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At Johnston, we look for people who are creative and enjoy solving problems, while having fun along the way. Individuals who have a positive attitude, enjoy mentoring and coaching, and would love to contribute to the Johnston culture, please apply!

If you are interested in working for an energetic firm with opportunities for advancement, please submit your resume.

CONTACT:

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713.244.8300  Phone

713.532.9006  Fax


Email:
Johnston@Johnstonllc.com


Johnston on LinkedIn

BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Administrative

• Receptionist

Marketing

• Marketing Coordinator

• Technical Copywriter

Human Resources

• Human Resources Manager

Business Development

• Client Manager

ARCHITECTURE

• Project Architect

ENGINEERING

Electrical

• Electrical Engineer

MANAGEMENT

None at this time

BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Administrative

Receptionist

Johnston is a multi-discipline firm based in Houston, Texas, that provides architecture, engineering, planning, and program management professional design services to various clients including education, government and healthcare. Our unified team of engineers, architects, planners, program managers, and quality assurance professionals seamlessly collaborate to develop thoughtful, innovative design solutions. Johnston’s Vision, “To provide the best client service in design and construction”, is reflected in our designs, our team members, and our culture. Our people are the heart of our business. We build highly engaged and collaborative teams dedicated to executing thoughtful, creative design solutions. We are passionate, positive, loyal and efficient, driven by our entrepreneurial roots. SUMMARY: At Johnston, the Receptionist is the “face” and voice of the company for our clients, visitors, and callers. First impressions are important. Our receptionist will have a friendly personality while also being perceptive and customer-service oriented. The goal is to make our clients, visitors, and callers feel comfortable and valued while engaging with Johnston. REQUIRED EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE:

  • High school diploma.
  • Two years of customer service experience in public or private sector.
  • Knowledge of administrative practices and procedures.
  • Previous experience in professional services firm, a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Office; InDesign experience, a plus.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES:
  • Answers and directs phone calls in a pleasant and professional manner.
  • Consistent interaction with employees and clients via phone, email, and face-to-face contact.
  • Greets all visitors and clients courteously and professionally while providing quality customer service.
  • Conducts temperature checks of all employees and visitors.
  • Manages day-to-day workflow of the Welcome area. Maintains neatness at reception desk and lobby area.
  • Receives and signs for packages and distributes to appropriate individuals. Prepares and mails packages.
  • Receives and delivers mail.
  • Resets conference rooms after meetings or presentations. Manages conference room scheduling and troubleshoots and resolves conference room display issues.
  • Responsible for scheduling meetings as requested.
  • Restocks coffee bars and refrigerators and ensures continued cleanliness.
  • Waters and maintains the office plants as needed.
  • Order lunches when requested.
  • Submits routine work orders.
  • Maintains phone directory and creates recordings.
  • Assists with other administrative duties and overall office support.
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:
  • Knowledge of administrative practices and procedures.
  • Flexible and able to function well in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality and adherence to the practice of business ethics.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with all levels of staff.
  • Multi-tasker and ability to prioritize.
  • Ability to independently solve problems.
  • Highly organized and meticulously detail oriented.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision and in a team environment.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office including Outlook, Excel, and Word. PowerPoint. InDesign experience a plus.
  • Quick learner.

