Meet the Team

Draftsperson Wanted

If you’re looking to work with a team that’s fun, supportive and flexible then this could be the role for you. Right now we are seeking more drafts people, and will consider full-time or contractor options dependent on your situation.

We are an innovative architectural design firm based in Tauranga. We have an established reputation for providing industry leading information and high quality, detailed designs. We are currently looking for an Intermediate/Senior draughtsperson to complement our existing team.

Our office on Devonport Road is close to downtown Tauranga and city amenities. Our stylish office is in a great location, with great views and loads of free parking. Our offices are newly renovated and have a relaxed friendly environment with a focus on lifestyle and flexibility.

Our role offers the following:

  • Friendly and professional working environment
  • Collaboration on projects and sharing of information
  • Diverse range of projects, from new homes, renovations, remedial  to commercial projects
  • Opportunity for career progression
  • Competitive salary
  • Open door policy to senior staff for advice
  • Possible option of flexible working hours

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Carrying out drafting requirements to a very high level for new or existing projects
  • Prepare technical drawings and specifications to be used for building consent
  • Manage the entire drawing process  to obtain building consent
  • Liaise with clients, contractors and consultants on a daily basis
  • Prepare pricing drawings and assist in the collation of construction budgets

Competencies/skills required:

  • 5+ years’ NZ experience minimum
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills
  • An eye for detail and a solid understanding of structural and weathertightness principles
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritise and multi-task
  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent industry experience
  • Knowledge/understanding of NZS:3604 and the NZ Building Code
  • Passion for the industry and a drive for success
  • Ability to liase with clients, engineers, builders and council

Useful but not necessary skills:

An understanding of ArchiCAD if not training will be provided for the right candidate.

If you are interested in applying, please email your C.V. and a covering letter to studio@creativespace.co.nz.

If you wish to have a confidential talk regarding the role please call Andre on 021-768-394


Our Roles

As a boutique agency, we enjoy a flat company structure led by Andre Laurent (Managing Director) who started Creative Space in 2003.  Therefore, while there are currently three identifiable roles in our agency, we also all work cohesively together when required on any given project.

Senior Consultants

This role primarily involves meeting with clients to identify their needs, clearly detail the scope of the project and present a comprehensive proposal of the Creative Space recommendations.  Senior consultants also assist other team members with technical issues and work to add engineering value to projects.  Due to the high level nature of this role, in terms of growing business for our agency, our senior consultants have a well-established and solid background in architectural design.

Designers

This role is pivotal to ensuring we continue to present great design ideas to our clients that meet our company standards.  Our designers prepare concept drawings considering design complexity, budget, construction methods, client requirements and the resulting critical junctions.  In some cases we also prepare 3D modelling for our clients, until they are completely happy with our recommendations.  All our designers have well-established and solid backgrounds in architectural design and construction plus hold the relevant qualifications to support their position.

Architectural Technicians

This role requires a high attention to detail as it is our quality detailed designs and working drawings that ensure the success of our projects.  Technicians are constantly exposed to new information regarding construction methods, detailing, weather-tight design, building science, etc.  It is our intention to further educate our staff to ensure they become the best at what they do.  

 

Over and above these general skills and abilities, we also value experience in the building industry for the understanding it provides in construction challenges and techniques.  Most of our team have spent time “on the tools”, honing their on-site skills before moving into architectural design.