CAREERS

AT JZ, WE ARE AS COMMITTED TO ENJOYING LIFE AS WE ARE TO DELIVERING THE BEST DESIGN. OUR OFFICES REFLECT OUR PEOPLE’S DIVERSE INTERESTS.

We encourage every person at JZ to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our benefits include medical insurance, paid holidays, and paid time off.

We also offer:

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, JZ offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.


Current openings:

Qualified candidates should email their resume to shelby@jzinteriordesign.com

All positions are on-site at the JZ Design Group studio.


REGISTERED SENIOR ARCHITECT

JZ Design Group is currently seeking a Registered Senior Architect (RA, NCARB) with 12-17 years' experience to join our Architectural / Healthcare (interest)/ Interiors team. As an Architect, in partnership with the Project Manager and Project Designer, you are responsible for project development and progress from start to finish.

Interested in other states, including but not limited to the State of Illinois, Louisiana, New York, other states are a plus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design
  • Design development
  • Design documents
  • Team and consultant’s coordination
  • Construction administration
  • Familiarity with city codes and registration agencies
  • Review and quality assurance / quality control
  • Stamp final drawings
  • Final Project delivery
  • Project completion

Leadership:

  • Responsible for ensuring the overall design intent of the project established by the Project Designer / Planner is incorporated into the detailed documentation.
  • Monitors the design process from conceptual phase through construction administration, ensuring the design idea is consistent and properly executed.
  • Responsible for technical resolution and coordination for a defined portion of a project.
  • Works with Specification Writer to develop specifications and is responsible for coordination of drawings and specifications.
  • Checks completed reports, plans, estimates and calculations for accuracy.
  • Sets the overall strategy for producing the documents and identifies the sheets planned for each stage of the work. This includes defining how data will be organized into files and which elements will be incorporated in a Building Information Model (BIM). Following JZID Standards, working with in house BIM Manager.
  • Sets up project team parameters.
  • Fosters and maintains a collaborative professional working relationship with the Project Leadership Team.
  • Responsible for communication with other disciplines, vendors, and contractors to ensure incorporation of all information into project requirements and provides support, as necessary.
  • Ensures that construction detail documentation conforms to quality assurance, quality control and best practice standards.
  • Supervises preparation of technical drawings by other less senior level architects or technicians.
  • Performs as team leader on certain projects.
  • Mentors and directs the work of less experienced staff, participates in professional development reviews and “Lessons Learned” sessions.
  • Takes personal responsibility for fostering a green workplace through sustainable work practices.
  • Fosters a commitment to external and internal client service.

Client Interface:

  • Works on developing a positive relationship of trust with client Leadership.
  • Regularly communicates with client representative to verify design requirements and specifications, progress reviews and delivery of final presentation.

Teamwork:

  • Receives project direction from the Principal in Charge and Technical direction from Principal.
  • Coordinates use and tracks shared electronic documentation and files with project team, clients and consultants.
  • Assists in planning and conducting work making minor adaptations and modifications to complete working drawing set(s).
  • Meets with municipal building department and other governing agency officials to coordinate approvals or variances.
  • Writes reports and memos to consultants and vendors to issue changes and track resolutions.
  • Provides technical support and project communications to team as required.
  • Attends on-site visits, field reviews and project meetings. Prepares and coordinates the review of contractor’s schedules, submission of shop drawings and samples.
  • Assists the Specification Writer in product research, consulting with manufacturers, evaluating and selecting project related materials.
  • Involved with specification set-up and drawing coordination, research and appropriate use of JZID Standards.
  • Provides support to all team members for specific market, discipline, or other areas of expertise, such as Interiors.
  • Participates in team meetings to help resolve project issues, coordination with other disciplines, schedule adherence, technical issues.
  • Participates in review of project costs and budgets, adherence to schedule.
  • Ability to prepare meeting minutes of Client and consultant coordination meetings.
  • Teamwork in production of 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings and builds models for client/project team review.
  • Incorporates Integrated Sustainable Design solutions into projects.

Business Development:

  • Participates in business development meetings with team leaders to target specified project, client or market opportunities.
  • Explores and identifies new opportunities to add or enhance professional services with existing clients.
  • Assists in development of fee proposals for marketing proposals.

