Project Architect

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Newark, NJ, USLocation:
Mon, Dec 5 '22Posted on:

OCA is looking for a self-motivated Project Architect with 6+ years of experience. The successful candidate will work closely with project team members and principals to understand project requirements and execute quality design projects. The Project Architect will lead specific technical design aspects of assigned projects including investigation, evaluation, and recommendation of design solutions. This position is a hands-on, in-office position.


  • Generates project construction documents including plans, sections, details, and project manuals
  • Collaborates with leads to ensure design and documentation are in accordance with project expectations
  • Leads day-to-day construction administration activities, including coordination with internal teams, clients, and consultants to maintain project progress
  • Explores innovative design concepts and solutions
  • Prepares and presents design drawings and assists in presentations both internally and externally (to clients, and to review organizations)
  • Participates in the preparation of presentations, designs, drawings, and details
  • Responsible for specific technical design aspects of an assigned project, including investigation, evaluation, and recommendation of design solutions
  • Performs additional duties and/or assists with other projects as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or a related field is required.
  • State of New Jersey or New York Licensure is preferred but not required.
  • Must have 6+ years of experience in design and construction document preparation.
  • Strong management, organizational, and interpersonal skills and experience coordinating with architectural teams, clients, consultants, and contractors
  • Solid understanding of construction details, methods, and materials.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Bluebeam, AutoCAD, Enscape, and REVIT is a MUST.
  • LEED accreditation and/or familiarity with Green Building Design requirements are a plus
  • Self-motivated, organized, and flexible
  • Strong design sensibility
  • Strong communication and presentation abilities
  • Willingness to learn and take directions from senior staff
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S without visa restrictions


  • Competitive salary
  • 2-3 weeks paid time off (PTO), plus (10) paid holidays
  • Potential profit bonus
  • OCA offers paid 401K match program
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance coverage
  • Beautiful office location on NJIT Campus
  • Summer hours (1/2-day Fridays)

About OCA

OCA Architects Inc. is a Newark-based architectural firm located on the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) campus. Our projects include mixed-use residential developments, higher education, K-12 education, healthcare, corporate, and public facilities.  Some of our current projects include the PANYNJ Newark International Airport Vision Plan, PANYNJ JFK Terminal 6 Project design/build project, Newark Public Safety -Traffic Division as well as several multi-family residential Projects. We provide a dynamic environment that supports innovation and creativity, allowing each team member to significantly contribute to the design process. We Learn more by visiting our website at



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