Associate Architect

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

OCA is looking for a self-motivated Associate Architect with 3-6 years of experience. Architectural Associate will work from the designs of others under supervision and perform routine architectural assignments using prescribed methods. This position is a hands-on, in-office position.


  • Provides technical expertise for assigned tasks or projects.
  • Performs design services and calculations to determine sizes, details of structures, equipment components, and systems.
  • Performs site surveys and investigations of existing facilities and conditions and verifies the validity of existing documents.
  • Provides on-site and office technical assistance during construction to resolve field problems in a timely manner.


  • Bachelor's or degree in Architecture or a related field
  • Must have 3-6 years of experience in design and construction document preparation.
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, and REVIT is a MUST.
  • Rendering software (Lumion, Escape, SketchUp, Photoshop, etc.) is a plus.
  • Ability to follow OCA Drawing Standards
  • Knowledge of National, State and Local Codes is 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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