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CURRENT OPENINGS

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 at hr@oppenoffice.com. 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. 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ARCHITECTURAL VISUAL ARTIST

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

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ARCHITECTURE INTERN (MIAMI / NEW YORK)

Position Summary

Oppenheim Architecture is currently accepting applications for full-time Architecture Interns to join our Miami and New York studios. 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

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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

Applications will be accepted until November 2017. Please send your application documents with CV and work samples by email to andrew@oppenoffice.com.

ARCHITEKTIN / ARCHITEKT ALS PROJEKTLEITER

Wir sind ein mittelgrosses Architekturbüro in Basel, Miami und NY mit rund 30 Mitarbeitern. Unsere Büros sind in selbständig arbeitende Teams gegliedert, welche die Projekte vom Entwurf bis zur Ausführung bearbeiten. Wir schätzen eine offene und direkte Kommunikation zur innovativen Lösung von komplexen Aufgabenstellungen.

Für die Projektierung interessanter und höchst anspruchsvoller Bauaufgaben im In- und Ausland, suchen wir per sofort eine Architektin/einen Architekten mit hoher gestalterischen Ansprüchen.

Sie haben seit Ihrem Studienabschluss mind. 5 Jahre qualifizierte Berufserfahrung in der Schweiz mit den Schwerpunkten Detailprojektierung und Ausführungsplanung gesammelt. Sie besitzen architektonische und gestalterische Sensibilität und sind fähig, unterschiedliche Aufgaben engagiert, selbstständig und präzise zu bearbeiten.

Sehr gute Kenntnisse in ArchiCad, sowie Grundkenntnisse in Revit, Rhino, SketchUp, Photoshop,InDesign, Keynote und MS Office werden vorausgesetzt. Sehr gute Kenntnisse der deutschen Sprache in Wort und Schrift sind Bedingung. Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

Bitte senden Sie Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen mit CV und aussagekräftigen Arbeitsproben per E-Mail an beat@oppenoffice.com

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DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Position Summary

Oppenheim Architecture is seeking a full-time Director of Business Development to lead the marketing efforts of our growing Miami office. We are looking for a smart, energetic, and creative individual to join our team and be responsible for a wide spectrum of business development and partial marketing activities including proposals coordination, presentations, public relations, market research, networking, and special event planning. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, meet tight deadlines, be flexible, and work independently as well as part of a team.

Responsibilities

  • Establish goals, objectives, strategies, and budget requirements for developing new business
  • Identify potential opportunities and the decision makers within prospective client organizations
  • Set up meetings between client decision makers and Principals
  • Work with Principals and other senior leaders to define proposal and presentation strategies
  • Prepare LOI, proposals and contracts for new Clients. Gather necessary information, lead correspondence to obtain necessary answers all in a timely manner
  • Attend industry events, such as association events and conferences, to build your network and provide feedback on contacts and trends
  • Work closely with PR firm
  • Establish continuing contacts with new prospects; Coordinate contacts between staff and proposed clients
  • Work with Principals to develop and track business development efforts
  • Perform market research to build client, project, and competitor intelligence
  • Keep all staff apprised of marketing/BD activities through internal communication programs
  • Support, collaborate, and share marketing information, challenges and solutions
  • Serve as principal client contact when necessary
  • Advise marketing company/co-workers of actions, schedules, prospects, and related activities on continual basis
  • CRM (salesforce.com and LinkedIn) data entry and management. Maintain all up to date

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related field
  • 5+ years of business development work experience for architectural, engineering, construction or professional services firm
  • Acumen for understanding the real estate market
  • Critical thinking and engagement skills
  • Detail oriented, continually strives to improve and expand knowledge/skills
  • Superior copywriting and copy editing skills
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Project management and coordination skills
  • Strategic ability to identify client needs and challenges
  • Aptitude for creating marketing materials representative of a design firm
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite software programs
  • Experience with databases and CRM systems
  • Ability to excel in a fluid, cross-functional and collaborative team environment
  • Knowledge of the educational and healthcare markets a big plus
  • Acumen for understanding the real estate market

