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Knutson Design Company is dedicated to interior and exterior design excellence.

As a small family-owned company, we pay close attention to every detail and treat every project as if it were being done in our own home. You can trust that we honor the commitments we make for every home we build.

Knutson Design Co. has been doing design/build for the past few years with one thing in mind…being the best in what we do and creating an exceptional customer experience.

Front Office Assistant

Associate Designer/Draftsman

Please submit your resume, cover letter and letters of recommendation to
 manager@knutsonbuils.com

The design is just the beginning.
Let us build it for you.

Associate Designer/Draftsman Job Summary

This job has two main roles within the in company; Associate Designer/Draftsman and Associate Estimator. As the associate designer/draftsman you are responsible for preparing detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by the client and/or Knutson Custom Construction sales agent. As the associate estimator you are responsible for compiling estimates of how much it will cost to provide a client or potential client with products/services. The job involves assessing material, labor and equipment required and analyzing different quotes from sub-contractors and suppliers/vendors.

The sales agent & design team will be your main partners as they will be making all initial contacts with current clients and potential clients. They will sell the project and you will then partner with the design team to get the drawings prepared and your portion of the estimate completed for the sales agent to then close the deal. Once the deal is closed and start date is set, you will take the project and order all the materials you scoped out, schedule all deliveries and subcontractors for the project. Working in constant communication with personnel on the field as well as the interior designer/sales agent and other staff in the office.

Duties will include, but not be limited to:

Designer/Draftsman

  • Prepare detailed architectural drawings for residential (and commercial) construction projects
  • Create architectural drawings based on building specifications, calculations and sketches.
  • Visit construction sites to collect measurements and dimensions as needed.
  • Analyze building specifications, codes, space to create the design
  • Use Chief Architect to prepare drawings
  • Develop electric and structural drawings to incorporate into drawings
  • Work with/communicate with project manager/subcontractors to ensure that construction project is in accordance with design specifications
  • Adhere to all industry standards/codes
  • Applying for and obtaining building permits as necessary and deliver to job sites


Estimator

  • Prepare estimates/take offs in detail for all designs/drawings
  • Ensure timely completion of estimates
  • Understand the scope of work to bid
  • Manage bid pricing from all vendors and subcontractors
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with all vendors and subcontractors
  • Order all materials; manage pricing and delivery of materials
  • Coordinate subcontractors throughout the life of the project
  • Coordinate with project managers of projects regarding materials and sub contractors schedules.
  • Coordinating with accounting on which vendors/subcontractors are used on each project for bill paying purposes.

Skills Needed

  • Bachelor’s Degree in design or related discipline (preferred but not mandatory)
  • Knowledge of Construction industry
  • Adept to technology
  • Knowledge of 20/20/Chief Architect or other computer application proficiency
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Self motivation
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Cheerful, helpful, well-informed, articulate, and a good listener

Clean & Elegant, Yet Moody Home Office

Daring, Modern, Romantic Family Kitchen

Clean & Elegant, Yet Moody Home Office

Daring, Modern, Romantic Family Kitchen