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CURRENT OPENINGS

Thank you for your interest in a career with Oppenheim Architecture. To apply for one of the current openings listed below, please email our Human Resources Department. In your submission, please include the title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line, and be sure to include a Cover Letter, your Résumé/CV and a Portfolio sample, if applicable, in PDF format. If we determine that your credentials are an excellent fit for the position, someone from our recruiting staff will be in touch with you directly. Oppenheim Architecture is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering an open dynamic and challenging international work environment for applicants to develop their career goals.

ARCHITECTURAL VISUAL ARTIST (MIAMI)

We are currently looking for an Architectural Visual Artist to supplement our design team. The Architectural Visual Artist should have a degree in Architecture and a desire to focus on architectural representation and visualization with a keen eye for composition and lighting quality, and an interest in related artistic disciplines, ranging from photography, film, to graphic design.

The candidate should demonstrate a strong command of high-end rendering techniques and post production with strong skills in Maya, Rhino, Maxwell Render, Vray and Photoshop. The ability to work and collaborate in a creative team environment is essential.

Minimum requirements:

  • Highly creative approach towards image-making
  • Degree in Architecture and/or Urban Planning
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in image-making at international architectural design firms or rendering agencies
  • Strong graphic and design talent
  • Excellent AutoCAD, Archicad, Maya, Rhino, Photoshop, Maxwell Render & Vray skills
  • Ability to work and deliver within tight time frames
  • Fluency in English; Bilingual (English/Mandarin, English/German) a plus
  • Salary and benefits are commensurate with ability and experience. Positions are currently based in Miami.

    Apply for the Architectural Visual Artist (Miami) Position

    ARCHITECTURE INTERN (BASEL)

    Position Summary

    Oppenheim Architecture is currently accepting applications for Architecture Interns to join our Basel studio. The ideal candidate would be self-motivated and well organized, and would possess exceptional design and graphic skills, attention to detail, communication skills, and a flexible mentality.

    Technical Requirements

  • Candidates should be currently studying Architecture or other relevant courses
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, InDesign, Rhino, Sketchup (Archicad a plus)
  • Strong graphic design and model-making skills
  • Ability to interact with team members at all levels and to help in the preparation of drawings, 3D models, presentations, and so on, for projects at all stages
  • Other Requirements

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English (German, Spanish or other languages a plus)
  • Candidates should be eligible to work in the EU
  • Please send your application documents with CV and work samples by email to rahel@oppenoffice.com.

    ARCHITECTURE INTERN (MIAMI)

    Position Summary

    Oppenheim Architecture is currently accepting applications for full-time Architecture Interns to join our Miami studio. The ideal candidate would be self-motivated and well organized, and would possess exceptional design and graphic skills, attention to detail, communication skills, and a flexible mentality.

    Technical Requirements

  • Education in Architecture (current students and recent graduates welcome)
  • Proficiency in Autocad, Maya and Rhino (Archicad a plus)
  • Ability to interact with team members at all levels and to help in the preparation of drawings, 3D models, presentations, and so on, for projects at all stages
  • Other Requirements

  • English language communication skills required (German, Spanish or other languages a plus)
  • Ability to work legally in the United States
  • Confidence in working on complex projects and in a fast-paced, demanding professional environment
  • Apply for the Architecture Intern (Miami) Position

    ARCHITEKTIN / ARCHITEKT ALS PROJEKTLEITER/IN 100% (BASEL)

    Oppenheim Architecture mit Niederlassungen in Basel, Miami und New York realisiert ausdrucksstarke, einzigartige Projekte im In- und Ausland. Zur Ergänzung unseres Teams in Muttenz bei Basel sind wir auf der Suche nach einer Architektin / einem Architekten als Projektleiter/in.

