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 #: 1725
Job Title: Job Captains and Project Architects
Position Location:Boston, MA
Approx. Length of Position: Direct Hire
Position Description: :We are seeking experienced, talented Professional Level Architects with 3 to 15 years’ experience, with strong design and technical skills to support a variety of projects. Candidate must have experience in multi-family housing developments. An interest in the design of sustainable multi-family and mixed-use residential developments is essential. Experience with multi-family Podium construction is desirable. Revit Teamwork and SketchUp proficiency is required, as the applicants will be tasked with modeling and detailing complex designs from the conceptual phase through construction documents.
Required Qualifications:Demonstrated ability managing multi-family housing projects, Ability to advance the conceptual and design development phases of projects, Sufficient project experience to be accountable for complex design tasks involving other staff members, Knowledge of construction detailing, High degree of organizational ability as well as excellent communication and presentation skills, LEED AP and licensure are preferred, Bachelor of Architecture required & Master of Architecture preferred.
Degree Required: Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Architectural Engineering or related field of study.
Years of experience required:3-15 years of professional experience in a firm.
License Required:Licensed preferred but not mandatory.

Job Description

Job #: 1724
Job Title: Architect / Construction Administrator
Position Location:Cambridge, MA
Approx. Length of Position: Direct Hire
Position Description: :We are seeking an experienced Construction Administrator to join our clients integrated practice – a dynamic mix of architects, interior designers, landscape architects, site and building systems engineers, design technologists, researchers, and planners.
Required Qualifications:Review documents for constructability and coordination issues. Assist the Design Team with value engineering/cost saving recommendations. Conduct or assist PA with pre-bid conference. Review contractor’s Construction Schedule with PA. Prepare construction administration related paperwork including, but not limited to, Architect’s Supplemental Instructions (ASI); Response to Request for Information (RRFI); Proposal Requests (PR); Response to Change Order Proposal (RCOP); Construction Change Directives (CCD). Problem solve, communicate, and coordinate any issues during construction administration with Project Team members as required. Monitor and track turn-around time of submittals, RFI’s, PCO’s, etc. Review submittals and shop drawings. Construction site observation; prepare field observation reports, as required. Attend Building Committee/Owner meetings when required. Assist PA with project closeout. Revit skills preferred but not required. Extensive working knowledge of building codes, standards and building structures. Strong leadership, organizational, communication, and relationship management skills. Ability to travel to client sites and attend meetings regularly - 50/50 job site and in office. Previous experience with government and/or public facility projects a plus. LEED accreditation a plus
Degree Required: Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Architectural Engineering or related field of study.
Years of experience required:5+ years of construction administration experience on sophisticated project types and constructability on small and large projects.
License Required:Licensed preferred but not mandatory.

Job Description

Job #: 1723
Job Title: Design Architects
Position Location:Cambridge, MA
Approx. Length of Position: Temp to hire and Direct Hire
Position Description: :Seeking a talented project Design Architect to join our practice in Cambridge. This position offers the opportunity to be responsible for initial project design visioning, programming, and design of space, form, and expression. Along with the project principal and team, you will be establishing the design narrative in pursuit of projects which are responsible, well-crafted, venturesome, and beautiful.
Required Qualifications:Design Talent. Current role as project designer, Ability to convey design concept through diagrams, sketches, and visualization tools. Ability to convey design intent through verbal presentation. Sustainable / environmental / wellness experience. Knowledge of building code requirements. Knowledge of building systems: envelope, structural, and MEP systems. Understanding of zoning code and permitting requirements. SketchUp and Revit proficiency required. Software proficency; Adobe Creative Suite / PhotoShop required, Rhino and Grasshopper desired, Lumion and Enscape desired, 3dStudio Max and Vray experience a plus.
Degree Required: Bachelor's or Professional degree; Masters degree preferred
Years of experience required:5-10 Years
License Required:Licensed or on track for licensure.

