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We are always looking for talented team members for both our Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo locations. Are you passionate about working in a high energy team environment? Do you want to lead a collaborative talented team? View our current opportunities below.

Project Manager

We are looking for a talented Project Manager to join our team! Project Managers oversee projects from the conception stage through construction and completion of the project, making sure the project meets design requirements, schedule, contractual obligations, and budget goals. This includes understanding the scope of work, planning the work, organizing the team, leading the team and controlling the project. The main responsibilities are project profitability, client satisfaction, and business development. Qualifications for this position include a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture Profession, AIA preferred and ten plus year’s experience in architectural and/or engineering profession with five year’s experience in project management position.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with Principal on fee proposals, fee negotiations and project team selection
  • Assist in the development of fees based on task, market, staffing and unit cost
  • Assist in proposal development, including determining project fees, team selection, scope
    definition, schedule, contracts and interviews
  • Collaborate with Principal to prepare contract
  • Collaborate on design presentations and reviews
  • Collaborate with design team on technical decisions
  • Coordinate outside consultants with owner and project team, including consultant selection, fee
    negotiation, invoice review and communications
  • Provide expertise in contractual negotiations and production meetings
  • Create Project Management Plan, from project conception to completion
  • Manage project scope relative to contract
  • Track changes in scope, schedule and budget
  • Conduct effective meetings, to include agenda, meeting minutes and progress reports
  • Observe project performance and coordinate workload through the entire project
  • Monitor the project for performance to profit and schedule goals
  • Partner with Principal in regard to negotiating additional service fees from clients as they request
    changes to project scope
  • May, depending on project scope, conduct construction site visits to monitor progress
  • All other job duties as apparent or assigned

POSITION COMPETENCIES

  • Act with integrity and trust
  • Possess a commitment to excellence
  • Exhibit and promote teamwork
  • Display excellent ability to communicate verbally, graphically and in writing
  • Lead collaboration within project team
  • Have pride, passion and purpose for the work you do, both with team and client
  • Take responsibility for own actions through being attentive and leading by example
  • Diagnose problem situations and recommend solutions for improvement
  • Display a willingness to make decisions, include appropriate people in decision making
  • Identify potential problems in a timely manner and oversee development of alternative positive
    solutions
  • Able to carry oneself with confidence and adapt personality to client needs
  • Develop professional relationships leading to potential future business
  • Ability to lead a project team with great success

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture or engineering profession, AIA or PE License preferred
  • Ten plus years’ experience in architectural and/or engineering profession with five years’
    experience in project management position
  • Experience in K-12, Healthcare, Higher Education, Commercial and Government a plus
  • Well-rounded knowledge of architecture and engineering profession and workflow
  • REVIT experience/AutoCad software knowledge preferred
  • Knowledge of building components, construction materials, standards and codes
  • Business management knowledge preferred
  • Experience in construction administration or knowledge of construction practices

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Architectural Designer

We are looking for a talented Architectural Designer to join our team! This position is responsible for working with the design team to organize, create and present design documents. This position will assist design team members in compiling conceptual and schematic design and executing details. Must have a learning mindset and a willingness to complete different tasks across all disciplines We are seeking a talented candidate with excellent communication skills, ability to adapt to situations and changes with an ability to create a collaborative team project approach. Qualifications include at least seven years of architectural design experience with the ability to use REVIT to show design proficiency. Licensed Architect a plus!

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand project team expectations throughout each phase, Programming, Concept
    Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Development and
    Construction Administration
  • Perform the coordination efforts with project team in creation of architectural design
    documents
  • Assist design team and project coordination team in the detailing, model building, and
    illustration of documents
  • Attend meetings to understand established goals and objectives for the project(s)
  • Support project team to learn the architectural design components and construction
    document design. Suggestion solutions throughout the learning process
  • Gain experience in the field learning construction administration
  • Continue to refine design and technical skills
  • Continue to gain confidence with each project completion

POSITION COMPETENCIES

  • Integrity and Trust
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Communication Skills
  • Planning and Organization
  • Creativity
  • Initiative
  • Technology Focus

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum Four Year Accredited Degree in Architecture
  • Five or Six year Master’s preferred
  • Plan for completion of IDP process preferred
  • Minimum of one year of experience post graduate, three years preferred
  • LEED GA or AP accreditation preferred
  • Able to show technical ability
  • Able to sketch and draw
  • Use of REVIT with ability to show design proficiency
  • Additional rendering or visualization software experience preferred

POSITION LOCATION

This is a full-time position located in Kalamazoo Michigan.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Project Architect

