Herman & Kittle Properties-Architect Location: Indianapolis, IN
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible and accountable for the cost effective design of all required building construction documents for new construction, rehab, and historic projects. This includes oversight of third-party design contracts and coordination of structural, MEP, and work with civil vendors.”
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Pre-Design: • Attend site evaluation meetings with the developer • Provide preliminary design drawings to assigned state and federally funded tax credit applications. The use of fundamental standard urban planning, landscape, civil engineering practices to accurately depict community size, unit quantities and amenities • Prepare scale drawings of site, building layout and elevations • Consult with Estimating to ensure design is fully aligned with Construction Budget • Consult with client/department to determine functional and spatial requirements of proposed project(s) • Coordinate documentation of any existing structures for renovation project • Represent client/HKP in obtaining bids and review awarding consultant contracts Construction Documentation: • Direct/manage project design team engaged in preparing related drawings and specification documents • Attend meetings related to the assigned project • Prepare information regarding design, structural specifications, materials, color, equipment, and estimated costs • Coordinate Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Structural, Civil Engineering and other assigned consultants during design and construction phases • Integrate engineering element into unified design • Prepare contract documents for permitting, bidding, and construction
CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION • Conduct periodic on-site observation of work construction to monitor compliance with permitted drawings • Review shop drawings and submittals • Review operating and maintenance manuals, studies, and reports. • Review and approve monthly draw requests for assigned projects • Provide final certificates of substantial completion and other documents that may be needed by governing officials, inspectors, financial providers and owner
GENERAL •Travel: 25% •Work with and meet the demands of the internal departments and schedules related to the assigned project(s) •Maintain and keep all current and future professional licenses active •Continuing Professional Development (CPD) •Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in multi-family design preferred • Experience designing multi-family, hotel, assisted living, or other multi-story habitable units preferred • (1) State license, current and active/registered with NCARB to receive additional license in other states as necessary (Must provide proof of certifications upon request) • Knowledge of general construction practices and national, state and local building codes • Organizational, project management and planning skills, including the ability to juggle multiple tasks • An analytical mind with excellent problem-solving ability • Leadership skills as well as the ability work well with a team of other professionals
Computer Skills: • Excellent design and drafting skills with computer-aided design (CAD) AutoCAD required, Revit preferred, MS Office tools, Adobe creative suites
Language Skills: •Excellent communications skills, both written and oral. Ability to read, write, interpret and analyze complex documents. Ability to respond to time sensitive design/construction related inquiries and question. Ability to effectively write speeches and persuade others using innovative techniques or style
Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc. (HKP) is the successor to companies that have been around since 1948, and has developed and managed multi-family homes for over 60 years.
We develop, build, manage and own multi-family rental housing and self-storage facilities. HKP has developed and managed properties in 14 states, including high-quality apartment complexes and self-storage facilities throughou...t the Midwest and the Gulf Region. We currently manage a portfolio of over 115 properties, including over 11,700 apartment homes aAn HKP Self Storage Facilitynd over 6,000 self-storage units.
Our most valuable asset - our team- has extensive experience in property development, real estate finance, multi-family housing construction, and property management and compliance. Our vertically integrated structure means we have the experience and the expertise on hand to successfully offer the services and products to partners that will complete a project from beginning to end.
Our 400 employees take great pride in making the development, financing, construction and management processes easy for our partners. Our partners are as involved as they want to be. We are flexible enough to ensure that our work meets the vision and goals of our partners, be they non-profit organizations, community groups or government agencies. We value the ability to adapt to our partners' needs. HKP is consistently listed among the top developers of affordable housing as we relentlessly pursue leadership in property development industry. Our turnkey approach empowers our team to provide a product of the utmost quality, as well as trustworthy, organized and strategic services to our customers and partners.
Our leadership team has over 150 years combined experience, giving us a strong foundation for our future.