Job Description

Job #: 1722
Job Title: Science and Technology Architects
Position Location:Cambridge, MA
Approx. Length of Position: Temp to hire and Direct Hire
Position Description: Currently seeking several Life Science and Technology focused Mid-Level Architects with 5-15 years of experience to join our integrated practice - a dynamic mix of architects, interior designers, landscape architects, site and building systems engineers, design technologists, researchers, and planners.
Required Qualifications:Ability to ideate quickly through utilizing computational design tools; possess a mastery of digital tools to serve the design process through BIM, 3D modeling, design .Collaborate on all phases of Life Science and Technology work, including: programming client needs, technical development, conceptual design, schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and construction administration. Assist and fully participate in the planning and conceptual design of the Life Science and Technology laboratories as well as all the associated support, office, and public collaboration space associated with that design. Develop and prepare both design and construction documentation for Life Science and Technology projects. Participate in the construction administration of projects and review and coordination of all submittals, and the observation of the construction process. Contribute to office activities, initiatives, and learning programs.
Degree Required: Bachelor's or Professional degree; Masters degree preferred
Years of experience required:5-15 Years
License Required:Licensed or on track for licensure.

Job Description

Job #: 1721
Job Title: K-12 Project Architect
Position Location:Cambridge, MA
Approx. Length of Position: Temp to hire and Direct Hire
Position Descriptions Project Architect within the K-12 Studio, you'll be leading projects along with a dedicated Project Manager. The PM will be responsible for handling the scheduling and accounting aspects helping to free the Project Architect’s time to focus on developing the design and collaborating with project stakeholders, in-house engineering partners, outside consultants, and most importantly, in command of the design team. Within the architecture discipline we strive for a healthy balance of seasoned experts, mid-level architects, and fresh graduates. This role is critical to keep the team focused on this complex project type and mentoring junior staff is expected.
Required Qualifications:Familiar with a BIM-centered workflow and other common digital design and management tools, capable of building relationships with a variety of stakeholder, committed to pursuing excellence in written, visual, and verbal communication, flexible, proactive, and optimistic.
Degree Required: Bachelor's or Professional degree; Master’s degree preferred
Years of experience required:7+ years experience; some project experience dedicated K-12 projects.
License Required:Architectural licensure required; LEED, WELL, or other sustainable accreditations a plus.

Job Description

Job #: 1720
Job Title: Mid-Level Architects
Position Location:Cambridge, MA
Approx. Length of Position: Temp to hire and Direct Hire
Position DescriptionThe Mid-Level Architects are expected to have gained an understanding of their unique perspective and contributions relating to conceptual design, technical knowledge of code, constructability, building science, and design team management strengths. Under the supervision of the Project Lead Architect, there are rich opportunities to explore and "own" the complexities of the design and construction process and to mentor junior staff within a team environment. As competence and personal interest becomes evident, leading your own small-to-mid-size projects is encouraged.
Required Qualifications:Proficient and savvy with a variety of software platforms and digital tools to serve the design process through BIM, 3D modeling, design visualization, team management, and client / contractor communication. Capable of building relationships with a variety of stakeholders committed to excellence of written, visual, and verbal communication skills Flexible, proactive and optimistic.
Degree Required: Bachelors of Architecture or Masters of Architecture
Years of experience required:5-15 Years
License Required: Licensed or on track for licensure.

Job Description

Job #: 1719
Job Title: Mid to Senior Level Electrical Engineer
Position Location:Cambridge, MA
Approx. Length of Position: Direct Hire
Position DescriptionThe candidate will lead and be active throughout projects’ full lifecycles from concept design to final construction documents and during construction administration. The position includes performing specific electrical engineering tasks and priorities associated with electrical building design.
Required Qualifications:Experience with a variety of design software and programs such as AutoCAD, Revit, and MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook). Develop electrical construction documents (e.g. power distribution, lighting, and fire alarm systems) for commercial, residential, laboratories, and institutional projects. Perform service, voltage drop, and short circuit calculations, Perform light level point-to-point calculations, Coordinate designs with all disciplines, Develop construction details, Create and modify specifications tailored for each project, Attend meetings with utility companies, contractors, building department officials, Participate in construction administration activities..
Degree Required: Bachelors of Architecture or Masters of Architecture
Years of experience required:8+ years of experience
License Required:Registration as an EIT or Professional Engineer is preferred

