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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:

PROJECT MANAGERS

DREAM has an immediate need for exceptional Project Managers for commercial and community-based projects of various types, scales, and budgets. Project Managers are 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 ARCHITECTS / DESIGNERS

Job Description:

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

The ideal candidate is a strong conceptual designer who is passionate about bringing world-class design to commercial and community-based 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 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 preferred
  • Solid understanding of ADA, MAAB, FHA and other applicable Codes
  • Demonstrated project management skill highly desirable
  • 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 CAPTAINS

Job Description:

We are currently seeking resourceful Job Captains with a keen eye for detail and an exceptional work ethic to add to our growing team.

 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

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Job Description:

We have an immediate opening for an enthusiastic and energetic full-time Administrative Assistant who will support the growth and success of our design and real estate development firm. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative people-person who is extremely organized, resourceful, and proactive in solving problems, and is able to manage multiple priorities with limited oversight. In this role, you will cover the front desk as well as perform other general office support duties. This is a multi-faceted position with room to grow along several different tracks based on skills and interests.

 Responsibilities:

  • Act as face and voice of DREAM, greeting guests as soon as they arrive and directing visitors to the appropriate person/room
  • Answer, screen and forward incoming phone calls
  • Perform office support duties such as filing, photocopying, and scanning
  • Meeting and web meeting coordination
  • Food orders and food setup/cleanup
  • Running local errands (within walking distance)
  • Supply procurement / inventory maintenance
  • Equipment maintenance / scheduling service (routine and trouble)
  • Maintain conference room schedules / contact database / mailing lists
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of company functions (outings, holiday parties, luncheons, etc.)
  • Assist with marketing and executive support possibly including travel arrangements, license renewals, and other projects and duties as needed.

Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of work experience as a Receptionist, Administrative/Executive Assistant, Office Manager or similar role
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Professional attitude and appearance
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise, and the ability to work under deadlines
  • A “no task is too big or too small” attitude
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google apps
  • Knowledge of Adobe CC (InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat) a plus
  • Bachelor’s in any related field desired, but not required
  • A sense of humor!
HOW TO APPLY

Submit your resume, cover letter, and work samples (design roles) via our Contact Form.  No phone calls please – we’ll call you!

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