Current Job Listings

We have various openings with our clients in Boston and across the Boston metro area. We are always looking for talented Designers, Architects, Interior Designers, Electrical and Mechanical/HVAC Engineers, Graphic Designers and Marketing Specialists ranging in levels of experience from 5-15 years. Bachelors and or Master’s degree preferred. Immediate openings vary from temp, temp to hire and direct hire opportunities. Proven Revit | BIM project experience in a professional setting is highly desired. Please submit your resume and a separate PDF of your work samples no larger than 5 megs to jobs@dakotadesignstaff.com for review. If your experience and skill sets align with our client's needs we will contact you.


Job Description

Job #: 1758
Job Title: BES Project Technician
Position Location: Greater Boston/NorthShore
Approx. Length of Position: Temp to hire - Direct Hire
Position Description: : Architectural, Engineering or Construction person with at least 3 to 5 years of related experience in Building Envelope Systems with the following minimum requirements: Technical Support person for the BES team, experience in on-site building water penetration testing and review and investigation of building envelope failures, experience in writing reports documenting field conditions of failures, familiarity with various construction types and systems as well as legacy construction systems. Working knowledge of architectural, engineering, building envelope and construction nomenclature, solid AutoCAD/REVIT experience, Massachusetts, Stretch Energy Code and IBC Building code experience, clear and concise communication skills and professional interaction with clients and contractors.
Required Qualifications: Direct or related experience in Building Envelope Systems. Working with BES team to develop remedial approaches for solving issues, development of CAD plans, details, drawings and specifications for BES work, field review of remediation work under construction, field reports and contractor communication
Degree Required: : N/A
Years of experience required: 5-10+ years overall professional experience; 3 years minimum of related experience in Building Envelope Systems.br /> License Required: Not required

Job Description

Job #: 1757
Job Title: Architectural Designer (Revit CD production)
Position Location: Greater Boston Area
Approx. Length of Position: Temp to hire or direct hire
Position Description: : Basic knowledge of procedures for production of design development and construction documents; architectural planning, drafting, detailing and building materials. Basic knowledge of site planning, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and acoustical engineering. Prepares design development and construction documents; coordinates details, dimensions and notations, initiates systems development and details. Team Player, flexible, positive personality, can-do attitude, responsive and responsible.
Required Qualifications:Responsible for technical preparation of design, design development and construction documents. Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe, 3D Studio Max, Sketchup, RHINO or other 3D modeling software expertise, Microsoft Word Suite, Building Code Experience, construction phase of projects field experience, existing conditions documentation.
Degree Required: : Bachelor’s degree or higher in Architecture, or Design. .
Years of experience required: 2-6 years;
License Required:Not required

Job Description

Job #: 1756
Job Title: Residential Designer
Position Location: Newton/Wellesly
Approx. Length of Position: Temp
Position Description: : Directly responsibility for creating construction documents, detailing, and construction administration for custom high-end residential homes.Sketch Up preferred but not required. Exceptional time management skills, ability to thrive in a fast-paced collaborative atmosphere, taking design sketches produced by Lead Designer/Principal all the way to permit drawings.
Required Qualifications: 3-6 years professional experience ideally with at least two years with wood frame, single-family residential projects (with on-site experience) Ability to draft, understand and coordinate with structural engineer for permit drawing issue. Lighting and electrical plans drafting and coordination. Excellent written, verbal, and graphic communication skills, proficiency in 2d/3D AutoCAD software, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office. .
Degree Required: : Bachelor’s degree or higher in Architecture, or Design. .
Years of experience required: 3-6 years; including minimum of two years of residential design.
License Required:Not required

Job Description

Job #: 1755
Job Title: Studio Manager/Practice Leader
Position Location: Greater Boston
Approx. Length of Position: Direct Hire
Position Description: : Responsible for leading the Architectural studio in all aspects of the strategic plan. This role will oversee clients and project commitments, with a primary focus on project execution and client maintenance. In addition, provide as needed support to the new business development team. Practice Leaders must have deep knowledge and expertise within the healthcare industry in project delivery and thought leadership in their area of expertise to partner with our clients and project teams in delivering best in class strategy and design service.
Required Qualifications: At least 15+ year’s architectural experience, inclusive of 5 or more years’ experience in an architecture and design firm, and/or management of a studio, division, practice group, or regional office. Experience with healthcare, life science, and research facility projects required. Experience developing relationships with new and existing clients that would enhance the firm’s competitive advantage and positioning. Strong presentation skills and proven leadership and management skills.
Degree Required: : Bachelor’s degree or higher in Architecture, or Design.
Years of experience required: 15+ years; including 3-5+ years of Healthcare design.
License Required:Registered Architect, AIA and current NCARB. Ability to travel nationally and internationally as needed

