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ARCHITECTURE

Architecture

Houston, Texas - Managing Director, Architecture

Johnston is a multi-discipline firm based in Houston, Texas, that provides architecture, engineering, planning, and program management professional design services to various clients including education, government and healthcare. Our people are the heart of our business. We build highly engaged and collaborative teams dedicated to executing thoughtful, creative design solutions. We are passionate, positive, loyal and efficient, driven by our entrepreneurial roots. SUMMARY: The Managing Director of Architecture provides leadership of the Architecture Department with a focus on high performance and profitability. Responsibilities include project execution and review, team management and technical improvement, and staffing and resource management. This Manager provides office-wide leadership at multiple locations and is responsible for the leadership, supervising and mentorship of staff. Develops and manages major client relationships. Participates in the Operations leadership to establish and implement company financial goals. Primary responsibility is the department’s profitability and growth leading the department toward reaching company goals. This position reports to the VP of Professional Services. REQUIRED EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture or equivalent required.
  • 10+ minimum years of experience in base building architecture.
  • Experience with Industrial, Healthcare, Commercial, Government and Federal architecture projects.
  • At least 5 years within a management/leadership role.
  • Minimum 7+ years of project management experience* Proficiency in managing teams working in Revit.
  • Licensed Architect with current registration preferred.
  • Expert at all aspects of their discipline, including a recent successful major project.
  • Experience working in integrated teams.
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced technical knowledge and a broad knowledge of design and construction methods.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit, Deltek Vision, Newforma.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • No Sponsorship.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES:
  • Handle technical and financial performance of assigned project.
  • Ensure high quality of design through SD, CD, and CA phase.
  • Establish work plan, budget, and schedule.
  • Manage and over see code compliance, control costs, perform QA review and assist in contract negotiation.
  • Participate in building long – term client relationship and marketing efforts to maintain and grow client base.
  • Create vision for the group and expand revenue in multiple market sectors.
  • Direct, organize, and mentor junior staff with responsibility for oversight.
  • Maintains the company’s reputation for high standard business conduct and acts fairly.
  • Participate in building long-term client relationship and marketing efforts to maintain and grow client base.
  • Maintains client satisfaction.
  • Promotes the success of the company for the benefit of its employees and Johnston.
  • Maintains confidentiality of company affairs.
  • Complies with and upholds Johnston’s Mission, Vision, and Values.
  • Stays informed of company business across all departments.
  • Delivers a successful, profitable, project, resulting in a satisfied client.
  • Proficient in producing project work plans, schedules, staffing, and budgets.
  • Develops and successfully executes practice goals, business plan, and profitability; aligns these efforts with Johnston’s business goals.
Profitability
  • Maintains focus on team utilization and profitability.
  • Leads the team to a win.
  • Focuses attention on results.
  • Defines business goals and focus on growth, profitability, and success of company.
  • Serves as a source of project financial information for planning of staff and resources.
  • Manages the department’s project planning, scheduling, and utilization of staff.
  • Initiates project design concepts and ideas, provides guidance to design teams during project development, and is responsible for the overall conceptual design.
  • Maintains an appropriate billable and non-billable percentage project and business development time. Steward of the company’s resources.
  • Develops a department business plan.
Business Development
  • Brings work to the firm.
  • Stays up to date on market sector and changing business environment.
  • Development and executes marketing strategy.
  • Identifies new business opportunities while developing current client relationships.
  • Develops and nurtures positive client, consultants, and contractor relationships.
  • Fosters relationships with people in the community and industry.
Staff Development
  • Develops staff and does succession planning.
  • Maintains clear communication to team.
  • Motivates staff by leading, coaching, mentoring, and supporting them in career development.
  • Proactive in staff development and individual professional development plans.
  • Delegate work.
  • Participates in candidate interviews and recruiting.

