CO-OP Job Description
Title: CAD/Design Co-Op
Co-op May 1st – end of term
New England Development
Reports to: Senior VP Planning & Design
The successful candidate will work within the Planning & Design group at New England Development. You will be exposed to a wide range of development projects throughout the country. As a co-op student at New England Development you will be immersed into the day to day operation of a professional development company and will have an active role in the planning and design portion of our projects. This position will give you a unique view of the design process from the client’s perspective.
The first step will be to acclimate you from a learning mindset to a professional working environment and understand our drawing standards and our goals and expectations for the term. We will expect your best and invest the time to make this a true learning experience for you as well as providing a service for us. A typical day may have you working to support our leasing department with proposed sketches or plans, meeting with architects to advance a development project or on site monitoring a construction project. Although not working for an architect you will be assisting in design direction and getting needed experience for future choices and your overall career.
Candidates for this position shall be proficient in AutoCAD, you’ll be building and testing master plans as well as concept plans. SketchUp experience is a plus, as sight line studies, shadow studies, massing concepts and signage studies are germane to the position. Experience in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign) a plus. We all act as visual communicators in this position and use this tool, as well as others to portray our design intent to design professionals as well as our leadership team.
This position with be eligible for IDP experience hours.
College student studying in Architecture, Planning, or Facilities Management