Job Opening: Structural Architect


Vancouver Washington based company Ginn Development is searching for a driven, talented and licensed architect to help develop, guide and execute architectural plans for multi-family building projects over 4,000 sqft. The ideal candidate will possess superior professional skills, experience working with industry standard tools and a minimum of 2-4 years of design experience.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties


  • Discussing the objectives, requirements and budget of a project
  • Consulting with other professionals about design
  • Preparing and presenting feasibility reports and design proposals
  • Advising the practicality of a project
  • Using IT in design and project management, specifically using computer-aided design software
  • Keeping within financial budgets and deadlines
  • Producing detailed workings, drawings and specifications
  • Specifying the nature and quality of materials required
  • Preparing tender applications and presentations
  • Negotiating with contractors and other professionals
  • Preparing applications for planning and building control departments
  • Drawing up tender documents for contracts
  • Project managing and helping to coordinate the work of contractors.
  • Controlling a project from start to finish
  • Regular site visits to check on progress, ensuring that the project is running on time and to budget
  • Resolving problems and issues that arise during construction
  • Ensuring that the environmental impact of the project is managed


Ideal Candidate Profile


  • Work well under stress and pressure
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Goal oriented and well organized
  • Able to coordinate and execute multiple, simultaneous projects
  • Ability to prioritize demands


Required Skills and Abilities


  • High Level of Proficiency in AutoCAD 2D/3D
  • High Level of Proficiency in Boise BC Calc
  • High Level of Proficiency in StruCalc
  • High Level of Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2010
  • In Depth Knowledge of 2012/2009 IRC/IBC/ANSI Codes


Desirable Skills and Abilities


  • Experience using SketchUp/Layout
  • Experience using Revet
  • Experience using General CADD


Required Education/Experience


  • Minimum 2-4 years of experience working in a related field
  • Licensed in Washington


Desirable Education/Experience


  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in architecture from an accredited university that is recognized by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) or equivalent


Salary and Compensation


  • Competitive and negotiable
  • Depends on experience




Open until filled.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to

[email protected]