$160,000 - $180,000

About the Job

$160,000 - $180,000

Globetrotters is seeking a DIRECTOR OF DESIGN to provide leadership on our architecture team.

In this role, you will:

  • Mentor and provide design direction to junior architects on projects
  • Provide leadership to the design team and collaborate with other team members to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Communicate with clients to determine scope, budget, and design requirements
  • Develop and manage project schedules and budgets
  • Communicate design requirements to project teams
  • Develop design standards
  • Review design and constructions documents for compliance with local building codes and client specifications
  • Perform QA/QC on project designs
  • Participate in marketing efforts
  • Other duties, as assigned

Applicant Requirements

We are looking for someone who has:

  • 15 years of architectural experience, including K-12 design
  • 5 years of management experience
  • Knowledge and experience in all phases of architectural projects
  • Knowledge of other disciplines and directs interdisciplinary coordination
  • Detailed knowledge of building codes and industry standards, including ADA
  • Proficiency in 3D modeling, including Rhino 3D, Lumion, and Revit
  • Ability to self-certify for permit review
  • Excellent leadership, organization, and communication skills
  • Licensed architect
  • LEED AP certification
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture
  • Master’s degree in Architecture, a plus
  • PMP certification a plus

At Globetrotters, you are offered the diverse opportunities that are found at a larger firm, but are within the more collaborative and close-knit environment of a mid-size firm. Your perspective and exceptional skills will be valued here.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.



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About the Company

Globetrotters Engineering is a full-service professional organization that has served the public and private sectors since 1974 in the areas of design, management, and consulting. With 200+ personnel, we draw upon highly qualified and experienced staff with diverse expertise to provide cost-effective, sustainable, and responsive services to our clients. We are in a growth mode and excited about the projects we are completing and have in the pipeline.

We are based in beautiful Chicago, rated the number one “Best Big City” by Conde Nast Traveler readers for an unprecedented six years in a row. With some of the world’s best architecture, culture, sports, food and drinks, shopping, nature, and lakefront access, we can’t disagree with the ranking. Chicago has it all for you and your family. You will not be bored. You will have a front-row seat to a lot of Chicago’s offerings as our corporate office is conveniently located in downtown Chicago and close to public transportation and expressways.

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