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If you decide to practice the art of Architecture, Interior Design, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering or Surveying with JKAE, you will be joining an award-winning team while simultaneously enjoying the beautiful Sierra Nevada and/or Silicon Valley. We are community-oriented, family-focused and down-right fun! Not to mention, we were recently voted as one of Sacramento Business Journal's Best Places to Work and received the Best of Tahoe City Award! 

  • Architectural | Designer (All Levels) – All Offices
    At JK Architecture Engineering, we believe that lifestyle and great design go hand-in-hand. With three offices in California (Auburn, Tahoe City and San Jose) and one office in Nevada (Reno), we are strategically grounded in locations that offer our team various levels of projects that challenge the intellect as well as provide opportunity to deliver innovative design and engineering solutions. If you decide to practice the art of Architecture or Engineering with JKAE, you will be joining an award-winning team while simultaneously enjoying the beautiful Sierra Nevada or Bay Area. We are community-oriented and family-focused. If you are looking to join a great firm, work with a staff that is energetic and motivated, and seek excellent benefits, JKAE is the place for you. We would be excited to review your qualifications if you feel you are a match for this position. Description Full-time Designer positions are available for project collaboration in all of our offices. Candidates must be committed to design excellence, interested in the crafts of architecture and engineering, and working familiarity with Revit and AutoCAD. This position assumes growth opportunities and mentorship towards licensure and beyond. Responsibilities Create and Manage construction documents in BIM/Revit and AutoCAD. Assist in the design documentation process working directly with Project Architects and other designers. Must have strong interpersonal skills and experience in coordinating with architectural and structural engineering team, clients, consultants, and contractors. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or equivalent experience At least 1 year of relevant architectural experience Proficiency with design software including BIM/Revit as well as familiarity with Sketch-Up or other graphic programs like InDesign, Photoshop, etc. Working knowledge of building codes and regulations, including ADA and Title 24 a plus Strong technical aptitude, attention to detail, and organizational skills Effective written, graphic, and oral communication skills Ability to work independently as well as under the direction of a project manager $52,000 - $99,528 Annually Actual offered salary for this position varies, depending on candidate’s qualification, education, position knowledge, work experience, skills, ability, work location, and internal incumbent compensation for similar roles. We do not anticipate individuals hired into this position will start at or near the top half of the range listed; the decision will be based on each individual case. Salary range listed does not include other compensation elements such as discretionary bonus opportunities, paid time off, medical insurance, and other wage and benefit opportunities. JK Architecture Engineering is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Architectural | Job Captain – Auburn, Truckee-Tahoe, San Jose
    At JK Architecture Engineering, we believe that lifestyle and great design go hand-in-hand. With three offices in California (Auburn, Tahoe City and San Jose) and one office in Nevada (Reno), we are strategically grounded in locations that offer our team various levels of projects that challenge the intellect as well as provide opportunity to deliver innovative design and engineering solutions. If you decide to practice the art of Architecture or Engineering with JKAE, you will be joining an award-winning team while simultaneously enjoying the beautiful Sierra Nevada or Bay Area. We are community-oriented and family-focused. If you are looking to join a great firm, work with a staff that is energetic and motivated, and seek excellent benefits, JKAE is the place for you. We would be excited to review your qualifications if you feel you are a match for this position. DESCRIPTION An immediate full-time position is available for a Job Captain. Candidates must be committed to design excellence, interested in the craft of architecture and building, and capable of producing a strong set of construction documents in Revit and/or AutoCAD. RESPONSIBILITIES Create and Manage design and construction documents in Revit and AutoCAD. Responsible for specific technical design aspects of projects, including investigation, evaluation and recommendation of design solutions that best meet the client’s needs. Assist in the design documentation process working directly with Project Managers and other designers. May provide technical guidance to less experienced architectural staff. Must have strong interpersonal skills and experience in coordinating with architectural team, clients, consultants, and contractors. QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree in Architecture, with 4 or more years of relevant architectural work experience. Design skills that will engage with our IMAGINE | DESIGN | BUILD studio approach. Proficiency in Revit with minimum 4 years hands-on experience Proficiency in Navisworks a plus. Proficiency in SketchUp, Photoshop and InDesign a plus. Experience in contract administration a plus. Experience with commercial or institutional projects a plus. Working knowledge of building codes and regulations, including ADA and Title 24. Experience with Sustainable design. LEED AP a plus. Strong technical aptitude, attention to detail, and organizational skills. Effective written, graphic, and oral communication skills. Ability to collaborate and oversee project team members and have FUN! $73,000 - $89,000 Annually Actual offered salary for this position varies, depending on candidate’s qualification, education, position knowledge, work experience, skills, ability, work location, and internal incumbent compensation for similar roles. We do not anticipate individuals hired into this position will start at or near the top half of the range listed; the decision will be based on each individual case. Salary range listed does not include other compensation elements such as discretionary bonus opportunities, paid time off, medical insurance, and other wage and benefit opportunities. JK Architecture Engineering is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Architectural | Project Manager (All Levels) – All Offices
