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Edge Homes is hiring an Architectural Draftsman

Position Title: Architectural Draftsman (AutoCAD/REVIT)
Hiring Organization: Edge Homes (Draper)
Job Description: Architectural Draftsman
Qualifications: Seeking individual with attention to detail, 2 yr min. residential/production drafting experience, some construction knowledge, AutoCAD/REVIT experience, great communication skills & able to multi-task & meet deadlines.
Wage/salary dependent on experience.
Application Instructions & Contact Info: Please contact cbrunner@edgehomes.com Reference Jes Favila (Architecture Dept)
Location: Draper, Utah
Paid: yes
Start Date: Immediately
What Type of Opportunity is This? Full-time
This Opportunity is Intended For: Students and alumni

South Salt Lake City is hiring a Planner I

Position Title: Planner I
Hiring Organization: South Salt Lake City

Job Description: The Planner reports to the Division Manager for Planning and Business Licensing; assists the general public in answering general land use, building permit and business license inquiries; performs technical work in current and long range planning, and development and implementation of land use and related policies and regulations.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provides assistance to the public
    1. Provides zoning, development and statistical information
    2. Prepares written responses to zoning inquiries
    3. Assists in updating the department website
    4. Assists City visitors with information about programs and services
  2.  Performs current planning activities for the City
    1. Meets with developers and the public to review development proposals
    2. Maintains records of development activities
    3. Processes land use applications
    4. Coordinates project progress with other departments and agencies
    5. Participates in project review meetings
    6. Prepares handouts for community development and zoning issues
    7. Monitors compliance with zoning and development ordinances and approvals
    8. Prepares, advertises, and distributes agendas and supporting materials
    9. Prepares and presents reports on land use applications as requested
    10. Attends public meetings
    11. Reviews sign and building permit applications for compliance with City regulations
    12. Researches best practices for planning and zoning related issues
  3.  Assists in providing long-range planning programs for the City
    1. Conducts research and studies relating to community development, housing and zoning
    2. Prepares and presents various community development reports

Qualifications: 

  1.  Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a bachelor’s  degree in urban planning or a closely related field
  2. Skills in creating maps and reports using GIS
  3. Must possess a valid state driver’s license or have the ability to obtain one prior to employment.

Application Instructions & Contact Info: Application available on website at www.southsaltlakecity.com
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Paid: Yes
What Type of Opportunity is This? Full Time

Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. is hiring an Urban Planner

Position Title: Urban Planner
Hiring Organization: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Perform various current planning activities with an emphasis on processing development applications from initial site review through entitlement activities into final permitting and approvals;
  2. Research and review property entitlements and perform thorough due diligence analysis;
  3. Provide technical assistance to clients and their consultants to ensure compliance with various local planning, zoning, development ordinances and design standards;
  4. Prepare applications for rezoning, variances, use permits, annexation, general plan amendment, site plan approval, design review, dedications, abandonments and other various current planning duties;
  5. Act in a project manager role working with client, design consultant teams, project attorney and others to ensure timely processing of entitlements;
  6. Work with public sector staff through the development process; and
  7. Assist Snell & Wilmer attorneys with projects as needed.

Qualifications: 

  1. Education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Geography, or closely related field
  2. Three (3) years of professional planning experience
  3. Graduate coursework and AICP certification are a plus
  4. Knowledge of the common principles, practices, and methods used in Urban Planning,
  5. Knowledge of development topics, and fundamentals of project management
  6. Ability to interpret local zoning and subdivision ordinances, interpret and respond to client needs and translate them into effective solutions
  7. Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  8. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials and other development professionals
  9. Must have valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record

Application Instructions & Contact Info: Apply online at www.swlaw.com/careers/staff
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Paid: Yes
What Type of Opportunity is This? Full Time

MHTN is hiring a Community Planner

Position Title: Community Planner
Hiring Organization: MHTN
Job Description: If you’re passionate about creating places that match the vibrancy of a city’s people, history and
future, you might be the right person to fill the role of Community Planner with MHTN
Architects. We’re currently looking to hire a planner who can jump into our highly interactive
process and work to provide solutions to our clients in meaningful and impactful ways.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Lead planning projects throughout Utah
  2. Collaborate with multiple disciplines, clients, and the public
  3. Research, analyze, and write, for a wide variety of project types including urban design,
    comprehensive community planning, neighborhood revitalization, corridor
    redevelopment, downtown plans, and small area plans
  4. Prepare visually-engaging graphics and materials for meetings and events
  5. Participate and organize public events and client meetings
  6. Develop narrative supporting planning documents and materials
  7. Assist on marketing proposal preparation
  8. Opportunity for growth within area of specialization determined by candidate

