Architectural Designer
Portland, ME  / Albany, NY 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Architectural Designer
Location US-ME-Portland | US-NY-Albany
Job ID 5825 # Positions 1 Category Buildings

Responsibility connects us, empowers us, binds us to our community, and challenges us to do what is right. Clean water, safe roads, efficient energy, resilient power sources, and buildings that enhance their surroundings - these are significant responsibilities we take to heart.

At CHA, we believe in responsibly improving the world we live in, and we ask our team to aspire to that ideal every day. At the foundation of our responsibility is our commitment to inclusion and diversity and choosing to treat everyone with dignity and equality. We also take accountability for making decisions that promote sustainability in our business and our designs. We are on a mission to reduce our environmental footprint and bring greener solutions to our clients. We believe it is our responsibility and work to do that each day.

CHA Consulting, Inc. is currently seeking an Architect I to join our Architectural and Structures Team in Portland, ME or Albany, NY.


CHA's architects envision buildings that will have a lasting impact by providing architectural design, interior design and planning that is focused on the people who will live, work, learn, grow, and expand their horizons in these spaces. Our architects and designers seek to create high-quality, collaborative designs that stress innovation grounded in careful listening to functional needs and tailored to culture and specific organizational needs.

The architect I performs routine architectural assignments under direct supervision and receives specific and detailed instructions regarding tasks and expected results. This individual coordinates with engineers, assisting in specification developments and performing entry-level architectural assignments. This key role works from the designs of others, has a familiarity in planning and design, and a willingness to learn and develop. This position is expected to produce quality design and construction documents as well as prepare architectural drawings/renderings.

At CHA, you can build a career and find your passion across our diverse business lines and project teams. Being part of CHA means being part of a team of talented professionals, where you'll find support for your career growth and the opportunity to impact our industry and our communities. Find your "why" at CHA!

    Bachelor's in Architecture required, Masters preferred
  • No prior experience required; prior internships and/or applicable coursework preferred
  • AutoCAD and/or Revit proficiency required
  • Understanding of the preparation of construction documents, building systems, and engineering systems coordination
  • Construction administration experience preferred
  • Photoshop and PowerPoint skills preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Works collaboratively within a team environment
  • Ability to travel required (occasionally)

At CHA, we are helping to build a world where thought leadership, social responsibility, and diversity thrive, and we are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining a highly talented and diverse team of individuals to help us do it. Our aspiration to responsibly improve the world we live in - combined with hiring practices, training opportunities, and engagement with our communities - reflect a company culture that is progressive and forward leaning.

We as an organization celebrate the values of inclusion and equality, and advocate for the full participation of all people in an environment free of discrimination. To support these values, we invite all qualified applicants to be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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