Houston, Texas - Project Manager, Architecture

Johnston is a multi-discipline firm based in Houston, Texas, that provides architecture, engineering, planning, and program management professional design services to various clients including education, government and healthcare. Our people are the heart of our business. We build highly engaged and collaborative teams dedicated to executing thoughtful, creative design solutions. We are passionate, positive, loyal and efficient, driven by our entrepreneurial roots. SUMMARY: The Project Manager is responsible for the project financial performance and team communication. Responsible for developing project scope of services, schedules, and fee and budget during the contract development process. Manages project man hours, directs team members and consultants at all levels to ensure the project is delivered on schedule, within budget, and to the client’s satisfaction. Ensures work is completed as planned and in conformance with the design intent. REQUIRED EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or equivalent in education or experience required.
  • 6+ years’ experience in architectural practice with prior management experience in all phases of projects through post-occupancy.
  • Licensed Architect with current registration preferred.
  • No Sponsorship.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Ability to assist in developing and validating project scope and fee, budget, and scope of services during the contract development process.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects of a complex scope and lead multiple project teams.
  • Ability to track outstanding proposals and get signed proposals and notice to proceed.
  • Responsible for maintaining client relationships throughout project. Keeps client apprised of project progress on regular basis.
  • Ability to leverage relationships with clients to maintain invoice collections timely, within 60 days.
  • Consults with client to determine function and spatial requirements, and prepares information regarding design, specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, and construction time.
  • Ability to integrate engineering elements into unified design for client review and approval.
  • Knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Revit.
  • Knowledge of design, trends, construction methodology, material application, and manufacturer products.
  • Assists in preparing project presentations. May participate and/or lead client presentations.
  • Ability to identify top talent and build highly effective teams. Ability to coach and develop team members.
  • Proficiency in Deltek Vision preferred. Proficiency in Newforma preferred.
  • Ability to set up workplans in Deltek Vision and update regularly. Includes identification of project team members, budget, consultants, schedule, fees and costs.
  • Identifies new business opportunities while developing current client relationships. Listens for and seeks out new projects which may exist or are being formulated.
  • Defines staff requirements for projects as needed or directed.

Houston, Texas - Project Architect

Johnston is a multi-discipline firm based in Houston, Texas, that provides architecture, engineering, planning, and program management professional design services to various clients including education, government and healthcare. Our people are the heart of our business. We build highly engaged and collaborative teams dedicated to executing thoughtful, creative design solutions. We are passionate, positive, loyal and efficient, driven by our entrepreneurial roots. SUMMARY: In partnership with the Technical Leader, Project Manager and Project Designer, the Project Architect has responsibility for the project’s financial performance and team communication. Responsible for the issuance and content of deliverables, technical content of Johnston documents, coordination of disciplines and consultants, and for the supervision of all staff producing documents. Primary responsibility for the implementation of Construction Phase Services in collaboration with the Project Manager. Responsible for securing QA/QC reviews and the implementation of comments. Must be a licensed Architect and is responsible for signing/sealing drawings. Needs to participate in and contribute to a culture of technical excellence and mentoring. This position reports to the Director of Architecture. REQUIRED EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture.
  • Six plus years’ design experience.
  • Licensed Architect with current registration.
  • Five years of experience working on architecturally significant buildings.
  • Knowledge of sustainability, integrated design, and LEED guidelines. LEED accredited is a plus.
  • Knowledge of design, trends, construction methodology, material application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness.
  • Thorough knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM).
  • Knowledge of building codes.
  • Advanced knowledge of architectural building systems.
  • Knowledge of QA/QC process.
  • Proficiency in Revit required.
  • Experience in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup.
  • Proficiency in Newforma preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • No Sponsorship.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Monitors the design process to ensure the overall design intent of the project is properly executed and incorporated into the detailed documentation.
  • Maintains technical resolution and coordination of projects.
  • Maintains effective communication with client representatives to verify design requirements and specifications, progress reviews, and delivery of final presentation.
  • Performs product research.
  • Checks completed reports, plans, estimates, and calculations for accuracy.
  • Creates strategy for producing the documents in coordination with the Sr. Project Architect, including defining how data will be organized and which elements will be incorporated in a Building Information Model (BIM).
  • Works with Sr. Project Architect to set up project team software parameters and manages standards.
  • Communicates with other disciplines, vendors, and contractors to ensure incorporation of all information into project requirements.
  • Works with Sr. Project Architect to ensure that construction documentation conforms to quality assurance and best practice standards.
  • Supervises preparation of technical drawings.
  • Utilizes knowledge of building codes and can research and apply/incorporate them into technical documents.
  • Mentors and directs the work of less experienced staff.
  • Fosters a commitment to external and internal client service.
  • Participates in business development meetings with team leaders to target specified project, client, or market opportunities.
  • Coordinates and tracks shared electronic documentation and files with project team, clients, and consultants.
  • Meets with municipal building department and other governing agency officials to coordinate approvals or variances.
  • Attends on-site visits, field reviews, and project meetings. Prepares and coordinates the review of contractor’s schedules, submission of shop drawings and samples.
  • Works with Specification Writer in product research, consulting with manufacturers, and evaluating and selecting project-related materials.
  • Participates in review of project costs and budgets, and adherence to schedule.
  • Prepares 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings and build models for client.