Qualifications: 

  1. Highly effective project manager
  2. Excellent written and oral communications & presentation skills
  3. Strong understanding of the city and regional planning with experience in building consensus across diverse stakeholders
  4. Self-starter with the ability to work independently, handling multiple tasks and project deadlines
  5. Proficiency with Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, MS Office, and GIS Analysis
  6. Masters Degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design or Real Estate or closely related field with 2-5 years of experience
  7. AICP Certification or progress to obtain certification

MHTN’s Urban Design and Master Planning group is mission-driven. We are committed to a culture of design excellence in the creation of complete communities and great places which are dynamic, inclusive, resilient, and memorable. Our planning process is people-centered and citizen-driven. MHTN is a 80-person design firm specializing in the planning and design of K-12
Education, Higher Education, Healthcare, Corporate, Civic, Religious, Planning and Urban Design projects with decades of experience in-state and regionally, as well as across the nation and overseas. As a firm, we operate around core values of design, respect, client service, empowerment, accountability, teamwork, environmental responsibility, technical expertise, and community service. MHTN offers a collaborative work environment that promotes professional growth and advancement. We seek team members who have a passion for designing built environments and self-motivated contributors that will embrace and expand our culture. Position offers a very comprehensive compensation package including paid Holiday, Vacation, Personal Time Off, paid Parental & Medical Recovery Leave, paid Bereavement Leave, paid Family Care Leave, Medical, Dental and Mental Wellness benefits, company sponsored Shortterm, Long-term and Life insurances and 401k match benefits. Flexible work schedule. Bonus pay.

Application Instructions & Contact Info: Interested candidates are asked to submit employment history, professional and client references, resume and work samples/portfolio to Sierra Johansen sierra.johansen@mhtn.com
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Paid: Yes
What Type of Opportunity is This? Full Time

Frame Architecture is hiring

Position Title: Unknown
Hiring Organization: Frame Architecture
Job Description: Graduating soon? How would you like to work within 30 minutes of Lake Tahoe for a small firm that
will allow you to develop your talents while you experience everything that the architectural profession offers? You will grow your talents and experience rapidly with various project types and not be stuck in daily menial tasks. Some days you may be assisting the owner with a project design, the next day drawing details and then out in the field with construction observation the following day. While under the direction of a Project Manager, develop your knowledge of Construction Documents preparation, specifications, materials, methods, and detailing. Assist with permitting process and administrative tasks.

Frame Architecture, Inc is looking for an energetic graduate(s) with a strong work ethic, a willingness to learn, excellent communication skills and a positive attitude to join our team. If you have experience, that is a plus. If you’re inspired with Interior Design, even better.

Experience with the following is encouraged:

  1. Revit
  2. Lumion
  3. Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.)
  4. MS Office (Word, Excel, PPT, etc.)
  5. We will teach you the rest.

Qualifications: 

  1. Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university, though summer internships may not require concurrent enrollment if student is in good standing with the educational institution.
  2. An Architecture/Landscape Architecture/Construction Management student who will complete a either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited university for their field of study within the next 18 months.
  3. Possess a valid driver license.
  4. Comfortable interacting with contractors, design consultants and the general public.

Desired Qualifications: 

  1. Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Procore, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Excel and Word.  Knowledge of these software platforms is not a requirement of the position.
  2. Demonstrated community service, participation in professional or student groups.
  3. Strong communication skills.

Application Instructions & Contact Info: Email jframe@framearchitecture.com
Location: Reno, NV
Paid: Yes
What Type of Opportunity is This? Unknown

arc architects is hiring an Interior Designer

Position Title: Interior Designer
Hiring Organization: ajc architects
Job Description: This position would be responsible for supporting multiple interior design projects while coordinating and collaborating with design staff. Responsibilities would also include participating in client meetings, staying within client budget requirements and coordinating between team members, consultants, and clients throughout the entirety of a project.
Qualifications:

