Project Architect/Senior Designer


Juniper Design + Build


Portland, ME

Who We Are:
Juniper Design + Build is an award-winning, woman-owned residential construction company serving the Greater Portland area. We design and build projects are beautiful, highly energy-efficient, and long-lasting. We strive to use low carbon, natural materials as often as possible.

Who We Are Looking For:
We are seeking an upbeat, collaborative person who has completed a 5-year architectural degree program, or has a master’s in architecture, and 5-10 years of experience. We are looking for someone who is passionate about design and the planet and is motivated to grow with our team.

What We Offer:
We’re a small, tight-knit team where you’ll have the opportunity to work day-to-day with the firm’s principals while also having the autonomy to lead projects on your own. We specialize in high performance, low carbon buildings at a residential scale, and you’ll be able to dive deep into building science. We’re committed to providing professional education, and you’ll have room to grow with increasing design and management responsibilities over time. As a design/build firm working at a local scale you’ll get to see the projects you’ve designed through construction. Check out our website for more information about us.

Skills Needed:
•        A 5 yr architectural degree, or master’s in architecture
•        5-10 years of experience practicing in the field of architecture
•        Excellent design ability
•        Enjoy people and working with clients
•        Strong work ethic
•        Comfortable sketching and hand drawing
•        Comfortable with construction assemblies and details
•        Comfortable working independently and in collaboration
•        Proficiency in AutoCad, ArchiCAD, Microsoft Office (Enscape, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign a plus)
•        Working knowledge of building and zoning codes
•        Proven experience designing high performance and low carbon footprint buildings
•        Keen interest in construction or design/build
•        Strong verbal and written communication skills
•        A positive, roll up your sleeves and dive-in attitude
•        A sense of humor

•        Soup to nuts
•        Existing conditions measuring and drawing
•        Project feasibility analysis
•        Work closely with principal on collaborative projects, as well as on independent projects, to produce and coordinate design and drawings from concept to permit, including thorough construction documents and details
•        Coordinating finish selections, schedules and specifications
•        Communicate and coordinate independently with clients, builders and technical team
•        Communicate and coordinate independently with Building and Planning Departments
•        Represent the design team at site meetings during construction

Contact and Details:
•        Our office is based in Peaks Island, ME, a 15-minute ferry ride from downtown Portland. We offer the option of some remote work, however candidates need to be in the office on a weekly basis and able to regularly travel to job sites in the greater Portland area.
•        The compensation range for this position is $28-40/hour, based on experience and qualifications.
•        People of color, trans and gender-nonconforming people, people from poor and working-class backgrounds, people in the LGBTQ+ community, and women are encouraged to apply. Juniper Design + Build, LLC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
•        Letters of interest, resume and portfolio should be sent to
•        Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.