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Residential Construction Drafter/3D Modeler

| Austin
Residential Construction Drafter/3D Modeler – Austin, TX
 
Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 1,000 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.
 
Amherst is looking for one or more Austin-based Residential Construction Drafter/3D Modelers to join our Visualization and Design team. This position will be responsible for creating, editing and finalizing construction plans in Sketchup as well as 3D renderings and interior/exterior elevations for residential renovation projects.
 
Who we are:
 
The Visualization and Design group is a small, fast-growing team and is doing some really cool stuff. You’ll have the opportunity to help shape the culture and how we draft and design construction plans and renderings. Our designs will bring a much-needed visualization tool company-wide, from construction and field operations to our sales and marketing teams. Providing detailed construction plans and renderings help ensure that we can deliver a high quality finished product to our customers. We are looking for drafters and 3D modelers that like to move fast and work with a sense of urgency. We take pride in our team and our work.
Who you are:
  • Knowledgeable. You are a real pro and deeply understand residential plans, drafting, and construction.
  • Intellectually Curious. You are constantly learning and working to improve yourself and your processes.
  • Entrepreneurial. You enjoy wearing many hats and hustling to get things done.
  • Problem Solver. You are a critical thinker with a strong eye for detail who brings solutions not problems.
  • Hard Working. You aren’t afraid of a tough deadline.
  • Scrappy & Fast. You like finding creative ways to quickly move projects forward.
  • Good Communicator. You easily explain complex technical issues to a non-technical audience.
  • Team Player. You put team success first and have a high degree of personal character.
  • Accountable. You are willing to take ownership and you take pride in your work.
What you'll do:
  • Responsible for creating, editing and finalizing construction plans for residential renovation projects in SketchUp and Layout.
  • Drafting of floor plans, interior/exterior elevations, tile and cabinetry drawings, and 3D renderings.
  • Revise plans as needed and ensure all affected sheets and details are updated.
  • Execute established drafting standards and procedures and ensure established deadlines are met.
  • Review and check layout and design drawings prepared by other Design Team members and assist in making modifications prior to releasing drawings to the field.
  • Contribute to the planning and execution of process improvements and initiatives aimed at increasing the efficiency of the department.
  • Help across all design team objectives, diving in where help is needed while working cross-functionally with other members of the Design Team.
  • Communicate professionally with vendors, estimators, subcontractors and internal teams.
  • Perform other duties assigned by Head of Visualization/Design.
What you'll bring:
  • 2+ years of experience
  • AS/AA degree in drafting/construction-related field or equivalent years of experience
  • A solid foundation of SketchUp is required.
  • Experience with Layout, ConDoc Tools extension in SketchUp and AutoCAD is preferred.
  • Experience creating construction plans for residential renovations and new builds
  • Firm understanding of the Construction Documentation process and best practices
  • Experience with 3D modeling, renderings and elevations in Sketchup required
  • Ability to read and understand architectural drawings
  • Should have a mathematical aptitude and moderate level of structural visualization
  • Experience in layout, color, lighting, materials selection and installations
  • Experience with common drafting and design tools and processes
  • Construction project management software experience is a plus
What we offer:
 
Amherst is a privately held corporation located in West Austin with beautiful views of Lake Austin and the loop 360 bridge in a modern workspace with open floor plans.
  • A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
  • Flexible PTO, 8 paid holidays
  • Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
  • Professional career development and reimbursement
  • On-premise fitness center, locker rooms
  • Daily catered lunches, fully stocked kitchen with snacks/drinks
  • Relaxed casual environment and weekly/quarterly office events!
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
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    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases

Location

Two offices around Austin at our HQ with beautiful views of Lake Austin in a modern office and our tech co-working space near Lady Bird Lake

An Insider's view of Amherst

What are some social events your company does?

Amherst is always participating in exciting events. From Dell Match Play to SXSW, Amherst engages in a variety of local events. We also host smaller events for employees such as summer BBQ's and happy hours. Nothing tops our holiday party, a true family celebration!

Austen

Director of Talent

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about our Budget Revision Project! We were tasked with the challenge of moving a tedious process into a more user and mobile friendly system. This will allow the field teams to submit budget revisions from MSR Properties and have one system to manage the majority of their work. This excitement is why I love being a part of the team

Gage

Business Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

“At Amherst, I am able to work collaboratively with peers who have had years of experience similar to mine. The technology is current and evolving as the company grows. Therefore, my skills stay current and always improve.”

Stan

Senior Systems Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

My team is expected to create new IP (Intellectual Property) through innovation in software, hardware, workflow process and data. Our goal is to build franchise value/shareholder value, solve difficult problems through creative solutions, and improve over-all efficiency that in turn makes life easier for all of Amherst

Todd

Chief Technology Innovation Officer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Within my first year, I have acquired solid enterprise-level knowledge in developing .NET applications by using Angular 4+, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Entity Framework, and advanced SQL. We’re transitioning into ‘React’ apps that I'm excited about as it will add to my tech skills. I like that we have autonomy regarding the tech decisions in development

Ruchi

Software Engineer

What are Amherst Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
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Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive compensation and bonus program. Flexible PTO. Health, vision, dental and long term disability coverage. Paid maternity/paternity leave. Attractive office space. Training certifications assistance. Daily catered lunch and stocked kitchens. Monthly birthday celebrations. Casual work environment with regular team-building outings. Breakfast Taco Thursday.

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