Careers

We’re looking for curious, creative, collaborative people to join our team. If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

We’re a team of creative, passionate and entrepreneurial people. We have invested, inspired leadership and highly engaged teams who bring their best to our clients, the communities we serve and each other. Members of our team are excited by what they do and motivated by their promising impact on the future.

If Zimmerman sounds like a career fit for you, please browse our open positions. And if your dream job isn’t available right now, don’t let that stop you from reaching out. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Benefits and Perks

We know that professional success is dependent on personal well-being. This understanding is why we invest in the benefits and tools you need to succeed in every area of your life.

Our goal is to meet our employees’ needs. That includes options like working remotely, bringing your dog to work, and flexible schedules so you leave early to coach little league or go to yoga class.

Your Health

  • Comprehensive and affordable health plan options 
  • Dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability
  • Health savings account, flexible spending/dependent care account, employee assistance program, wellness program
  • Voluntary benefits such as critical illness, accident and supplemental life insurance

Your Career

  • Professional Development Fund with autonomy on your choice of training and educational experiences, with designated time to spend on your respective choices
  • Professional licensure and exam fees, professional associations and membership dues reimbursement
  • Project management training
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Mentorship program

Your Community

  • A vibrant workplace and supportive culture
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Engaging events and outreach / volunteer opportunities organized by our Social Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO) to participate in philanthropic activities
  • Stimulating office environment located in the heart of the Menomonee River Valley

Your Life

  • A flexible, hybrid remote work policy designed to benefit employees and the firm
  • Paid time off, paid holidays, and a floating holiday
  • Annual bonuses
  • 401(k) retirement plan with pre-tax and Roth options, 401(k) match
  • Yearly savings and investment workshops
  • Spot bonuses
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Free parking

This position is a first point of contact for clients, vendors, and visitors and focuses on providing excellent customer service.  This role is responsible for assisting the firm’s President/CEO and the COO with providing a high level of administrative support.  Therefore, organization, accuracy, diligence about details, and confidentiality are key essential skills.  Requires strong prioritization skills, attentiveness, and poise when faced with daily deadlines and requests.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Play a critical role as the firm’s receptionist and initial representative of the firm to potential new clients, current clients, employees, and other guests.
  • Coordinate calendaring for the President/CEO and COO ensuring accuracy, timely planning, and communication of appointments.
  • Prioritize conflicting needs; handle workload expeditiously, proactively and follows through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Manage inquiries and incoming requests sent to President/CEO and COO. Research and execute on incoming issues and concerns addressed, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature.
  • Compose confidential correspondence, memos, and presentations; revise documents for proper format and proofread for accuracy.
  • Coordinate board meetings, shareholder meetings and other management meetings; assist in developing agendas, action items, follow-up, and organizing logistics.
  • Complete expense / credit card reports, coordinate requisitions/purchase orders and makes travel and lodging arrangements as necessary.
  • Ensure accurate and timely communication whether internal or external; maintain credibility, trust and support with studio leaders, shareholders, staff, and clients.
  • Manage and assist the coordination of internal meetings, lunch n’ learns, catering requests and company events. Function as the Company’s event coordinator.
  • Perform a variety of administrative duties and work on projects and assist where needed.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Superior administrative skills, including demonstrated strengths in the areas of organization, customer service, and problem-solving.
  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint; ability to design and edit graphic presentations and materials.
  • Experience managing multiple Outlook calendars.
  • Proven ability to maintain a high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information.
  • Must take initiative and utilize excellent critical thinking skills with little direction.
  • Exhibit exemplary customer service qualities, a professional demeanor, and outstanding communication, teamwork, and relationship building skills.
  • High degree of professionalism in dealing with diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to react with appropriate levels of urgency to situations and events that require quick response and turnaround.

This role personifies a strong sense for the aesthetic qualities of a project and collaborates with the team to develop creative, functional, and aesthetically pleasing design solutions based upon the client’s needs and desires. Will have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the design team and its growing portfolio of award-winning work and our firm’s focus on design excellence!

Responsibilities:

  • Establish the design direction in response to the project requirements and client’s goals and objectives.
  • Will serve as design lead for a variety of projects overseeing the design process and ensuring the successful implementation of the design intent throughout all phases of project delivery.
  • Work with Project Manager to orchestrate the design process.
  • Participate in project pursuits, interviews and varied business development activities including RFQs and RFP submittals.
  • Lead and mentor design staff and contribute to various quality improvement processes.
  • Maintain an understanding of current design trends, products, construction systems and building codes.
  • Direct, supervise and mentor less experienced Designers.

