Careers

  • Office Manager

    We are seeking an Office Manager with good communication and organizational skills to oversee the day-to-day functions of our 13-person architecture studio. This person will be a strategic partner that ensures the office runs efficiently and that employees have what they need to be successful.

    The ideal candidate will be an experienced professional who is passionate about how design contributes to human experience and potential.

    Business Operation and Administrative Responsibilities

    • Participation in strategic and organizational planning while interfacing with principals, project managers, staff, and marketing support staff
    • Assist Principals in the preparation of agendas for weekly staff and planning meetings
    • Prepare monthly invoices, quarterly reports, projections, and communication with Accountant
    • Assist in the preparation of proposals and contracts
    • Interface with vendors
    • Support staff development and human resource needs, manage policy compliance and health benefits, and assist in scheduling training and reviews

     

    An ideal candidate would have an appreciation of great design

    Ability to organize, prioritize tasks, and manage time well

    Excellent communication skills

    Upbeat, friendly, and creative problem-solver

     

    Proficiency in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, and Google Workspace desired.

    Familiarity in Adobe Creative Suite and Project Management Software (such as Monograph) desirable, willing to train.

     

    Bachelor’s Degree in a related field

    Prior industry experience is valuable but not required

    Five years of experience in business/office management or complex project management experience required

     

    Please email a letter of interest and resume to: careers@simonsarchitects.com

  • Architectural Designer

    Simons Architects is an innovative, high-performance design studio located in Portland, Maine that values excellent design, teamwork, attention to detail, hard work, and creative problem solving. We believe that well-designed buildings do more than resolve spatial programs; they enhance the human experience.

    We are committed to the design process and embrace an open studio culture. Weekly design presentations, pin-ups, and charrettes help us keep our design brains active. Office parties have included curling lessons, card games, bowling outings, and tacos. If any of these things sound like they might be up your alley, reach out and connect with us.

    Who we are hoping to find:

    A collaborative, creative, self-motivated hard-working architectural designer to join our team

    Experience Level: 3-5 years of professional design experience working on commercial and institutional projects

    A professional architectural degree, BArch or MArch

    Demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently

    Ability to work efficiently in small flexible teams

    Ideal candidate will be in process of pursuing professional licensure

    Strong verbal and written communication skills

    Strong Revit, AutoCad, Adobe Suite, and Sketch-up skills

    Knowledge of LEED, Passivhaus, Living Building Challenge desirable

    Positive attitude

     

    On Covid-19:

    While many members of our team are currently working remotely, a candidate should expect to be in the office in Portland, Maine, for the first few months of employment (with Covid Protocols and safety measures in place). Remote working can be considered after that time.

     

    Please email letter of interest, resume, and work samples (max total 15 MB) to: careers@simonsarchitects.com