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🔗Senior Architect

  • Full Time
  • Portland, ME
  • $80K + USD / Year
  • How to Apply:

    Submissions and Interviews

    Interviews will be on a rolling timetable. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, sending a cover letter, CV, and portfolio examples in .pdf format as a link.

    Address to:

    Cynthia Wheelock and Nancy Barba

  • Contact Name: Nancy Barba & Cynthia Wheelock

Website Barba + Wheelock Architecture

Barba + Wheelock is a Portland, Maine based, women-owned architectural firm, with a passion for contextual design, whether it’s a new build, an addition to an existing building, or involves historic rehabilitation. Our work takes us throughout Northern New England working on projects of cultural merit – libraries, sacred places, select schools, museums, and private residences. Our mission-driven work is drawn to projects that have the ability to affect social change - and often at the intersectionality of sustainability and historic preservation. Located in Portland, Maine, our open office culture is focused and highly productive, yet fun, humanistic and structured with a work/life balance that allows one to enjoy the best Maine has to offer. Portland is a small city continually on the best lists for restaurants, livability, quick proximity to nature and the water, with an authentic way of life.

Barba + Wheelock is now at the rare juncture of looking to bring on a key person to complement our small productive team. The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

– Experience as an Architect working within an Architecture Firm (8 years or more)

– Proficiency in Revit Architecture (5-7 years minimum with work samples required)

– Professional Architectural Degree

– Optional: Historic Preservation Degree or Certificate, or possess significant experience working on design and construction detailing for projects that interpret the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

– Professionally and confidently correspond with clients, co-workers, contractors, consultants; good networking skills

– Registered Architect in Maine, or be able to become registered in Maine within 1 year

– Experienced in all facets of project development and project management

– Particular skill in design excellence

– Facile and good mixed media graphic skills for design presentations

– Construction detailing, and construction administration experience

– Self-motivated and team-connected


Benefits and Perks

Pay:        We offer a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience and skill level. Bonus structure.

Health:   Health insurance stipend to cover the employee.

Rest:       Vacation and paid holidays, paid time off for sick/personal.

Retire:    Retirement plan with employer contribution.

Career:   Annual allowance for conferences and training

Preferred – 4 days in-office position /1 day remote, and ability to work more days remote when requested.

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    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact for details.


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