Architectural Designer

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Building Services
Position Type
Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is seeking an Architectural Designer to join our design team in Portland, Maine. We are an AIA New England Emerging Professional Friendly Firm composed of a close-knit team of dedicated professionals working to find sustainable solutions for our diverse customer base. Our knowledgeable and skilled Architects and Engineers make us known and recognized in the industry for delivering high quality and technical excellence.  We realize this success is the result of the efforts and abilities of our people.  Our Portland, Maine team takes pride in maintaining a small family-like, flexible work environment, while also having the structure, resources, and opportunities of a large international organization. Wood offers the technical challenges of projects located throughout the US and globally within the relaxed environment of a small, vibrant city. This is a great opportunity to grow your career by working on building designs and studies within a multi-discipline project team environment. 


Recent and ongoing projects include the design of building renovations and new construction for Federal and State office buildings, museums, and visitor facilities; industrial office space, warehouses, and maintenance facilities; architecturally-driven pedestrian bridge designs, and high-security government and radar facilities. We also have several ongoing design standards development projects for Federal agencies.

The ideal candidate will have experience with the development of bid sets working with multi-disciplinary project teams from concept design through completion of construction in a fast-paced environment; and be well organized, self-motivated, and able to work independently and in a multi-disciplinary team environment with minimal supervision.


*This position does not offer Visa sponsorship


Key responsibilities: 

  • Support Architects and engineers with developing 2D and 3D presentation graphics and design and construction drawings
  • Support studies and design development for a wide variety of facilities though the entire project life cycle
  • Visit project sites to assess and document existing conditions

Skills / Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in an Architecture-related field
  • 2 to 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Proficient in current digital modeling applications including Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience in technical aspects of facility design, from programming through post construction services
  • Interest to work in support of engineering-driven projects as well as architecturally driven projects
  • Effective technical, written, and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Architecture degree from a NAAB-accredited Architectural program or Master’s degree in an Architecture-related field
  • Civilian Federal Agency and DoD project experience
  • BIM experience


Wood’s Portland Architecture team is part of our North Atlantic Architectural Engineering Service Line. This is an opportunity to work with our talented staff of Architects and Engineers in one of Wood’s focused growth areas. Our North Atlantic Operations is a multi-disciplinary architecture/engineering/science team of 150+ staff, located in one of the most livable cities in the US. Our Portland office is right in the heart of Downtown Portland; a diverse and lively city with an outstanding restaurant scene and lots to do if you’re an outdoor enthusiast or love the Arts – something for everyone. What is considered the hub of Wood’s Architectural practice and Northeast Region, we are looking to grow our team to support our current workload as well as advance our strategic planning towards our future vision – please consider joining us.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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