    Was wir uns von Ihnen wünschen:

  • Studienabschluss und mindestens 3-5 Jahre qualifizierte Berufserfahrung in der Schweiz mit Schwerpunkten Detailprojektierung und Ausführungsplanung
  • Freude an der eigenständigen Umsetzung von Projekten mit hohem gestalterischem Anspruch
  • Mut zu innovativen Lösungen komplexer Aufgabenstellungen und eine hohe architektonische und gestalterische Sensibilität
  • Einsatzbereitschaft und eine engagierte und selbständige Arbeitsweise
  • Organisierte, vorausschauende und strukturierte Vorgehensweise in der Projektleitung
  • Sehr gute Kenntnisse in ArchiCAD und Grundkenntnisse in Revit, Rhino, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign, Keynote und MS Office
  • Hohe Fachkompetenz und ein tief verankertes Interesse am architektonischen Puls der Zeit zu sein
  • Bewusstsein der hiesigen Bauvorschriften, Reglementarien und der SIA-Normen
  • Einwandfreie Kenntnisse der deutschen Sprache in Wort und Schrift (C2) und Verhandlungssicherheit in Englisch (C1-2)
  • Was wir Ihnen bieten:

  • Abwechslungsreiche Projekte mit anspruchsvoller Architektur in einem spannenden und internationalen Wirkungsfeld
  • Ein angenehmes Arbeitsklima in prämiertem Atelier mitten im Dorfkern von Muttenz
  • Der Austausch mit rund 40 engagierten und motivierten Teamkolleginnen und -kollegen weltweit
  • Hohe Selbstverantwortung und die Möglichkeit sich persönlich zu entfalten und weiterzuentwickeln
  • Sie wünschen sich eine neue Herausforderung mit viel Eigenverantwortung und wollen in einem motivierten Umfeld herausragende Projekte realisieren? Dann freuen wir uns auf Ihr komplettes Bewerbungsdossier inkl. Portfolio, das Sie bitte direkt an Rahel Schneider rahel@oppenoffice.com senden.

    Apply for the Architektin / Architekt als Projektleiter/in 100% (Basel) Position

    PROJECT MANAGER (BASEL)

    Position Summary

    Responsible for the optimal technical and financial performance of his/her assigned projects. Function as a client advocate. Insure quality of design process: planning solutions, Construction Documents and Construction Administration. Develop and implement the Project Management Plan to insure adherence to schedule and budget. Promote effective client communications. Negotiate contract and assist in marketing.

    Responsibilities

  • Perform an initial contract review to insure full understanding of the requirements. Assure that the following items are included in the written agreement:
  • – Clear articulation of the work scope.
    – Schedule of “deliverables” including description, due dates, standards of acceptance (i.e., number of revisions) and any additional information/documentation required in reports.
    – Project start and completion time line.
    – Compensation clause stating terms (hourly rates, fixed price, etc.), amount of compensation and collection date, as well as, the client contact authorized to make commitments, changes, sign-off
    – Billing information including invoice mailing location, required documentation and any special instructions