Other Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent networking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prospect new clients and opportunities
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct meaningful research

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IT SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Position Summary

Oppenheim Architecture is currently seeking an IT Support Specialist. Support Specialists provide first-line response to end user incidents received via service desk requests and office operational requirements.  Support Specialists are generally focused on the day-to-day support of their office and region, but must continually collaborate and communicate with the larger distributed team of support staff across the globe. The success of any one Support Specialist is linked to the overall performance of the team; the ability to cross-train other team members; and the ability to share critical information in the goal of excellent customer response.

Support Specialists are primarily responsible for returning staff to billability as quickly as possible after a technology failure. Because the overall success of the technology support infrastructure is dependent upon this collaboration, Support Specialists are expected to be prodigious communicators and to share a hunger for knowledge about current and new technologies.

This position demands a self-starter and a skilled communicator (written and verbal) who can effectively manage and prioritize support tasks in a dynamic team.  The individuals within this team demonstrate high sense of ownership, collaboration, and excellent customer service.  This position is focused on rapid service, support and satisfaction with quick incident closure rates, along with a friendly and helpful attitude. Successful administrators are open, empathetic, and can apply a broad range of basic technology knowledge.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Effectively communicate and work with every level of employee from general end users to high-level managers and Principals.
  • Determine most effective problem resolution to minimize client/in-house downtime.
  • Provide first level diagnostics and support for MAC desktop hardware platforms, MS Office products including configuring the Desktop Outlook client for both online and offline usage, and other office automation software.
  • Provide installation, maintenance and ensure operation of all devices including desktop/laptop computers, printers and peripherals installed within the regional IT infrastructure for all users.
  • Provide installation and occasional troubleshooting of core 3D drafting products including ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, 3ds Max as well as other graphics design and rendering software including SketchUp, Rhino, and Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Install and configure other specialized (departmental) software and provide end user support.
  • Provide approved additional software installation and troubleshooting services.
  • Image laptops and desktops appropriately during initial deployment, maintenance and end of life replacements.
  • Maintain and complete appropriate records for incident resolution.
  • Comply with vendor specific maintenance and repair procedures.
  • Establish and document configurations, installations, etc. Create support documentation appropriately for new issues.
  • Assist troubleshooting and maintenance of VoIP phones.
  • Assist staff in troubleshooting equipment such as projectors and video-conferencing equipment needs as required.
  • Assist staff with audio visuals in conference rooms as needed.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Accept and perform special project assignments as deemed necessary by IT management.
  • Maintain current knowledge of desktop computing technology, applicable software tools and networking technologies used by Oppenheim. Develop and expand knowledge of these technologies over time.
  • Maintain knowledge of and adherence to Company and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Develop rapport with staff to understand their technology skills and tailor hands-on support accordingly.
  • Maintain ethical and professional behavior in dealing with users, department associates, and other departments’ personnel. Adhere to all software licensing restrictions.
  • Multitask in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining an emphasis on detail and quality.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in Technology, Engineering, Computer Science, or technical trade school combined with one to two years of prior help desk and customer service experience. Preferred background in the architecture or engineering industry.
  • Extensive knowledge of MAC, MAC Server, Microsoft Office, and search engines
  • Knowledge of basic networking concepts and desktop troubleshooting.
  • A+ Certification in desktop support.
  • Familiarity with Macintosh OS X configuration including configuration and support of Outlook Email client in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to disconnect, lift and move PC’s and Monitors (50 lbs) to new desks. Maneuver under counters and in tight spots to run cables and wires for Computers.
  • Current knowledge of VoIP-based telephones and Smart Phones is helpful.

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PROJECT MANAGER

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

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STAFF ARCHITECT

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

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