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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 65 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

Architectural Contributor
Our Impact

We are Thriven Design, a dynamic firm with award-winning designs committed to serving others and creating places where people thrive. Our multidisciplinary approach incorporates architects, engineers, community planners, interior designers, and energy specialists to provide a collaborative experience for our clients built on communication, respect, and a shared appreciation for what is possible when we work together. The firm’s extensive portfolio spans housing (including affordable, market-rate, and student), adaptive reuse, asset preservation, large-scale site planning, commercial facilities, and more.

Your Impact

We are seeking a full-time Architectural Contributor to contribute to the success of Thriven Design while working closely with their team in all phases of architecture. Project experience should include all phases of architectural design projects from set-up through design and construction administration. For you, that means a dynamic and challenging experience, with tremendous potential for career growth and hands-on learning.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and documentation throughout the project lifecycle including design concept, project requirements, drawing and specification development, and construction administration
  • Developing and expanding knowledge, with guidance from others, of building detailing, building science, envelope, and building systems
  • Growing awareness and learning about project requirements, such as codes, funding requirements and client standards
  • Contribute to project management using appropriate tools to schedule/track your time on projects

Education And Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Architecture
  • At least 2 years of job-related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with projects in the mixed-use and multifamily residential markets
  • Experience working with BIM software and other applications in a digital production environment
About Us

Located in Collingswood, NJ, our office is in a transit-friendly location within walking distance to the PATCO Speedline and minutes from Center City Philadelphia. The charming walkable downtown street Thriven Design is located on 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 in-office and after-work events and celebrations
  • Comprehensive benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, 401k, company-funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan, paid time off, paid holidays, and schedule flexibility
  • 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 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.

Apply Now

Architectural Project Manager
Our Impact

We are Thriven Design, a dynamic firm with award-winning designs committed to serving others and creating places where people can thrive. Our multidisciplinary approach incorporates architects, engineers, community planners, interior designers, and energy specialists to provide a collaborative experience for our clients that is built on communication, respect, and a shared appreciation for what is possible when we work together. The firm’s extensive portfolio spans housing (including affordable, market-rate, and student), adaptive reuse, asset preservation, large-scale site planning, commercial facilities, and more.

Your Impact

We are seeking a full-time Architectural Project Manager. This role serves as the intersection point for our clients, project team, consultants, internal leadership, and other project stakeholders. For you, that means a dynamic and challenging experience, with tremendous potential for career growth and hands-on learning.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversight and guidance throughout the project lifecycle including design concept, project requirements, drawing and specification development, and construction administration
  • Manage client and team (internal and external) coordination and communication
  • Provide advanced working knowledge of other disciplines for guidance in building detailing, building science, envelope, and building systems
  • Provide review and revisions to renderings, animations, and construction documents
  • Apply project presentation and meeting communication skills
  • Prepare proposals and project scope, including setting project fees and timelines
  • Report to the Principal-in-Charge for each project, providing project status updates on a regular basis

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Architecture
  • At least 10 years of job-related experience
  • Licensure/Certification: Registered Architect or pursuing Architecture licensure

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with projects in the mixed-use and multifamily residential markets
  • Experience working with BIM software and other applications in a digital production environment
About Us

Located in Collingswood, NJ, our office is in a transit-friendly location within walking distance to the PATCO Speedline and minutes from Center City Philadelphia. The charming walkable downtown street Thriven Design is located on 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 in-office and after-work events and celebrations
  • Comprehensive benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, 401k, company-funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan, paid time off, paid holidays, and schedule flexibility
  • 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 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.

Apply Now

Project Architect
Our Impact

We are Thriven Design, a dynamic firm with award-winning designs committed to serving others and creating places where people thrive. Our multidisciplinary approach incorporates architects, engineers, community planners, interior designers, and energy specialists to provide a collaborative experience for our clients built on communication, respect, and a shared appreciation for what is possible when we work together. The firm’s extensive portfolio spans housing (including affordable, market-rate, and student), adaptive reuse, asset preservation, large-scale site planning, commercial facilities, and more.

