Architectural Designer with SketchUp Experience

Bozeman, Montana


COMPLETE AN APPLICATION AT: AHB Architectural Designer Application

ASCENT HOME BUILDERS is a residential construction company specializing in designing and building unique, custom homes. We’re committed to building a Bozeman company that will stand the test of time by delivering an exceptional finished product and an excellent customer experience along with a culture where people feel valued, supported and inspired to do their best work. We consider this position as a key part of the overall customer experience and success of the company. We provide:

  • Work that is challenging and highly rewarding while allowing you to continuously grow and improve
  • A vision and mission worth being a part of
  • A fun and inspiring work environment and a culture centered around respect, kindness, and treating people how we want to be treated
  • A path toward a brighter future and advancement in the company


  • Competitive Pay
  • Paid Time Off
  • Simple IRA for qualified employees
  • Remote work
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Free weekends and major holidays


The Architectural Designer uses computer software, SketchUp and LayOut, to transform the Lead designer’s conceptual designs into organized and detailed technical architectural construction documents according to the project specifications.


  • Sends out new Client welcome package, including design process document, design agreement, and design survey
  • Understands the goals for the project and the design program and budget
  • Analyzes current building codes, by-laws and requirements to establish how they affect architectural drawings, and stay up-to-date on all required and relevant codes
  • Contributes to all phases of the design process, including modeling in SketchUp, documenting in LayOut, photorealistic rendering in V-ray, and post processing in Photoshop
  • Manages application and submittal process of plans and materials boards to subdivision HOA design review from sketch review through final approval
  • Applies for city building permits and completes the City of Bozeman’s plan submittal process via ePlans
  • Makes plan and documents copies in order to obtain final building permit
  • Completes application process for septic and land use permits for county projects
  • Uploads digital plans to copy center, pick up and distribute as necessary
  • Assists in designing and implementing systems, templates, checklists, and standard operating procedures for reoccurring tasks
  • Creates and stores project documents, files, and folders in compliance with the Document Management System
  • Protects and promotes Ascent Home Builders’ interests in all matters, doing whatever is reasonably necessary to discharge his/her duties which include, but are not necessarily limited to the above


  • Minimum of one year of verifiable experience
  • Architectural degree
  • Strong computer skills and a natural ability to quickly learn and operate different types of software
  • Trimble SketchUp & LayOut knowledge and experience with an understanding of groups, components, layers, scenes, and styles, strongly preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of residential construction, preferred
  • Understanding of project progression through pre-design, schematic design, design development, and construction documentation
  • Ability to create a complete set of residential construction drawings as well as 3-D modeling for design and presentation purposes
  • Strong attention to detail and tech-savvy
  • Ability to focus for prolonged periods of time
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong organization and workflow structure skills
  • Ability to work on a Mac computer and create drawings, with very minimal assistance
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
  • Owns an Apple laptop computer and have the capability to work remotely with high speed internet
  • Ability to work in Bozeman, MT


  • Work in an office and remote environment
  • Required dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and mouse