  • Provide documentation and any other required information to initiate and administer a project. This includes appropriate architectural and administrative staff data for generating a project number, task codes, etc.
  • Develop all work scopes and prepare working budgets for projects, subcontracts and all related addenda for submittal to Sr. Studio Director and or Principal, as appropriate.
  • Develop a Project Management Plan (PMP) for each project assignment, secure approval, and manage project staff, subcontractors and resources. Prepare monthly Project Status Reports on the project’s technical progress and schedules.
  • Negotiate addenda and subcontracts. Assist on internal contract negotiations and budgets (consistent with company policies).
  • Function as main communications conduit for clients regarding project requirements and communicate the information to all team members throughout the project’s duration.
  • Schedule project team meetings and communicate all technical and other project information to team members, across all disciplines. Perform project and quality control reviews to assure that the project exceeds client expectations.
  • Provide thorough and accurate project filing and documentation (including both hard copy and electronic media).
  • Review and approve shop drawings, answer field questions and dispose all RFI’s, FC’s and CO’s submitted by the Construction Manager.
  • Mentor team staff, provide technical assistance and serve as resource to the staff-at-large in specific areas of expertise.
  • Provide all project staff members with accounting and budget information for an accurate recording of labor and expenses (accounting codes, project numbers, etc.).
  • Review all financial reports for thoroughness and accuracy (in keeping with policy guidelines) and notify the team leadership in a timely manner of any needed corrections.
  • Review all outgoing invoices for accuracy and contract compliance (project/contract number, address, format, content, etc.)
  • Document and obtain all necessary change orders and addenda, in a timely manner. Handle contract changes before (not after) work/services are provided. While the Project Manger should anticipate work scope changes in most situations, where changes could not be anticipated, the PM is expected to notify the client and start the change order process, immediately and communicate these changes to the assigned Principal, Studio Director and project team.
  • Notify the Group Principal, Studio Director and CFO of any “red flag issues” (i.e. poor performance, client communications breakdown, accidents involving persons/property; etc) which could involve claims against the company, its staff or its subcontractors.
  • Assist Finance Director in collecting payments for services rendered on a timely basis, but not more than 45 days from date of invoice.
  • Deliver projects within budgets at or above initial profit estimates. Project’s fiscal control and management is one of the main areas of a Project Manager’s responsibility. Therefore, miscommunication and lack of clarity will not be considered an excuse for poor fiscal management.
  • Provide an accurate assessment of project performance (both positive and negative) to Team Leadership so that all resources can be directed to serve the best interests of our clients.
  • Develop new business with assigned clients and participate as requested in proposal development and presentations.
  • Technical Requirements

  • Minimum education: Bachelor of Architecture, or equivalent
  • License: Highly recommended
  • Software proficiency: ArchiCad, Word, Excel, Microsoft Project
  • Experience: 8-10 years in the field (two years project management experience)
  • Building Type: As appropriate to studio assignment
  • Other Qualifications

  • Excellent communications skills (verbal, aural and written)
  • Team player
  • Apply for the Project Manager (Basel) Position

    PROJECT MANAGER (MIAMI)

    Position Summary

    Responsible for the optimal technical and financial performance of his/her assigned projects. Function as a client advocate. Insure quality of design process: planning solutions, Construction Documents and Construction Administration. Develop and implement the Project Management Plan to insure adherence to schedule and budget. Promote effective client communications. Negotiate contract and assist in marketing.

    Responsibilities

  • Perform an initial contract review to insure full understanding of the requirements. Assure that the following items are included in the written agreement:
  • – Clear articulation of the work scope.
    – Schedule of “deliverables” including description, due dates, standards of acceptance (i.e., number of revisions) and any additional information/documentation required in reports.
    – Project start and completion time line.
    – Compensation clause stating terms (hourly rates, fixed price, etc.), amount of compensation and collection date, as well as, the client contact authorized to make commitments, changes, sign-off
    – Billing information including invoice mailing location, required documentation and any special instructions