Job Description

Job #: 1718
Job Title: Architectural Designers / Job Captains / Project Architects
Position Location:Boston MA
Approx. Length of Position: Temp to Hire and Direct Hire
Position DescriptionMust be fluent in REVIT and CAD. Candidate will be responsible for assisting senior project team members from schematic design through construction administration. Essential responsibilities for the position include design assistance, design development and construction documents development, construction administration, consultant coordination, assistance with specification development, and building code documentation.
Required Qualifications:AutoCAD v. 2015 or above Revit v. 2015, Navis Works, Newforma 3D software (3ds Max, SketchUp),Adobe Creative Suite (CS); Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign MS Office Suite – Excel, Word, MS Project.
Degree Required: Bachelors of Architecture or Masters of Architecture
Years of experience required:3+ for designers, 3-5+ for job captains and 5+ for project architects
License Required:Licensed Architect preferred (MA preferred or NCARB certification)

Job Description

Job #: 1717
Job Title: Architectural Designers / Project Architects
Position Location:Boston and Greater Boston South
Approx. Length of Position: Direct Hire
Position DescriptionTransportation Required. Be an essential part of a project team working on all phases of a design project. Evaluate site conditions and constraints for construction projects. Participate in job meetings. Responsible for all correspondence, reports, documentation, and general administration for the overall project.
Required Qualifications:Revit, Bluebeam, Photoshop, MS Office
Degree Required: Bachelors of Architecture or Masters of Architecture
Years of experience required:3+
License Required:N/A

Job Description

Job #: 1716
Job Title: Project Architect
Position Location:Boston, MA
Approx. Length of Position: Direct Hire
Position DescriptionSeeking talented individual for collaboration on the design and documentation of multiple projects in various phases. Experience managing and producing clear and effective construction documents. Experienced detailer specifically for building envelopes in a variety of building types.
Required Qualifications:Revit, AutoCAD, photoshop, MS Office. Proficiency in rendering software and InDesign is preferred.
Degree Required: Degree in Architecture or related field
Years of experience required:8 to 14 years
License Required:Registered Architect or NCARB Certification. LEED Accreditation is a plus

Job Description

Job #: 1715
Job Title: Sr. Registered Architect
Position Location:New Hampshire
Approx. Length of Position: Direct Hire
Position DescriptionSenior Registered Architect to be part of our clients team based in New Hampshire office. The right candidate must be design-oriented and love to be out front with clients. This leadership position requires a person that can think big about the future but also guide implementation short term. This person will lead a design team that is supported by an established group of technical architects and help to establish and deliver exceptional customer service. At least 8 years of design experience as a registered architect. Experience with custom residential and commercial projects, Excellent written and verbal communication skills, Excellent public speaking and presentation skills, Self-motivated and results-oriented, Established network relationships and relationship building skills
Required Qualifications:Registered Architect
Degree Required: Bachelors Degree
Years of experience required:8+
License Required:License required

Job Description

Job #: 1714
Job Title: Architectural Designer /Job Captain
Position Location: Greater Boston MetroWest
Approx. Length of Position: Temp to Hire or Direct Hire
Position DescriptionArchitectural 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; Commecial, 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 Degree
Years of experience required:2+
License Required:Not required

Job Description

Job #: 1713
Job Title: Architectural Designer
Position Location: Greater Boston Northshore
Approx. Length of Position: Temp to Hire or Direct Hire
Position DescriptionArchitectural Designer to lead a small team in the production of design and construction documents for international projects. Prior field work experience in Latin America, the Caribbean or East Africa, and related language skills. International building and construction experience preferred but not mandatory. Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of relevant architectural work experience. High level of proficiency creating and managing Revit models and drawing in Revit, and some experience with AutoCAD. Experience creating and working on a construction document set. Basic knowledge of MEP / FP systems for design purposes. Knowledge of current residential building codes and international building codes. Experience drafting and coordinating drawings between architectural and engineering disciplines.
Required Qualifications:Revit/AutoCAD
Degree Required: Bachelors and or Master Degree
Years of experience required:2+
License Required:Not required

