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    MSI General
    Job Description

    MSI General is seeking an Architect to join our team! We are one of the first fully integrated design/build construction firms in Wisconsin, with over 60 years of continuous profitability delivering excellence in design, estimating, and construction management.  This position focuses a great deal of attention upon accurate results. Clear, concise communication to internal team and external clients is required. Orientation will be to accomplish goals through systems and controls, which will be guided with calculated care. Ideas will be worked out in a creative, thorough and accurate manner.

    The Architect at MSI General is responsible for overall project design implementation, concepts and objectives.  This individual needs to work with an Architectural Designer to assist in completing a building that meets and/or exceeds the client’s needs/program.  The Architect also needs to develop a clear understanding of how the built environments affect the end users.

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Develop complete proposal and construction documents
    • Prepare plan sets that include; site plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, details sections, and other items as necessary to convey the design intent
    • Research municipal requirements including; zoning, setback, landscape, lighting, parking, easements, design standards, construction materials, allowable heights and area, signage and fire protection and alarms
    • Ability to participate in presentation to clients
    • Operation of MSI General’s current CAD program(s)
    • Graphic communication
    • Excellent communication skills, being a confident communicator in large and small groups
    • Ability to convey ideas in a variety of ways and settings
    • Competence in detailing
    • Ability to work in teams, while sometimes acting as the team leader
    • Ability to sketch on paper as well as a computer

    Required Knowledge:

    • Current State of Wisconsin and local codes
    • Design/build process, Architecture/Design principles
    • Construction types and techniques
    • Building materials
    • Relationship between the design process and the construction process
    • Building systems – Structural, MEP, site analysis
    • Concept of value engineering from the initial design concept while still creating design excellence
    • Current drawing standards
    • MSI General’s current Master Specification requirements
    Qualifications:
    • B.A. Architecture
    • 3-7 years of experience

    Qualifications Preferred:

    • Master of Architecture
    • 7-12 years experience
    • LEED AP or pursuing certification

    Required Credentials/Certifications:

    • State of Wisconsin Registration as an Architect
    • Member American Institute of Architects
    • Participation in AIA activities to earn required 18 CEU’s per year
    Please visit https://msigeneral.com/career-opportunities/
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