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Come work for a different kind of design firm just minutes from Center City, Philadelphia. Based in the heart of Collingswood, New Jersey, Thriven Design is a dedicated and integrated collaborative team of more than 70 architects, community planners, engineers, and interior designers working side-by-side, each and every day, toward one common goal – making the future better for everyone.

We pride ourselves in fostering an environment of mentorship and support, whether our colleagues are early in their licensing journey, seasoned professionals, or somewhere in between. Our employees are owners as part of our ESOP, and as a result, our success is your success. Thriven Design provides a full benefits package, hybrid work schedule, summer Fridays, and in-house opportunities to achieve education hours.

We are presently seeking enthusiastic professionals to fill roles as:

Careers

Project Manager - Asset Preservation

We are presently seeking an enthusiastic design professional with excellent technical, written/verbal communication, constructability, construction cost estimating, and project management skills for a Project Manager role focused on Asset Preservation. This aspect of our practice concentrates on the assessment, renovation, repair, and enhancement of existing buildings and sites to prolong their use and viability. Asset Preservation is a powerful tool used to strengthen local economies and stabilize property values. It’s sustainability to the highest “green” degree when compared to demolition and new construction.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project and design team management, assessment of building conditions, oversight of the design, documentation, specification, and understanding of major building systems in existing as well as new buildings.
  • Plan, schedule and track project timelines and milestones to ensure project is on schedule.
  • Conduct project research as applicable for the appropriate scope of work (historical, regulatory, etc.).
  • Conduct on-site inspections and building condition assessments, coordinate and assist with energy audits, including GPNA and RAD work.
  • Perform accessibility analysis of existing properties. Possess the knowledge of ADA requirements.
  • Prepare written reports that accurately describe findings and recommendations.
  • Coordinate and respond to requests for changes in project scope.
  • Physical fitness to navigate stairs, sites, and building interiors.
  • Willingness to travel to project and client locations when necessary (a valid driver’s license is required).

Education and Experience:

  • Candidate shall possess at least 12 years of relevant experience, preferably in an architectural firm, and minimum of 5 years of experience conducting building assessments and writing technical reports.
  • Candidate for this position should have a background in architecture, engineering, building forensics, interior design, or construction management.
  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, construction management, engineering, or similar courses of study preferred.  Candidates that do not possess a degree but have solid building and construction knowledge gained through work experience will also be considered.
  • Licensure as either a Registered Architect or Professional Engineer is preferred.

Preferred Skills:

  • Candidates must possess strong skills in team organization and collaboration, design, technical documentation, detailing, code review and interpretation, and consultant coordination.
  • Ability to work productively and independently on multiple projects, adhering to client deadlines with guidance from senior firm leaders.
  • Analytical thinker with the ability to evaluate existing building conditions, building systems, and information to formulate scope of work.
  • The ability to read and understand as-built design drawings as well as to perform field inspections is critical. This includes building envelope details and material functions regarding moisture infiltration.
  • Property condition assessments, including technical writing proficiency, understanding of cost estimating for general budget purposes, accessibility, and understanding of various funding agency guidelines, requirements, tools, and processes.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ongoing communications with multiple clients are an important part of this position.
  • Good technical computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and CAD.

About Us:

Located in Collingswood, NJ, our office is in a transit-friendly location within minutes of Center City Philadelphia and local train stations. The charming walkable downtown location offers many shops, restaurants, and services. Other perks while working at Thriven Design include:

  • A learning-focused environment, with support provided for conference attendance, licensing exams, and 20 hours per year of paid learning time
  • A welcoming, friendly culture with after-work events
  • Comprehensive benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, 401k, company-funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Opportunity to advance your career at the pace that suits your objectives

As an employee-owned company, there is a direct connection between the firm’s success and your success. We help our employees reach their fullest potential, through mentorship, clearly defined career paths, licensing support, continuing education opportunities, and more. We offer hybrid work schedules, work-from-home equipment, generous PTO, and competitive benefits. As a staff, team, and community, we believe in the power of diversity, particularly in the workplace, and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Come help us create, and sometimes “resurrect”, the places where people can thrive!