We are looking for a talented Project Architect to join our team! This position is responsible for organizing, coordinating projects through the development of the construction documents. Technical expertise and experience are used to lead the project through coordination and quality assurance processes. We are seeking a talented candidate with excellent communication skills, ability to adapt to situations and changes with an ability to create a collaborative team project approach. Qualifications include a two-year drafting degree or four-year accredited degree in Architecture, AIA License desired and a three to five years of professional architectural experience.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand project manager expectations throughout each phase of the project.
  • Perform the coordination efforts with project designer in translating design into contract
    documents.
  • Review and understand project scope and contract for professional services.
  • Coordinate project team and through collaboration with all disciplines, lead the development of:
    • Project Plan
    • Code Review
    • Development of Contract Documents
    • Communication and exchange of information
  • Create, organize and coordinate the following:
    • Document format and arrangement of information
    • Document review for accuracy
    • Project milestone progress
    • Scheduling and coordinating document reproduction
  • Review documents with Designer for compliance with design concepts.
  • Support Project Manager in establishing and maintaining project milestone, deadlines and
    delivery dates.
  • Create and meet established goals and objectives for the design documentation process
  • Coordinate communication and documents with clients for the project.
  • Assist Project Manager in communication with Construction Team throughout construction of
    project.
  • Coordinate and assign team tasks and goals with the architectural technical team.
  • In the absence of Project Manager, lead and preside over team meetings.
  • Assist Project Manager in Construction Administration, which may include
    • Monitor progress of shop drawings
    • Pay applications
    • Progress meetings
    • Site visits

POSITION COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to contribute effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to create a collaborative team project approach
  • Must be flexible to adapt to situations and changes
  • Proficient technical skills with ability to apply technical skills to the job effectively
  • Ability to gather and analyze information and develop solutions

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Accredited degree in Architecture
  • Licensure Required
  • Five years or more of professional architectural experience
  • Experience in construction administration, document production and design experience
  • REVIT experience and proficiency in all Microsoft Office Suite programs required

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Structural Engineer

We are looking for a talented Structural Engineer to join our team. This position is responsible for the structural analysis and design of buildings for projects and assisting in preparation of structural engineering calculations and specifications. Must be able to develop drawings within a BIM Environment. Professional requirements for this position are aB.S. in Civil Engineering accredited program, E.I.T. / F.E. required, knowledge and experience in REVIT software, as well as standard structural engineering software (SAP2000, ETABS, RAM Structural System and similar programs, two plus years’ of professional experience, A/E industry preferred, M.S. in Civil / Structural Engineering accredited program is preferred.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The appropriately qualified candidate should be able to perform basic structural analysis and
    design on common structural materials and systems, including concrete, steel, light gauge
    steel, masonry, and timber.
  • Assignments are designed to further develop judgment and understanding of professional and
    ethical responsibilities as candidates pursue engineering licensure.
  • Coordination of design work with in-house staff professionals including Architects and other
    Engineering disciplines.
  • Assist in preparing structural engineering related calculations, specifications, and develop
    drawings within a BIM environment.
  • Building designs may include healthcare, retail, corporate, as well as municipal, state, and
    federal building structures.

POSITION COMPETENCIES

  • Act with integrity and trust
  • Possess a commitment to excellence
  • Work in a collaborative team environment
  • Work independently
  • Problem solve through root cause and finding alternative solutions
  • Understand and apply technical skills to the job effectively
  • Express ideas and thoughts both verbally and in written form
  • Complete communication, documentation, paperwork and drawings on time
  • Sharpen and continuously improve technical skills
  • Write quality reports
  • Take responsibility for own actions and completion of tasks
  • Spend time with client on regular basis to communicate progress
  • Respond to requests in a timely fashion
  • Take responsibility for own actions

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering accredited program
  • E.I.T. / F.E. required
  • Knowledge and experience in REVIT software, as well as standard structural engineering
    software (SAP2000, ETABS, RAM Structural System and similar programs).
  • Two plus years’ of professional experience, A/E industry preferred
  • M.S. in Civil / Structural Engineering accredited program is preferred

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mechanical Engineer

We are looking for a talented Mechanical Engineer to join our team in our Grand Rapids office. This position is responsible for the efficient management of mechanical projects, coordination of project team to schedule in the design of mechanical systems. Qualifications for this position include a B.S. in a Mechanical Engineering accredited program, Professional Licensure required with ten plus years of professional experience, A/E industry preferred. Knowledge and experience in REVIT software and building load programs a plus.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design mechanical systems and establish project criteria
  • Manage the project, to include establishing budgets and schedules
  • Produce all phases of construction documents, which include schematic designs, design
    documents and construction documents
  • Construct a complete project set of construction documents
  • Create functional designs that aid in quality constructability
  • Conduct field assessment, studies and perform site visits
  • On smaller projects, partner with clients and construction managers
  • Partner with other disciplines to meet schedule milestones
  • Collaborate with team to share experiences, knowledge, skills and lessons learned for
    continuous improvement
  • Assist project team and Project Managers as requested