    At JK Architecture Engineering, we believe that lifestyle and great design go hand-in-hand. With three offices in California (Auburn, Tahoe City and San Jose) and one office in Nevada (Reno), we are strategically grounded in locations that offer our team various levels of projects that challenge the intellect as well as provide opportunity to deliver innovative design and engineering solutions. If you decide to practice the art of Architecture or Engineering with JKAE, you will be joining an award-winning team while simultaneously enjoying the beautiful Sierra Nevada or Bay Area. We are community-oriented and family-focused. If you are looking to join a great firm, work with a staff that is energetic and motivated, and seek excellent benefits, JKAE is the place for you. We would be excited to review your qualifications if you feel you are a match for this position. DESCRIPTION An immediate full-time position is available for a Project Manager. Candidates must be committed to design excellence, interested in the craft of architecture and building, and capable of producing a strong set of construction documents in Revit and/or AutoCAD. The ideal candidate should demonstrate leadership abilities. RESPONSIBILITIES Create and Manage design and construction documents in Revit and AutoCAD. Manages multiple projects at a time. Coordinates all aspects of assigned projects and estimates scope of work. Prepares strategic plan for project success. Serves as primary client liaison to bring schedule, budgets, and scope of work to completion and client satisfaction. Estimates fees, prepares scope of work, and prepares proposals and contracts. Must have strong interpersonal skills and experience in coordinating with architectural team, clients, consultants, and contractors. QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree in Architecture required Architect licensure preferred, but not required At least 8 years of relevant architectural work experience. Design skills that will engage with our IMAGINE | DESIGN | BUILD studio approach. Proficiency in Revit with minimum 5 years hands-on experience Proficiency in Navisworks a plus. Proficiency in SketchUp, Photoshop and InDesign a plus. Experience in contract administration a plus. Experience with commercial or institutional projects a plus. Working knowledge of building codes and regulations, including ADA and Title 24. Experience with Sustainable design. LEED AP a plus. Strong technical aptitude, attention to detail, and organizational skills. Effective written, graphic, and oral communication skills. $95,472 - $126,984 Annually Actual offered salary for this position varies, depending on candidate’s qualification, education, position knowledge, work experience, skills, ability, work location, and internal incumbent compensation for similar roles. We do not anticipate individuals hired into this position will start at or near the top half of the range listed; the decision will be based on each individual case. Salary range listed does not include other compensation elements such as discretionary bonus opportunities, paid time off, medical insurance, and other wage and benefit opportunities. JK Architecture Engineering is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Architectural | Project Architect (All Levels) - All Offices
    At JK Architecture Engineering, we believe that lifestyle and great design go hand-in-hand. With three offices in California (Auburn, Tahoe City and San Jose) and one office in Nevada (Reno), we are strategically grounded in locations that offer our team various levels of projects that challenge the intellect as well as provide opportunity to deliver innovative design and engineering solutions. If you decide to practice the art of Architecture or Engineering with JKAE, you will be joining an award-winning team while simultaneously enjoying the beautiful Sierra Nevada or Bay Area. We are community-oriented and family-focused. If you are looking to join a great firm, work with a staff that is energetic and motivated, and seek excellent benefits, JKAE is the place for you. We would be excited to review your qualifications if you feel you are a match for this position. Description An immediate full-time position is available for a Project Architect. Candidates must be committed to design excellence, interested in the craft of architecture and building, and capable of producing a strong set of construction documents in Revit and/or AutoCAD. The ideal candidate should demonstrate leadership abilities as this position is intended as to progress into an Associate Principal or Studio Director role with market-sector leadership responsibilities. Responsibilities Create and Manage design and construction documents in Revit and AutoCAD. Assist in the design documentation process working directly with Project Managers and other designers. Must have strong interpersonal skills and experience in coordinating with architectural team, clients, consultants, and contractors. