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Architectural Lead Designer – Houston

Westin is currently seeking a talented individual to join our team in the position of Architectural Lead Designer.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience and be proficient in AutoCAD Architecture 2016 or later. The Architectural Lead Designer will work on master and lot-specific plans for new home construction along with designing new floor plan concepts. Three key attributes the candidate must obtain are: attention to detail, speed and accuracy.   Candidate must be familiar with current Texas Building Codes, structural requirements and have a strong working knowledge of wood frame construction. Knowledge of the associated costs of such would be an extra bonus!

We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package, including comprehensive medical/dental/vision/prescription, 401(k), professional development, and much more!

As a member of the Architectural team, reporting to the Director of Design & Architectural Development, this position works on single family architecture projects across market segments and with varying degrees of complexity – producing the project deliverables to represent Westin’s & Developer’s objectives in order to set ourselves apart in the marketplace.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Creative ability to come up with new plan concepts from a list of needs within certain requirements
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, follow-up and time management skills.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and as team
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask with great attention to detail- proactive and deadline oriented.
  • 10 year minimum AutoCAD experience,
  • Understanding and ability to write/update lisp routines and other programing knowledge is preferred
  • Understand building systems and ability to co-ordinate drawings
  • Firm understanding of residential construction including code and production building
  • Keeping Standard House Plans & Construction Details Up to Date
  • Drafting Custom Home Plans & Drawing Site Plans
  • Working with Mechanical & Truss Company to Assure Home Built Correctly

 

Employee Benefits

  • Competitive pay
  • Health Care:  no cost medical and affordable dental/vision
  • Financial Security:  401K plan, Health Savings Account, & Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Time Off:  2 weeks of paid holidays, 2 weeks of paid vacation, 1 week of paid personal/medical leave per year.

 

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • 5+ Years Experience Drafting House Plans
  • 10+ Years AutoCAD Architecture
  • 2+ Years in REVIT Preferred
  • 2 Year Associates Degree Required
  • 4 Year Degree Preferred

 

For immediate consideration, email resume w/ salary history to: eriley@westin-homes.com