Designer

Seattle, WA
Green Canopy Homes
greencanopyhomes.com

We are seeking a mission-driven Design Project Manager to join Green Canopy’s growing design team.

Who we are:

Green Canopy Homes is an urban home builder with offices in Seattle and Portland. We are a team of top-talent real estate, design, and building professionals with a commitment to corporate, social, and environmental responsibility.  We are a values-led organization with a staff that forges ahead with purpose.  Our corporate culture is built on respect, trust, and love for one another, our children and future generations, and the planet.

What we do:

Our team is dedicated to building sustainable and resilient communities from the inside out.  We focus on transforming the residential real estate market so that environmental sustainability and resource efficiency are the norm.  We do this through the design and construction of residential projects, impact investing, and education.

Why we do it:

Our mission is to inspire resource efficiency in residential markets.

How we are different:

The Green Canopy design team is different than a typical design firm in several ways:

Environmental sustainability is a core element of all our projects.
We work side by side with our construction team.
The design team’s role doesn’t end at permitting.  We are partners throughout the entire process, including interior design, material and fixture selection, and construction.
We have a collaborative environment with limited ego.
Position Summary:

The Design Project Manager is responsible for managing internal and external design team members in the production of excellent documents and in obtaining entitlements.  The Design Project Manager also is responsible for the design and detailing of their projects and will produce a significant amount of the project documentation themselves with assistance from other design team members.

Who we are looking for:

Green Canopy Homes is seeking a candidate with the following qualifications:

3 to 6 years in an architectural work setting
2 years minimum experience designing and documenting single family and/or multi-family residential projects
Proficient in AutoCAD & SketchUp
Extensive knowledge of the Seattle Land Use Code and the Seattle entitlement process as it applies to single-family and multi-family residential projects
Experience working with the Seattle Residential Code, Seattle Energy Code, and other applicable regulations
Must enjoy producing design and construction documents.  Members of the GCH design team are both thinkers and doers who are both involved in design decision making and in documenting those decisions.
Strong organizational and communication skills
Must be self-directed and curious, and must feel a sense of ownership and responsibility toward your work
Must work effectively within a collaborative team environment
Preferred: experience with Revit
Preferred: experience with MS Project
Primary Responsibilities:

Manage the design process: manage external consultants and internal team members in the production of high-quality design documents per GCH standards
Manage entitlements: accountable for obtaining entitlements from regulatory agencies and utilities in a timely way
Schedule management: create project schedules and coordinate internal and external resources to obtain entitlements and issue project documents per the project schedule
Cost control: accountable for coordinating project design with the project budget
Document control: accountable for coordinated information flow between the design team and other GCH teams and between GCH and external consultants and regulatory agencies
GCH Interface: provide information to and obtain information from other GCH teams, including acquisitions, finance, accounting, estimating, construction project management, and sales
Manage consultants: obtain proposals and contracts from design consultants, obtain work product from consultants per the project schedule, review consultant invoices
Manage neighbor / community relationship: attend community meetings or review community meeting notes, obtain easements and other agreements from neighbors
Construction resource: receive and process RFI’s and other questions during construction
Project design: design single-family and multi-family residential structures, including project concept, spatial relationship / layout, site design, exterior concept, and vertical alignment
Building systems: accountable for the design and layout of principal building systems, including mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems
Consultant coordination: review and coordinate the work of external design consultants to ensure a cohesive design
The details:

This is an exempt, full time position, working from our office in Seattle. Occasional travel to project sites, local jurisdiction offices and special events may be required. Compensation for this position is dependent on experience. Competitive benefits package included.

If we move forward with you in the interview process, we will ask for references from former employers, customers, employees and/or subcontractors.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Human Resources at: ami@greencanopy.com

Additionally, please include your favorite musical group in your cover letter.