Job Captain / Project Architect

S M Tam Architect, PLLC S M Tam Architect, PLLC Employer:
Brooklyn, NY, USLocation:
Mon, Feb 27 '23Posted on:
$50,000 - $70,000 annually Pay:

S M Tam Architect, PLLC is a boutique architecture firm with an extensive, diverse portfolio of projects across residential, commercial, hospitality, and community facilities. We are seeking a Job Captain/Project Architect to manage projects at our office in Brooklyn, New York. 

The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of architectural experience working on mid- to large-scale residential and commercial projects in New York City, with a working knowledge of NYC building codes, zoning regulations, and NYC Department of Buildings processes. This senior-level position reports directly to the firm Principal. 

We offer mentorship by the Founder of the company who has over 25 years’ experience building an organization with a portfolio of several thousand projects and providing professional skill and career development opportunities through involvement across a wide range of projects, including single- and multi-family houses, condominium buildings, hotels and restaurants, corporate offices, medical facilities, and houses of worship.


  • Manage all phases of architectural projects, including feasibility studies, schematic design and development, client communication and engineering consultant coordination 
  • Produce architectural drawings and 3D renderings
  • Conduct zoning analysis and interpret NYC building and energy codes to ensure compliance
  • Prepare and file plans/documentation with the NYC Department of Buildings and related city agencies
  • Maintain ongoing communication with client, general contractor and  engineering consultants
  • Participate in virtual Department of Buildings plan review meetings
  • Mentor and manage junior project team members


  • Minimum 3 years of architectural work experience in design and construction documentation 
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and 3D software
  • Working knowledge of NYC Building Code and Zoning Resolution
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with ability to work on multiple concurrent projects
  • Strong work ethic, self-motivated, and a positive attitude
  • Bilingual in Chinese/English (a strong plus)


  • Salary is commensurate with experience
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance (optional) with employer contribution

TO APPLY: Please email your cover letter, resume and portfolio to and include the ‘Job Captain/Project Architect’ in the subject line of your email.

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