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Architecture At least 8 years of relevant architectural work experience. Design skills that will engage with our IMAGINE | DESIGN | BUILD studio approach. Proficiency in Revit with minimum 5 years hands-on experience Proficiency in Navisworks a plus. Proficiency in SketchUp, Photoshop and InDesign a plus. Experience in contract administration a plus. Experience with commercial or institutional projects a plus. Working knowledge of building codes and regulations, including ADA and Title 24. Experience with Sustainable design. LEED AP a plus. Strong technical aptitude, attention to detail, and organizational skills. Effective written, graphic, and oral communication skills. Ability to collaborate and oversee project team members and have FUN! $89,856 - $116,688 Annually Actual offered salary for this position varies, depending on candidate’s qualification, education, position knowledge, work experience, skills, ability, work location, and internal incumbent compensation for similar roles. We do not anticipate individuals hired into this position will start at or near the top half of the range listed; the decision will be based on each individual case. Salary range listed does not include other compensation elements such as discretionary bonus opportunities, paid time off, medical insurance, and other wage and benefit opportunities. JK Architecture Engineering is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Architectural | Managing Principal, Learning Environments - San Jose
    At JK Architecture Engineering, we believe that lifestyle and great design go hand-in-hand. With three offices in California (Auburn, Tahoe City and San Jose) and one office in Nevada (Reno), we are strategically grounded in locations that offer our team various levels of projects that challenge the intellect as well as provide opportunity to deliver innovative design and engineering solutions. If you decide to practice the art of Architecture or Engineering with JKAE, you will be joining an award-winning team while simultaneously enjoying the beautiful Sierra Nevada or Bay Area. We are community-oriented and family-focused. If you are looking to join a great firm, work with a staff that is energetic and motivated, and seek excellent benefits, JKAE is the place for you. We would be excited to review your qualifications if you feel you are a match for this position. DESCRIPTION An immediate full-time position is open in our San Jose office for a Managing Principal and Market Sector leadership role with a primary focus on our LEARN sector. Candidates must possess strong leadership skills and the ability to lead a team. This position is responsible for directing functions of our San Jose office operations, maintaining regular interaction with senior representatives of current and prospective clients, overseeing all client relations, providing strategic leadership, meeting financial goals, project performance and team performance, and overall client satisfaction. The Managing Principal will ultimately be responsible for the delivery of services, development of culture and execution of processes. RESPONSIBILITIES Lead, guide, mentor and participate in the professional development of staff. Monitoring and advising on all issues related to quality control, office standards, scheduling workflow and overseeing project managers and staff. Provide creative direction to design teams. Build, nurture and grow client relationships. Participate in business development and marketing efforts. Assist in the design documentation process working directly with Project Managers and other designers. Must have strong interpersonal skills and experience in coordinating with architectural team, clients, consultants, and contractors. QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree in Architecture California licensure in Architecture, with 10-15 or more years of relevant architectural work experience California educational architectural design experience through all design phases preferred with understanding and knowledge of the Division of the State Architect’s office (DSA). Superior leadership skills with the ability to self-manage Design skills that will engage with our IMAGINE | DESIGN | BUILD studio approach. Working knowledge of building codes and regulations, including ADA and Title 24 a plus. Experience with Sustainable design. LEED AP a plus. Strong technical aptitude, attention to detail, and organizational skills. Effective written, graphic, and oral communication skills. $150,000 – $175,000 Annually Actual offered salary for this position varies, depending on candidate’s qualification, education, position knowledge, work experience, skills, ability, work location, and internal incumbent compensation for similar roles. We do not anticipate individuals hired into this position will start at or near the top half of the range listed; the decision will be based on each individual case. Salary range listed does not include other compensation elements such as discretionary bonus opportunities, paid time off, medical insurance, and other wage and benefit opportunities. JK Architecture Engineering is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Civil | Project Engineer (All Levels) – Truckee-Tahoe
