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Technical Designer

Position Location

Raleigh, North Carolina

Your Role

At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators, and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve challenging problems. Whether you’re into sketching new ideas, hacking a building, or growing client relationships in global markets, there’s something here for everyone.

As a Gensler Technical Designer in our Raleigh office, your job is to combine creativity and technical knowledge with business skills and understanding to produce functionally beautiful spaces for clients. It’s your job to collaborate with a team of architects and designers to deliver unparalleled architectural projects. With you as part of the design team, architecture has never been so engaging. You will leverage your technical acumen and Revit skills to drive client projects from concept through build in a collaborative team.

What You Will Do
  • Documentation coordination with consultants (structural, MEP, lighting, AV, acoustical, accessibility, building envelope, life safety, etc.)

  • Coordinate with the project team, client, vendors, contractors, and consultants

  • Resolve complex technical and design issues with the team to produce innovative, technical, constructible solutions

  • Direct production of drawings, specifications, and construction administration tasks

  • Responsible for delivery of documents with design intent and top-notch technical quality

  • Conduct on-site observations and document site reviews

  • Process submittals/substitution requests during construction and address RFIs

  • Interface with building and permitting officials during the permitting and construction phases of the project

  • Actively participate and contribute to the financial performance of the project

  • Review and contribute to proposals and contracts with the Design Manager

  • Contribute to office activities, initiatives, and learning programs

  • Establish and maintain ongoing, productive client relationships

Your Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture from an accredited school

  • 5-10+ years of related experience as a Technical Designer, ideally with these project types: Mixed Use, Commercial Office Buildings, Workplace Interiors, Retail, and/or Residential

  • Highly proficient with Revit

  • LEED AP and Registered Architect (or in process) preferred

  • Working knowledge of building codes, standards, and building structures

  • Specification writing experience is a plus

  • Flexibility to focus on concurrent projects in various stages of development

  • A quick learner with an ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment

  • Collaborative and team-conscious

  • Must have the ability to maintain existing client relationships and build new client relationships through successful project deliver

Life at Gensler

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.

We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice-annual bonus opportunities.

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.

Please submit your resume and work samples for consideration.


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