Skills and experience needed:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, and 10+ years of experience working on projects with various degrees of complexity.
  • Architectural license required.
  • Well-versed in a variety of building types including corporate, industrial, healthcare, multi-family, campus master planning.
  • Strong portfolio of design work, completed as senior design lead demonstrating creative and innovative solutions in architecture and interior design.
  • Possesses a holistic approach to design, working collaboratively with interior design team, consultants, and production teams.
  • Working knowledge of Revit, AutoCAD; Photoshop, InDesign, and PowerPoint.
  • Technically savvy user of SketchUp and Enscape or other design/rendering software as an integral component of the design process.
  • A strong aesthetic sense relating to form, shape, color and the ability to develop creative and pleasing design solutions.
  • Well organized, able to balance multiple projects and deadlines.

We have an opportunity for an experienced Senior Project Manager to join our Government Team. You will be responsible for leading Midwest, local, county and state government facility projects to a successful completion, including client satisfaction, design, schedule, and attainment of client’s vision. 

Responsibilities:                    

  • You will lead the design and documentation of multiple projects while communicating regularly with clients and consultants and helping to effectively manage project delivery.
  • You will be the main point of contact for the client and are responsible for attaining their overall mission, vision, goals, and satisfaction.
  • You will develop and update project schedules, educate the client on the process to be followed, and meet milestones and deadlines.
  • You will create and maintain project budgets, work plans, and contracts.
  • You will oversee the development of technical solutions in response to design and code requirements and assure that design solutions have technical integrity.
  • You will develop and maintain relationships with current and potential clients, consultants, community leaders, and public officials.
  • You will maintain a deep understanding of the development, design, and construction activities we currently serve, or target to serve, in our planning and design services to government entities.
  • You will participate in project pursuits, interviews, and varied business development activities.

Skills and Experience Needed:

  • A Bachelors’ Degree and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the design and construction of large-scale institutional building types.
  • WI Architectural registration preferred.
  • Experience with Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, and other design/rendering software.
  • Proficient working with Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • You have strong organizational skills and are comfortable delegating to various members of the project team.
  • You are a team player, goal-oriented, enjoy variety, and work effectively with teams.
  • You are an initiative-taker, responsible and persistent, with a methodical approach to your work and you enjoy utilizing your previous work experience and contacts to seek new opportunities for the firm.
  • You understand not only how to design, but also how to coordinate and engage a team.
  • You bring superior communication, presentation, organization, and people skills along with the essential with the ability to juggle multiple priorities.

We are seeking a demonstrated Interior Design Studio Director to manage our interior design studio, assuring the studio’s business plan is met including growth, relationship building, technical strength, administration, staffing, and financial objectives.  This role personifies a strong sense for the aesthetic qualities of a project and collaborates with the team to develop creative, functional, and aesthetically pleasing design choices for interior environments based upon the client’s needs and desires.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the activities of the studio, including scheduling, staffing, client communications and presentations, fiscal performance, and quality.
  • Collaborate with clients and the architectural and engineering teams in all phases of design.
  • Function as a client-interfacing team leader to capture and maintain client relationships.
  • Mentor and develop staff members, helping to continually advance the expertise of the studio and the firm.
  • Promote and foster the values, culture, and brand of the firm.
  • Monitor and understand the current and future staffing needs of the studio, to ensure coverage on projects and appropriate utilization rates.
  • Develop new client relationships to create and expand project opportunities.
  • Take a leadership role outside the office in client and industry related events, and outside boards, with a focus on business development.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in interior design with 15+ years’ related experience.
  • Certification by NCIDQ.
  • Registered with or ability to become a registered interior designer with the State of Wisconsin.
  • Participation on industry committees, ID associations, and a commitment to professional development is important.
  • General understanding of the tools needed to provide outstanding design services including Revit, SketchUp, Photoshop and other design/rendering software packages.
  • Experience with a wide array of projects within the studio’s market sectors.
  • Excellent leadership and project management skills necessary to develop and maintain team and client relationships.
  • Exceptional people skills and masterful presentation skills at client meetings, interviews, and industry events.

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