Your Impact

The full-time Project Architect contributes to the success of Thriven Design, working closely with their team throughout the project lifecycle. Project experience should include all phases of architectural design projects from concept through design and construction administration. For you, that means a dynamic and challenging experience, with tremendous potential for career growth and hands-on learning.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and spearhead design concept decisions for final internal review
  • Provide critique and guidance to others on their work product, including renderings, animations, and construction documents
  • Contribute to documentation for all design phases
  • Share knowledge of building detailing, building science, envelope design, and building systems with others
  • Manage project coordination and construction administration activities
  • Prepare project specifications
  • Research and implement project requirements (code, funding requirements, client standards) and permit/approval processes
  • Functional knowledge of other disciplines such as Structural and MEP systems
  • Proactively oversee internal quality control items and coordination of systems included in the project
  • Contribution to aspects of project financial management including developing project fees, scope, and project timelines/scheduling with the use of appropriate management tools
  • Assist with proposals and contracts
  • Utilize project presentation and meeting skills, internally and externally

Education And Experience:

  • Licensed Architect with a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Architecture
  • Minimum 5 years of job-related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with projects in the mixed-use and multifamily residential markets
  • Experience working with BIM software and other applications in a digital production environment
About Us

Located in Collingswood, NJ, our office is in a transit-friendly location within walking distance to the PATCO Speedline and minutes from Center City Philadelphia. The charming walkable downtown street Thriven Design is located on 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 in-office and after-work events and celebrations
  • Comprehensive benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, 401k, company-funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan, paid time off, paid holidays, and schedule flexibility
  • 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 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.

Apply Now

Mechanical (HVAC) Engineering Department Manager
Our Impact

We are Thriven Design, a dynamic firm with award-winning designs committed to serving others and creating places where people can thrive. Our multidisciplinary approach incorporates architects, engineers, community planners, interior designers, and energy specialists to provide a collaborative experience for our clients built on communication, respect, and a shared appreciation for what is possible when we work together. An extensive portfolio spans housing (including affordable, market-rate, and student), adaptive reuse, asset preservation, large-scale site planning, commercial facilities, and more.

Our engineering group provides a comprehensive portfolio of professional design, assessment, and consulting services with a belief that buildings should be cost-effective to build and to operate, be energy-efficient and sustainable, and provide a safe and healthy environment for their occupants. This is a full-time position.

Your Impact

The Mechanical (HVAC) Engineering Department Manager is vital to the success of Thriven Design. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of ten years of experience designing systems for commercial, educational, healthcare, and multifamily buildings. The candidate should be seasoned and capable as an engineering project manager, capable of designing and engineering a project from initial concept through completed construction.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Assist 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

Education And Experience:

  • B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution
  • 10 years of job-related experience
  • Professional Engineering License in NJ & PA (at least one is required, with ability to obtain the other)
  • LEED accreditation is desirable, but not a requirement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management experience is required (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 is a plus
  • 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
About Us

Located in Collingswood, NJ, our office is in a transit-friendly location within walking distance to the PATCO Speedline and minutes from Center City Philadelphia. The charming walkable downtown street Thriven Design is located on 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, paid time off, paid holidays, and schedule flexibility
  • 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 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.

Apply Now

Electrical Engineering Contributor
Our Impact

We are Thriven Design, a dynamic firm with award-winning designs committed to serving others and creating places where people can thrive. Our multidisciplinary approach incorporates architects, engineers, community planners, interior designers, and energy specialists to provide a collaborative experience for our clients built on communication, respect, and a shared appreciation for what is possible when we work together. An extensive portfolio spans housing (including affordable, market-rate, and student), adaptive reuse, asset preservation, large-scale site planning, commercial facilities, and more.

Our engineering group provides a comprehensive portfolio of professional design, assessment, and consulting services with a belief that buildings should be cost-effective to build and to operate, be energy-efficient and sustainable, and provide a safe and healthy environment for their occupants.

Your Impact

The Electrical Contributor is vital to the success of Thriven Design. At present, we are seeking to add electrical engineers with relevant experience who are interested in working with our senior engineers to find practical solutions when designing building systems from concept through construction completion for commercial, multi-family, educational, healthcare, new and retrofit projects. This is a full-time position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design of lighting, power systems, and fire alarm systems for various building types
  • Electrical single line diagram layouts
  • Basic knowledge of building codes, and National Electrical Code
  • Design layout utilizing ArchiCAD
  • Site visits for electrical survey information and punch listing
  • Coordination with other disciplines

Education And Experience:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering recent graduate seeking “hands on” design experience with various types of electrical systems
  • EIT Certificate OR PE license a definite plus, but not a requirement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on design experience with various types of electrical systems
  • Proficiency in either an ArchiCAD or AutoCAD environment
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Strong relational and communication skills with client, business, and coworkers
  • Proven track record of success managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Professional technical writing skills
  • Basic knowledge of Excel, Word, short circuit programs and lighting programs
About Us

Located in Collingswood, NJ, our office is in a transit-friendly location within walking distance to the PATCO Speedline and minutes from Center City Philadelphia. The charming walkable downtown street Thriven Design is located on 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 and celebrations
  • Comprehensive benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, 401k, company-funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan, paid time off, paid holidays, and schedule flexibility
  • 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 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.