Job Description

Job #: 1754
Job Title: Senior Structural Designer ( Manufacturing/ Industrial )
Position Location: Greater Boston/NorthShore
Approx. Length of Position: Temp to hire - Direct Hire
Position Description: : Our client, is looking for individuals who thrive in a fast paced, solutions oriented and creative environment. The Senior Structural Designer will play a hands-on role in design and system layout for our large steel storage structures. The qualified candidate will be responsible for designing and detailing of mechanical parts, weldments and industrial structures using Revit and AutoCAD platforms.
Required Qualifications: 3+ years of experience using Revit required as well as a demonstrated capability using AutoCAD 2D drafting and system layout. Familiarity with Navisworks for managing large assemblies. Familiarity with SolidWorks 3D modelling is a plus. Creation and documentation of complex automation system structures using Revit BIM software, configuration and arrangement of large-scale mechanical structures related to the building or racking industry, documentation of custom weldments and formed structural components. Familiarity in the application and limitations of machine shop practices such as but not limited to; cutting, turning, milling, grinding, boring, broaching, as well as field erection and alignment methods. Design for manufacturability and maintainability. Ability to develop practical designs from high level concepts with generalized input from other technical staff. Strong demonstrated Revit based large assembly creation and drafting skills, understand and apply accepted drafting standards as well as demonstrated competence in site installation drawing creation. Demonstrated competence in the design and detailing of structural and mechanical parts, mechanical assemblies, weldments, and industrial structures.
Degree Required: : Associates or equivalent degree in Engineering and/or CAD is a plus.
Years of experience required: 2-5+ years of progressively responsible work experience in building or engineering system design and/or engineering system layout is required.
License Required: Not required

Job Description

Job #: 1752
Job Title: Architectural Designer/Job Captain
Position Location: Greater Boston/MetroWest
Approx. Length of Position: Temp to Hire or Direct Hire
Position Description: :Architectural Designer/Job Captain to help with project support and design, detailing and coordination in the production of design and construction documents on a variety of projects that include; Commercial, Corporate, Multi-Family Housing, Adaptive Re-Use and Private Residential..
Required Qualifications: Revit; at least one year of professional experience in CD’s using Revit.
Degree Required: Bachelors of Architecture degree preferred
Years of experience required: 2+
License Required: Not required

Job Description

Job #: 1740
Job Title: Senior Project Manager
Position Location: North Shore
Approx. Length of Position: Direct Hire
Position Description: :Serve as the primary point of contact with the client and their representatives throughout the life of the project. Projects for the educational, public safety, and private commercial markets.Attend meetings; preparing and making presentations, sometimes in a public setting. Serve as the project lead in matters of broad and finite project program development. Arrange and attend meetings with the client and their project stakeholders to develop a complete program for the building and its features. Convey information developed to the Project Architect / Job Captain and others as appropriate. Participate in securing government agency approval of developed program and design concept. Monitor the project through subsequent design phases for adherence to program.
Degree Required: A Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree from an accredited program of Architecture, or acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience
Required Qualifications: Excellent communications skills and a proactive, collaborative personality. The ability to speak comfortably and present to clients is imperative. Excellent writing skills; ability to produce narrative language for existing conditions assessments, feasibility studies, and similar documents. Excellent organizational skills. Familiarity with Massachusetts Public Bidding laws (Massachusetts MCPPO certification preferred).
Years of experience required: 8-10 years of experience in architecture, including 8 years of Project Management experience on multiple projects. Experience on Public Safety and Educational sectors preferred.
License Required: Architectural Licensure in MA / LEED Certification Preferred

Job Description

Job #: 1738
Job Title: Architectural Project Designer
Position Location: Boston
Approx. Length of Position: Direct Hire
Position Description: :our client studio provides a dynamic collaborative setting that supports innovation and creativity, allowing each team member to significantly contribute to the design process. This position entails working closely with principals and clients on a range of project types and scales that include both private and public projects. Should have strong design and 3D visualization skills, strong problem-solving skills and consistent attention to detail, excellent written, verbal, and visual communication skills with clients, consultants, and architects, ability to prioritize multiple tasks, collaborate on large teams, and work well under deadlines, personally dependable and a self-starter with creative intelligence, some experience preparing architectural specifications. Project Types: Transportation, Academic, Institutional, Housing Master/Urban Planning, Historic, Performing Arts.
Degree Required: Bachelors or Masters of Architecture Degree
Years of experience required: 4+ years
License Required: Architectural Registration Preferred, or on track for Licensure.

Job Description

Job #: 1708
Job Title: Interior Designer
Position Location: Wellesley Ma
Approx. Length of Position: Temp to Hire or Direct Hire
Position Description: Creatively nimble, seasoned, energetic designer who is detail oriented, friendly, fearless, supremely organized, and motivated. Our work is contemporary with a solid foundation in art and design history. We are a small team that works collaboratively in a fast paced environment. This is definitely not a corporate atmosphere. We are looking for an individual who can communicate effectively with colleagues and high achieving clients.
Required Qualifications: Must be proficient in Sketch-Up Pro & Layout Be able to use in 2D & 3D capacity. Be able to generate presentations for submittals using Layout (includes dimensioning & noting drawings). Must be proficient in Adobe InDesign. Used to generate presentation boards. General understanding & knowledge of millwork construction, especially bathroom and kitchen
Degree Required:Bachelors or Masters Degree in Architecture
Years of experience required: 2+ years
License Required: N/A