Careers

Our Pacific Northwest Studio offers global education practice leadership within IBI Group, a multi-disciplinary firm with nearly 70 offices around the world. This unique position creates opportunities to be a part of international thought leadership and signature K-12 and higher education projects, here and beyond.

Current Openings:

Architect – Three (3) Positions Available

907 SW Harvey Milk Street, Portland, OR  97205
801 2nd Ave Suite 1000, Seattle, WA 98104
Full-time

 

Job Description
  • Develops designs from concept through design development to contract documents
  • Incorporates applicable codes, construction techniques, and sequences in various projects
  • Functions in the role of assistant to project leader with a focus on architectural design and technical aspects
  • Produces design work according to established standards, methods, and quality procedures
  • Coordinates the layout, design, drafting, and specifications produced by other staff members who are part of the project team
  • Assists in developing project staff-hours and planning schedule for phases of the project
  • Supervises and performs site observations
  • Manages and develops assigned team members
  • May participate in marketing and business development efforts
  • Ideal candidates must be a team player who is well organized, detail oriented, focused, design driven, accurate and able to meet deadlines under pressure
Qualifications
  • University Degree – Bachelor/Masters of Architecture
  • 3 – 6 years experience in an Architectural Design firm
  • Strong technical knowledge of building construction and thorough understanding of construction documents
  • Proven ability to collaborate in visioning, design, synthesis, and delivery roles
  • Ability to understand and develop architectural ideas, independently and collaboratively
  • Comfortable communicating with clients/consultants
  • Strong technical competency, proficient in Revit and SketchUp
  • Must have strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Knowledge of Educational Architecture, specifically K-12, preferred
Additional Information
  • This is a full-time position to start immediately. IBI Group offers a competitive salary, generous benefits including medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid sick/vacation/holidays, training/professional development, and much more.
  • IBI Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Specification Writer (Architecture)

907 SW Harvey Milk Street, Portland, OR 97205
Full-time

Job Description

IBI Group’s Portland office is searching for a Specification Writer to join its growing team. As a Specification Writer you will perform general trades specification writing and coordination of allied engineering specifications for various projects primarily in the K-12 education sector.

  • Interpret architectural, engineering and interior design plans and prepare material lists and specifications to be used as standards by contractors related to building construction activities.
  • Analyze plans and details or diagrams, observe and makes notes on materials to prepare specifications for construction activities.
  • Write technical descriptions specifying material qualities and properties, utilizing knowledge of material standards, construction processes or manufacturing procedures.
  • Conduct quality reviews of construction documents while researching and preparing specifications.
  • Be aware of the products on the market, assisting in maintaining and developing the firm library of catalogues and other information for designers and architects to use.
  • Develop specification requirements and solutions.
  • Work with project teams to develop documents throughout project phases.
  • Develop and maintain an office master specification.
  • Assist and mentor staff on technical issues for both project and specification related issues.
  • Function as a technical resource.
  • Stay current on product development, new materials, code changes and industry trends.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, diploma in architectural technology or another construction‐related field.
  • K-12 education experience is a not required, but will be favored.
  • Superior written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Computer skills with an emphasis on Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Bluebeam. Experience with SpecLink and/or eSpec is a plus.
  • Worked in prior building construction settings, including but not limited to architecture firms, architecture‐engineering firms, construction management or specification consulting firms.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, working with others in a team setting, communicating directly with Owner and Contractor contact and working on multiple projects at the same time.
  • LEED AP certification is a plus.
  • Extensive knowledge of building codes, industry standards, structures and materials standards.
  • 7+ years of experience writing specifications.
  • Self-starter in terms of research and follow-through.
  • Active Member of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) is encouraged.
Additional Information
  • This is a full-time position to start immediately. IBI Group offers a competitive salary, generous benefits including medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid sick/vacation/holidays, training/professional development, and much more.
  • IBI Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Intern Architect – Three (3) Positions Available

907 SW Harvey Milk Street, Portland, OR 97205
Full-time

 

Job Description
  • Develops designs from concept through design development to contract documents
  • Incorporates applicable codes, construction techniques, and sequences in various projects
  • Functions in the role of assistant to project leader with a focus on architectural design and technical aspects
  • Produces design work according to established standards, methods, and quality procedures
  • Coordinates the layout, design, drafting, and specifications produced by other staff members who are part of the project team
  • Assists in developing project staff-hours and planning schedule for phases of the project
  • Supervises and performs site observations
  • Manages and develops assigned team members
  • May participate in marketing and business development efforts
  • Ideal candidates must be a team player who is well organized, detail oriented, focused, design driven, accurate and able to meet deadlines under pressure
Qualifications
  • University Degree – Bachelor/Masters of Architecture
  • 1 – 3 years experience in an Architectural Design firm
  • Strong technical knowledge of building construction and thorough understanding of construction documents
  • Proven ability to collaborate in visioning, design, synthesis, and delivery roles
  • Ability to understand and develop architectural ideas, independently and collaboratively
  • Comfortable communicating with clients/consultants
  • Strong technical competency, proficient in Revit and SketchUp
  • Must have strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Knowledge of Educational Architecture, specifically K-12, preferred
Additional Information
  • This is a full-time position to start immediately. IBI Group offers a competitive salary, generous benefits including medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid sick/vacation/holidays, training/professional development, and much more.
  • IBI Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for the above positions, please submit a resume and portfolio in PDF format (10 mb or less) via email to jonathan.steel@IBIGroup.com.