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Team Leader

Job Summary

Performs work requiring independent judgment in evaluation, selection and substantial modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria.

  • Dallas Office (2 Team Leader openings)
  • Houston Office (1-2 Team Leader openings)
Essential Functions
  • Interprets and collaborates conceptual designs with the Project Manager and then drives the project through completion
  • Develops, organizes, and reviews building plans
  • Represents design ideas in 3D
  • Teaches, coordinates with, and mentors architectural interns
  • Involved in a project from start to finish
  • Involved in consulting with engineers, contractors, and construction personnel
  • Receives technical guidance from Project Manager
  • Supervises, coordinates, and reviews work of a team of Interns for a project
  • Balance technical skills and creative aptitude in a fast-paced environment
  • Expertise in architectural standards, engineering practices, codes and standards
  • Communication proficiency
  • Strong technical capacity
  • Strong personal leadership abilities
  • Collaboration skills
  • Problem solving/analysis
  • Project` management skills

Required Education
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in architecture (post graduation)
  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture or degree equivalent education and experience
  • Work history meets all requirements for registration
  • Pursuit of documentation and testing for professional licensing, if not currently held
Supervisory Responsibility

This position has supervisory responsibilities mainly concerning overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters.

Work Environment
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities or special needs to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is sometimes exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration, as with a site visit. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level at the job sites is usually loud.
Physical Demands
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities or special needs to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is mostly required to sit, but occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Hours Expected

This is a full-time position, with a minimum expectation of 40 hours per week. Hours are

somewhat flexible, and some late evenings may be required.

Travel (if any)

There is no anticipated overnight travel for this position. Some local day travel may be required.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) benefits package
  • Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance & Group Life Insurance
  • PTO and Flex Time
Unique HLR Benefits
  • AIA Dues – HLR pays 50% of application fees, annual dues, and other professional organization dues
  • Texas Architectural License – HLR pays 100% of license renewal fees after the first fully licensed year
  • ARE – HLR reimburses 100% of exam fees for exams with passing grades
  • Testing and CE Time – HLR allows up to 3 paid days off per year for exams and continuing education
About HLR

HLR is an employer dedicated to upholding a diverse and equal opportunity workplace. We are a dynamic architectural firm founded in 1991, headquartered in Dallas, TX with offices in Houston, TX and Seattle, WA.

We empower experienced architects with the opportunity to lead and junior architects with the opportunity to grow into well-rounded architects.

When you join HLR, you are joining a team of passionate and dedicated professionals committed to positively impacting communities. We enhance the lives of those who live, work, and play in our communities through creative architectural approaches and problem-solving.

At HLR, we care about our work but we also care about your career growth and personal development.

Please submit your resume and portfolio to careers@hlrinc.net

“As a 21+ year employee of HLR, I have witnessed many changes in the industry and in our office. What has not changed is HLR’s dedication to its employees. As a member of the HLR family not only will you be a part of a diverse, professional, and creative work environment, you will also have the opportunity to grow your career!”

Felicia Rollins

Senior Associate

juan torres

“Like many facets of life, HLR is  constantly evolving. I’ve seen the technology we use to convey our designs evolve over the past 17 years. Years ago a color photoshop elevation was the latest trend, now 3D animations and VR is the norm. HLR has committed to constantly using the latest software and technology to streamline our design/production workflow. We welcome upcoming designers and the skill sets they bring to keep us informed and ensure HLR is always moving forward down the path of constant technology evolution.”

Juan Torres

Senior Project Manager

“The way I like to measure success is by how many people are successful next to me. HLR as a teaching firm propels each one of us along our career path, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to achieve their individual goals.”

Paola Chirinos

Team Lead

Paola Chirinos De Lima