Houston, Texas - Design Professional

Johnston is a multi-discipline firm based in Houston, Texas, that provides architecture, engineering, planning, and program management professional design services to various clients including education, government and healthcare. Our people are the heart of our business. We build highly engaged and collaborative teams dedicated to executing thoughtful, creative design solutions. We are passionate, positive, loyal and efficient, driven by our entrepreneurial roots. SUMMARY: Works with the Project Architect and Project Manager and as a member of the project design team to coordinate the design development, production, and delivery of projects. Responsible for working with the project team to assist the overall effort of completing various project phases. Some assignments require independent action and decision making. This position reports to the Director of Architecture. REQUIRED EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture or equivalent.
  • One to five years’ experience.
  • LEED credential a plus.
  • Proficiency in Revit.
  • Experience in 3D Modeling software such as 3D Studio Max, SketchUp, Illustrator.
  • Basic knowledge of architectural building systems.
  • Basic knowledge of sustainability, integrated design.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • No Sponsorship.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • With direction from the project architect, has ability to develop, modify, and/or review drawings ensuring the incorporation of design intent.
  • Develops solutions to technical and design problems following established standards.
  • Prepares 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings and builds models in Revit for client/project team review.
  • Compiles data and performs elementary design computations.
  • Performs product research; assists project designers and project architects with materials selection and system research.
  • Builds physical models.
  • Ability to communicate, both verbal and in written.
  • Meets deadlines.
  • Ability to participate in QA/QC process.
  • Ability to assist the project architect in the construction administration process.

