In one hundred words or less…
It takes practice and experience before serving as the project architect on large, complex projects like the ones Mancini works on. It means working as a junior technical designer, honing one’s technical and communication skills, and assuming greater and greater leadership responsibilities. We’re building an army of professionals, a team who can take on any kind of architecture or interior assignment—and to do so, we’re ready to work with you at the junior level to make your career goals a reality. Do you want in?
Does this sound like you?
The Mancini junior technical designer works with other people in similar positions, and with a project manager and a senior architect committed to both the project’s and your individual success. Together, this team transforms design concepts into contract documents, and guides the process that transforms contract documents into a built reality.
The goods, if you got them
At the junior level, a Mancini technical designer will be expected to function both as an autonomous individual and an integral member of a team. They should have attained a level of competence where, if needed, they could work through a full set of contract documents—with the assistance of more senior architects, of course. More likely, though, they’ll be given a portion of a document set and be expected to run with it, while making sure that their work meshes with the larger whole. And that means close coordination with other team members, both inside and out of the immediate Mancini team. Hopefully this work will allow you as a junior technical designer to evolve into a more senior role, working on larger projects, larger responsibilities, and larger teams.
A day in the life
A junior designer’s responsibilities vary throughout the day and on each project. They vary by phase of the project, too, but generally they include things like:
- Prepare contract documents, guided by senior Mancini voices and the firm’s established standards.
- Work closely with intermediate and senior staff to review work for quality.
- Conduct research and consult with specialists.
- Complete field observations, comparing what’s in the field with what’s in our contract documents.
- Further Mancini business goals and objectives, and further their own understanding of the industry.
Sometimes being at Mancini is something like being expected to play basketball one day and cello in a string quartet the next—but in a good way! While we want our technical coordinators to play to their strengths, we also want them to expand beyond their comfort zones and gain expertise in project types they may not be accustomed to. A selection of projects they might be involved in include:
- Chaminade High School’s new STEM Facility, a ground-up building that includes everything a high school may need from science labs to collaboration spaces to roof terraces for events.
- John Street House, a building conversion of an existing office building into a new concept known as a “Co-Tel”—a combination of hotel and extended living spaces with co-working space.
- Brooklyn Nets Training Facility, an interior fit out for our local Basketball Team that includes a regulation sized basketball court that incorporates innovative acoustic solutions to mitigate sound.
- Peloton Headquarters, an interior fit-out that supports this tech company’s expansion with work areas for a variety of needs from engineers to product teams to sales teams.
Relevant experience and mindset
We value people who are:
- Multifaceted like a Diamond: Sure, the people we’re looking for have studied architecture and have had one to three years of experience. But many of our most prized architects are more than that. Some also have studied political science or philosophy, worked in finance, or made a killing playing video games. This interdisciplinary spirit allows our architects to see a project from a variety of angles and contribute in all sorts of unexpectedly valuable ways.
- Self-driven: If a problem comes up, their pride won’t get in the way of admitting they need help, but they’ll research a problem thoroughly to see if they can solve it themselves.
- Flexible: They understand every problem has a unique context and a unique solution. They know that while experience is important, relying on approaches that worked in the past won’t always solve the problems of the future.
- Supernaturally Organized: Their work proceeds in a logical, thoroughly documented way; even if their work was half-way finished, another architect would be able to look at it and immediately understand how it came to be.
- In the Digital Thick of It: Knowing AutoCAD, Revit, and Adobe Creative Suite is mandatory. Knowing Rhino and/or SketchUp would be great. And knowing Lumion would be fantastic. All that said, for Mancini—a technology company at its core—we look for people who are exploring technologies we have yet to tap.
Think we’d get along?
Send a copy of your resume and a portfolio of some of your most interesting work to our Talent team at email@example.com. We’ll get back to you with next steps which, for us, is an informal meet and greet over coffee (or tea, to each their own!) so we can get to know you.