Architectural and Construction

Job Summary:
The Project Architectural Designer will participate in all aspects of client development, schematic design, and design development. As a member of the project team, they will prepare complete and comprehensive architectural construction drawings and specifications and coordinate the documents with project consultants and sub-contractors. Primary Responsibilities:
 Arrange programming and preliminary schematic design to set the direction of the project during the design stage to meet client expectations
 Participate in design phase activities by providing expertise in detail development
 Organize and prepare all construction drawings and specifications
 Attend and document meetings with clients, consultants, contractors and vendors as required from initial meeting throughout project phases
 Provide local city ordinance and code research
 Conduct existing conditions surveys and prepare architectural base plans, sections, elevations and details as appropriate to document relevant conditions
 Review applicable building codes and the Americans with Disabilities Act and develop a list of criteria to be reflected in the design documents
 Assist the design team by researching products and systems that accomplish the design intent
 Establish requirements and schedules of the public agency review process and procure all documentation available regarding applicable Planning, Zoning and Government Agencies
 Coordinate with the Project Manager to develop a preliminary key schedule for initiation and completion of the Architectural/Engineering working drawings
 Review and process all shop drawing/sample submissions and consult with the Senior Project Architect and Project Manager to ensure that the design intent is being maintained
 Prepare and issue responses to contractor’s request for information
 Prepare and issue bulletin and change order documentation
 Participate in job site meetings and construction observation activities as required
 Participate in the punch list process
 Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, from an accredited program, or an associate’s degree in architectural drafting and technology with experience
 Possess a strong understanding of design and documentation principals, professional practice and standards
 Have a thorough knowledge of architectural detailing and construction methodology
 Ability to review and coordinate engineering documentation and the work
of other consultant disciplines to assess compliance with the design
 Ability to understand and interpret conceptual sketches and translate them
into construction documents maintaining the design intent
 Proficient with REVIT software
 Knowledge of AutoCAD and photo-shop
 Demonstrated literacy with Word and Excel
 Possess an understanding of materials and systems
 Have a working knowledge of building codes and the Americans with
Disabilities Act
 Possess excellent verbal, written, and graphic communication skills
 Have good organizational skills and an ability to multi-task and meet
 An intern on a path to architectural registration would be considered
What We Offer:
 A full-time position in a small design/build firm that has been around for
thirty years
 Support to fulfill your IDP requirements and architect licensure
 The opportunity to work with quality clients, consultants and contractors
 The chance to see your designs come to life

Structural Engineer

We are currently seeking a structural engineer capable of generating construction documents meeting all applicable codes for the installation and repair of the building envelope including roofs, fenestrations, exterior walls, and waterproofing. Candidates should be capable of managing clients’ needs on a daily basis to ensure client satisfaction.

• Degree in engineering and professional engineering license in Minnesota
• 5+ years of experience in structural engineering
• Strong understanding and knowledge of building codes, building construction, and building envelope systems
• High level of creative thinking and problem solving
• Strong CAD design skills
• Excellent client relationship management skills

Salary is commensurate with experience and we offer many benefits including health insurance, dental insurance and 401K.

Training/Education Requirements
Position Purpose

To maximize efficiencies of our Construction and Development Divisions, as well as enhancing our services to our clients and to provide a quicker start to our projects
The Intern Architect has the primary responsibility of the development of preliminary and final plans and specifications for all Sand Companies, Inc. Development projects along with oversight of the projects throughout construction


Bachelor of Architecture degree or other Professional degree in Architecture.  Active involvement in Intern Development Program working toward qualifying for Architectural Registration and NCABB Certificate.

Experience Desired

Basic understanding of all aspects of Architecture and construction including, but not limited to current building codes, ADA, MN Accessibility, Fire, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical, Energy, and other municipal codes and municipal zoning.

Structural Engineering firm has several needs.  Prefer Revit
Current Openings: New grads
• Structural Engineer
• Structural Technician
• Electrical Technician

Experienced Professionals
Your experience sets you apart. We look for experienced candidates with diverse backgrounds that add value for our clients in the agribusiness, buildings and industrial markets. VAA recognizes your experience and welcomes you to become part of our team. If you wish to work in the markets we serve, apply online today.
Current Openings:
• Experienced Structural Engineer
• Experienced Structural Designer

Structural Engineer-PE.  Looking for a Structural Engineer, PE with 5+ years of experience working with commercial buildings and structures.

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