Marketing

Marketing Coordinator

Johnston is a multi-discipline firm based in Houston, Texas, that provides architecture, engineering, planning, and program management professional design services to various clients including education, government and healthcare. Our unified team of engineers, architects, planners, program managers, and quality assurance professionals seamlessly collaborate to develop thoughtful, innovative design solutions. Johnston’s Vision, “To provide the best client service in design and construction”, is reflected in our designs, our team members, and our culture. Our people are the heart of our business. We build highly engaged and collaborative teams dedicated to executing thoughtful, creative design solutions. We are passionate, positive, loyal and efficient, driven by our entrepreneurial roots. SUMMARY The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for creating and producing marketing material to showcase Johnston’s staff and expertise. This role organizes, coordinates, and controls activities involved in the preparation of marketing qualifications, proposals, submittals, and presentations as well as all graphics for external and internal purposes. REQUIRED EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or technical related field.
  • 5+ years of marketing experience in architecture, engineering, or other professional services industry.
  • Exceptional visual graphics, writing, editing, and organizational skills required.
SKILLS OF THE JOB
  • Advanced proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite software (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, preferred).
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Ability to effectively communicate through written and verbal communication.
  • Strong editing and proofreading abilities.
  • Ability to work efficiently and within an organized manner.
  • Ability to maintain a strong sense of focus and confidence under tight deadlines and varying workloads.
  • Excellent ability to multi-task, responding to constantly changing needs and schedules.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Fluency with CRM Software (Cosential and Deltek Vision a plus).
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES: Proposal Management
  • Organizes, coordinates, and controls activities involved in the preparation of marketing qualifications, proposals, submittals, and presentations.
  • Ability to attend pre-proposal conferences, professional meetings, or other marketing related events, as appropriate.
  • Ability to prepare responses to forms, client questionnaires, and qualifying statements, as required. Updates and produces submittals for company registrations and listings.
  • Creates the initial mock-up of proposals and writes portions of the proposals as appropriate.
  • Creates visual graphics as needed for submittals.
  • Coordinates information needed from consultant firms to be included in proposals or at presentations.
  • Updates new project and personnel resumes to be used for marketing purposes.
  • Oversees the maintenance of the marketing files. Maintains information for responses, project data, and office personnel data assuring that information is current, accurate, and appropriate.
  • Provides input and collaboration with the management team to help establish priorities and protocols for responding to RFPs and other marketing related inquires.
Branding / Graphics
  • Creates graphics for proposals, social media, interviews, presentations, specialty brochures, mailers, announcements, etc.
  • Assists with maintaining brand integrity throughout Johnston.
 CRM Management
  • Assists in CRM data entry, data management, and reporting for proposals.
  • Runs and distributes reports.
  • Supervises active upkeep and use of contact databases - holiday card lists, consultant list, etc.
Communications
  • Creates effective publicity and marketing materials, articles and white papers, social media posts, executive messages, internal communication programs, award submittals and presentations.
  • Assists in delivering the firm's messages to its external and internal audiences in alignment with the firm's business, marketing, and public relations strategies.
  • Provides support as needed in updating certain portions of the website.

Technical Copywriter

Johnston is a multi-discipline firm based in Houston, Texas, that provides architecture, engineering, planning, and program management professional design services to various clients including education, government and healthcare. Our unified team of engineers, architects, planners, program managers, and quality assurance professionals seamlessly collaborate to develop thoughtful, innovative design solutions. Johnston’s Vision, “To provide the best client service in design and construction”, is reflected in our designs, our team members, and our culture. Our people are the heart of our business. We build highly engaged and collaborative teams dedicated to executing thoughtful, creative design solutions. We are passionate, positive, loyal and efficient, driven by our entrepreneurial roots. SUMMARY: The Technical copywriter is responsible for organizing, editing, and proofreading documents and presentations to ensure they are grammatically correct, readable, and correspond with the company’s brand image and audience’s targeted message. This position will develop, create, edit, proofread, modify, and package content for team members or clients, as required. This position reports to the Marketing Manager and will work on office wide documents for professional services. REQUIRED EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, English, or a similar discipline.
  • At least five years of writing, editing, production experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite software (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator).
  • Proficient in writing and proofreading.
  • Exceptional visual graphics, formatting, and organizational skills.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES:
  • Perform copy editing, proofreading, and formatting for written documents of all varieties, including, but not limited to, letters, reports, assessments, manuals, presentations, etc. for company services including architecture, engineering, and management.
  • Verify accuracy and check sources of content, as necessary.
  • Create new content and material for development of deliverable to clients and prospective clients.
  • Examine content for logic, order, clarity, and consistency of message.
  • Ability to produce visually appealing final product documents and presentations.
  • Develop and create document layouts, graphics, and supplemental material.
  • Adhere to Johnston best practices and branding guides.
  • Maintain client- or project-specific style guidelines, when applicable.
  • Work collaboratively with all staff members.
  • Meet deadlines.
ATTRIBUTES & ABILITIES: 
  • Enjoyment of writing, editing, creating, and producing documents and presentations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate through written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment while achieving the quality standards.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks/documents/projects while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain focus and organization under tight deadlines and varying workloads.
  • Creativity and design savvy.
  • Resourceful and capable of researching necessary information, as needed.
  • Self-starter with the ability to focus and work independently, when necessary.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Embodies the attributes of an “Ideal Team Player” (Humble, Hungry, People Smart).