  1. 2+ years minimum of experience working on interior design projects
  2. Bachelor’s degree in architecture or interior design preferred
  3. Experience working with clients and facilitating communication between project team members
  4. Meeting project deadlines and adhering to project schedules and budgets
  5. Proficiency in REVIT, Bluebeam, Lumion, InDesign, and Sketch-up and other design software preferred
  6. Licensure (or current pursuit of licensure) NCIDQ or registered architect is preferred, but not required

Application Instructions & Contact Info: Candidates please email resume to jleeman@ajcarchitects.com
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Paid: yes
Start Date: As soon as possible.
Website: www.ajcarchitects.com
What Type of Opportunity is This? Full-time

Salt Lake City is hiring a Architecture/Landscape Architecture Seasonal Intern

Position Title: Architecture/Landscape Architecture Intern Seasonal
Hiring Organization: Salt Lake City, Engineering Division
Job Description: The internship positions are with Salt Lake City (City) Engineering Division’s Architecture/Landscape Architecture group that focuses on design and construction administration of architecture and landscape architecture projects for multiple departments within the City.  The projects include design and construction of various improvements to City facilities and parks.  Typical tasks include support to project managers, designers or inspectors during the construction season.  These internships come with the opportunity to learn and perform a wide range of project activities.  The position is designed to provide students with paid professional experience to further their education and training and is academically oriented for the student’s benefit.  Positions will terminate upon completion of the internship period.  Incumbents may deal with confidential information, which is expected to be maintained as confidential and shared only on a need to know basis with City employees and elsewhere when authorized by the intern’s City supervisor.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Construction observation of City contracted work.  Observation to determine compliance with plans and specifications.
  2. Prepares field reports of construction work completed, daily logs and project status. Meets periodically with division staff to outline project status or report on project problems.
  3. Under the guidance of the Project Manager, provide preliminary review and comment on contractor payment applications.
  4. Under the guidance of the Project Manager, provide preliminary review and comment of design milestone documents.
  5. Under the guidance of the Project Manager, participate in the bidding process for general contractors and/or solicitations for professional services.
  6. Applies standard, accepted engineering principles and best practices.
  7. Other tasks as assigned.
  8. Comfortable with City and Department policies and procedures.

Qualifications: 

  1. Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university, though summer internships may not require concurrent enrollment if student is in good standing with the educational institution.
  2. An Architecture/Landscape Architecture/Construction Management student who will complete a either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited university for their field of study within the next 18 months.
  3. Possess a valid driver license.
  4. Comfortable interacting with contractors, design consultants and the general public.

Desired Qualifications: 

  1. Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Procore, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Excel and Word.  Knowledge of these software platforms is not a requirement of the position.
  2. Demonstrated community service, participation in professional or student groups.
  3. Strong communication skills.

Application Instructions & Contact Info: https://external-slcgov.icims.com/jobs/5118/engineering-division%27s-architecture-landscape-architecture-intern-seasonal/job?mobile=false&width=1440&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-420&jun1offset=-360
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Paid: Yes
What Type of Opportunity is This? Unknown

Salt Lake City is hiring a Public Lands Planner

Position Title: Public Lands Planner
Hiring Organization: Salt Lake City
Job Description: We are looking for a Public Lands Planner to support our Public Lands Divisions. The successful candidate will supervise and manage major planning and development projects within Parks, Trails and Natural Lands, and Urban Forestry. This is a highly responsible position in management, planning, design and development of municipal land and facilities. This position will conduct park planning and acquisition studies; oversee multifaceted master plan development, perform professional landscape design work, construction and contract administration for the development of parks, trails, natural lands, urban plazas, streetscapes and other Public Lands’ facilities to meet current and long range City plans.