ENGINEERING

Mechanical Engineering

Houston, Texas - Senior Mechanical Engineer - PE License Required

Johnston is a multi-discipline firm based in Houston, Texas, that provides architecture, engineering, planning, and program management professional design services to various clients including education, government and healthcare. Our people are the heart of our business. We build highly engaged and collaborative teams dedicated to executing thoughtful, creative design solutions. We are passionate, positive, loyal and efficient, driven by our entrepreneurial roots. SUMMARY: In partnership with the Mechanical Team Leader, the Senior Mechanical Engineer has a responsibility for a project’s HVAC system design and implementation. The Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the successful delivery of medium to large building projects, developing project concepts and budgets, completing site assessments, and writing reports to create solutions for our clients. This position is also responsible for managing and mentoring a team of Engineers and Designers. REQUIRED EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Licensed PE.
  • 10+ years’ project engineering experience in all phases of project.
  • Experience working in integrated teams.
  • Leadership ability working in a consultancy environment.
  • Experience with healthcare, government, and education projects.
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced technical knowledge in Engineering and a broad knowledge of engineering systems, calculations, and construction methods.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit, BIM.
  • Trane Trace & Carrier HAP.
  • Experience with complex analysis tools for mechanical design.
  • No Sponsorship.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Performs and supervises preparation of technical drawings and assessment reports.
  • Development of typical details, specifications, and drawing standards, including development of Revit standards in coordination with the team.
  • Keeps abreast of industry and technology changes and trends, and recommends changes in approach and services, as appropriate.
  • Provide design inputs and reviews of other engineer’s projects to verify it conforms to quality assurance, quality control, and best practice standards.
  • Performs site visit surveys to determine engineering strategies, and to document and evaluate existing systems.
  • Visits project sites during construction for reviews of quality, progress, and compliance with specifications and standards.
  • Reviews and provides input on “Request for Information” and “submittals” during the construction administration phase.
  • Attend and participate in Owner-Architect-Contractor meetings as required.
  • Mentors engineering staff.
  • Responsible for communication with other disciplines, vendors, and contractors to ensure incorporation of all information into project requirements and provides support, as necessary.
  • Works on developing a positive relationship of trust with the team. Provides technical support and project communications to team, as required.
  • Participates in team meetings to help resolve project issues, coordination with other disciplines, schedule adherence, technical issues.
  • As needed, provides support to Business Development, including write-ups of key aspects of projects and presentation of work at industry events.
  • Works with Marketing in preparing submittals and qualifications.

Houston, Texas - Mechanical Designer

Johnston is a multi-discipline firm based in Houston, Texas, that provides architecture, engineering, planning, and program management professional design services to various clients including education, government and healthcare. Our people are the heart of our business. We build highly engaged and collaborative teams dedicated to executing thoughtful, creative design solutions. We are passionate, positive, loyal and efficient, driven by our entrepreneurial roots. SUMMARY: The Mechanical Designer works as a member of the project design team to coordinate the design development, production, and delivery of complex engineering projects. Some assignments may require independent action and decision making, as well as ability to supervise others. REQUIRED EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE:

  • High school diploma.
  • One to five years of mechanical design experience working on one or more of the following building types: healthcare, education, institutional, justice. Healthcare preferred.
  • Experience working and coordinating with integrated teams.
  • No Sponsorship.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Knowledge of engineering principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of building codes.
  • Knowledge of mechanical systems and equipment.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of plans, sections diagrams and equipment schedules, and drawings.
  • Proficiency in Revit and BIM required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Basic knowledge about sustainability, integrated design, and LEED guidelines.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to modify and review Revit models of mechanical systems and components including ductwork and piping systems according to established standards and Revit modeling techniques.
  • Assists team leader in ensuring that documentation for all phases conforms to QA/QC and Johnston Best Practice Standards.
  • Works closely with project team and assists to complete projects on aggressive schedules.
  • Performs all work in a clear, complete, and accurate manner.
  • Proficiency in Revit to check the design for interferences with other building elements, resolves conflicts with other team members.
  • Ability to produces equipment schedules, making changes and adjustments as necessary with input from the engineering team.
  • Seeks new knowledge related to engineering practices, principles and regulations changes.

