Designer - CA - El Segundo
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CA - El Segundo

KB Home, a Fortune 1000 NYSE company and one of America's premier homebuilders, has an immediate employment opportunity available. The Company operates in 10 states across the nation from California to Florida.

KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilding companies in the United States. Since its founding in 1957, the company has built more than half a million quality homes. KB Home's unique homebuilding approach lets each buyer customize their new home from lot location to floor plan and design features. As a leader in utilizing state-of-the-art sustainable building practices, all KB homes are highly energy efficient and meet strict ENERGY STAR® guidelines. This helps to lower monthly utility costs for homeowners, which the company demonstrates with its proprietary KB Home Energy Performance Guide® (EPG®). KB Home has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award winner for five straight years and a WaterSense© Partner of the Year for four consecutive years.

Job Summary:  Creates architectural designs for housing across the country while implementing a variety of design requirements that follow the KB2020 business model. 

  • Design Consultation
    • Consult with Division or Sr. Director of Design to determine the scope of work and functional requirements of product.
    • Obtain Municipal requirements and if necessary, conduct research to ensure product is designed to meet guidelines.
    • Identify and execute regional design standards.
    • Understand and implement KB2020 standards for floor plan & elevation design.
  • Design Interior Floor plans
    • Collaborate with senior staff, interpret sketches and design ideas.
    • Produce associated floor plans by hand, freehand and/or hard lined to scale
  • Design Exterior Elevations
    • Collaborate with senior staff, interpret sketches and design ideas.
    • Produce associated elevations by hand, freehand and/or hard lined to scale.
    • Occasionally create municipal or division requested street scenes/ elevations in black and white or hand colored.
  • Responsible for following projects through to finish - meet all set deadlines.
    • Oversee design process through production and construction process.
    • Submit/transmit information such as drawings, transmittals and electronic correspondence to internal and external team members.
    • Work alongside senior staff to ensure high level of quality product this includes backchecking designs and
    • Design Review Boards.
    • Deliver designs per project schedules.

Education/Experience/Minimum Requirements:

  • Education/Certifications/Licenses
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture preferred
  • Experience
    • Designer: 3-5 years’ experience in single and multi-family production housing design.
    • Experience working on staff for a residential homebuilder preferred.
    • A state-issued architecture license is a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Good freehand drawing skills of conceptual schematic designs of residential floor plans and elevations is a must
    • Must work effectively and efficiently within a team concept in a fast paced environment
    • Proven ability to multi-task and complete tasks within a scheduled timeframe
    • Consistently shows attention to detail 
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrate problem solving and marketing skills in presenting design concepts
    • Proficient in AutoCAD, SketchUp and Adobe Creative Suite
    • Intermediate computer skills are a necessity (Microsoft Office Suite - Outlook, Excel, Word)
  • Work Requirements
    • Must work 8-hour days (during core business hours) with flexibility for longer hours as needed
    • Occasional travel may be required

Location: KB Home Architecture Building in El Segundo



Find out why KB Home is attracting and retaining the best employees! If you are interested and qualified, please apply now. KB Home provides above average compensation packages and earnings potential, full benefits, an outstanding 401K matching program, bonus plans and amazing promotional opportunities. KB Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work team. Diversity is important to KB Home!