Silent Rivers, Inc.

Senior Lead Designer at Silent Rivers, Inc.

Des Moines, IA · Full-time

Job Description

Silent Rivers Design+Build was founded on deep-rooted disciplines of craftsmanship, inspired design, and sustainability. Our artistically minded design+build team collaborates to provide customized solutions that fit our client’s personality, budget and lifestyle. With more than 25 years of experience, we specialize in room additions, kitchens, baths, whole house remodels, custom cabinetry, furniture, and new homes. Projects incorporate sustainable approaches wherever possible, highlighting durability in design and construction. Position Overview Silent Rivers Design+Build is seeking someone with strong, creative talent, along with exceptional leadership and aesthetic management skills, to be a part of a nationally recognized and award-winning team. As Senior Lead Designer you will play a leadership role in a creative team of designers and collaborate with clients to create inspiring projects and timeless homes. Essential Functions: DESIGN o Create/monitor project schedules and budgets. o Enhance the process and deliverables of the design process through continuous training, support and mentoring o Refine and implement department and drafting standards utilizing Autodesk Revit and AIA best practices. o Interact and build relationships with clients and vendors. o Collaborate with internal project teams to establish budget appropriate designs and proposals. o Generate and develop overall design concepts and formulate presentation strategies. o Prepare, present and/or review the Project Scope Document (PSD) that outlines project goals, budget, and timelines. o Manage client allowances and product selections during and after the design process. o Document any specific sources for products and materials specified for your projects. o Research and verify compliance within planning & zoning and building & energy codes. o Produce P&Z and/or building permit packages and advocate for the client as necessary. o Create construction drawings utilizing Revit software to include layout of existing conditions, conceptual designs, design development, refinement, details, and construction documents. Working drawings may include plans, elevations, sections, and details. o Prepare and present construction contracts to the client, accompanied by the construction drawings as the written scope of work and costs of construction. o Maintain a minimum weekly average of 20+ billable hours in design. ESTIMATING AND PRODUCTION o Collaborate with the internal estimating team for budget-appropriate designs and construction proposals. o Provide aesthetic management during construction of project to ensure design intent. o Provide design solutions for any unforeseen site conditions as necessary. o Participate in Post-Production Assessments providing feedback and gathering insight for use in future projects. MARKETING & SALES o Contribute to monthly blog content o Assist with online social marketing efforts (Facebook, Houzz, etc…) o Complete Project Summary write ups and request client testimonials o Assist with award submissions o Be available to work trade show and networking events Skills, Knowledge and Experience: • 10+ years of experience as a Designer/Architect. • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Design, or related field preferred. • 10+ years of experience with Autodesk Building Suite, AutoCAD, & Revit. • 5+ years of experience in overseeing the preparation of design-phase deliverables, including bid/construction documents. • Strong proficiency in building & energy codes, construction practices, & architectural design. • Strong leadership and people skills. • Experience in project and client management. • Experience with estimating preferred but not required. • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite. • Strong verbal and written communication skills. • Collaborative and professional work ethic.

About Silent Rivers, Inc.

26 years of building masterpieces Silent Rivers lives by a strong system of values aimed at doing more than simply sustaining our design+build company. Knowing we can fulfill a higher purpose through our work, we aim higher. Throughout our entire team, we live, design and build by these values that help Silent Rivers make a positive influence on our team, clients, vendors, community and environment.