate needs to be willing and able to both run a project as well as be a resource for multiple projects. 

While we are looking for someone who is extremely inquisitive and not afraid to search out new materials and systems which are developing around the world, the individual also has to be practical and able to apply such systems to actual project conditions while researching code and construction issues related to their use. A California license is preferred although depending upon the applicant’s background, may not be required.

The firm offers rewarding challenges in a professional environment, along with a competitive salary and benefits including health & 401K. 

How to Apply / Contact
Minimum Qualifications:
·         Bachelors degree in architecture. 

·         Knowledge of California building codes.

·         Knowledge of engineering systems in both commercial and residential buildings.

·         Knowledge of specifications, and construction means & methods.

·         Must be comfortable working independently at times as well as collaborating within a small team. 

·         MUST hold a valid US passport, green card, or work visa.

Architectural Software Capability

o   Autocad (required)

o   Revit (highly preferred)

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