Working With Us:

Established in 1973, our firm provides exceptional architectural design, structural engineering and planning services, with a focus on green building principles and strategies. Our careers include excellent benefits (health, dental, life, and 401k). We are strategically located to serve the major business hubs of Northern California, while conveniently situated for easy daily commutes to Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, Marin and surrounding communities. Known as the “Hidden City,” Point Richmond is a historic neighborhood with many shops and restaurants, the Plunge Natatorium, Miller Knox Regional Park, Keller Beach, and is a sailing and recreational destination.

Project Assistant  

Position Summary

Interactive Resources seeks a Project Assistant to join our team. Since 1973, our firm has provided exceptional architectural design, structural engineering and planning services, with a focus on green building principles and strategies. “Interactive Resources” refers to the collaborative and effective business environment our firm cultivates to support a highly productive and creative team.

The Project Assistant is responsible for assisting with administrative matters including support of project-related materials and communications. Full-time benefits include, health, dental, life, and 401k. This is an in-person position in our Point Richmond office. We are strategically located to serve the major business hubs of Northern California, while conveniently situated for easy daily commutes to Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, Marin and surrounding communities. Known as the “Hidden City,” Point Richmond is a historic neighborhood with many shops and restaurants, the Plunge Natatorium, Miller Knox Regional Park, Keller Beach, and is a sailing and recreational destination.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with organizing files, drawings, specifications, contracts, etc.
  • Assist with project proposals and reports, including formatting content, compiling components, fee proposal review, and printing final digital and hard copies
  • Prepare basic level of documents, spreadsheets, letters, transmittals etc. in accordance with company and/or client standards
  • Assist with processing and formatting full length specifications in CSI format
  • Assist Project Managers with construction administration
  • Assist Project Managers with project accounting
  • Prepare AIA subconsultant agreements and amendments
  • Coordinate certificates of insurance with insurance broker for new clients
  • Assist with Division of the State Architect submissions
  • Assist with project security clearance requirements
  • Schedule meetings, conference calls, and appointments when applicable
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • High School diploma required. Associate degree preferred
  • 2+ years of progressive experience in a similar role, preferably within the Architecture and Engineering industry. Prior project/administrative assistant experience or similar experience
  • Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft tools such as Outlook, Excel and Word, particularly for formatting of reports and manuals in Word. Experience with Adobe Acrobat
  • Knowledge of Deltek Ajera project and accounting management platform is a plus
  • Knowledge of Deltek MasterSpec is a plus
  • Ability to uphold the highest standards of confidentiality and discretion
  • Ability to work independently and as a valuable member of a team

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Interactive Resources’ office is a 100% COVID-19 vaccinated workplace.

Please include the following in your application, and send via email to careers at intres.com. No phone calls or visits, please:

Please include the following in your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references, including emails and phone numbers

Preservation Architect  

Interactive Resources seeks a Preservation Architect, or a candidate with relevant experience on a licensing track, to join our team. Since 1973, our firm has provided exceptional architectural design, structural engineering and planning services, with a focus on green building principles and strategies. “Interactive resources” refers to the collaborative and effective business environment our firm cultivates to support a highly productive and creative team.

Interactive Resources also has a long and successful practice of historical preservation, including rehabilitation, restoration, and reconstruction services. We have designed and overseen the construction of hundreds of historical projects completed in compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and employing the California Historical Building Code.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Historic building rehabilitation, restoration, preservation, and reconstruction
  • Programming and development studies
  • Conceptual design
  • Contract documents for preservation
  • ADA compliance design
  • National landmark nominations
  • State and National Register Nominations
  • Historic context statements
  • Historic resource evaluations and surveys
  • Condition surveys
  • Section 106 documentation
  • Tax credit documentation
  • DPR forms
  • Mills Act applications
  • Design/peer review
  • Historic structures reports
  • Historic American Building Survey documentation (HABS)
  • CEQA cultural resource assessments
  • Secretary of the Interior’s Standards Analysis

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • A Degree in Architecture from a program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board OR a Bachelor of Arts with a major in architecture plus two years working in an architecture firm specializing in preservation.
  • AIA or comparable license or certification, or currently on a licensing track.
  • Knowledge of fundamental principles of historic preservation and architectural conservation and ability to apply them to project work.
  • Skilled at applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
  • Experience in project management from conception to completion (definition of project, development of tasks to accomplish the project, coordination and monitoring of work, delivering project on time and within budget).
  • Experience developing proposals, project budgets.
  • Knowledge of client and consultant contracting and negotiation techniques, contract conditions and contract review processes.

Cover letter, resume and work examples should be e-mailed to careers @ intres.com in PDF format, only 2MB maximum. No phone calls or visits, please.