POSITION COMPETENCIES

  • Act with integrity and trust
  • Possess a commitment to excellence
  • Work in a collaborative team environment
  • Work independently
  • Problem solve through root cause and finding alternative solutions
  • Understand and apply technical skills to the job effectively
  • Express ideas and thoughts both verbally and in written form
  • Complete communication, documentation, paperwork and drawings on time
  • Sharpen and continuously improve technical skills
  • Write quality reports
  • Take responsibility for own actions and completion of tasks
  • Spend time with client on regular basis to communicate progress
  • Respond to requests in a timely fashion
  • Take responsibility for own actions

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering accredited program
  • P.E./Professional Licensure required
  • Ten plus years of professional experience, A/E industry preferred
  • LEED AP preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in REVIT software, building load programs and engineering
    software systems preferred
  • ASHRAE participation preferred

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Senior Electrical Engineer

Join our team at TowerPinkster and open a new door to an amazing career! TowerPinkster, an architecture, engineering and interior design firm based in Michigan, is looking for a skilled professional Senior Electrical Engineer with ten plus years working in the industry. The ideal candidate will provide innovative electrical design solutions which successfully lead to exceeding client expectations and be able to successfully manage multiple projects.

Position Responsibilities

  • Provide electrical engineering solutions, design documents, specifications and project communications.
  • Provide follow through of designs: construction correspondence, observation, punch listing and close out.
  • Design electrical systems, data and communication systems, fire alarm and security systems, technology systems to meet client needs and code requirements.
  • Provide an assessment of existing building systems and provide the client with recommendations on needed maintenance, available savings and/or rebates for upgrades.
  • Provide system design solutions, design documents, specifications and project communications.
  • Serve as Project Manager of electrical only projects.
  • All other job duties as apparent or assigned.

Position competencies

  • Act with integrity and trust.
  • Possess a commitment to excellence.
  • Work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Problem solve through root cause and finding alternative solutions.
  • Understand and apply technical skills to the job effectively.
  • Express ideas and thoughts both verbally and in written form.
  • Take responsibility for own actions and completion of tasks.
  • Spend time with clients on a regular basis to communicate progress.
  • Respond to requests in a timely fashion.
  • Take personal responsibility for own actions.

Position qualifications

  • A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering required.
  • A Professional Engineers License Required.
  • Five to ten years of professional experience, in A/E/C industry preferred.
  • Revit software experience preferred.
  • Proficient in word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Knowledge of power distribution and associated equipment.
  • Knowledge of fire alarm requirements and different type of building requirements.
  • Knowledge of drawing, scheduling, and coordinating design components in 3D drafting software.
  • Knowledge of codes and standards.

Position location

This is a full-time position located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Technology Designer

Join our team at TowerPinkster and open a new door to an amazing career! TowerPinkster, an architecture, engineering and interior design firm based in Michigan, is looking for a talented Technology Designer to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for technology design, an interest in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) industry, and successfully manage multiple projects.

Position Responsibilities

  • Partner with our Electrical Engineering team to create technology design solutions.
  • Provide leading-edge design that works for our clients.
  • Collect client information, research ideas and create design models that work within client scope and budget.
  • Technology designs can include information technology, security systems, and Audio-Visual systems.

Position competencies

  • Act with integrity and trust.
  • Possess a commitment to excellence.
  • Work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Problem solves through root cause and finding alternative solutions.
  • Express ideas and thoughts both verbally and in written form.
  • Take responsibility for own actions and completion of tasks.
  • Spend time with the client on a regular basis to communicate progress.
  • Respond to requests in a timely fashion.
  • Take personal responsibility for own actions.

Position qualifications

  • Associate degree in a technology related field, a bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Two years or more of professional experience to include client relations experience,
  • A/E industry experience preferred.
  • Proficient in word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Basic understanding of electrical systems with proficiency in technology systems.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects.
  • Familiar with structured cabling standards (TIA standards).
  • Revit software knowledge a plus.
  • Knowledge of codes and standards a plus.

Position location

This is a full-time position located in either Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Information Technology Intern

This position will support our team by focusing on responsiveness to hardware and software needs, providing workstation support, and performing routine network and computer
maintenance tasks. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and have a passion for taking the initiative to tackle problems.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

• Support users through responding to hardware and software helpdesk tickets
• Provide workstation support, to include physical moves
• Maintain proper documentation
• Perform routine network and computer maintenance tasks
• Test new technologies
• Provide feedback for improvements

POSITION COMPETENCIES

• Act with integrity and trust
• Work well independently and in a collaborative team environment
• Effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
• Work under pressure and multitask in order to meet aggressive deadlines
• Maintain a strong sense of focus and confidence under varying workloads
• Have excellent organizational and time management skills
• Ability to work with people of varying work styles

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

• Working towards an associates or bachelor’s degree in computer technology, or Information
Systems related field
• Must be able to work twenty-five (25) hours per week at a minimum
• This internship is a duration of one year

POSITION LOCATION

This position is in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Employment Opportunities

Human Resources Manager
Carrie Hoch-Mortlock, PHR, SHRM-CP
269.492.6705 chochmortlock@towerpinkster.com
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