Project Manager

ZH Architects ZH Architects Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Wed, Jan 31 '24Posted on:
$70,000 - $85,000 annually Pay:

Are you a talented architect interested in collaborating on projects that meet low carbon 2050 goals? Frustrated by the lack of commitment to real sustainable building practices at your current firm? If you are ready to make a difference, consider working at ZH Architects where we believe the current design challenge of our profession is to synthesize quality design with metric-driven sustainable strategies. ZH has several award-winning projects that demonstrate this strategy and are looking for someone to join our team in continuing this mission.   

We are looking for a Project Manager with 3-5 years of experience who is interested in applying this knowledge to building façade repairs, deep energy over cladding of existing facades, passive house retrofits and new passive house buildings. This position requires deep involvement in all aspects of architecture and a special interest in building science.

Our work primarily consists of single and multi-family residential projects with a focus on design and deep sustainability. We currently have a term contract with the NYC DDC and will begin a term contract with the NYSCA this year. Those who thrive at ZH are multi-faceted designers who are ready to dive into all aspects of design and construction, can communicate clearly with consultants and contractors, and are able to develop trusting relationships with our clients.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a previous commitment to designing sustainable projects holding a degree with a focus on sustainable architecture or previous work experience in New York City demonstrating the same. Our goal is to hire someone who is ready to learn and push the boundaries of their knowledge.

General Responsibilities

  • Working in a collaborative team structure with other architects and designers
  • Developing technical aspects of our work including investigation, evaluation, and recommendation of design solutions
  • Research of products and assemblies to meet design and energy goals - knowledge of exterior detailing, high performance knowledge a plus
  • Applying working knowledge of NYC Building Code and ADA Compliance
  • Developing filing sets for NYC DOB and navigating DOB NOW
  • Involvement in all phases of design and construction administration and site observation

Qualifications, Skills & Knowledge Requirements

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Architecture or Building Science
  • Actively pursuing licensure
  • Demonstrated interest in sustainable design
  • Excellent design and presentation skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Production of cad drawings, 3-d models, research, renderings, presentation boards as required
  • Although not required, preference will be given to candidates who have experience with Vectorworks 

Compensation and Benefits

  • Expected salary range is 70-85K depending on capabilities and relevant experience
  • Yearly bonus based on performance, hours worked and firm’s success
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation/personal/sick time annually
  • Ability to work remotely on Fridays
  • 401K plan with matching contributions
  • Our benefits package also includes 50% contribution to medical, dental, and vision insurance and 100% coverage on disability insurance
  • 8 paid holidays 
  • Tax-free commuting
  • Contribution to a Citibike membership
  • Reimbursement for passed architectural exams
  • Reimbursement for passed Certified Passive House Designer

No telephone calls, please. Please submit a resume, work examples and salary requirements via email to   (10 MB max, pdf preferred)

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