Apply Now

Electrical Engineering Collaborator
Our Impact

We are Thriven Design, a dynamic firm with award-winning designs committed to serving others and creating places where people can thrive. Our multidisciplinary approach incorporates architects, engineers, community planners, interior designers, and energy specialists to provide a collaborative experience for our clients built on communication, respect, and a shared appreciation for what is possible when we work together. An extensive portfolio spans housing (including affordable, market-rate, and student), adaptive reuse, asset preservation, large-scale site planning, commercial facilities, and more.

Our engineering group provides a comprehensive portfolio of professional design, assessment, and consulting services with a belief that buildings should be cost-effective to build and to operate, be energy-efficient and sustainable, and provide a safe and healthy environment for their occupants.

Your Impact

The Electrical Collaborator is vital to the success of Thriven Design. At present, we are seeking to add electrical engineers with relevant experience who are interested in working with our electrical design team to find practical solutions when designing building systems from concept through construction completion for commercial, multi-family, educational, healthcare, new and retrofit projects. This is a full-time position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the creation of full electrical plans and specifications for permit and construction in commercial, multifamily residential, and other building types
  • Design of lighting, power systems, and fire alarm systems for various building types
  • Electrical single line diagram layouts
  • Knowledge of building codes and National Electrical Code
  • Design layout utilizing ArchiCAD
  • Site visits for electrical survey information and punch listing
  • Coordination with other disciplines
  • Assist in evaluating, selecting, specifying, and engineering certain electrical power, lighting, fire alarm, and other low voltage systems for a project verifying compliance with applicable codes and internal engineering standards / practices
  • Assure that all electrical design elements are properly coordinated with other building systems
  • Prepare complete electrical construction plans and specifications, size and select electrical power distribution equipment, and detail the layout of equipment
  • Coordinate the electrical design with the architects and engineering trades
  • Coordinate with electric utilities for proper design, selection, and location of metering equipment and switchgear
  • Prepare and issue complete electrical installation bid packages
  • Conduct on-site due-diligence assessments and prepare documentation of existing electrical equipment and installations with reuse or replace recommendations
  • Conduct on-site inspections of new installations for conformance to plans and specifications

Education And Experience:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • EIT Certificate OR PE license is a definite plus, but not a requirement
  • LEED accreditation is a definite plus, but not a requirement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on design experience with various types of electrical systems
  • Proficiency in either an ArchiCAD or AutoCAD environment
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Strong relational and communication skills with client, business, and coworkers
  • Proven track record of success managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Professional technical writing skills
  • Basic knowledge of Excel, Word, short circuit programs, and lighting programs
About Us

Located in Collingswood, NJ, our office is in a transit-friendly location within walking distance to the PATCO Speedline and minutes from Center City Philadelphia. The charming walkable downtown street Thriven Design is located on 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 and celebrations
  • Comprehensive benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, 401k, company-funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan, paid time off, paid holidays, and schedule flexibility
  • 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 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.

Apply Now

Project Coordinator - Property Revitalization
Our Impact

We are Thriven Design, a dynamic team of 60 professionals committed to serving others and creating places where people thrive. Our multidisciplinary approach emphasizes collaboration among our in-house architects, engineers, community planners, interior designers, and energy specialists to provide a superior client experience that is built on communication, respect, and a shared appreciation for what is possible when we work together. Thriven Design’s extensive, award-winning portfolio spans housing, including affordable, market-rate, and student, adaptive reuse, property revitalization, large-scale site planning, commercial facilities, and more.

Your Impact

The full time Project Coordinator is vital to the success of Thriven Design’s Property Revitalization Studio. We are seeking an enthusiastic design professional with excellent technical, communication, and relationship-building skills focused on Property Revitalization, 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. Property Revitalization 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, building code, etc.).
  • Compile and organize data, contributing to written reports and assessment findings.
  • Effective verbal and written communication to the project team and management regarding project progress and any issues.
  • 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 solutions.
  • Display familiarity with the basic principles of architecture, MEP systems, structural systems, civil engineering including design, construction, maintenance, accessibility, building codes, and sustainability.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills, an ability to work independently, and willingness to learn.
  • Possess good technical computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and BIM software (training provided for ArchiCAD system that is used).
  • Ability to navigate stairs, sites, and building interiors.
  • Travel to project and client locations when necessary (a valid driver’s license is required).

