Learn to create realistic project schedule: estimate time frame for design development, structural design, construction documents.
Manage client expectations: schedule, budget, and project scope.
Provide the client with regular project status reports throughout the design phase.
Coordinate with consultants to meet project requirements.
Meet project schedule and budget for design services to maintain profitability.
Maintain complete project file: document all correspondence, meetings, approvals, and consultant information.
Supervise the Junior Project Designers.
As Senior Project Designer, oversee and approve all design documents. Then submit them to the Principal / Construction Manager for approval. Finally, submit them to the Principal / Owner for conceptual approval.
Provide support to other design team members when needed, to ensure the success of the team.
Attend preliminary design meetings with the client. Create a report of all decisions and client requests for each meeting.
Provide programming to meet client’s budget and project requirements.
Develop conceptual design solution within project schedule.
Actively work with design team to improve design.
Develop computer skills to aid in project delivery.
Learn to prepare an initial cost estimate; obtain input and review from Project Manager and Principals.
Obtain finish selection approval from the client prior to construction.
Review all plans and specifications for quality control prior to review by Principals.
Prepare applications for submittals.
Work with the Construction Manager and learn to cross over from Project Design to Construction Project Management.
Attend regular project team meetings with Project Manager and/or superintendent.
Perform site visits to observe progress of work and verify conformance with plans and specifications. Send regular reports to clients regarding site visits.
Review shop drawings, for potential discrepancies/conflicts with the contract drawings or specifications.
Keep detailed records of addendums, with approval from clients.
Provide Project Manager with current set of plans and specifications, with changes clearly noted.
Proactively solve design issues that come up during construction.
Bring in new clients and continue to work with existing clients on new projects.
Recruit outstanding employees.
Complete accurate and detailed timecards, noting additional services where applicable.
Use administrative time effectively to improve the operations of the company.
Keep a clean and organized work environment. File drawings and project files appropriately.
Assist in general office duties as needed.
Maintain regular work hours, and schedule time away from work in advance with Principals.