Project Architect - Owensboro, KY

Posted: 09/28/2022

Project Architect - Owensboro, KY

Are you an eager self-starter? Would you label yourself as the ‘creative type’ on social media? Can you play nice with both humans and machines? If you answered ‘Yes’ to all of these, keep reading.

Hafer is a cutting-edge design firm with four offices in four states and clients spanning multiple industries including healthcare, education, workplace, community, and more. Currently, we’re looking for the right person to add to our kickball team. Actual kickball skills are not required, but we are looking for a Project Architect that is excited to help grow our Owensboro, KY office. The Project Architect role will be integral to the success of our Kentucky location. The right person for this role will have the following:

• Accredited (NAAB) Bachelor and/or Master of Architecture degree
• 5+ years of prior experience working in an architectural firm
• Strong knowledge and skill in conceptualization, schematic design, and design development with experience preparing construction documents (drawings and specifications)
• Ability and willingness to lead a project from start to finish
• Ability to work as part of a team without direct daily supervision
• Strong communication, presentation, communication, and organizational skills
• The people skills to win work and collaborate with success in the office
• Desire for design research to improve your skills
• Great problem-solving skills
• Self-motivation and the ability to work on multiple design projects at one time
• A cup half full
• Proficient knowledge of Revit, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suite
• Desire to participate in business development efforts within the western KY region
• Ability to travel out of town from time to time
• Architectural license in Kentucky – or with the ability to obtain a license
• An understanding that your opportunities are as limitless as your imagination

Bonus points if you have:

• NCARB certified (preferred but not required)
• Experience and/or interest in sustainable design/LEED/WELL AP (desired, but not required)
• A love for snacks and potlucks

We Have:
• An amazing team of architects, engineers, and interiors designers at our other three locations that will collaborate with you (they’re pretty awesome)
• A wide range of project sizes, scope, and types across the eastern half of the US
• A laidback atmosphere with a collaborative work culture
• Opportunities for growth and talent development
• Rewards for hard work and dedication
• Flexible schedules
• A certification from the Best Workplace Institute for Best Place to Work®
• A belief that our employees should lead a healthy and balanced life
• A love for afternoon snacks and potlucks

We Offer:
• Health insurance (employee benefit paid by Hafer)
• Dental insurance
• Vision insurance (employee benefit paid by Hafer)
• Cafeteria plan
• Wellness programs
• Paid holidays and paid time off
• 401k Plan and Profit Sharing

At Hafer, we look for people who are creative and enjoy solving problems, while having fun along the way. Individuals who have a positive attitude, passion for great design, and would love to contribute to the Hafer culture, please apply! Feel free to check us out online at www.haferdesign.com or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/haferdesign.

Hafer is an equal opportunity employer and supports talent from diverse backgrounds that bring experiences, viewpoints, and solutions that best serve our clients, community and enrich our work environment. All aspects of employment decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate based on any status protected under federal, state, or local law. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our colleagues. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, active-duty wartime, campaign badge veterans, or Armed Forces service medal veterans are encouraged to apply.

Qualified and interested? Submit a cover letter, resume, and representative samples of your design work in PDF format (no larger than 10MB) to Debbie Linberg, HR Director, at dlinberg@haferdesign.com.