Job Description

Job #: 1712
Job Title: Project Designer/ Project Architect
Position Location: Greater Boston
Approx. Length of Position: Temp to Hire or Direct Hire
Position Description: Our client is well-known for architectural design of award-winning educational projects. Other services include Master Planning and Feasibility Studies; Interior Design; and Historic Preservation; as well as Construction Administration. Working with team members and leaders preparing design and construction documents for various phases of the project. Participate in development of specifications and coordination of various engineering consultants. Assist in graphic development of presentation materials both hand and/or computer. Assist in coordination and review of construction administration documents and scheduling requirements. Experience in bidding, contract negotiations and marketing. Good communication and graphic skills which can include hand and/or computer and physical modeling a plus.
Required Qualifications: Proficient in Revit modeling and detailing. Background in educational and/ or institutional/ commercial projects. Experience in the use of LUMION a plus. Construction Administration experience a plus.
Degree Required: Bachelors and or Master Degree
Years of experience required: 4-9 years professional experience
License Required: Registered Architect or working towards completion of ARE exam. LEED BD+C (and project experience a plus.)

Job Description

Job #: 1710
Job Title: Job Captain/ Project Architect
Position Location: Somerville, MA
Approx. Length of Position: Direct Hire
Position Description: Our client is looking for a highly motivated professional who can show proficiency in a range of activities, including design and detailing of building systems, organizing and executing construction documents and managing consultants. Your background should show strength in design, presentation and communication skills. Our goal is to hire talented individuals who can work collaboratively with all participants in the design and documentation process, including clients, senior architects, consultants, and designers.
Required Qualifications: Proficiency in Autocad and Revit are required. Rendering expertise would be very welcome.
Degree Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture
Years of experience required: 5-10 years
License Required: N/A

Job Description

Job #: 1709
Job Title: Architect
Position Location: Boston, MA
Approx. Length of Position: Direct Hire
Position Description: Must possess strong design, graphic and technical skills. Has experience in developing, detailing and producing a complete package of construction documents as well as construction administration. Must be a self-motivated problem solver with strong design skills. LEED certification, Registration, and ArchiCAD experience a plus.
Required Qualifications: Must be proficient in be proficient in CAD, Sketch-up, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
Degree Required: 5- year Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture
Years of experience required: 7-15 years
License Required: LEED certification, Registration, and ArchiCAD experience a plus.

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

Job Description

Job #: 1706
Job Title: Project Architect
Position Location: Northshore MA Area
Approx. Length of Position: Temp to Hire or Direct Hire
Position Description: The Project Architect will oversee projects of varying sizes and complexities. He or she will oversee and manage architectural and design build projects, will be responsible for managing projects from Field Survey/Schematic Design through Construction Administration and regularly leads and directs the work of others within the team including consultant engineers. They will also coordinate closely with the Principal-in-Charge to maintain and achieve the established design intent.
Required Qualifications: Experience with Healthcare, Life Science, and Research Facility projects desired. Working knowledge and proficient in AutoCAD/Revit. Strong ability to design within stringent budgets
Degree Required:Bachelors or Masters Degree in Architecture
Years of experience required: 10 plus years’ experience in the Architectural/Engineering Industry
License Required:N/A

Job Description

Job #: 1705
Job Title: CAD/Revit Drafter, Shielding Designer
Position Location: Northshore MA Area
Approx. Length of Position: Temp to Hire or Direct Hire
Position Description: Reporting to senior shielding Designers and the Director of Engineering. The CAD/Revit Drafter, will primarily be responsible for design, drafting, and management of a range of shielding projects for healthcare, research, and industrial applications. Projects will include Linear Accelerator rooms, MRI/RF rooms, CT and PET rooms, shielding doors, proton facilities, and many other exciting project types located around the world.
Required Qualifications: Expert knowledge of 2D and 3D (REVIT) AutoCAD software for architectural or structural design, rendering, detailing, and project management purposes, emphasizing in steel and concrete construction
Degree Required:Bachelors or Masters Degree in Architecture with coursework in drafting/design is a plus
Years of experience required: 2+ years
License Required:N/A

Job Description

Job #: 1704
Job Title: Senior CAD/Revit Drafter, Shielding Designer
Position Location: Northshore MA Area
Approx. Length of Position: Temp to Hire or Direct Hire
Position Description: Seeking a Senior CAD/Revit Drafter and Designer, reporting to the Director of Engineering. The Senior Drafter and Designer, will primarily be responsible for the design, drafting, and management of a range of shielding projects for healthcare, research, and industrial applications. Projects will include Linear Accelerator rooms, MRI/RF rooms, CT and PET rooms, shielding doors, proton facilities, and many other exciting project types located around the world.
Required Qualifications: Expert knowledge of 2D and 3D (REVIT) AutoCAD software for architectural or structural design, rendering, detailing, and project management purposes, emphasizing in steel and concrete construction
Degree Required:Bachelors or Masters Degree in Architecture with coursework in drafting/design is a plus
Years of experience required: 5+ years
License Required:N/A