Required Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of design, trends, construction methodology, material application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness.
  • Strong Knowledge of Design, Architecture, Experience as Project Architect Interiors, Healthcare.
  • Project experience in an architectural practice on Interiors Projects.
  • Knowledge of design principles and the ability to interpret design concepts and layouts, including commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the profession required.
  • Possess creative talent in conceptual design and rendering skills by either hand or computer preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of building regulations, Facility Guidelines Institute “FGI”, safety codes and ability to research and apply/incorporate into technical documents required.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models required.
  • Proven ability to prioritize to meet deadlines and provide high quality service to clients preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of architectural building systems required.
  • Advanced knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines preferred.
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of QA/QC process required.
  • Proficiency in Revit required.
  • Experience in 3D rendering software utilizing a Revit model such as Enscape, preferred
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and InDesign graphic software preferred.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work in team environment.
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines.
  • Experience in networking with potential clients and/or potential project team partners.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Prior experience in interiors healthcare & hospitality projects required.
  • 10-15 years' Min. design experience, Architecture / Healthcare Design and Interiors preferred.
  • Licensed Architect with current registration in Texas Required.
  • NCARB registration Required.
  • Possible LEED credential required within 12 months of employment.
  • Experience working with the local market, & other states, including but not limited to the State of Illinois, New York, other states are plus, required & preferred.
  • Must be a US Citizen and or Permanent Resident legally Working in the USA.

SENIOR ARCHITECT

JZ Design Group is currently seeking a Senior Architect with 8-10 years' experience to join our Architectural / Healthcare (interest)/ Interiors team. As an Architect, in partnership with the Project Manager and Project Designer, you are responsible for project development and progress from start to finish.

Interested in other states, including but not limited to the State of Illinois, Louisiana, New York, other states are a plus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design
  • Design development
  • Design documents
  • Team and consultant’s coordination
  • Construction administration
  • Familiarity with city codes and registration agencies
  • Review and quality assurance / quality control
  • Final Project delivery
  • Project completion

Leadership:

  • Responsible for ensuring the overall design intent of the project established by the Project Designer / Planner is incorporated into the detailed documentation.
  • Monitors the design process from conceptual phase through construction administration, ensuring the design idea is consistent and properly executed.
  • Responsible for technical resolution and coordination for a defined portion of a project.
  • Works with Specification Writer to develop specifications and is responsible for coordination of drawings and specifications.
  • Checks completed reports, plans, estimates and calculations for accuracy.
  • Sets the overall strategy for producing the documents and identifies the sheets planned for each stage of the work. This includes defining how data will be organized into files and which elements will be incorporated in a Building Information Model (BIM). Following JZID Standards, working with in house BIM Manager.
  • Sets up project team parameters.
  • Fosters and maintains a collaborative professional working relationship with the Project Leadership Team.
  • Responsible for communication with other disciplines, vendors, and contractors to ensure incorporation of all information into project requirements and provides support, as necessary.
  • Ensures that construction detail documentation conforms to quality assurance, quality control and best practice standards.
  • Supervises preparation of technical drawings by other less senior level architects or technicians.
  • Performs as team leader on certain projects.
  • Mentors and directs the work of less experienced staff, participates in professional development reviews and “Lessons Learned” sessions.
  • Takes personal responsibility for fostering a green workplace through sustainable work practices.
  • Fosters a commitment to external and internal client service.

Client Interface:

  • Works on developing a positive relationship of trust with client Leadership.
  • Regularly communicates with client representative to verify design requirements and specifications, progress reviews and delivery of final presentation.

Teamwork:

  • Receives project direction from the Principal in Charge and Technical direction from Principal.
  • Coordinates use and tracks shared electronic documentation and files with project team, clients and consultants.
  • Assists in planning and conducting work making minor adaptations and modifications to complete working drawing set(s).
  • Meets with municipal building department and other governing agency officials to coordinate approvals or variances.
  • Writes reports and memos to consultants and vendors to issue changes and track resolutions.
  • Provides technical support and project communications to team as required.
  • Attends on-site visits, field reviews and project meetings. Prepares and coordinates the review of contractor’s schedules, submission of shop drawings and samples.
  • Assists the Specification Writer in product research, consulting with manufacturers, evaluating and selecting project related materials.
  • Involved with specification set-up and drawing coordination, research and appropriate use of JZID Standards.
  • Provides support to all team members for specific market, discipline, or other areas of expertise, such as Interiors.
  • Participates in team meetings to help resolve project issues, coordination with other disciplines, schedule adherence, technical issues.
  • Participates in review of project costs and budgets, adherence to schedule.
  • Ability to prepare meeting minutes of Client and consultant coordination meetings.
  • Teamwork in production of 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings and builds models for client/project team review.
  • Incorporates Integrated Sustainable Design solutions into projects.

