Junior Designer

Robert Elliott Leslie Architecture, PC Robert Elliott Leslie Architecture, PC Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Mon, Apr 30 '18Posted on:

RELA is a small, established architecture firm, expanding in New York’s Financial District. Our open and informal culture values creativity, collegiality and a can-do spirit. We’re looking for a dynamic, detail-oriented Junior Designer to work on multi-family residential and office projects on a temporary basis, for three to six months. 

The successful candidate should demonstrate strong written and verbal communications skills, a curious mind, a talent for design and an analytical approach to solving problems. Good work habits, personal integrity, a commitment to excellence and the ability to remain focused and organized while working on multiple projects could lead to permanent employment.

Job Description

Responsibilities include architectural detailing, producing well-coordinated drawing sets and project manuals, programming and client presentations.

  • Work on all phases of design and contract administration from concept through completion
  • Survey and document field conditions
  • Assist in the production of architectural drawings, details and specifications 
  • Research building typologies, construction materials and finishes 
  • Create, develop, render and model design concepts 
  • Prepare project deliverables and presentations

Education & Experience 

Candidates must have previous experience in an architecture, engineering or design firm, preferably including architectural detailing, drafting and programming on one or more built projects.

  • Professional degree in Architecture, Engineering or Interior Design from an accredited school
  • 2 to 3 years professional experience including contract administration

Essential Skills

The successful candidate will be highly organized, enthusiastic, self-motivated and meet or exceed the following:

  • Proven technical detailing and excellent AutoCAD skills 
  • Strong conceptual and design skills 
  • Must speak and write English fluently; additional languages are a plus
  • Excellent written, oral, presentation and collaborative skills
  • Competent SketchUp, Office and Adobe software skills 
  • Revit, InDesign, Rhino, 3ds Max and Mac OS experience is a plus


We offer a competitive salary; performance based annual bonus; and a full benefits package, which includes comprehensive health insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with matching, a generous PTO plan & a transit stipend. Professional and technical training and continuing education are available to permanent employees.

Interested candidates who meet these qualifications should submit  a cover letter that highlights their qualifications, a resume and samples of work or a portfolio link via Archinect's site or by emailing Include “Great Designer” in the email subject. Please do not call or email firm members about this position, other services, products or commercial interests.

  • Metro NY residents only
  • Temporary position
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Principals only. Recruiters should not contact us.
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