Job Description

Job #: 1703
Job Title: Project Manager
Position Location: Rhode Island
Approx. Length of Position: Direct Hire
Position Description: The Project Manager is a project leadership position with responsibility for architectural design and technical production of projects. The Project Manager will be responsible for the daily management and execution of the project, managing the project schedule and construction budget, providing day to day point of contact and directing the work of the design and consultant team. We are seeking an individual with strong technical and communication skills working within the design team to create exemplary projects to suit clients’ and users’ needs. The individual will manage the projects from inception through completion including all design phases, client interaction, schedule and financial performance. Individual must be a self-starter with strong organizational, multitasking, communication, leadership skills, and must have the ability to drive projects to successful completion. The Project Manager should be able to assist in business development for new projects including proposal preparation and interviews.
Required Qualifications: Proficient with computer-assisted design software such as Revit AutoCAD, Adobe, and Photoshop. Proficiency with 3D software such as Sketchup is preferred but not required. Proficient with Project Scheduler Software.
Degree Required:Bachelors or Masters Degree in Architecture
Years of experience required: 10+ years
License Required:N/A

Job Description

Job #: 1702
Job Title: Project Architect
Position Location: Rhode Island
Approx. Length of Position: Direct Hire
Position Description: The Project Architect is a project leadership position with responsibility for architectural design and technical production of projects. We are seeking an individual with strong technical and communication skills working within the design team to create exemplary buildings to suit clients’ and users’ needs. The Project Architect will assist the Project Manager with managing projects from inception through completion including all design phases, client interaction, schedule and financial performance. This position is perfect for an independent individual with strong organizational skills as well as strong multitasking abilities, which are essential to the successful delivery of projects. The Project Architect is expected to maintain continued education requirements to be licensed.
Required Qualifications: Proficient with computer-assisted design software such as Revit AutoCAD, Adobe, Photoshop, Illustrator, In-design; 3D software such as Sketchup is required.
Degree Required:Bachelors or Masters Degree in Architecture
Years of experience required: 5-10+ years
License Required:N/A

Job Description

Job #: 1701
Job Title: Job Captain
Position Location: Rhode Island
Approx. Length of Position: Temp to Hire or Direct Hire
Position Description: The Job Captain is a project position with responsibility for architectural design and technical production of construction documents. We are seeking a dedicated, passionate team member with strong individual design and problem-solving skills for immediate opportunities as Job Captain. This position requires the candidates to support project team leaders and produce construction documents.
Required Qualifications: Revit, AutoCAD, Sketch-Up and Adobe Creative Suite is required. Rhino and other related design software is a plus.
Degree Required:Bachelors Degree in Architecture
Years of experience required: 3-5+ years
License Required:N/A

Job Description

Job #: 1699
Job Title:Job Captain
Position Location:Framingham MA
Approx. Length of Position: Temp to Hire
Position Description:Provide architectural design leadership for varied projects and client base. Implement the development of preliminary presentations and construction documentation. Support the design and planning process for multi-faceted production facilities and the production and coordination of architectural construction documents.
Required Qualifications:Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUP. Biotech/Biopharm and/or R&D lab design experience preferred.
Degree Required:Bachelors of Masters of Architecture
Years of experience required: 5+ years
License Required:On Track for architectural registration

Job Description

Job #: 1686
Job Title:Architect/ Interior Hospitality Designer
Position Location:Greater Boston Area
Approx. Length of Position:Temp to Hire and or Direct Hire
Position Description:Collaborate with project managers and designers to develop plans and details through all phases of construction drawings from schematic to construction admin. Rapidly execute organized and detailed AutoCAD drawings. Visit job site to preform field verification. Project type; Hospitality Architecture and Commercial Interiors
Required Qualifications:Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop, SketchUP preferred. BIM software,.
Degree Required:Bachelors in Interior Design or Architecture
Years of experience required:4-7 Years of professional work experience
License Required:N/A