Human Resources

Human Resources Manager

Johnston is a multi-discipline firm based in Houston, Texas, that provides architecture, engineering, planning, and program management professional design services to various clients including education, government and healthcare. Our unified team of engineers, architects, planners, program managers, and quality assurance professionals seamlessly collaborate to develop thoughtful, innovative design solutions. Johnston’s Vision, “To provide the best client service in design and construction”, is reflected in our designs, our team members, and our culture. Our people are the heart of our business. We build highly engaged and collaborative teams dedicated to executing thoughtful, creative design solutions. We are passionate, positive, loyal and efficient, driven by our entrepreneurial roots. SUMMARY The Human Resource Manager will lead and direct the routine functions of the Human Resources (HR) department including hiring and interviewing staff, administering pay, benefits, and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices. REQUIRED EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • A minimum of five years of human resource management experience
  • Experience in professional services preferred.
  • Strong recruiting and demonstrated ability to improve talent acquisition strategies.
  • Experience in recruiting and succession planning.
  • Expertise in training and development Experience in performance management
  • PHR, SPHR and/or SHRM-CP highly desired.
SKILLS OF THE JOB
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficiency with ADP Work force Now system – performance module and applicant tracking.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES:
  • Partners with department leaders to understand and execute the company’s human resource and recruiting strategy including future talent needs, temporary hiring needs, recruiting, retention, and succession planning.
  • Manages the talent acquisition process from sourcing candidates, interviewing, reference checks to hiring of qualified job applicants and onboarding.
  • Collaborates with department leaders to understand skills and competencies required.
  • Provides support and guidance to HR team, management, and other staff when sensitive issues arise; may be required to execute routine tasks in delicate circumstances such as providing reasonable accommodations, investigations, COVID-19 protocols, and terminations.
  • Serve as a consultant with other managers advising them on human resources issues, such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment.
  • Oversees employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  • Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent.
  • Plan and oversee employee benefit programs.
  • Creates learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal and external career development opportunities for employees.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommends best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of best practices, regulatory changes, and employment law.
 

Business Development

Client Manager

Johnston is a multi-discipline firm based in Houston, Texas, that provides architecture, engineering, planning, and program management professional design services to various clients including education, government and healthcare. Our unified team of engineers, architects, planners, program managers, and quality assurance professionals seamlessly collaborate to develop thoughtful, innovative design solutions. Johnston’s Vision, “To provide the best client service in design and construction”, is reflected in our designs, our team members, and our culture. Our people are the heart of our business. We build highly engaged and collaborative teams dedicated to executing thoughtful, creative design solutions. We are passionate, positive, loyal and efficient, driven by our entrepreneurial roots. CLIENT MANAGER SUMMARY: The Client Manager serves as a trusted advisor and liaison to our Clients ensuring the best client service in the industry. Being proactive and providing excellent client service, the Client Manager engages the client and listens to their needs to provide solutions to complex problems. Engages our clients in explorations that respectfully challenge their understanding of appropriate design solutions. Responsible for Johnston’s reputation and recognition in the market. Creates new business pursuits, develops, and manages client relationships, and assists with the qualification and proposal process. REQUIRED EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, or management; or equivalent relevant experience and knowledge
  • 10 years of management and/or sales experience
  • Experience with government, healthcare, commercial clients
  • Experience working in integrated teams
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced technical knowledge in architecture and engineering and a broad knowledge of building and construction methods
  • Experience working in Deltek Vision and Cosential databases, a plus
SKILLS OF THE JOB:
  • Contributes to the execution of Johnston’s business development strategy
  • Strong understanding of the company's services and knowledge of our competition
  • Ready to develop creative solutions for existing clients, good listener, listens for and seeks out new projects which may exist or are being formulated
  • Can identify new business opportunities and seeks out new projects which may exist or are being formulated
  • Can lead or participate in business development opportunities, presentations, and interviews
  • Develops and nurtures positive client relationships
  • Strong leadership, communication, and relationship management skills
  • Excellent presentation skills to effectively present, sell, and negotiate services
  • Ability to work with leadership team to develop strategic vision
  • Ability to develop fees and proposals for a wide range of project types
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to solve problems individually, as well as a part of a team
  • Solution-based thinking
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing - excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills required
  • Proactively cultivates client relationships
  • Responsible for market and client research, developing and coordinating new business pursuits
  • Fosters a culture of excellent external and internal client service
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with consultants, contractors, and jurisdictional/approval agencies to increase stature in the market and community resulting in increased potential business opportunities
  • Assists Marketing Department in development of marketing campaigns, materials, webinars, etc. and overall proposal preparation