    At JKAE, we believe that lifestyle and great design go hand-in-hand. With three offices in California (Auburn, Truckee and San Jose) and one office in Nevada (Reno), we are strategically grounded in locations that offer our team various levels of projects that challenge the intellect as well as provide opportunity to deliver innovative design and engineering solutions. If you decide to practice the art of Engineering with JKAE, you will be joining an award-winning team while simultaneously enjoying the beautiful Sierra Nevada. We are community-oriented and family-focused. If you are looking to join a great firm, work with a staff that is energetic and motivated, and seek excellent benefits, JKAE is the place for you. We would be excited to review your qualifications if you feel you are a match for this position. DESCRIPTION An immediate full-time position is open for a Project Engineer with a primary focus on civil engineering. This position currently resides in our Truckee office but could be based in our Reno office for the right individual. Candidates must be experienced in all aspects of Land Development from entitlements through construction. Our practice is very complicated in this highly regulated delicate environment that we work in. Environmental concerns affect all projects in this Alpine and Desert setting. The work is a varied and interesting mix of public and private sector projects. These include but are not limited to industrial and commercial sites, ski area projects, small and large residential subdivisions, multi-family projects, public recreation facilities, and public infrastructure projects. The technical skills needed include conceptual site designs, utility and roadway layouts, site grading, sanitary sewer and storm drain design, water supply and system analysis, hydrology and hydraulics analysis, agency processing and permitting, and technical report preparation. The best candidate would be very nimble and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. Responsibilities Provides civil engineering services for varying levels of projects. Provides assistance to staff with training. Prepares fee proposals with minimal oversight. Handles projects with minimal oversight. Coordination with clients, governing agencies, subconsultants, and contractors. Conduct site and agency visits to ensure project timelines are met. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or other closely related field required At least 4 years civil engineering experience Professional Engineering (PE) licensure in either California or Nevada required, or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment Civil 3D skills required SWPPP Preparation a plus QSD/QSP Certification a plus Adapt to changing situations on a frequent basis Exceptional organizational skills Precise verbal and written communication skills Ability to communicate effectively with clients, agencies, and contractors is required $87,000 - $113,000 Annually Actual offered salary for this position varies, depending on candidate’s qualification, education, position knowledge, work experience, skills, ability, work location, and internal incumbent compensation for similar roles. We do not anticipate individuals hired into this position will start at or near the top half of the range listed; the decision will be based on each individual case. Salary range listed does not include other compensation elements such as discretionary bonus opportunities, paid time off, medical insurance, and other wage and benefit opportunities.
  • Civil - Assistant Engineer/EIT - Truckee-Tahoe / Reno
    At JK Architecture Engineering, we believe that lifestyle and great design go hand-in-hand. With three offices in California (Auburn, Tahoe City and San Jose) and one office in Nevada (Reno), we are strategically grounded in locations that offer our team various levels of projects that challenge the intellect as well as provide opportunity to deliver innovative design and engineering solutions. If you decide to practice the art of Engineering with JKAE, you will be joining an award-winning team while simultaneously enjoying the beautiful Sierra Nevada. We are community-oriented and family-focused. If you are looking to join a great firm, work with a staff that is energetic and motivated, and seek excellent benefits, JKAE is the place for you. We would be excited to review your qualifications if you feel you are a match for this position. DESCRIPTION An immediate full-time position is open for an Assistant Engineer/EIT with a primary focus on civil engineering. This position would reside in either our Reno or Tahoe City office. Candidates must be experienced in Land Development and general civil engineering practices. Our practice is very complicated in this highly regulated delicate environment that we work in. Environmental concerns affect all projects in this Alpine and Desert setting. The work is a varied and interesting mix of public and private sector projects. These include but are not limited to industrial and commercial sites, ski area projects, small and large residential subdivisions, multi-family projects, public recreation facilities, and public infrastructure projects. The technical skills needed relate to hydrology, grading, water quality treatment, water and sewer design, agency processing and permitting, and technical report preparation. The best candidate would be very nimble and able to support multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. Responsibilities Assists with civil engineering and design services for varying levels of projects. Supports multiple projects simultaneously with Project Manager oversight. Coordination with clients, governing agencies, and contractors. Assists with site and agency visits to ensure project timelines are met. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or other closely related field required 2 to 4 years civil engineering experience An NCEES EI or EIT Certification. Successful completion of NCEES Professional Engineers Exam is a plus. Civil 3D skills required QSD/QSP Certification a plus Exceptional organizational skills Precise verbal and written communication skills Attentiveness to detail, ability to multi-task, and willingness to learn new skills and interface with multiple project managers. $73,000 - $89,000 Annually Actual offered salary for this position varies, depending on candidate’s qualification, education, position knowledge, work experience, skills, ability, work location, and internal incumbent compensation for similar roles. We do not anticipate individuals hired into this position will start at or near the top half of the range listed; the decision will be based on each individual case. Salary range listed does not include other compensation elements such as discretionary bonus opportunities, paid time off, medical insurance, and other wage and benefit opportunities. JK Architecture Engineering is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Design Technology Manager – Auburn
