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Heintges - Entry-Level Facade Architect / Engineer

Heintges is committed to the realization of innovative building enclosures which meet the highest levels of sustainability and performance. We maintain a broad portfolio of impactful projects worldwide including art museums, cultural centers, academic and government buildings, and supertall towers. Our work is guided by a shared commitment to quality, as our talented professionals collaborate with clients and contractors to deliver exemplary projects. Our firm is a certified WBE, and diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental for us. We support social justice work and engage in expanding access to the professions of architecture and engineering.

At Heintges we are focused on cultivating a supportive office environment of positivity, respect, professionalism, free sharing of information, and good work-life balance. Our office culture embraces these values as the best way to develop unique technical expertise and longevity in our colleagues. Direct support and personal mentorship by senior staff allow our employees to approach challenges with confidence. As a result, our clients benefit not only from our deep knowledge and experience, but also our thoughtful approach to problem solving in difficult situations which arise during design and construction.

This is an opportunity for an architect or engineer, who is excited to develop specialized expertise in facades. The following qualifications are required:

  • Graduate degree in Architecture or Civil Engineering

  • 1-3 years of experience in a professional practice or façade / roofing & waterproofing industry

  • Excited by the process of seeing buildings built

  • Naturally gravitates towards technical aspects of design

  • Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills

  • Confident communicating through hand sketches and computer drafting

  • Proficient with AutoCAD, Revit, and 3D visualization software

  • Interested in working in the field, observing installation on construction sites

  • Detail oriented, patient, and flexible

  • Values personal and professional development

  • Interested in occasional domestic and/or international travel

  • Interest in pursuit of Architectural or PE licensure

  • Authorization to work in the U.S.

Responsibilities will be developed over time to include:

  • Interpretation and execution of architectural design intent

  • Effectively summarizing technical concepts for design team coordination

  • Designing, engineering, and detailing of exterior wall systems

  • Energy performance modeling and analyzing results

  • In-depth research of materials, processes, and systems.

  • 3D printing façade studies

  • Writing specifications

  • Participating in external client and design team meetings

  • Reviewing contractor proposals, shop drawings, and other submittals

  • Witnessing performance mock-up testing

  • Inspecting quality of prefabricated materials at factories

  • Inspecting progress on site

  • Writing reports