ARCHITECTURE

Project Architect

Johnston is a multi-discipline firm based in Houston, Texas, that provides architecture, engineering, planning, and program management professional design services to various clients including education, government and healthcare. Our unified team of engineers, architects, planners, program managers, and quality assurance professionals seamlessly collaborate to develop thoughtful, innovative design solutions. Johnston’s Vision, “To provide the best client service in design and construction”, is reflected in our designs, our team members, and our culture. Our people are the heart of our business. We build highly engaged and collaborative teams dedicated to executing thoughtful, creative design solutions. We are passionate, positive, loyal and efficient, driven by our entrepreneurial roots. SUMMARY: In partnership with the Project Manager and Project Designer, the Project Architect has responsibility for the project’s financial performance and team communication. The Project Architect is responsible for the issuance and content of deliverables, technical content of Johnston documents, coordination of disciplines and consultants, and for the supervision of all staff producing documents and is responsible for the implementation of Construction Phase Services in collaboration with the Project Manager. The Project Architect is responsible for securing QA reviews and the implementation of comments. Must be a licensed Architect and is responsible for signing/sealing drawings. Needs to participate in and contribute to a culture of technical excellence. REQUIRED EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or equivalent
  • 6+ years’ design experience
  • 5 years’ experience working on architecturally significant buildings
  • Licensed Architect with current registration
  • LEED accredited is a plus
SKILLS OF THE JOB:
  • Ability to monitor design process to ensure the overall design intent of the project is properly executed and incorporated into the detailed documentation.
  • Responsible for technical resolution and coordination of a project.
  • Effective communication with client representatives to verify design requirements and specifications, progress reviews, and delivery of final presentation.
  • Ability to perform product research. Assists Project Manager in writing specifications.
  • Knowledge to check completed reports, plans, estimates, and calculations for accuracy.
  • Along with the Sr. Project Architect, creates strategy for producing the documents. This includes defining how data will be organized and which elements will be incorporated in a Building Information Model (BIM).
  • Works with Sr. Project Architect to set up project team software parameters and manages standards.
  • Strong knowledge of design, trends, construction methodology, material application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness.
  • Advanced knowledge of architectural building systems.
  • Knowledge of sustainability, integrated design, and LEED guidelines.
  • Responsible for communication with other disciplines, vendors, and contractors to ensure incorporation of all information into project requirements.
  • Works with Sr. Project Architect to ensure that construction documentation conforms to quality assurance and best practice standards.
  • Supervises preparation of technical drawings.
  • Mentors and directs the work of less experienced staff.
  • Fosters a commitment to external and internal client service.
  • Participates in business development meetings with team leaders to target specified project, client, or market opportunities.
  • Coordinates and tracks shared electronic documentation and files with project team, clients, and consultants.
  • Meets with municipal building department and other governing agency officials to coordinate approvals or variances.
  • Attends on-site visits, field reviews, and project meetings. Prepares and coordinates the review of contractor’s schedules, submission of shop drawings and samples.
  • Works with Specification Writer in product research, consulting with manufacturers, and evaluating and selecting project-related materials.
  • Participates in review of project costs and budgets, and adherence to schedule.
  • May prepare 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings and build models for client.
  • Thorough knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM).
  • Good knowledge of QA/QC process.
  • Knowledge of building codes and ability to research and apply/incorporate into technical documents.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Proficiency in Revit required.
  • Good experience in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup.
  • Proficiency in Newforma preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to lead a team and work effectively with other project leaders.
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines.

ENGINEERING

Electrical

Electrical Engineer

Johnston is a multi-discipline firm based in Houston, Texas, that provides architecture, engineering, planning, and program management professional design services to various clients including education, government and healthcare. Our unified team of engineers, architects, planners, program managers, and quality assurance professionals seamlessly collaborate to develop thoughtful, innovative design solutions. Johnston’s Vision, “To provide the best client service in design and construction”, is reflected in our designs, our team members, and our culture. Our people are the heart of our business. We build highly engaged and collaborative teams dedicated to executing thoughtful, creative design solutions. We are passionate, positive, loyal and efficient, driven by our entrepreneurial roots. SUMMARY: In partnership with the Project Manager, the Project Engineer has responsibility for a project’s financial performance and team communication. The Project Engineer is responsible for the successful delivery of medium to large building projects, developing project concepts and budgets, completing site assessments and writing reports to create solutions for our clients. This position is also responsible for managing and mentoring a team of Engineers and Designers.  REQUIRED EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • Licensed PE
  • 10+ years’ project engineering experience in all phases of project
  • Experience working in integrated teams
  • Leadership ability working in a consultancy environment
  • Experience with healthcare, government and education project types
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced technical knowledge in Engineering and a broad knowledge of engineering systems, calculations and construction methods
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit, BIM
  • ARCH FLASH experience a plus
  • Experience with complex analysis tools for electrical design

MANAGEMENT

None at this time

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CONTACT:



713.244.8300  Phone

713.532.9006  Fax


Email:
Johnston@Johnstonllc.com


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BENEFITS

Medical

Dental

Vision

Short Term and Long Term Disability

401(k) Plan and Profit Sharing

Professional Organization Support

AIA Accredited Provider

PTO

Flexible Work Schedules

Casual, Half-Day Fridays

BENEFITS

Medical

Dental

Vision

Short Term and Long Term Disability

401(k) Plan and Profit Sharing

Professional Organization Support

AIA Accredited Provider

PTO

Flexible Work Schedules

Casual, Half-Day Fridays