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Project Architect - Asset Preservation

The Project Architect is vital to the success of Thriven Design’s Asset Preservation Studio. We are seeking an enthusiastic design professional with excellent technical, communication, and relationship-building skills focused on Asset Preservation, an aspect of our practice that concentrates on the assessment, renovation, repair, design, and enhancement of existing buildings and sites to prolong their use and viability. Asset Preservation is a powerful tool used to strengthen local economies and stabilize property values. It’s sustainability to the highest “green” degree when compared to demolition and new construction.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform specific project tasks adhering to deadlines and within budget, as directed by a Project Manager.
  • Conduct project research as applicable for the appropriate scope of work (historical, regulatory, etc.).
  • Data compilation and organization, contributing to written reports and assessment findings.
  • Effectively communicate project progress and issues with the project team and management.
  • Coordinate various efforts in support of projects from initiation through close-out.
  • Understand concepts of building component life cycles, building system condition evaluation, replacement costs, and maintainable/sustainable responses.
  • Familiar with the basic principles of architecture, MEP systems, structural systems, civil engineering including design, construction, maintenance, accessibility, building codes, and sustainability.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently, and willingness to learn.
  • Good technical computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and CAD.
  • Physical fitness to navigate stairs, sites, and building interiors.
  • Willingness to travel to project and client locations when necessary (a valid driver’s license is required).

Education and Experience:

  • Candidate shall possess at least 6 years of relevant experience, preferably in an architectural firm.
  • Candidate for this position should have a background in architecture, engineering, building forensics, interior design, or construction management.
  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture or similar courses of study preferred. Candidates that do not possess a degree but have solid building and construction knowledge gained through work experience will also be considered.
  • Experience in performing Property Condition Assessments and writing technical reports is a plus.
  • Licensure as, or in-process to become, a Registered Architect is preferred.

About Us:

Located in Collingswood, NJ, our office is in a transit-friendly location within minutes of Center City Philadelphia and local train stations. The charming walkable downtown location offers many shops, restaurants, and services. Other perks while working at Thriven Design include:

  • A learning-focused environment, with support provided for conference attendance, licensing exams, and 20 hours per year of paid learning time
  • A welcoming, friendly culture with after-work events
  • Comprehensive benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, 401k, company-funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Opportunity to advance your career at the pace that suits your objectives

As an employee-owned company, there is a direct connection between the firm’s success and your success. We help our employees reach their fullest potential, through mentorship, clearly defined career paths, licensing support, continuing education opportunities, and more. We offer hybrid work schedules, work-from-home equipment, generous PTO, and competitive benefits. As a staff, team, and community, we believe in the power of diversity, particularly in the workplace, and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Come help us create, and sometimes “resurrect”, the places where people can thrive!

Apply Now

Architectural Project Manager

We are presently seeking an enthusiastic design professional for the role of Project Manager.

The ideal candidate is a registered architect with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture, a minimum of 10 years of experience, and professional licensure. Project Management and Architectural experience should include all phases of architectural design projects from set-up through design and construction administration. Candidates must possess strong skills in team organization and collaboration, design, technical documentation, detailing, code review and interpretation, communication (both verbal and written), and consultant coordination.  Experience in mixed-use and/or multi-family residential markets is a plus.

A working knowledge of standard office software programs and an aptitude for learning are required.  Experience with ArchiCAD, strong presentation skills and LEED® accreditation are a plus.

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Junior Architect

We are presently seeking an enthusiastic design professional for the role of Junior Architect.

The ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture and a minimum of two years of experience. Project experience should include all phases of architectural design projects from set-up through design and construction administration. Candidates must possess strong skills in teamwork, design, technical documentation and verbal and written communication.  Experience in the mixed-use, multifamily residential, and/or commercial markets is a plus.

Candidates should have a working knowledge of 3D modeling programs (i.e.: ArchiCAD).  A working knowledge of standard office software programs and an aptitude for learning are essential.

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Urban Designer/Urban Planner

We are seeking an enthusiastic Urban Designer/Urban Planner with excellent planning, site and urban design skills. This position will give you the chance to shape early design directions for several of our projects and across several regions within the US.

The ideal candidate has a Bachelor of Architecture and a Master’s degree in Urban Design or Urban Planning, along with three plus years of professional experience in this field.  AICP licensure is a plus.  This position works in collaboration with planners and architects on a range of project types including site plans, capacity studies, master plans, neighborhood plans and community engagement. Project experience should include site research and analysis, site design, planning studies, community planning, urban design, and community involvement. Experience with architectural design, mixed-use and multi-family residential projects is also desirable.