    At JKAE, we believe that lifestyle and great design go hand-in-hand. With three offices in California (Auburn, Truckee and San Jose) and one office in Nevada (Reno), we are strategically grounded in locations that offer our team various levels of projects that challenge the intellect as well as provide opportunity to deliver innovative design and engineering solutions. If you decide to practice the art of Engineering with JKAE, you will be joining an award-winning team while simultaneously enjoying the beautiful Sierra Nevada. We are community-oriented and family-focused. If you are looking to join a great firm, work with a staff that is energetic and motivated, and seek excellent benefits, JKAE is the place for you. We would be excited to review your qualifications if you feel you are a match for this position. Description Our interdisciplinary, multi-office design firm is looking for a Design Technology Manager interested in applying current and future technologies to our firm’s established culture of design. The position will support firm’s effort to innovate, develop, manage, and coordinate the hardware and software solutions used in the design, production, and visualization of architectural and engineering projects with an emphasis on development and implementation of BIM standards. Software products include, but are not limited to, Microsoft Office, Adobe Suites, Revit, BIM 360, AutoCAD, Enscape, SketchUp, Bluebeam, and Lumion. Reporting to the Associates and Principals, and working alongside our IT consultant, you will be helping to implement, train, and grow design technology capabilities. Responsibilities Manage and oversee on-going technology as tools for project integration and advancement. The Design Technology Manager will have the support of the offices of our CEO and Managing Principals aligning staff and project needs with technology-driven opportunities, inclusive of hardware, software, training, and other investments necessary to innovatively adopt BIM in a consistent manner. Aid in our expansion of BIM tools in future projects. Familiarity with lean project processes, including team structure, cloud-based collaboration, and legal controls (digital data agreements, BIMx Plans, etc) would be considered a plus. Helpdesk support for Revit, BIM360, and NavisWorks (including clash detection reporting) during continued growth of our user pool will be expected of the successful candidate. Assist with staff training and mentoring of technology tools and processes. Assist in the design documentation process working directly with Project Architects and other designers. Must have strong interpersonal skills and experience in coordinating with architectural and structural engineering team, clients, consultants, and contractors. Technical expertise in enterprise-wide BIM enabling applications and experience working in a BIM Coordinator/Management role, including experience with Revit and AutoCAD applications. Acting as a BIM Champion. Successful candidates will have experience working independently and as part of an effective team. Develops and executes innovative tactical plans for design technology that support the firm’s strategic objectives by creating written technology evaluations and budgets for future technology adoption that aligns with the corporate goals. Coordinates the integration of efficient operations with design technology by managing software products, incorporating new version releases, testing and deployments with IT, and implementation of BIM, supporting software for BIM, and other design technology for efficient development of projects. Consults with firm leaders to determine and recommend technology requirements, priorities of new projects, implementation strategy of process improvements, and innovative solutions. Researches and evaluates potential software and other technology solutions for potential procurement and implementation and develops annual technology budget for review and approval by firm leaders. Develops and implements BIM software workflows and communicates the benefits of BIM within and outside the firm. Oversees BIM and other software firm-wide, including providing end-user training, support, and leadership of IT staff. Qualifications Bachelor degree recommended, with 5 or more years of relevant architectural drafting/design experience. Proficiency in Revit, AutoCad BlueBeam, NavisWorks, and Sketchup with a minimum 5-year hands-on experience. Experience with Sefaira or other High Performance software a plus. Utilization of VR technology and its application to architectural design visualization. Interest in researching and testing new software and technology. Desire to serve as mentor to guide and advance staff. Working knowledge of building codes and regulations, including ADA and Title 24 a plus. Strong technical aptitude, attention to detail, and organizational skills. Effective written, graphic, and oral communication skills. Ability to work independently as well as under the direction of a project manager. $90,000 - $115,000 Annually Actual offered salary for this position varies, depending on candidate’s qualification, education, position knowledge, work experience, skills, ability, work location, and internal incumbent compensation for similar roles. We do not anticipate individuals hired into this position will start at or near the top half of the range listed; the decision will be based on each individual case. Salary range listed does not include other compensation elements such as discretionary bonus opportunities, paid time off, medical insurance, and other wage and benefit opportunities.

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