Entry to Mid-Level Architect / Structural Engineer

  • New York, New York, United States
  • WFH Flexible
  • Full-time
  • Architecture / Engineering
  • hoff-20231024

Job Location: New York, NY

Position Overview

Hoffmann Architects + Engineers is searching for an entry to mid-level architect or structural engineer with 0 to 5 years of experience to join our team in mid-town Manhattan. The Project Representative/Senior Project Representative's primary activities are performed under the direction of the supervisor/project team leader and are focused on the implementation of project directives, mainly documentation tasks that contribute to the overall project. The successful candidate is someone who is organized, motivated, and detail-oriented, and who is willing to work with the team and take responsibility for getting the job done. At Hoffmann, close professional relationship among a smaller group of colleagues fosters camaraderie, mentorship, and innovation. The firm offers a flexible, hybrid in-office and remote work environment.

Since 1977, Hoffmann has specialized in the rehabilitation, preservation, and design detailing of facades, roofs, plazas/terraces, parking garages, and historic/landmark structures. With offices in CT, NY, and VA, Hoffmann is an award-winning specialty architectural and engineering firm that has built a reputation for excellence by resolving building exterior distress at major symbols of the country’s architectural heritage, such as the Chrysler Building, the United States Capitol building, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Smithsonian Institution. 

Primary Responsibilities

Under the direction and supervision of the team leader, performs project tasks including:

  • Produce working plans, diagrams, and construction documents, as directed.
  • Meet task and project deadlines.
  • Communicate and understand task assignments and expectations.
  • Promote a collaborative team atmosphere.
  • Develop detailing skills and material understanding, related to building envelope projects.
  • Develop visual and presentation skills (final reports, CD sets, etc.).
  • Undertake job-related research, as directed.
  • Develop computer software skills (AutoCAD, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Newforma).
  • Develop knowledge of Hoffmann Architects + Engineers projects and resources.
  • Gain an understanding of building systems, codes, and construction methods.
  • Observe and document the progress and quality of contractor work based on guidelines set forth by the team leader.
  • Produce draft/outline site visit reports and meeting minutes.

Other Duties and Expectations

  • Actively seek experience and continuing education to fulfill requirements for licensure.
  • Participate in professional/community organizations and activities.
  • Attend continuing education programs.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills.
  • Be self-motivated regarding office projects and the office environment.

 Required Education and Experience

  • First professional degree from an accredited architectural or engineering program AND
  • 0 to 5 years of architectural or engineering experience OR
  • Equivalent combination of academic and professional experience.


  • Architectural graduates should be enrolled in the AXP (Architectural Experience Program).
  • Engineering graduates should have passed the FE (Fundamentals in Engineering) exam.
  • Knowledge of computer software applications (AutoCAD, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Willingness to work on roofs and facades utilizing contractor's staging or scaffolding.
  • Experience with building envelope, plaza, and/or parking rehabilitation is advantageous.

Compensation and Benefits

  • The pay rate for this position in New York City generally ranges between $27.00-$40.00 per hour. The actual offered pay rate will be determined based on job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, architecture/engineering job function, licensure/certifications, performance, experience, and education. This information is provided per the New York City Human Rights Law and represents our good faith and reasonable estimate of the position's pay range at the time of posting.

Hoffmann Architects + Engineers offers:

  • Bonuses and profit sharing.
  • 401(k) savings plan with employer match.
  • New York State Employer Compensation Expense Tax (ECET) benefit.
  • Student loan repayment benefit (one of the first A/E firms in the nation to offer this).
  • Flexibility to work from home.
  • Generous paid time-off package.
  • Work-life balance, including dependent care assistance.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance with employer HSA contributions.
  • No-cost disability insurance, life/AD&D insurance, and employee assistance program.
  • Company-paid professional registration, dues, exam prep, and test fees, and more!

The Team

The Manhattan office is headed by Senior Vice President and Director of Architecture, Craig A. Hargrove, AIA, RRC, LEED AP. Craig has over 35 years of experience in building envelope remediation with more than 20 of those years at Hoffmann Architects + Engineers. He puts his architecture degree from the New York Institute of Technology to work as he and his staff address the complex building envelope challenges of a busy metropolitan area.

Vice President and Director of Architecture, Juan A. Kuriyama, AIA, is responsible for the diagnosis and resolution of building system distress. In his 25+ years with the Firm, he has been recognized for his expertise by both Spanish and English publications. Juan earned architecture degrees from Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru and from Pratt Institute in New York.

The remainder of the staff is comprised of a blend of experienced architects, structural engineers, and rising professionals, all of whom are accomplished in the field and energetic about current and future projects at the office.

Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity

Hoffmann Architects + Engineers is committed to a culture of diversity and equal employment opportunity. We strictly prohibit discrimination against employees or applicants on the basis of age, ancestry or national origin, mental or physical disability or history of disability, gender, marital or familial status, pregnancy or childbirth, race or color, religion or creed, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.