Sr. Technical Designer 

San Francisco, CA
HDR Inc.

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. 

We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The primary duties of the Senior Technical Designer will be to lead a multi-discipline team in the preparation of design and contract documents. The ideal candidate will have both design and production experience. They will establish client and internal meetings and participate in reviews with various governing agencies for code compliance. The Senior Technical Designer is responsible to review the architectural documents for sustainable criteria compliance and coordinates team review and verification of sustainable criteria. They will review architectural documents for areas of conflict with all disciplines as well as write/edit architectural specifications. The ideal candidate may lead some projects in a dual management role and may provide, on an as needed basis, construction contract administration.
Required Qualifications
Candidates should submit both a resume and portfolio to be considered for the position.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture
5+ years of experience
Proficient in Revit
Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project Schedule)
Strong knowledge of codes and good planning skills
Strong ideation/conceptual design skills
Demonstrated leadership skills
Strong interpersonal communication and demonstrated oral and written presentation skills
Experience and/or interest in sustainable design/LEED is preferred
An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
Preferred Qualifications
Architectural registration is preferred but not required.
Experience with Adobe CS preferred, and experience with Rhino, desired
Local candidates preferred.
Experience in complex building types
Experience with energy analysis plug-ins (Honeybee, Ladybug, Green Building Studio, DIVA, Sefaira and Energy Plus) is desired.
Experience and understanding of building energy codes is desired.
Experience and understanding of basic building physics principals is desired.

At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.  

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