Project Associate / Architect

Howard L. Zimmerman Architects, P.C. Howard L. Zimmerman Architects, P.C. Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Thu, Apr 14 '22Posted on:


Provide assistance to project managers on mid-scale to large-scale and/or complex projects. May lead small to mid-scale projects under the supervision of a Project Manager/Director. Provide the technical design of projects and exercise independent judgment, but receives guidance on complex details or issues. Assignments may include higher level work for training/development purposes.

Qualified candidates will; be able to manage individual work load, negotiate competing priorities, have a basic understanding of common construction materials, display effective verbal and written communication skills, exhibit curiosity for existing building construction, and be proficient in AutoCAD.

2+ years of related experience


  • Provide support to various project types; facade restoration, exterior rehabilitation, historic preservation, forensic investigation and interior alterations, etc.
  • Plan and develop projects of small to medium scale scope and works under direct supervision.  Responsible for the coordination of all project efforts, administrative and technical, to assure the most efficient and cost effective execution of assigned projects
  • Execute and/or assist on multiple projects in all project phases, including Investigation, Budget Estimating, Contract Document Preparation, Bidding and Negotiation, Municipal Filing, Construction Administration, and Close-out within project budget
  • Prepare project documents, including but not limited to; meeting minutes, field reports, investigation reports, cost estimates, project
  • Create new drawings and modify existing drawings in AutoCAD with speed and efficiency
  • Maintain proficiency in AutoCAD
  • Maintain positive client relationship.  Interact with clients and contractors. Attend meetings with clients, contractors, and consultants at regular intervals
  • Responsible for specific technical design aspects of a project including; investigation, evaluation and recommendation for design solution.  Independently make decisions on architectural design problems and methods
  • Carry out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques or procedures
  • Perform building inspections from the ground, the roof, from lifts, from suspended scaffolding, and from supported scaffolding. Inspections from suspended scaffolding range from approximately 6 to 60 stories. Inspections from supported (pipe frame) scaffolding range from approximately 2 to 20 stories
  • Enforce quality control with contractor
  • Ensure project specifications and drawings are being adhered to. Alert Project Manager and/or Senior Manager of discrepancies
  • Anticipate and trouble-shoot project-specific problems and participate in developing and implementing solution
  • Keep current on building codes governing New York City. Awareness of historic building codes
  • Navigate the public review process and regulatory agencies governing New York City for project filings
  • Actively participate in a teamwork environment
  • Effectively manage time to perform work duties in a fast-paced environment
  • Employees will be expected to obtain and maintain a NYC Department of Buildings recognized 4HR User Supported Scaffolding Certificate and a 16HR User Suspended Scaffold Certificate. Certification courses will be provided by Howard L. Zimmerman Architects & Engineers
  • A Project Associate can expect to be “in field” between 25% - 75% of their time during any given week

HLZAE offers a hybrid in-office and remote work environment.

HLZAE is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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