In one hundred words or less…

Maybe you’ve put in five years of technical coordination work in the design industry and you’re thinking its time to take your career to the next level. We understand—we might be perfect for you. Mancini is a 100-year-firm that’s always been restless like you. We’re expanding our horizons, ambling into new roles, new kinds of projects, and new ways to wow clients. And we need the involvement of technical designers to help us get there. Does that sound like a challenge you’d be interested in?

Does this sound like you?

The intermediate technical designer puts their years of experience in action, working with the design team and a senior technical designer on efforts that will capture design concepts in a set of contract documents, and transform those contract documents into a built reality. This requires the guidance of Mancini’s architects and designers in our work, but the coordination of contractors, consultants, and regulatory agencies, and the client itself.

The goods, if you got them

At this level, a Mancini technical designer will be expected to have achieved a degree in architecture, developed full sets of contract documents on medium-sized projects, and know their way around the computer applications that make this work a reality in the 21st century. While you wouldn’t be expected to lead the technical portions of a project independently, we definitely value individuals who are self-sufficient but integrated into a larger team. We look for people who know when to ask questions from a technical director but only after they’ve tried to solve tough challenges themselves.

A day in the life

A technical 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:

  • Interpreting design concepts and translating them into workable construction systems.
  • Preparing details, working drawings, and specifications.
  • Working with a full team in developing construction documents.
  • Coordinate contract administration efforts, including quality control, alongside senior technical designers.
  • Working with consultants, contractors, fabricators, specification writers, regulatory agencies, and the client to meet project objectives.
  • Participating in marketing efforts, including presentations.
  • Furthering Mancini business goals and objectives.

Typically atypical

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 designers 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
  • 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
  • 888 Broadway Building Renovation, a complex modernization of the existing ABC Carpet & Home Headquarters into a Class A office building, including the addition of a new rooftop penthouse
  • 43TEN Building Repositioning, the transformation of this existing warehouse site into a “Silicon Alley” office building in Long Island City

Relevant experience and mindset

We value people who are:

  • Multifaceted like a Diamond: Sure, the people we’re looking for have studied architecture and/or design, and have had about three to five years of experience in the industry. But many of our most prized designers aren’t just about that. Some have also studied political science or philosophy, worked in finance, or made a killing playing video games. This interdisciplinary spirit allows our designers to see a project from a multiplicity 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.
  • In the Digital Thick of It: Knowing AutoCAD, Revit, and Adobe Creative Cloud 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 careers@manciniduffy.com with a subject line of “Intermediate Technical Designer (New York)”. 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.

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