Business Development:

  • Participates in business development meetings with team leaders to target specified project, client or market opportunities.
  • Explores and identifies new opportunities to add or enhance professional services with existing clients.
  • Assists in development of fee proposals for marketing proposals.

Required Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of design, trends, construction methodology, material application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness.
  • Strong Knowledge of Design, Architecture, Experience as Project Architect Interiors, Healthcare.
  • Project experience in an architectural practice on Interiors Projects.
  • Knowledge of design principles and the ability to interpret design concepts and layouts, including commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the profession required.
  • Possess creative talent in conceptual design and rendering skills by either hand or computer preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of building regulations, Facility Guidelines Institute “FGI”, safety codes and ability to research and apply/incorporate into technical documents required.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models required.
  • Proven ability to prioritize to meet deadlines and provide high quality service to clients preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of architectural building systems required.
  • Advanced knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines preferred.
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of QA/QC process required.
  • Proficiency in Revit required.
  • Experience in 3D rendering software utilizing a Revit model such as Enscape, preferred
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and InDesign graphic software preferred.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work in team environment.
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines.
  • Experience in networking with potential clients and/or potential project team partners.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Prior experience in interiors healthcare & hospitality projects required.
  • 8-10 years' Min. design experience, Architecture / Healthcare Design and Interiors preferred.
  • Licensed Architect with current registration in Texas preferred.
  • NCARB registration preferred.
  • Possible LEED credential required within 12 months of employment.
  • Experience working with the local market, & other states, including but not limited to the State of Illinois, New York, other states are plus, required & preferred.
  • Must be a US Citizen and or Permanent Resident legally Working in the USA.

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER

As a JZ Senior Interior Designer, your role is to combine creativity and technical skills with thorough understanding of the design and production process, in order to produce highly creative, environmentally conscious and budget responsive spaces for clients. You should have exceptional design skills, a background in workplace design or interior architecture and a portfolio of innovative design concepts. You must be an integral part of your team and actively foster a respectful, creative, and inspiring design environment.

We are looking for relevant design experience in the following areas: Corporate, Healthcare, Hospitality, and Multi-Family Residential.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead interior design assignments that include detailed programming, conceptual design, space planning, schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and construction administration
  • Provide strategically minded design support for organization, production, and execution of design projects
  • Participate in seamless collaboration with internal/external core & shell teams, professional consultants, and other strategic partners
  • Lead the FF&E scope of the project. This would include furniture sourcing and selection, preparing systems/ancillary presentation packages and specifications, selection of materials and finishes, and on-going coordination with furniture vendors through a bidding process or negotiated contract and installation
  • Participate in design iterations with team members by generating 3D models utilizing Revit, SketchUp, Enscape and/or other modeling or rendering software in conjunction with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Lead and participate in generating interior architectural, finishes, reflected ceiling plans, elevations, and details along with corresponding specifications and schedules
  • Work with external consultants, product representatives, furniture dealers, and fabricators to realize design and budgetary goals of the client
  • Guide and mentor junior designers and work in a collaborative manner with other design and technical staff
  • Help to build, nurture, and sustain client relationships in the workplace and healthcare industry
  • Lead and contribute to office activities, help communicate key firm initiatives and learning programs
  • Work closely with your team and across the office, to promote and model an inter-disciplinary design approach that enhances JZ’s culture of design quality and excellence
  • Perform QA / QC (Quality Assurance / Quality Control)

Your Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Interior Design or Architecture.
  • NCIDQ certified required.
  • 8-13 years’ of relevant interior design experience in Healthcare / Corporate Workplace with corresponding portfolio demonstrating various phases of project work. Be prepared to show examples of programming, schematic, design development, and CDs as well as finished project photos
  • Ability to communicate and present design concepts and rationales. Ability to iterate to address client requests, budget considerations, existing or new architectural opportunities or constraints, or other impacts on design concept
  • Knowledge of sustainable and universal design concepts
  • Proficient in Revit, SketchUp, Enscape, AutoCAD and/or other modeling software
  • Knowledge of furniture, finishes, materials, color selections, and proper specifications and procurement of same
  • Graphics and visualization skills to effectively communicate design ideas
  • Flexibility to focus on a single client with multiple project typologies or multiple projects in various stages of development
  • Must be a US Citizen and or permanent Resident legally working in the USA

If you are interested in our studio, please send us your resume so we can start a conversation. We are continuing to look for talented designers as we grow.

We’re always accepting employment inquiries, regardless of hiring needs. Please submit your resume and portfolio in pdf format to shelby@jzinteriordesign.com

 


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