Job ID: 44236

Architectural Designer
Are you a talented Architectural Designer looking to grow and expand in your career? This is an exciting opportunity to join a nationwide firm working with one of the best employers in Oregon! Come join a winning team, that wants to invest in your career. This is a 6 month, contract to hire opportunity located in Hillsboro, OR. 

Our clients Tool Install General and Architectural Designers are responsible for producing AutoCAD drawings from design data provided by their tool suppliers. They are much more than drafters picking up red marks – you will work closely with Engineers and other Designers as an integral member of a multiple-discipline design team that produces unique tool install designs in a high-paced environment. As part of this team, you will develop design concepts and coordinate designs to resolve both real and modeled conflicts. You will be responsible for managing your own workload, making and keeping your own commitments, and taking full ownership of your product. Daily job duties include: 

Create general and architectural drawings to meet design and client needs.
Conduct field investigations of construction site and clean room environments to verify existing conditions and incorporate findings into design packages.
Manage and incorporate electronic redlines from the Engineer using established company workflows.
Coordinate with other design disciplines (Electrical, Structural, Mechanical) for design package needs.
Ensure quality control by complying with team Design and CAD standards.
Attend design review meetings, note all design comments, and pick up the resulting redlines.
Assist colleagues with CAD support.
Provide quality reviews of models and documents prepared by others to assure design and project standards are met.
Coordinate with document control personnel for review and transmission of design packages.

Associates/bachelor’s degree in architectural or Civil Engineering – Preferred.
High School Diploma or GED – Required.
Architectural EIT or PE – Not Required, but a plus.
Able to prepare complete, concise and organized CAD models, written reports, and drawings in .dwf and .dwg format as needed.
Able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects with quick turn-around times.
Comfortable working independently as well as in an interactive design environment.
Detailed: You are thorough in the review of your own work and work of others.
Persistent: if you need something, then you continue to push until you get it.
Inquisitive: you always ask “why?” and understand the reasoning behind design choices.
Thoughtful: you consider all your options, you don’t just take the easiest path forward.
Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook – Proficient.
Autodesk AutoCAD 2D (2015) – Experienced.


Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.”

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