Education and Experience:

  • Candidate shall possess at least 5 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 or Master’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. (Please provide a portfolio of recent projects).
  • 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 walking distance to the PATCO Speedline and minutes from Center City Philadelphia. The charming walkable downtown street Thriven Design is located on 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 (ESOP), there is a direct connection between the firm’s success and your success. Through mentorship we help our employees reach their fullest potential. We offer defined career paths, licensing support, continuing education opportunities, 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

Project Manager - Property Revitalization
Our Impact

We are Thriven Design, a dynamic team of 60 professionals committed to serving others and creating places where people thrive. Our multidisciplinary approach emphasizes collaboration among our in-house architects, engineers, community planners, interior designers, and energy specialists to provide a superior client experience that is built on communication, respect, and a shared appreciation for what is possible when we work together. Thriven Design’s extensive, award-winning portfolio spans housing, including affordable, market-rate, and student, adaptive reuse, property revitalization, large-scale site planning, commercial facilities, and more.

Your Impact

We are presently seeking an enthusiastic design professional with excellent technical, written/verbal communication, constructability, and project management skills for a full-time Project Manager role focused on Property Revitalization. This aspect of our practice concentrates on the assessment, renovation, repair, and enhancement of existing buildings and sites to prolong their use and viability. Property Revitalization 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 writing, 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, building code, etc.).
  • Conduct on-site inspections and building condition assessments, coordinate and assist with energy audits, including PCNA 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 10 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. (Please provide a portfolio of recent projects).
  • 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.
  • Ability to prepare 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 BIM software (training provided for the ArchiCAD system used).
About Us

Located in Collingswood, NJ, our office is in a transit-friendly location within walking distance to the PATCO Speedline and minutes from Center City Philadelphia. The charming walkable downtown street Thriven Design is located on 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 (ESOP), there is a direct connection between the firm’s success and your success. Through mentorship we help our employees reach their fullest potential. We offer defined career paths, licensing support, continuing education opportunities, 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

Energy Analyst (HERS Rater)
Our Impact

We are Thriven Design, an award-winning architecture, engineering, planning, and interior design firm committed to serving others and creating places where people thrive. As a multidisciplinary firm, our four disciplines work together in-house to provide a comprehensive and collaborative project experience for our clients built on communication, respect, and a shared appreciation for what is possible when we work together. Our extensive portfolio spans housing (including affordable, market-rate, and student), adaptive reuse, asset preservation, large-scale site planning, commercial facilities, and more.

Your Impact

We are presently seeking an enthusiastic Energy Efficiency Analyst (HERS Rater) full-time to work closely with our internal and external project teams to evaluate the energy efficiency of a variety of single-family, multifamily and commercial projects. Your work will help make buildings cost-effective, sustainable, safe, and healthy for their occupants. You will be the go-to internal resource for expertise on energy efficiency, internal standards, program requirements, and internal education. You may be the right person to grow with us and help us achieve our mission, “creating places where people thrive”.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Energy Analyst (HERS Rater) will perform energy modeling, inspect buildings, perform diagnostic tests, and provide consulting for single family and multifamily buildings
  • Performs preliminary HERS ratings from plans for single family and multifamily buildings prior to permitting
  • Assists project team with finding the most cost-effective way to achieve energy efficiency goals and requirements
  • Updates energy models as building is constructed or renovated and provides final HERS certificates at project completion
  • Schedules and performs on-site inspections of buildings under construction or renovation, assessing energy efficiency features including insulation, windows, air sealing, mechanical systems, plumbing systems, lighting, and appliances
  • Communicates with project representative during inspection and document findings in a report
  • Provides building science-based recommendations to clients for saving energy, improving comfort and healthfulness, and reducing environmental impact, which may include new construction or retrofit projects that will not be receiving HERS ratings
  • Passive House consulting must ensure super-insulated envelopes, airtight construction, high performance glazing, thermal-bridge-free detailing, and heat recover ventilation at a minimum
  • Performs blower door tests, duct leakage tests, and ventilation tests in single family and multifamily buildings at different stages of construction or renovation
  • Coordinates with other staff to complete testing of large projects
  • Stays up to date on the progress of all projects, managing numerous projects simultaneously
  • Ensure projects stay on track to achieve energy efficiency goals and program requirements
  • Maintains ongoing relationships with customers for future opportunities

Education and Experience:

  • RESNET HERS Rater ENERGY STAR Homes or Multifamily New Construction PHIUS Passive House Verifier or Rater. However, we are willing to train someone without this experience who is passionate about reducing the environmental impact of buildings and has a strong technical background or education and experience as a residential energy analyst
  • Must have strong math and geometry skills, excellent computer skills including Excel and databases, and excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to communicate technical information for practical application are key
  • Must have a strong commitment to improving the sustainability of residential buildings
  • You must be able to move throughout a construction environment including outdoors, in basements and crawl spaces, and in unfinished or unfloored attics
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and climb ladders and use technical and scientific equipment
  • Hands-on understanding of building science, mechanical systems, and energy efficiency requirements
  • Experience in energy modeling, LEED template, CAD, and modeling software such as Carrier HAP, Trane Trace, eQuest, and/or REMRate, Ekotrope

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity of and/or credentialed in: LEED, Energy Star HERS Rater, PHIUS+ Rater / Verifier, Enterprise Green Communities
About Us

Thriven Design is located just minutes outside of Center City, Philadelphia, in Collingswood, NJ, within walking distance of the PATCO high speed line and other public transportation. Our office is located in a historic schoolhouse that we adapted and restored, nestled in a charming walkable downtown adjacent to many shops, restaurants, and services. 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, and 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 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.

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Sustainability Manager
Our Impact

We are Thriven Design, an award-winning architecture, engineering, planning, and interior design firm committed to serving others and creating places where people thrive. As a multidisciplinary firm, our four disciplines work together in-house to provide a comprehensive and collaborative project experience for our clients built on communication, respect, and a shared appreciation for what is possible when we work together. Our extensive portfolio spans housing (including affordable, market-rate, and student), adaptive reuse, asset preservation, large-scale site planning, commercial facilities, and more.

Your Impact

We are presently seeking a full-time enthusiastic Sustainability Consultant to work closely with our internal and external project teams to evaluate the energy efficiency of a variety of multifamily and commercial projects. Your work will help make buildings cost-effective, sustainable, safe, and healthy for their occupants. You will be the go-to internal resource for expertise on energy efficiency, internal standards, program requirements, and internal education. You may be the right person to grow with us and help us achieve our mission, “creating places where people thrive”.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform energy modeling, energy audits, building and system assessments, and provide energy consulting for multifamily and commercial buildings
  • Assists architectural and engineering project team with finding the most cost-effective way to achieve energy efficiency goals and requirements
  • Provides building science-based recommendations to clients for saving energy, improving comfort and health, and reducing environmental impact for new construction or retrofit projects
  • Clearly communicate building science principles and green building program requirements to all members of the project team
  • Research technologies, programs, and/or policies related to sustainability
  • Identify energy saving strategies in new and existing buildings
  • Prepare and coordinate documentation, calculations, and analysis to support certification programs including but not limited to Enterprise Green Communities, LEED, NGBS, Passive House (PHIUS), etc.
  • Update energy models during building design to analyze various iterations of energy efficiency measures
  • Communicate with project representatives during inspection and document findings in a report
  • Stay up to date on the progress of all projects, managing numerous projects simultaneously
  • Ensure projects stay on track to achieve energy efficiency goals and program requirements
  • Maintains ongoing relationships with clients for future opportunities

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, architectural technology, architectural engineering, sustainable design, construction management, or a building-related engineering field
  • 5-10 years of professional experience with building design or construction
  • 5-10 years of experience applying LEED, Enterprise Green Communities, PHIUS, NGBS, or WELL criteria to projects
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience reading and reviewing construction drawings, project specifications, and contractor submittals
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to communicate technical information for practical application are key
  • Must have a strong commitment to improving the sustainability of buildings
  • Requires physical demands which may include visiting active construction sites, and assisting with field tests requiring moderate physical exertion
  • Hands-on understanding of building science, mechanical systems, and energy efficiency requirements
  • Experience in energy modeling, LEED template, CAD, and modeling software such as Carrier HAP, Trane Trace, eQuest, and/or REMRate, Ekotrope

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity of and/or credentialed in: CPHC, LEED, Energy Star HERS Rater, PHIUS+ Rater / Verifier, Enterprise Green Communities
  • Energy code and/or ASHRAE standards experience
About Us

Thriven Design is located just minutes outside of Center City, Philadelphia, in Collingswood, NJ, within walking distance of the PATCO high speed line and other public transportation. Our office is located in a historic schoolhouse that we adapted and restored, nestled in a charming walkable downtown adjacent to many shops, restaurants, and services. Perks while working at Thriven Design include:

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

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 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.

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General Candidates

Thriven Design is always interested in high quality professionals for all areas throughout our firm. If your area of expertise is not currently listed on our careers page, please use this link to apply.

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