Ackerman Estvold
  • Fargo, ND, USA
  • 80000-95000 per year
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

100% company-paid full family medical coverage, Short-term and Long-term disability, 401K, Vacation and Sick Leave, Annual Bonus, Voluntary Supplemental Benefits, Overtime


The Project Architect is a Senior role that is responsible for managing architecture projects, leading design and specification efforts, and completing projects from design through construction. The project architect serves as a client manager and relationship builder, while participating in business development efforts to develop new projects.


  • Take a leadership role in all phases of design: schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding and negotiation, and construction administration.
  • Lead a design team for any given project.
  • Participate in business development efforts to advance project development and effectively cross-sell services.
  • Manage client relationship at the social, technical, and contract level.
  • Make independent decisions on architectural problems and methods.
  • Learn skills to minimize risks and vulnerabilities and seek means to improve efficiencies and reduce costs.
  • Reviews and approves all work performed under his/her supervision.
  • Participate in internal quality assurance/quality control processes.
  • Supervises the preparation and checks the accuracy of contract documents.
  • Provide leadership and motivation to a team that is performing a sequence of tasks to meet milestones.
  • Assist with assembling design proposals and contracts, incorporating necessary scope and consultants for a financially successful project, in cooperation with managing principal.
  • Manage financial and time performance metrics of project.


  • You have a bachelor's or master's degree in architecture with North Dakota, South Dakota, and/or Minnesota registration, or the ability to obtain licensure upon employment, with at least 5 years of successful post-graduate design and consulting experience.
  • You have strong technical skills and production experience using AutoCAD (required) and Revit (preferred).
  • You want to manage multiple projects of various types and scales at the same time with varying timelines and delivered successful projects on schedule.
  • You have outstanding time management skills and can prioritize various tasks and team resources throughout the course of projects to maintain reasonable workloads for the team.
  • You are eager to learn financial metrics for successful completion and performance of projects.
  • You go the extra mile to make sure projects are completed on time and on budget and are in the trenches with team members to facilitate progress on projects.
  • You have successfully worked in teams and have outstanding listening and communication skills.
  • You have or are eager to develop strong conceptual design and communication skills and have fluency in SketchUp, Enscape, Photoshop, and/or Illustrator.
  • You demonstrate a high degree of competence, capabilities, and architectural experience resulting from progressive responsibilities.
  • You have a working knowledge of building codes, zoning ordinances, and standards.


We enjoy:

  • Fun Shirt Fridays, Potlucks, Birthday Celebrations, Company Organized Events, and Community Involvement are the status quo.
  • We value flexible working hours, great work-life balance, and a great workplace culture
  • We provide free coffee - we love our caffeine!

Office Location:

  • This position is in our Fargo, ND office, however occasional travel to other locations and business conferences may be required.
  • Travel is covered by the company when required.

If you feel you meet these qualifications, apply today! For questions on salary, benefits, or the position duties, please send us a message to discuss - we would love to have a conversation!

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