This position requires planning expertise in complex, current and long-range planning research, analysis, team coordination and the political processes necessary for review and adoption of master plans and other complex planning projects.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Prepares, supervises, and manages the design and construction of planning and development projects utilizing general design principles and Salt Lake City Standards and codes, and construction principles. Reviews plans submitted by consultants and assures complete designs follow standards as set by Salt Lake City, various codes, or standard construction principles.  Assists in developing policies and procedures to manage landscape architectural planning, design and construction projects.
  2. Assists in managing, reviewing, and performing long range planning for major projects and coordinates parks projects with appropriate City departments
  3. Assists in the development, update and preparation of the Public Lands’ Comprehensive Masterplan, Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan. Conducts analysis, technical investigation and research related to park planning projects and issues.  Participates in consultant selection and approval of their assignments, parameters and work.
  4. Assists in the development of Public Lands related Capital Improvement Projects including project budgets, time scheduling and phasing to interface with fiscal abilities and municipal needs. Serves as advisor on facility expansions in parks and recreation, street improvements and related needs.
  5. Prepares project documents, monitors, and complies with bidding procedures and meets periodically with departmental staff to review project status.
  6. May represent Salt Lake City Corporation on various ad hoc committees or statutory boards as public lands planning designee. Coordinates with city department officials and other government management personnel. Conducts community and stakeholder outreach and engagement for planning and development efforts, in coordination with other members of the City’s public engagement team.
  7. Develops and supervises projects such as capital improvements program for public facilities from needs assessment through project selection.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  1. Graduation from a four-year accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Planning, Project Management, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning or a related field. An equivalent combination of experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
  2. Three (3) years of professional experience in project management and/or planning team projects.
  3. Ability to coordinate or perform compilation, analysis and preparation of professional written reports and technical analyses and forecasts
  4. Demonstrated ability to work interdependently with initiative, reliability and appreciation of team member contributions.
  5. Knowledge of State and Federal laws relating to land use planning and Federal environmental regulations and the NEPA process.
  6. Ability to visit various construction and work site locations.
  7. Possession of a valid drivers’ license or driving privilege card.

Desired Qualifications: 

  1. Previous experience working in municipal government and local government context.
  2. Membership in the American Society of Landscape Architects, American Institute of Planners or equivalent organization.
  3. One year of professional park planning experience.
  4. Possession of an AICP certificate.
  5. Demonstrated ability to use computer graphic software.
  6. Knowledge of Historic Preservation and Urban Design.
  7. Knowledge of issues, policies, regulations, and best management practices as they relate to natural land and parks management and design, water quality protection, habitat restoration, nature area recreation, native plant care, trail construction and maintenance, control methods and applications for noxious weed monitoring and abatement.
  8. Knowledge of capital improvements programs.
  9. Knowledge of budgeting, land conservation, open space management, park planning and development.
  10. Knowledge of methods used to measure and assess site and environmental conditions.
  11. Knowledge of current trends in natural area, park and recreation facility development and design.

Application Instructions & Contact Info: https://apautah.org/job/slc-public-lands-planner/
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Paid: Yes
What Type of Opportunity is This? Full-time

Horrocks Engineers is hiring a Transportation Planner

Position Title: Transportation Planner
Hiring Organization: Horrocks Engineers
Job Description: Horrocks is seeking a dynamic transportation planner to join us at our Cottonwood Heights office. In this role, you will serve as part of a collaborative team advancing a variety of transportation planning projects, policies, and programs. Horrocks works closely with organizations and agencies at the local, regional, and state levels to provide high-quality deliverables and advance transportation initiatives. We provide our clients with a depth of transportation-related services including corridor studies, transportation master planning efforts and updates, active transportation plans and infrastructure design, grant writing support, and policy development.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Analyze transportation, land use, and economic data to provide metrics, measures of success, and transportation planning recommendations.
  2. Work closely with our interdisciplinary team to create visually stunning maps and graphic communication pieces to supplement reports and memos.
  3. Conduct national and international research on case studies to develop localized best practices for a myriad of topics including: curbside management, mobility hubs, transit stop design, connected/autonomous vehicle policies, identifying funding sources for local governments, engagement strategies, and more.
  4. Synthesize complex information into well-written and easy to read reports and technical memorandums.
  5. Provide recommendations for pedestrian, bicycle, and transit facilities and designs.
  6. Support project teams in a variety of areas including transportation and environmental studies, transit studies, active transportation plans, regional or statewide studies, transportation and land use master plan updates, trail design, and others.
  7. Some evening work, as well as travel and overtime may be required.

Job Requirements: 

PLANNER I:

  1. 1-2 years of experience in transportation-related planning.
  2. ArcGIS and/or Adobe Creative Suite experience.
  3. The ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities.
  4. Experience creating public-facing deliverables that are concise and easy to understand.
  5. Experience in community development and transportation, along with experience in grant writing or management is also desirable, but not required.

PLANNER II:

The above skillsets are preferred, plus:

  1. Previous public sector or consulting experience in transportation or land use planning.
  2. Understanding of NEPA and other federal and state transportation-related policy.