Electrical Engineering

Houston, Texas - Senior Electrical Engineer - PE License Required

Johnston is a multi-discipline firm based in Houston, Texas, that provides architecture, engineering, planning, and program management professional design services to various clients including education, government and healthcare. Our people are the heart of our business. We build highly engaged and collaborative teams dedicated to executing thoughtful, creative design solutions. We are passionate, positive, loyal and efficient, driven by our entrepreneurial roots. SUMMARY: In partnership with the Electrical Team Leader, the Senior Electrical Engineer has a responsibility for a project’s electrical system design and implementation. The Senior Engineer is responsible for the successful delivery of medium to large building projects, developing project concepts and budgets, completing site assessments, and writing reports to create solutions for our clients. This position is also responsible for managing and mentoring a team of Engineers and Designers. REQUIRED EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
  • Licensed PE.
  • 10+ years’ project engineering experience in all phases of project.
  • Experience working in integrated teams.
  • Leadership ability working in a consultancy environment.
  • Experience with healthcare, government, and education projects.
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced technical knowledge in Electrical Engineering and a broad knowledge of engineering systems, calculations, and construction methods.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit, BIM.
  • ARCH FLASH experience a plus.
  • Experience with complex analysis tools for electrical design.
  • No Sponsorship.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Performs and supervises preparation of technical drawings and assessment reports.
  • Development of typical details, specifications, and drawing standards, including development of Revit standards in coordination with the team.
  • Keeps abreast of industry and technology changes and trends, and recommends changes in approach and services, as appropriate.
  • Provide design inputs and reviews of other engineer’s projects to verify it conforms to quality assurance, quality control, and best practice standards.
  • Performs site visit surveys to determine engineering strategies, and to document and evaluate existing systems.
  • Visits project sites during construction for reviews of quality, progress, and compliance with specifications and standards.
  • Reviews and provides input on “Request for Information” and “submittals” during the construction administration phase.
  • Attend and participate in Owner-Architect-Contractor meetings as required.
  • Mentors engineering staff.
  • Responsible for communication with other disciplines, vendors, and contractors to ensure incorporation of all information into project requirements and provides support, as necessary.
  • Works on developing a positive relationship of trust with the team.
  • Provides technical support and project communications to team, as required.
  • Participates in team meetings to help resolve project issues, coordination with other disciplines, schedule adherence, technical issues.
  • As needed, provides support to Business Development, including write-ups of key aspects of projects and presentation of work at industry events.
  • Works with Marketing in preparing submittals and qualifications.
 

Houston, Texas - Electrical Designer

Johnston is a multi-discipline firm based in Houston, Texas, that provides architecture, engineering, planning, and program management professional design services to various clients including education, government and healthcare. Our people are the heart of our business. We build highly engaged and collaborative teams dedicated to executing thoughtful, creative design solutions. We are passionate, positive, loyal and efficient, driven by our entrepreneurial roots. SUMMARY: With supervision from the Project Engineer and Sr. Designer creates drawings using Revit and AutoCAD. Works as a member of the project design team to coordinate the design development, production and delivery of engineering projects. Some assignments require independent action and decision making. REQUIRED EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • One to five years electrical drafting experience working on one or more of the following building types: healthcare, government, education and technology. Healthcare a plus.
  • Experience working and coordinating with integrated teams.
  • LEED accreditation a plus
  • No Sponsorship.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Knowledge of engineering principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of building codes.
  • Knowledge of electrical systems and equipment.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of plans, sections diagrams and equipment schedules, and drawings.
  • Experience in Revit, including BIM and AutoCAD required.
  • Experience in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook. Basic knowledge about sustainability.
  • Ability to perform standard computer drafting functions using Revit and AutoCAD and be able to resolve design conflicts Ability to effectively meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • With supervision, ability to develop and modify Revit models of electrical engineering systems and components according to established Johnston standards and Revit modeling techniques.
  • Develops flow diagrams, riser diagrams, control diagrams and similar project documents using Revit/AutoCAD.
  • Works closely with project team and assists to complete projects on aggressive schedules.
  • Performs all work in a clear, complete, and accurate manner.
  • Uses Revit to check the design for interferences with other building elements.
  • Produces equipment schedules, making changes and adjustments as necessary with input from the engineering team.
  • Actively seeks new knowledge related to engineering practices, principles and regulations changes.
 

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713.244.8300  Phone

713.532.9006  Fax


Email:
Johnston@Johnstonllc.com


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Short Term and Long Term Disability

401(k) Plan and Profit Sharing

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PTO

Flexible Work Schedules

Casual, Half-Day Fridays

BENEFITS

Medical

Dental

Vision

Short Term and Long Term Disability

401(k) Plan and Profit Sharing

Professional Organization Support

AIA Accredited Provider

PTO

Flexible Work Schedules

Casual, Half-Day Fridays