About Interactive Resources
Interactive Resources is a multi-disciplined firm offering architectural design, structural engineering and planning services. Founded in 1973, our well-published and award-winning firm also provides many specialized services for a wide range of projects, including educational facilities, corporate offices, industrial, commercial, retail, municipal, cannabis facilities, and historic buildings. Interactive Resources’ dual emphasis on design and problem resolution reinforces our commitment to comprehensive service and underlines our rigorous standards for quality. “Interactive resources” refers to the highly collaborative and effective work environment our firm cultivates for its architects and engineers to foster a highly productive and creative team. Our special mix of focused but flexible production is a winning feature for our clients and team members.

Our main office is located in the historic East Bay neighborhood of Point Richmond. We are strategically located to serve the major business hubs of Northern California, while conveniently situated for easy daily commutes to Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, Marin and surrounding communities. Known as the “Hidden City,” Point Richmond is an active neighborhood with many restaurants, the Plunge Natatorium, Miller Knox Regional Park, Keller Beach, and is a sailing and recreational destination. The City of Richmond is embarking on a period of exciting growth which has attracted development and significant solar tech firms, as well as a cultural renaissance; Richmond is home to the Craneway Pavilion & Events Center and the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park & Visitors Center.

Structural Engineer  

Interactive Resources, Inc. seeks a Structural Engineer with a minimum of five years of relevant experience, including experience with lateral/seismic design. This position will contribute to the engineering of building design and construction administration, and will assist in the analysis, documentation and design of buildings creating structural calculations, plans and specifications. A wide degree of creativity, initiative and latitude is expected.

B.S. degree in Civil/Structural Engineering is required; M.S. desirable. PE license in the state of California required; SE license desirable. Applicants should have an excellent working knowledge of building codes (CBC, IBC, ASCE 7, AISC, ACI) and construction practices, as well as demonstrable technical expertise in building design (steel, concrete, masonry). Applicants should have good skills with structural design software, including Revit Structural, RISA3D, and Enercalc. Experience with RISAFloorES, and RISAFoundation is a plus. Out of State applications who can obtain a California PE license through reciprocity are welcome to apply.

Applicants must have good written and oral communication skills and understand how to develop and maintain good working relationships with clients. An ability to cultivate new connections and network within the trade to bring new clients is expected. Candidates must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, manage projects effectively, and also work closely with design team to produce high quality structural drawings.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform analysis, design, and documentation of structural systems including: structural layouts, element and component design and specifications
  • Develop solutions to challenging building structural issues integrated with architecture, other engineering disciplines for the use of construction and manufacturing teams
  • Contribute to ensure designs are compliant with the company’s principles of design for manufacturing, assembly, and systems integration
  • Perform site inspections
  • Assist in the preparation of reports, technical memorandums, recommendations, and cost estimates

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of experience as a structural engineer working towards or recently achieving a SE license
  • Knowledge of type 1 to 5 construction systems
  • Knowledge of building code concepts and specifications
  • Willingness to learn
  • Resourceful and team-oriented problem solving skills
  • Forward thinking with strong interpersonal skills
  • Display a passion for innovation
  • A willingness to travel (locally and or out of state, as needed) for meetings, to perform field work, and support clients. International candidates must provide proof of ability to work in the U.S.

Include in Application

  • Introduction Letter
  • Resume
  • Three references including email and phone number
  • All documents shall be e-mailed in PDF format only 2MB maximum.
  • Email to careers at intres.com

Excellent benefits include 401k, Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, and paid time off. Salary is commensurate with experience.

About Interactive Resources
Interactive Resources is a multi-disciplined firm offering architectural design, structural engineering and planning services. Founded in 1973, our well-published and-award winning firm also provides many specialized services for a wide range of projects, including educational facilities, corporate offices, industrial, commercial, retail, municipal, cannabis facilities, and historic buildings. Interactive Resources’ dual emphasis on design and problem resolution reinforces our commitment to comprehensive service and underlines our rigorous standards for quality. “Interactive resources” refers to the highly collaborative and effective work environment our firm cultivates for its architects and engineers to foster a highly productive and creative team. Our special mix of focused but flexible production is a winning feature for our clients and team members.

Our main office is located in the historic East Bay neighborhood of Point Richmond. We are strategically located to serve the major business hubs of Northern California, while conveniently situated for easy daily commutes to Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, Marin and surrounding communities. Known as the “Hidden City,” Point Richmond is an active neighborhood with many restaurants, the Plunge Natatorium, Miller Knox Regional Park, Keller Beach, and is a sailing and recreational destination. The City of Richmond is embarking on a period of exciting growth which has attracted development and significant solar tech firms, as well as a cultural renaissance; Richmond is home to the Craneway Pavilion & Events Center and the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park & Visitors Center.

Qualifications:

Please include the following in your application:

All documents should be e-mailed to careers at intres.com in PDF format, only 2MB maximum.

No phone calls or visits, please.