  • Provide documentation and any other required information to initiate and administer a project. This includes appropriate architectural and administrative staff data for generating a project number, task codes, etc.
  • Develop all work scopes and prepare working budgets for projects, subcontracts and all related addenda for submittal to Sr. Studio Director and or Principal, as appropriate.
  • Develop a Project Management Plan (PMP) for each project assignment, secure approval, and manage project staff, subcontractors and resources. Prepare monthly Project Status Reports on the project’s technical progress and schedules.
  • Negotiate addenda and subcontracts. Assist on internal contract negotiations and budgets (consistent with company policies).
  • Function as main communications conduit for clients regarding project requirements and communicate the information to all team members throughout the project’s duration.
  • Schedule project team meetings and communicate all technical and other project information to team members, across all disciplines. Perform project and quality control reviews to assure that the project exceeds client expectations.
  • Provide thorough and accurate project filing and documentation (including both hard copy and electronic media).
  • Review and approve shop drawings, answer field questions and dispose all RFI’s, FC’s and CO’s submitted by the Construction Manager.
  • Mentor team staff, provide technical assistance and serve as resource to the staff-at-large in specific areas of expertise.
  • Provide all project staff members with accounting and budget information for an accurate recording of labor and expenses (accounting codes, project numbers, etc.).
  • Review all financial reports for thoroughness and accuracy (in keeping with policy guidelines) and notify the team leadership in a timely manner of any needed corrections.
  • Review all outgoing invoices for accuracy and contract compliance (project/contract number, address, format, content, etc.)
  • Document and obtain all necessary change orders and addenda, in a timely manner. Handle contract changes before (not after) work/services are provided. While the Project Manger should anticipate work scope changes in most situations, where changes could not be anticipated, the PM is expected to notify the client and start the change order process, immediately and communicate these changes to the assigned Principal, Studio Director and project team.
  • Notify the Group Principal, Studio Director and CFO of any “red flag issues” (i.e. poor performance, client communications breakdown, accidents involving persons/property; etc) which could involve claims against the company, its staff or its subcontractors.
  • Assist Finance Director in collecting payments for services rendered on a timely basis, but not more than 45 days from date of invoice.
  • Deliver projects within budgets at or above initial profit estimates. Project’s fiscal control and management is one of the main areas of a Project Manager’s responsibility. Therefore, miscommunication and lack of clarity will not be considered an excuse for poor fiscal management.
  • Provide an accurate assessment of project performance (both positive and negative) to Team Leadership so that all resources can be directed to serve the best interests of our clients.
  • Develop new business with assigned clients and participate as requested in proposal development and presentations.
  • Technical Requirements

  • Minimum education: Bachelor of Architecture, or equivalent
  • License: Highly recommended
  • Software proficiency: ArchiCad, Word, Excel, Microsoft Project
  • Experience: 8-10 years in the field (two years project management experience)
  • Building Type: As appropriate to studio assignment
  • Other Qualifications

  • Excellent communications skills (verbal, aural and written)
  • Team player
  • Apply for the Project Manager (Miami) Position

    STAFF ARCHITECT (MIAMI)

    Position Summary

    The Staff Architect reports to the Project Manager and Project Architect of each group. They will be required to follow schedules and complete design or construction documents in collaboration with their project team.

    Responsibilities

  • Read and understand the contract/proposal scope of services and understand what is expected
  • Experience in High-end Residential and/or Hospitality projects
  • Ability to produce drawings for all design phases, concept through construction documents with thorough technical detailing and notation
  • Assist Project Architect and Project Manager in setting and meeting quality standards for design and technical documents.
  • Take initiative for on-time performance of the work, assist in monitoring the schedule
  • Function as OAD client advocate—this means looking professional, acting professional and having a serious intellectual demeanor that represents our work. Ability to produce materials for client presentations (Keynote, PowerPoint)
  • Assist in monitoring the design process, planning solutions, construction documents and construction administration by comparing the progress of the work to the schedule and budgeted hours for each task.
  • Write meeting minutes for review by senior staff
  • Be proactive in checking team members’ work and offer solutions to rectify any problems
  • Assist in preparing work estimates and scopes for addenda to original contracts for senior staff review
  • Assist in implementation of the Project Management plan to insure adherence to schedule and budget.
  • Maintain CAD efficiency and CAD document files
  • Ability to prepare digital renderings in a timely manner
  • Assist in coordination of all the deliverables required in the contract
  • Ensure accuracy in all communications
  • Ensure all deadlines are met as specified by project manager; and if necessary give adequate notice if issues are unresolved
  • Must have a general understanding of codes and handicap issues.
  • Attend meetings as necessary.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by management staff
  • Technical Requirements

  • Minimum education: Degree in Architecture
  • License: Studying for exams
  • Software proficiency: ArchiCad, Maya, Rhino, Lumion, Adobe Suite, Keynote, Word, Excel
  • Experience: 3 to 5 years
  • Building Type: As appropriate to studio assignment
  • Other Qualifications

  • Excellent communications skills (verbal, aural and written)
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment and on their own
  • Apply for the Staff Architect (Miami) Position