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DREAM Collaborative is hiring!

DREAM Collaborative offers the flexibility to work on design-oriented, mission-driven projects, as well as large, mixed-use commercial projects in the central business district. Our approach is collaborative and inclusive, and focused on improving social, cultural, and economic outcomes for clients and the community.

We offer competitive salaries, benefits, professional growth, and a fun & busy work environment. We work hard but we know work is only one part of your life, and we respect the other parts too. Our office is easy to access via the Green Line (Symphony) or the Orange (Mass Ave). Christian Science Center parking garage is directly across the street.

We are currently seeking highly-motivated, experienced professionals for the following positions:

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

DREAM has an immediate need for an exceptional Senior Project Manager for commercial projects of various types, scales, and budgets. The Senior Project manager will be responsible for managing multiple projects and deadlines with minimal supervision. The ideal candidate must have a track record of meeting schedule deadlines and budgets and forging strong relationships with clients. You must be passionate about executing world-class design projects and enthusiastic about leading and mentoring staff and contributing to a collaborative, team-oriented work environment. You should be extremely organized and detail-oriented, skilled in the latest industry software, and possess excellent communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing and managing schedules and project budgets
  • Writing and revising proposals and managing additional services
  • Managing and coordinating subcontractors
  • Managing all phases of design and construction, from inception to construction completion
  • Managing multiple project teams including junior staff, subcontractors, and client representatives

 Qualifications:

  • Current MA architectural registration
  • Bachelor’s in architecture required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Proficient in Deltek/Ajera, NewForma, Procure, MS Office Suite, AutoCAD drafting skills is required; SketchUp, Adobe CC, and Revit Modeling is a plus
  • Excellent client management skills
  • Experience with both ground-up and renovation construction projects
  • Solid understanding of ADA, MAAB, FHA and other applicable Codes
  • Experience working with municipal authorities and making public presentations
  • Solid construction administration experience and knowledge of construction methods
  • Chapter 149A experience / public work experience a plus
  • Urban redevelopment project experience a plus
  • LEED Accreditation is a plus

 

PROJECT ARCHITECT / DESIGNER

Job Description:

DREAM has an immediate need for an energetic and inspired Project Architect / Designer. The Project Architect / Designer will be responsible for producing compelling design concepts and working closely with firm principals to provide design leadership ensure design objectives and deliverables are met.

The ideal candidate will be a strong conceptual designer who is passionate about bringing world-class design to commercial projects of various types, scales, and budgets. You must be enthusiastic about leading and mentoring design staff and contributing to a collaborative, team-oriented work environment. You should be extremely organized and detail-oriented, skilled in the latest industry design software, and possess excellent communication skills. As a small but growing firm, DREAM provides opportunities for organic career growth based on each employee’s talents and interests including participation in business development, management, and strategic planning.

Responsibilities:

  • Translate the program, scope, and design vision into exceptional design concepts
  • Provide design leadership to junior design staff
  • Participate in client meetings, presentations, and community meetings as needed
  • Self-managing and prioritizing tasks to accomplish project requirements while meeting the design budget

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred and 7+ years of experience
  • Current Massachusetts architectural registration
  • Solid understanding of ADA, MAAB, FHA and other applicable Codes
  • Construction administration experience and knowledge of construction methods
  • Proficient in Revit Modeling, AutoCAD drafting skills, SketchUp, Adobe CC, and Microsoft Office Suite is required
  • Excellent people skills and positive attitude
  • Multifamily and large-scale mixed-use experience is required
  • Master planning experience is a plus
  • Chapter 149A experience / public work experience a plus
  • Urban redevelopment experience a plus
  • LEED Accreditation a plus

JOB CAPTAIN

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a resourceful Job Captain with a keen eye for detail and an exceptional work ethic to add to our growing team. The Job Captain will play a key role in the design team, generating compelling, innovative, and relevant design concepts for all project types.

 Responsibilities:

  • Participate in design activities of multiple projects from concept to development of detailed design ideas to construction documents, including coordination
  • Participate in programming, space planning, and selection of interior finishes and furniture
  • Prepare graphics and presentation materials for public approvals and client meetings

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor in Architecture required, Masters degree preferred
  • Current or in-process MA architectural registration preferred
  • Experience with both ground-up and renovation construction projects
  • Solid understanding of ADA, MAAB, FHA and other applicable Codes
  • Strong construction administration experience and knowledge of construction methods
  • Proficient in Revit Modeling, AutoCAD drafting skills, SketchUp, Adobe CC, and Microsoft Office Suite is required
  • LEED Accreditation a plus
  • Strong graphic design sensibility and technical proficiency a plus
HOW TO APPLY

Submit your resume, cover letter, and work samples to [email protected]. Please reference the job opening you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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