Mid Level

Residential Architect / Experienced Drafter

Golden Rule Builders, Inc.

Posted May 31, 2024

About the Company:

Innovation. Integrity. Trust.

For more than 30 years, Golden Rule Builders has been northern Virginia’s builder of choice for new home construction, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, basement remodeling, home additions, and more. Throughout the years we have remained committed to offering our clients an unparalleled experience. We do this by implementing forward-thinking building practices, using top-grade materials, hiring quality people, and ensuring great communication with our clients.

Why work at Golden Rule?

Short commute (local in Fauquier County)
Stability – we’ve been in business since 1987
Family Environment
Competitive pay
Vacation & Holiday pay (23 days annually with tenure)
Health Insurance & Retirement program


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Residential Architect / Experienced Drafter

Job Description

Residential Architect / Experienced Drafter: To lead and grow the architecture department at GRB, including playing a key role in company leadership.  Define and own company architectural standards, be the resident expert in design/architecture for clients and the company, manage department workflow, and complete designs and construction drawings.


Develop and maintain company architectural standards and procedures.
Oversee the quality of work in the Architecture Department.
Maintain current job knowledge to be the resident expert for design, building codes, and cutting-edge building technology.
Management of Chief Architect software, updates, and catalog (company design software).
Site visits for measurements, elevations, and house layouts.
Participate in client design meetings, led by the salesperson.
Make product and design recommendations to clients based on their taste, style, and budget.
Request bids for structural components (concrete, framing, etc).
Complete construction drawings for permitting.
Prepare and submit county permitting packages including site plans, VDOT, health, and building.
Give clients a FUN and enjoyable design experience!
Work within set company processes


    Requirements: Experience

    Advanced knowledge of residential building codes, building materials, and the residential construction process.
    Experience using Chief Architect or a similar software. Experience using Chief Architect is preferred but we will teach if you have a willingness and aptitude to learn.
    Experience with site plans and county permitting.
    Architect license a plus but not required.
    Creative eye to assist clients in designing their dream home.

    Requirements: Soft Skills

    Able to lead others and manage priorities/processes at a department level.
    Work within set processes and improve/create new processes to support company growth.
    Exceptional ability to work well with clients, working with them on a process that likely involves “once in a lifetime” decisions.
    Must be a genuine team player, able to juggle multiple priorities, and work well under pressure.
    Must be a good listener.
    Competent in using Microsoft software and desire to learn new technology as needed.

    Salary:                  Based on experience.

    Benefits:              Full benefits package including vacation & holiday pay, health, dental, and retirement.

    Hours:                   This is a full-time IN-OFFICE position with regular office hours Monday thru Friday.

    Please email your resume to [email protected] or apply on our website at https://www.goldenrulebuilders.com/work-for-grb/.

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