Grand Homes, two-time winner of America’s Best Builder and one of the Top 50 companies to work for in the U.S, is looking for an experienced Architectural Manager to join one of the most successful New Home Builders in the Dallas/Fort Worth area today.
Grand Homes offers: Competitive Base Salary, Great bonus plan, Medical and Life Insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan, Profit Sharing, Paid Vacation, Company Contests & Incentives and Employee discount on Grand Homes
Primary Function: The Architecture Manager is responsible for developing drawing procedures and systems to ensure plans are produced in a timely and accurate manner. Plans are to be of good quality and user-friendly for those in the field. This role is responsible for planning the workload for new product development, existing plan maintenance, and job production flow systematically, avoid any bottlenecks, and keep the production output exceeding business plan metrics. The Architecture Manager’s goal is to reduce the cost of construction and increase net income through the production of quality plans and develop a system to continue to improve our product. They must continuously organize and revise policies and procedures to maintain control of problems, growth, and workflow throughout the department. This position will work closely with company management to facilitate efficient operations and develop policies for continuous improvement of the construction process. Extreme attention to detail, process-orientation, relentless focus on accuracy, a keen sense of urgency towards meeting business objectives, and a service-based approach are essential in this role.
Job Responsibilities (including, but not limited to the following):
Spearhead and enforce product development standards and initiatives while following Grand Homes’ policies and procedures
Research building codes, municipality requirements, developer design guidelines for architectural impact as part of new community start-up.
Ensures that all drawings are released in complete and professional plan sets, formatted as required for effective internal and external distribution.
Resolve any plan issues & clarifications needed for construction and/or trade partners to execute plan as drawn.
Partner with land developers to analyze intricacies of lot metrics, pad limitations, impervious coverage requirements, and soil moisture conditions for new community project planning
Work with all departments to review and execute on plan change requests; diligently distribute and communicate applicable plan revisions to all stakeholders impacted.
Identify opportunities to add clarity and consistency in construction documents, details, and assemblies.
Review and redline team’s job drawings prior to handoff in a strategic check and review process
Collaborate with Purchasing & Estimating personnel in resolving product specification, material sizing, sourcing, and availability concerns that arise as new product is bid and estimated.
Continually looking for opportunities to streamline processes, increase accuracy, provide consistency, and reduce cycle times within the architecture team.
Continuously assess talent level within existing team, identify growth opportunities, and
Assists other department managers with daily tasks and special projects on an on-going basis.
Technical Skills & Qualifications:
Thorough understanding of residential construction, materials and assemblies
Spatial visualization ability, specifically in roof layouts
Familiarity with current building codes
Advanced level drafting acumen using AutoCAD software
Experience in Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word and Excel
High School diploma or equivalent required
Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Construction, Drafting, or Architectural Design strongly preferred
Minimum of 5 years work experience in similar capacity
Previous management experience required
Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly manage product development and production drafting personnel; Approx. 4-8 employees
Why work for Grand Homes:
Voted two-time winner America’s Best Builder out of 75,000 builders nationwide
2005, 2009, 2010 DFW Builder of the Year
Consumers’ Choice Award 2007 through 2018
Top 50 companies to work for in the U.S.
Best Company to Work For in Addison 2015
5th Fastest Growing Builder in Texas
Winner of more Design & Architectural Awards than any other builder in Dallas the last five years
Featured in D Magazine as one of Dallas’ Top Business Leaders
Honored with the Lee Evans Award for Business Management Excellence