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At Populous, our office culture is an engaging environment. We thrive on challenge and individual initiative. We are involved in the best projects and our processes encourage everyone to participate and contribute their ideas. From design and planning, to landscape and interiors, our efforts consistently result in innovative solutions.

 

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POPULOUS is the world’s leading design firm dedicated exclusively to creating environments that draw people and communities together for unforgettable experiences. Since 1983, the firm has amassed a portfolio of more than 1,000 projects around the globe, including such icons as Yankee Stadium in New York; the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games main stadium; Nanjing Sports Park in China; ANZ Stadium in Australia; and the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona.

Employee Type:
• Full Time

Description: We are currently looking to expand and enhance our creative interior design team.

Abilities:
The candidate will work within a dynamic creative environment, providing design and documentation in all aspects of the interiors process, in a variety of media formats.

Inventive, creative design thinking, collaborative skill, spatial and environmental design ability, branding development, story creation, and graphic design sensibility are required.

The candidate should be highly adaptable, having a diverse skill set and comfort level working in multiple media platforms. Capabilities should include illustration talents, computer generated renderings for visual communication of the conceptual idea. Previous experience with project management, client presentations and consultant coordination is preferred, as is experience with furniture packages, space planning, detailing and all aspects of designing and documenting the interior process with strength in finish selection.

Specific Skills:
• Bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture or Interior Design from an accredited program.
• 3-5 years of professional experience
• Proficiency in Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
• Rendering experience, 3DS Max + Vray or Brazil r/s or Maxwell.
• Strong sketching and freehand drawings skills. Ability to create quick sketches to convey/sell an idea is critical.
• Strong communication skills, team oriented, self-driven work ethic and ability to multi-task and meet fast paced project demands

Firm Profile:
Populous is the world’s leading design firm dedicated exclusively to creating environments that draw people and communities together for unforgettable experiences. Since 1983, the firm has amassed a portfolio of more than 1,000 projects around the globe, including such icons as Yankee Stadium in New York; the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games main stadium; Nanjing Sports Park in China; ANZ Stadium in Australia; and the Phoenix Convention Center in Arizona.

Email resumes to Laura.Mcintosh@populous.com

POPULOUS is a global design practice specializing in creating environments that draw people and communities together for unforgettable experiences. We are seeking highly talented and enthusiastic architects to join our firm, focusing on the design of public assembly buildings and sport venues.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Develops specific project procedures for the CA phase based on the POPULOUS CA Manual and input from the Client and Builder. Manages and oversees the assignments of other project staff during the CA phase. Represents POPULOUS, along with other team leaders (PM, PD, PA). Assists each project team in the coordination of activities of the consultants and CA documentation (field reports, pay apps, project modifications; e.g. ASI’s, PR’s, CCA’s, CO’s). Manages the project close-out process for the entire firm (punch lists, close-out submittals and substantial completion).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• This position works on construction and design projects, including observation of small to medium sized construction operations; developing and maintaining construction documentation; and working directly with contractors and the public on construction projects.
• Attends various meetings as needed related to assigned construction projects.
• Able to read plans and have an in-depth understanding of project documents.
• Points out potential problems to the project teams and on-site CA person, and keeps project teams informed of progress as necessary.
• Responsible for CA procedures firm-wide.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
• Bachelors or Master’s degree in Architecture or equivalent in work experience
• Architectural registration
• CSI and LEED certifications desirable but not required
• Minimum of 15+ years of experience in related field

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Strong ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and written. Ability to effectively present information in one‐on‐one and small group situations to clients and contractors and employees of the organization.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES
Must have computer skills commiserate to the job duties and level of responsibility. Work is of more than average difficulty and requires application of a practical knowledge of the methods and techniques of architecture and building construction.

Reasonable initiative and independent judgment are required in developing/overseeing a CA process for the firm. Position requires advanced knowledge of interpreting plans, specifications; and monitoring construction activities for adherence to contractual agreements.

To apply: Submit your resume to Laura.McIntosh@populous.com

Populous is currently looking to add an instrumental part of our graphics team.

Firm Profile:
Populous is the world’s leading design firm dedicated exclusively to creating environments that draw people and communities together for unforgettable experiences. Since 1983, the firm has amassed a portfolio of more than 1,000 projects around the globe, including such icons as Yankee Stadium in New York and the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games main stadium.

Employee Type:
Full-Time

Job Responsibilities:
Candidate’s primary responsibility will be to lead signage and wayfinding/environmental graphics and a diverse range of experiential projects from initial concept development to fabrication/installation for large-scale pubic assembly venues. The right candidate will need to be highly adaptable, have a diverse skill set and be comfortable working on several projects simultaneously.

Experience/Other Skills:
• 5-7 years experience in signage and wayfinding/environmental graphics
• Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in graphic design preferred
• Strong work ethic, with demonstrated efficiency, flexibility and desire to grow and work within a team environment
• Exceptional branding and environmental sensibilities
• High level design ability and strength in ideation
• Organized and schedule-oriented
• Detailed knowledge of materials and fabrication techniques
• Strong communication and client presentation abilities
• Ability to work collaboratively and independently
• Proficiency in CS6, Revit, and MS Office required
• 3D modeling in Sketch-Up and Max preferred

Populous offers a competitive salary, bonus and benefit package, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k, flexible spending accounts, paid time off and continuing education benefits. To apply, submit your resume to Laura McIntosh, Human Resources Director, at laura.mcintosh@populous.com.

