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Junior to Mid-Level Designer

Gropen, Inc. k

Charlottesville, VA

Nov 9
Job Description

Gropen, Inc. – Charlottesville, VA

Gropen, Inc., a well-established custom design-build firm in Charlottesville, VA is looking for a motivated candidate with an interest in Industrial/Technical Design to join our team.

Our clients, both locally and nationally, include architects, landscape architects, museums, engineers, real estate developers, park administrators, hospitals, schools and universities, for whom we provide smart, innovative and effective design solutions. We are seeking an outstanding Industrial/Technical Designer, with some practical work experience if possible. Working with our Design Director, our ideal candidate will be personable, consistent in their work, resourceful, and be an all-round team player.

We are looking for a passionate professional with experience owning projects from beginning to end and with the ability to interface with clients. This position offers opportunities for involvement in diverse project types and professional advancement in a team-oriented, dynamic culture with growth opportunity.

Specific Skills/ Attributes

How to produce construction documents to scale
Strong understanding of construction methods and hardware
Passion for detailed documentation
Feeling for the built environment
Layout skills
Strong verbal, written and analytical skills
Solid knowledge of Adobe CC (SketchUp and CadTools a plus)
Acute attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture
Takes direction well / Handles rejection

Responsibilities/ Project Delivery

Partner with the Design Director and Project Managers in the overall delivery of the goals of the project.
Participate in design charrettes and project team meetings.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with consultants, contractors and approval agencies.
Participate with the project team to understand/establish project goals and objectives including work plan, schedule, budget parameters.
Responsible for selection and specification of materials and architectural building systems.
Render conceptual design intent and prepare 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings.
Work with Lead on overall project technical development for large scale projects.
Prepare, correct and update construction documents.

Prepare and modify architectural documents, elevations, sections, details, etc. using Adobe CC and SketchUp (or equivalent).


Schooling and/or degree in related field preferred
2-4 years of experience participating in technical drafting documentation and implementation of various scaled projects

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive rate based on experience/skills
Full-time position
Paid holidays and vacation time
Company health and dental plans
401(k) retirement plan eligibility

Gropen, Inc.

We believe in the importance of building and nurturing valued relationships within our community and beyond. Our primary goals continue to be to help customers dream and design projects that best fit their needs, and to deliver quality products that exceed expectations while adhering to our Company Values: Accountable, Personable, Resourceful, Consistent, Team Player.