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Architectural Designer / Job Captain

AURORA Architects + Builders


About AURORA Architects + Builders

AURORA Architects + Builders designs and builds finely crafted, planet-friendly, exceptionally livable homes.

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About This Position

AURORA Architects + Builders designs and builds finely crafted, planet-friendly, exceptionally livable homes. Through deep collaboration from first concept to finished home, we create unique spaces - beautiful, functional, healthy, and in harmony with a sustainable planet. Aurora nurtures strong relationships with our clients and among our team, and we are committed to continuously building our expertise in high-performance building technology.

Aurora is building a diverse and dynamic workforce. People of color, queer, trans and gender non-conforming people, and women are encouraged to apply. Your enthusiasm and commitment to strong interpersonal relationships, quality work, and continuous learning are more important than particular skills or experience. We provide training and skill-building opportunities across our team in addition to paid time off, and healthcare insurance. Partial telecommuting options are available, as well as flexible working hours.

General Description and Responsibilities: Aurora is searching for a Job Captain to join our architectural design staff. As an integral part of the design team, the Job Captain is responsible for guiding projects from pre-construction through construction completion, incorporating creative and constructible design solutions that satisfy client goals. In addition, the Job Captain will be expected to collaborate with the construction division to provide full architectural services to our unique clients.

Essential Attributes:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with project team members, including clients and consultants.
  • Professional image, outgoing and friendly personality.
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Desire to push the boundaries and think custom solutions when applicable.
  • Strong interest in home renovation design, passive house design and construction practices.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at the same time, while maintaining attention to detail and staying organized.


  • Create great design solutions that accomplish client goals (stylistic, budgetary, schedule) and communicate these solutions effectively to Aurora’s design and construction teams.
  • Work in Revit to compile organized construction document sets and specifications that are both constructible and effectively communicate design intent. Develop technical details and product specifications.
  • Maintain positive working client relationships. Work with clients to determine the desired budget, schedule, and specifications and develop projects accordingly. Provide frequent project updates and communicate proactively.
  • Attend and/or conduct on-site meetings with clients, vendors, subcontractors and/or suppliers as required.
  • Adhere to applicable building codes and work with city agencies to prepare permit submissions for approval.
  • Coordinate with other professionals, such as lead carpenters, project managers, architects, engineers, and landscape designers to ensure job success.
  • Prepare presentation graphics, including schematic plans, elevations, and renderings.
  • Estimate finish material requirements and costs and present design to the client for approval.
  • Work with the client to obtain and finalize all selection specification information and assist with FFE purchasing.
  • Guide clients through the design and placement of kitchen cabinetry orders and other custom millwork.
  • Actively participate in team discussions and contribute positively to the Aurora’s working environment.

Position Qualifications:

  • 5 years minimum of experience working in architectural / design services.
  • Proficiency working in Revit.
  • Experience working independently to create full construction documents.
  • Working knowledge of building codes and permitting processes.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.

How To Apply

Please introduce yourself, describe your relevant work experience, and why you would be a great addition to our team. Include three references with phone numbers and an up-to-date resume.

Email to: [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you!

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