We are expanding our Denver practice and are seeking talented, enthusiastic, and technically proficient team members with demonstrated capabilities in document production and project management experience on complex, very high quality projects. The perfect candidate will have an interest in working in a dynamic and collaborative global design environment with a diverse range of public assembly building types; including the design of sports venues, convention centers, community buildings and transportation facilities airports.

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We are seeking talented, enthusiastic, and technically proficient team members with demonstrated capabilities in design and production experience on complex, very high quality projects. The perfect candidate will have an interest in working in a dynamic and collaborative global design environment with a diverse range of public assembly building types; including the design of sports venues, convention centers, community buildings and transportation facilities airports.

We are seeking an Architect for our Kansas City Office.

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We are expanding our Denver practice and are seeking talented, enthusiastic, and technically proficient team members with demonstrated design capabilities and an aptitutde for working in a dynamic and collaborative global design environment with a diverse range of public assembly building types; including the design of sports venues, convention centers, community buildings and transportation facilities airports.

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POPULOUS is a global design practice specializing in creating environments that draw people and communities together for unforgettable experiences. Our firm is seeking a Marketing Coordinator for our Kansas City office.

Employee Type:
• Regular / Full time

Job Responsibilities:

• Prepare written information and materials for submittals, presentations, and proposals.
• Maintain photographic, proposal and Populous credential files.
• Assist with preparation of responses, submittals, proposals and presentation materials.
• Assist in development of brochure materials and preparations of team presentations.
• Prepare status reports on project marketing efforts, keeping marketing principals appraised of actions, schedules, prospects, and related events.

Experience / Other Skills:

Qualified candidates must demonstrate polished skills in written and verbal communications and the ability to multi-task. The successful candidate will also display a passion for quality, creative work.

Required skills include proficiency in all Microsoft office suite programs and InDesign; as well as all standard office equipment and phone systems.

The best candidate will be high energy, self-motivated without constant supervision, creative and eager to learn within a fun, team atmosphere. Preference will be given to candidates with a 4 year college degree in marketing or a related field, or equivalent experience in Marketing and/or Communications.

Our ideal candidate would possess the following:
• Proven work history in office or similar environment
• Demonstrated organizational skills
• Excellent communication skills: verbal, administrative writing and creative writing
• Ability to work independently, multi task/manage multiple projects simultaneously and achieve results on deadlines
• Positive attitude, resourceful nature and excellent problem solving capabilities
• Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint); proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and InDesign

POPULOUS offers a competitive salary, bonus and benefit package, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k, flexible spending accounts, paid time off and continuing education benefits. To apply, email your resume with a cover letter referencing your salary expectations to careers@populous.com.

Populous is one of the world’s leading design firms. As creators of some of the world’s most identifiable buildings, we continue to define a building type which has played an increasing role in establishing the architectural fabric of modern cities. Our arena, ballpark, stadium and convention center architects are the world’s finest and most experienced, drawing from the combined expertise of more than 825 projects with construction value exceeding $20 billion. With offices in eight cities on four continents, our design reach is worldwide.

This is a unique opportunity to work for a world leading design firm in Kansas City. Our firm is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the Project Accountant position. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of business experience.

Qualifications:

• Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar type of position
• Computer literacy and competency (including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; experience with Deltek accounting software a plus)
• Excellent organizational, analytical and verbal/written communication skills
• Detail oriented, accurate and dependable individual with ability to prioritize
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business preferred

Responsibilities include:

• Preparing monthly invoices, budgets and project management reports
• Communicating financial information to project managers
• Answering inquiries from staff, vendors and clients
• Maintaining accounting files
• Coding and inputting invoices

POPULOUS offers a competitive salary, bonus and benefit package, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k, flexible spending accounts, paid time off and continuing education benefits. To apply, email your resume with a cover letter referencing your salary expectations to careers@populous.com.

Senior Architect Technician in Kansas City, Missouri

Develops, modifies and/or reviews drawings for the design of sports facilities and other structures, according to established standards and technical expertise. Develops solutions to technical problems, from the master planning and concept design phases through to construction document production. Specializes in event overlay design, taking the art of overlay to a new level, and is able to communicate a complex design in the simplest of forms. Fulfill the design and operational needs of clients in all areas of the sporting world. Acts as project coordinator for a portion of a job for less senior architect technician or architect technician during a portion of a job. Develops concept drawings and imagery for stadia and arenas. Presents design material to clients and consultants. Prepares material for and participates in project interviews and design presentations. Coordinates technical drawings with consultants. Assists in marketing efforts including website videos, blog entries, and magazine articles. Communicates with journalists and other media regarding project related material. Prepares entries for project design awards. Develops overlay drawings for managing major sporting events including the Super Bowl. Uses 2D and 3D visual software, including Autodesk Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup, and Rhino 3D. Assists in the planning, coordination, and execution of event management roles for major sporting events. Constructs physical study models. Support company policies. Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and 1 year of experience in the design of sports facilities using 2D and 3D visual software including Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup, and Rhino 3D. Demonstrated proficiency in CADD and CADD-related systems. Ability to effectively develop draft presentations for delivery to prospects and clients. Proficiency in Autodesk Revit.

emails can be sent to Laura.Mcintosh@Populous.com


United States
Human Resources
Populous
300 Wyandotte Street, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64105
USA
info@populous.com

United Kingdom
Human Resources
Populous
14 Blades Court
Deodar Road
London SW15 2NU
United Kingdom
hr.sport.uk@populous.com

Australia
Human Resources
Populous
418 Adelaide Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Australia
jobs.brisbane@populous.com