A working knowledge of standard office software programs as well as experience with rendering and visualization tools (such as Revit, Archicad, Adobe Creative Suite, GIS and SketchUp) are required. Excellent verbal and writing skills and strong graphic presentation skills (both free-hand and digital) are essential. Experience with community engagement and public speaking are a plus. Above all, we are looking for a self-motivated, organized, and resourceful individual with the ability to work independently or in a team environment and will be comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously.

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Intermediate Architect

We are presently seeking an enthusiastic design professional for the role of Intermediate Architect.

The ideal candidate is a licensed architect with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture, and a minimum of five years of experience. Project experience should include all phases of architectural design projects from set-up through design and construction administration. Candidates must possess strong skills in teamwork, design, technical documentation and verbal and written communication.  Experience in the mixed-use and/or multifamily residential markets is a plus.

Candidates should have a working knowledge of 3D modeling programs (i.e., ArchiCAD).  A working knowledge of standard office software programs and an aptitude for learning are essential.

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Senior Electrical Engineer

We are seeking a senior electrical engineer with a minimum of ten years experience in finding practical solutions when designing systems from concept through construction completion for commercial, multi-family, educational, healthcare; new and retrofit projects.

The Requirements —

  • Degree in Architectural Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • PE License is desirable but not required
  • “Hands on” design experience with various types of electrical systems
  • Strong relational and communication skills with client, business and coworkers
  • Proven track record of success managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Professional technical writing skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency designing in a BIM environment
  • LEED accreditation is a definite plus, but not a requirement

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Senior Mechanical Engineer, HVAC

We are seeking a Senior Mechanical (HVAC) Engineer with a minimum of ten years experience designing systems for commercial, educational, healthcare and multifamily buildings. The successful candidate will be a seasoned and capable engineering project manager, capable of designing and engineering a project from initial concept through completed construction.

The Requirements —

  • B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Professional Engineering License in NJ & PA (If applicant does not have both, the ability to obtain the one the applicant does not have).
  • Project management experience a must (including interfacing with client, coworkers, and code officials).
  • Proven track record of success in managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Hands-on experience with engineering, design, building, and mechanical code requirements, with emphasis on multifamily facilities including affordable housing, student housing and market-rate housing.
  • Energy efficient design knowledge in definitely a plus.
  • Familiarity with the following apartment building types are a benefit: Garden, Low-rise, Mid-rise and High-rise.
  • Document quality assurance and control skills.
  • Project field experience (punch list and physical needs assessments).
  • Professional technical writing skill is beneficial.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in ArchiCAD or AutoCAD environment.
  • LEED accreditation is desirable, but not a requirement.

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Mechanical (HVAC) Engineering Department Manager

We are seeking a Mechanical (HVAC) Engineering Department Manager with a minimum of ten years of experience designing systems for commercial, educational, healthcare and multifamily buildings. The successful candidate will be a seasoned and capable engineering project manager, capable of designing and engineering a project from initial concept through completed construction.

The Requirements —

  • B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Professional Engineering License in NJ & PA (If applicant does not have both, the ability to obtain the one the applicant does not have).
  • Project management experience a must (including interfacing with client, coworkers, and code officials).
  • Proven track record of success in managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Hands-on experience with engineering, design, building, and mechanical code requirements, with emphasis on multifamily facilities including affordable housing, student housing, and market-rate housing.
  • Develop and evaluate system concepts and options to determine best design and engineering solution for each project based upon project scope.
  • Develop design drawings and specifications for building mechanical systems.
  • Perform systems analysis and prepare reports and studies as well as cost estimates.
  • Lead and coordinate with architects, engineers, designers, and administration staff.
  • Interface with clients to discuss changes to designs and/or specifications.
  • Energy efficient design knowledge is definitely a plus.
  • Document quality assurance and control skills.
  • Project field experience (punch list and physical needs assessments).
  • Professional technical writing skill is beneficial.
  • Work with leadership to manage design manpower budget and update budget to reflect revisions or changes in scope.
  • Represent the company in a professional manner in all dealings with owners, architects, vendors, other design professionals and contractors.
  • Assisting in the firm’s human resource efforts through training and mentoring junior firm members.
  • Work closely with marketing, leadership and business development.
    Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in ArchiCAD or AutoCAD environment.
  • LEED accreditation is desirable, but not a requirement.

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Our offices are located at 756 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108.