Careers

FHA Architects is accepting applications for the following positions.

Firm Overview

FHA Architects is an Omaha based architectural firm offering professional services nationwide in architecture, food service design and construction administration. The firm has over 28 years of experience and has established an excellent reputation with owners, franchisors, franchisees, and contractors across the country.

Clients

Client base includes regional and national clients with projects located throughout the US. Our primary client is a developing company that will utilize our skills and knowledge to assist with the rollout of their concept.

Project types

Projects designed by the firm include restaurants, commercial buildings, automotive centers, retail, child care facilities, and industrial buildings.

Services

  • Site Evaluation, Review, Entitlement and Due Diligence Reporting
  • Programming
  • Budgeting
  • Design
  • Space Planning
  • Building Design
  • Prototype Development
  • Project Rollout
  • Contract Documents
  • Administration

Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off that includes vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Training and continuing education opportunities
  • Casual attire

Project Administrator

The position is responsible for research into the viability of commercial lease space for occupancy by retail/restaurant/service tenants. The candidate for this position must have an understanding of building codes, zoning ordinances, lease terms, and property covenants. Ability to communicate effectively by telephone and email is a must, with clear and concise writing skills.

The successful candidate will work directly with staff, landlords, consultants, and government officials obtaining necessary information to be included in a comprehensive (and confidential) document used by our clients to make business decisions about the viability of their prospective location(s). Clients include local, regional, and nationally recognized businesses that are in aggressive development modes. This is a full time position with self directed responsibility. The candidate must exhibit skills in organization, effective communication, use of computers, and have an aggressive personality with the ability to obtain answers to difficult questions.

Experience and education in Architecture or related fields of Real Estate Development and/or Construction is a must. If you can exhibit the qualities of an individual that can handle multiple tasks, you are organized (not compulsive), and present yourself in a professional manner you will be considered. A response to this advertisement with a short letter of introduction and outline of experience and knowledge base will be rewarded with the opportunity to meet our decision makers in person. We look forward to hearing from those interested in challenging themselves and becoming an integral part of our firm.

Required knowledge/skills:

  • Degree in architecture, planning, or construction
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks
  • AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and general business software experience
  • Knowledge of codes and zoning ordinances
  • Self-starter and self-motivated
  • Good written and oral communication skills

Contract Administrator

The successful candidate will exhibit many of the same skills for the Administrative Assistant.  There will be crossover responsibility between the two positions.  This candidate shall have proven skills, knowledge, and experience with oral and written communication; document organization and record keeping; and computer skills that include editing and writing contracts and documents; research; and information retrieval.

This position will answer directly to the owner of the firm and will assist and be directly responsible for coordination, writing and editing contracts, purchase orders, and solicitations with our clients, vendors, and consultants.  A positive attitude and disposition is an asset for the candidate and valuable resource for the firm.

Required knowledge/skills:

  • 2 year associates degree or college degree preferred
  • 2-3 years of experience in a related position, paraprofessional or paralegal would be helpful
  • Microsoft Office and demonstrated experience in computer skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Architect

FHA Architects is looking for an experienced architect to design and produce contract documents and specifications for a variety of projects. Candidate must have experience coordinating the project team, meeting deadlines, reviewing documents, and providing construction contract administration. Some traveling will be required.

Required knowledge/skills:

  • BS/BA/MA Degree in architecture
  • 5+ years of experience preferred
  • AutoCAD, Revit(BIM), Sketchup, Microsoft Office, and general business software experience
  • Strong knowledge of codes and good planning/scheduling skills
  • Client and Consultant management experience
  • Self-starter and self-motivated
  • Good written and oral communication skills

Intern Architect

FHA Architects is looking for an Intern Architect with interest in commercial design.Candidate will communicate directly with clients; evaluate their needs and proposed solutions under the supervision of the licensed architectural staff. Develop drawings to comply with building codes and coordinate all disciplines to produce contract documents. Write specifications and reports, review shop drawings and prepare architectural documents. Some traveling may be required.

Required knowledge/skills:

  • BS/BA/MA Degree in architecture
  • 3-5 years of experience (career path to become licensed)
  • AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup, and Microsoft Office experience
  • Food service design experience is a plus
  • Self-starter and self-motivated
  • Good written and oral communication skills

Aministrative Assistant

The successful candidate will exhibit proven skills, knowledge, and experience with oral and written communication; proven document organization and record keeping; and computer skills that include data entry and information retrieval.

This position will answer directly to the owner of the firm and will assist and be directly responsible for many of the daily operations requirements for the company.This will include interaction with the firm’s staff, vendors, consultants, and clients on various matters related to the success of the company. A positive attitude and disposition is an asset for the candidate and valuable resource for the firm.

Required knowledge/skills:

  • 2 year associates degree or college degree preferred
  • 4-5 years of experience in a related position
  • Microsoft Office and demonstrated experience in computer skills
  • Accounting background with accounts payable, receivable and payroll
  • Self-starter and self-motivated
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Please send Resume and Cover Letter to:

FHA Architects
Harlan Faust
14344 Y Street, Suite 204
Omaha, NE 68137


hfaust@fhaarchitects.com