Application Instructions & Contact Info: https://horrocks.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/125
Location: Cottonwood Heights, UT
Paid: Unclear
What Type of Opportunity is This? Full-time

ajc architects is hiring a QA/QC Specialist

Position Title: QA/QC Specialist
Hiring Organization: ajc architects
Job Description: ajc architects is seeking a capable registered architect for the position of QA l QC Specialist. The QA l QC Specialist drives the quality of the execution of all ajc projects from a design and technical approach. This position is responsible for the level of work that is generated and in turn, shared with third-party GC’s performing the construction of these projects. This includes the management and keeping of ajc Design Standards and Design Guidelines. This also includes providing construction administration and technical detail support to all Architecture and Design teams within ajc architects. This individual must be forward thinking and have a great eye, excellent technical skills, management experience, detail orientation and comfortable with hands-on work.

Technical Management:

  1. Perform work which involves conventional practice, but may include a variety of complex features, such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials or procedures, or difficult coordination requirements.
  2. Supervise the preparation of design and architectural plans, checks progress of design layouts, design documents and provides input to design schedules.
  3. Review consultant work to ensure production of a complete set of coordinated and quality control verified construction documents in accordance with the Building Information Modeling (BIM) execution plan.
  4. Serves as point of contact for all quality related questions.
  5. Contribute to managing and maintaining ajc design standards and design guidelines.
  6. Ability to independently solve problems.
  7. Conduct employee training and mentoring activities, such as issuing regular quality tips and creating quality processes.

Qualifications:

  1. Minimum of 8 – 10 years’ experience preferred
  2. Must have the ability to work with a wide range of system applications and staff.
  3. Quality Assurance experience preferred, a passion for details a must.
  4. Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills are required.
  5. Strong multi-tasking and time-management skills and the ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing to technical and non-technical audiences.
  6. Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
  7. Highly organized for self and team.
  8. Excellent project management skills – ability to drive multiple projects and follow through seamlessly.
  9. Strong conflict resolution skills

Education and Experience: Bachelor or Master’s degree in Architecture, Architectural Licensure in the state of Utah is strongly preferred.
Application Instructions & Contact Info: Email resume and portfolio to: jleeman@ajcarchitects.com
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Paid: Yes
Start Date: Negotiable
Website: www.ajcarchitects.com
What Type of Opportunity is This? Full-time
This Opportunity is Intended For: Alumni

The Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative is hiring a Dark Sky Intern

Position Title: Dark Sky Intern
Hiring Organization: The Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative (CPDSC) in partnership with the Utah Community Development Office (CDO)
Job Description: The Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative (CPDSC) in partnership with the Utah Community Development Office (CDO) is seeking one part-time position. Currently housed within the CDO, the Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative provides a model for dark sky conservation and leads the way in protecting natural darkness as a precious resource throughout the Colorado Plateau and beyond. This is a dual position with the Utah Community Development Office and the chosen applicant will have the opportunity to support CDO team projects, review small planning grant applications, and produce written guides and resources for rural and transitional communities surrounding the Wasatch Front.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. In this role, the intern will assist the CPDSC Coordinator with projects, initiatives, and activities in support of the Cooperative’s five objectives:
    • Coordination & Network Building: Coordinate efforts, communicate effectively, share resources and information, and provide mutual support to the larger network of dark sky advocates throughout the Colorado Plateau region.
    • Outreach & Education: Assist in the creation, promotion, facilitation, and improvement of the public’s understanding of the benefits and implications of night sky conservation.
    • Tools, Guides & Resources: Support, create, and share actionable tools, guides, and resources that support landscape scale approaches to night sky conservation.
    • Support & Technical Assistance: Provide direct support and technical assistance to build the knowledge and capacity of stakeholders relative to their own dark sky conservation goals and activities.
    • Communications & Design: Enhance the effective communication of dark sky concepts through the creative use of media and graphic design including printed, crafted, electronic media or presentations.

    The internship is anticipated to end in the Spring (April / May), with a potential full-time extension through Summer (August) and the possibility of continuing based on office needs and intern interest. Past interns have gone on to full-time employment with our office or are employed with the Utah Office of Energy, Utah Office of Tourism, GOED Office of Management & Budget, and various entities.

Application Instructions & Contact Info: To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to our Internship Program Coordinator Jordan Katcher at jkatcher@utah.gov.
Location: Anywhere
Paid: Unclear
What Type of Opportunity is This? Part-time