• Construction Designer - Architectural Solutions Division

    Job Locations US-CA-Santa Clara
    Job ID
    Construction Solutions Division
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview


    Construction Designer - Architectural Solutions Division

    Santa Clara, CA



    Overview/Position Summary

    Works on Architectural Solution Division (ASD) projects from design concept to installation. Works directly with business development, clients, project managers, architects, vendors and structural engineers to ensure projects are completed to the customer’s satisfaction.


    • Create wall layouts for commercial and institutional facilities Steelcase (CET) proprietary design software. Activities range from initial needs development to final installation documents

    • Create specifications and shop drawings from factory built prefab walls, modular electrical, raised floor

    • Create construction details per local structural engineer directions

    • Create visual renderings and 3D fly-throughs of proposed spaces

    • Perform internal design reviews for projects heading to production

    • Attend relevant construction meetings via telecommunications or in-person

    • Assesses project risks with the preconstruction project manager and sales

    • Input hours worked to department database, monitor estimated hours and prepare addendum if necessary

    • Audit projects – review all production drawings and information for accuracy

    • Organize and submit orders in conjunction with ASD Project Manager

    • Perform all work in adherence to established departmental procedures, graphic standards and templates

    • Gains a thorough understanding of the scope of work and details of assigned projects

    • Serve as mentor to other designers as determined by level of experience





    • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university; Associate Arts degree (or equivalent) from 2-year college or tech school will be considered

    • 3 plus years’ design experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

    • CAD, CET experience preferred

    • LEED and Well Building certification desired as well as prior experience in the construction industry



    • Knowledge of commercial construction and scheduling

    • Experience with prefab/modular solutions (walls, floors, power/data, etc.) a plus

    • Proficiency in ACAD 2014 and CA Title 24

    • Ability to read/interpret construction docs, bids and specifications

    • Knowledge of DIRTT and Steelcase architectural solutions a plus

    • Fluent PC skills, including the Microsoft office suite

    • Practiced and positive interpersonal and organizational skills with ability to foster and leverage relationships; comfortable interfacing with clients, architects, general contractors, vendors and internal staff

    • Able to multi task efficiently in fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency

    • Must be extremely organized, with good time management skills and the ability to work independently

    • High attention to detail and accuracy

    • Exceptional Customer Service skills with a passion to provide solutions to client needs

    • Excellent communication skills via email, face-to-face, and over the phone

    • Must be results oriented with focus on accomplishments and long and short-term goals

    • Commitment to Design Team plans, goals and support

    • Maintain continuing education as required


    Physical Requirements

    • Seeing, color perception, hearing/listening, clear speech, hand and finger dexterity

    • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time

    • Complex reading and writing skills, basic math skills, judgement/decision making, analysis/comprehension 

    Working Environment

    • Regularly works with others face to face, over the phone and through email

    • Generally, works in an office environment with moderate noise

    • Nature of work may require time spent out of the office


    Job Status

    • Exempt




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