Architectural Junior Job Captain

Location: Oakland, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

This position builds upon your industry and design experience.  You will have the opportunity to work independently with supervision on a variety of project types in a variety of roles.  You will have the opportunity to coordinate major aspects and components of exciting projects with teams internal and external to the firm. 

About SERA   
SERA is a progressive, 100% employee-owned architecture, interior design and urban design & planning firm based in Portland, Oregon. Since 1968, SERA has been instrumental in the development of the city’s national reputation for livability. In 2015, we opened a second office in the Silicon Valley.

We work collaboratively with communities, universities, corporations, and institutions to formulate a sustainable development framework for the social, cultural, economic, and ecological infrastructure that underpins the making of whole and beautiful places.      

Our culture reflects our commitment to great design, client service, and sustainability. SERA provides our employees with an enjoyable work environment and opportunities for professional and personal development. We provide quality service to our clients, while ensuring the growth and well-being of our team. 

Job Title: Architectural Junior Job Captain
Level: ARC III
Supervisor: Studio Leader
FLSA: Exempt

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Create and modify drawings as directed by others.
  2. Check own work prior to review by others.
  3. Understand and adhere to SERA’s graphic standards.
  4. Create graphic presentations such as design review, client presentations and marketing collateral.
  5. Research and coordinate details regarding specific scopes of work and/ or sub consultants.
  6. Work with product vendors/ manufacturers to develop architectural details.  Coordinate with other team members and building systems/components.
  7. Support the construction contract administration lead and/ or perform independent tasks for construction contract administration.
  8. Use the building code to develop architectural plans. 
  9. Support the project by interacting with jurisdictions.


  1. Familiarity and adherence to project contract requirements.
  2. Supervise, coordinate, plan and review the work of 1-3 staff members.  This includes the mentoring of staff on project teams.
  3. Ability to perform independent construction contract administration.
  4. Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Requires a Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited program.
  • Generally have 3 - 5 years of industry experience in an architect's office.
  • Proficient in Autodesk Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, and MS Office Suite required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Sketchup and Bluebeam preferred.
  • Ability to communicate through verbal, written and graphic communication formats.
  • Ability to determine the right tool for the task.
  • Develop ability to prioritize multiple important tasks.
  • Develop critical thinking to identify strengths, weaknesses or alternate solutions to a problem with supervision.

SERA Architects Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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