Job Captain – Multifamily Studio

AO-Architects Orange
Location: Orange, CA, USA
Added on: 8 Sep 2023, Job offer expires on: 30 Nov 2023



At AO, WE are better together.


In addition to competitive pay and benefits, flexible work schedules, and Work From Home options, AO offers an absolute one-of-a-kind culture with collaborative workspaces and driven coworkers. AO welcomes creativity, learning, and lasting relationships. Everything we do is motivated by what it takes to be effective and successful for our clients. We value service, our people, a roll up your sleeves attitude, and continuous improvement.  If you are young in your career, grow with us.  If experienced, get better with us.  There is no one like you, and there is no place like AO.




We offer all the benefits of a big firm, with all the human connections of a small one.  You will never be a number at AO.  Join our community.


Partial list of benefits:


  • Full Suite of Medical, Dental, Life & Supplemental Insurance
  • Ongoing Education and Exam Reimbursement
  • Most Medical Plans fully paid for employee-only coverage
  • Company Paid Basic Life Insurance & Long Term Disability
  • Retirement Plan, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Overtime Compensation for Hourly Employees
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays and Sick Time
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Rail Station one block from campus


Summary: AO, a leading architecture firm, is seeking a skilled Job Captain to join our thriving Multifamily studio. As a Job Captain, you will play a pivotal role in creating technical project drawings and coordinating with senior staff and the project team. Your expertise in multifamily design will contribute to the development of comprehensive construction documents, drawing sets, and permit acquisition. The role demands effective time management and collaboration to ensure successful project execution within our dynamic and innovative environment.


Core Expectations:

  • Collaborate with Clients, Senior PMs, and PMs to produce detailed technical drawings, tabulations, and documents for assigned multifamily projects.
  • Translate project direction into accurate site plans, floor plans, building elevations, sections, and design details, aligning with the project’s design and presentation goals.
  • Assist in preparing drawings, sketches, and related materials, ensuring precise representation for clients, approving agencies, and contractors, and supporting seamless project construction.
  • Facilitate coordination among various consultants to develop precise contract drawings, documents, and specifications, vital for obtaining building permits.
  • Work closely with senior staff and the technical project team to enhance project progress and coordinate task scheduling.
  • Provide and receive technical insights from esteemed Senior PMs, PMs, and other senior staff members to optimize project outcomes.
  • Effectively present and discuss technical directions on assigned projects and tasks.
  • Independently or in collaboration with senior staff, adeptly organize and prioritize tasks for individual or concurrent multifamily projects, demonstrating outstanding time management skills.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in architecture, architectural design, engineering, or a related field. Equivalent combination of education, experience, or training.
  • Proficient in reading, interpreting documents, and effective communication through writing and presentations.
  • Intermediate mathematical skills, including calculations, proportions, percentages, and basic algebra and geometry concepts.
  • Apply common sense to follow written and oral instructions, resolving issues involving concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations: No specific certifications or licenses are required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in computer-aided design software, including AutoCAD and Revit.
  • Familiarity with software such as Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office Professional (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • General knowledge of office business computer systems.
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to handle items.
  • Good depth perception and judgment of distances and spatial relationships.
  • Lift or exert up to 10 pounds occasionally.
  • Work Environment:
  • Standard business office environment with moderate noise levels.
  • No unusual work environment characteristics.



This job description outlines the primary responsibilities and requirements of the Job Captain role within AO’s Multifamily studio. Duties and responsibilities may be modified at the company’s discretion. AO is an equal opportunity employer, providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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