Kaplan Thompson Architects

Architectural Project Manager

Kaplan Thompson Architects is a Portland, Maine architecture firm seeking a Project Manager architect with 3 to 8 years of professional experience for work on varied projects, all with a creative design and deep sustainability focus.

This is a unique opportunity to join a growing, award-winning firm at our new offices in the heart of Portland’s Old Port. We’re looking for an affable individual with proven project management and a clear design vision in our four practice areas: single family renovation and new construction, multi-family housing, educational, and restaurants. You must have the ability to maintain project timelines and budgets with rigor and manage teams successfully. Strong communication, writing and editing skills are vital.

We maintain an open, collaborative team approach and a collegial studio atmosphere in a fast-paced environment. We believe deeply in working to reverse climate change, including a commitment to Architecture 2030 and the communities we serve, and strive to practice what we preach.

To Whom the Position Reports

Principals, Director of Operations

Qualifications, Skills & Knowledge Requirements

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Education / interest / experience – and passion – in the field of sustainable design
  • BArch or BS completed
  • Although not required, preference will be given to candidates who have experience with ArchiCad.
  • Although not required, preference will be given to candidates who have achieved licensure.

Compensation, Timing and (Excellent!) Benefits

  • Full-time position, $24-35/hour, depending on experience.

Benefits: This offer includes 2 weeks of vacation and 5 days of personal / sick time. Our benefits package also includes 100% medical coverage on Health Insurance and 50% coverage on Disability Insurance.  Additionally, KTA offers a 3% salary match SIMPLE IRA retirement benefit. Salary and all benefits will be prorated based on the number of days worked per week.

We offer paid holidays for New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. We also will offer 3 additional floating holidays. A commuting stipend of $60 / mo. will be provided, and may be either spent towards a parking space, bus pass or kept by you if an alternate form of transportation is used. Bonuses will be distributed in accordance with personal productivity and success of the office. Annually, every employee has the opportunity to spend up to $500 and two days pursuing professional development, which might include attending a conference, taking a class, or participating in another approved activity. 

To view some of our work and our philosophy, please view www.kaplanthompson.com. Please send a resume, brief cover letter, and examples of work to info@kaplanthompson.com. No calls please.

Jeannette Schram