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 – including one free plan option!
  • 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
  • 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

We are seeking an Architectural Technician to support Project Architects, Project Managers, and Designers with design, construction documents and technical specifications on projects.

What you’ll do:

  • Supports design, production and construction administration efforts as assigned.
  • Provide design support and advance schematic design into design development and detailed construction documents.
  • Utilize drafting/design software, ensuring accuracy and that standards and protocols are maintained.
  • Maintain clear communications with and support other team members; architects, designers, engineers, and interior designers.
  • May assist and participate in project pursuits, interviews and varied business development activities.
  • Must be comfortable working independently and also in a team-oriented environment, with multiple projects and varied deadlines.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture with internship experience in the design field.
  • Proficient in Revit, SketchUp, AutoCAD, Photoshop and other design/rendering software.
  • Skilled working with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Basic understanding of applicable building codes, regulations and standards.
  • Well organized; able to balance multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Professional demeanor and good communication skills as attending client meetings, project coordination meetings and interviews with clients is expected.

We have an opportunity for a Communications Coordinator to join our team. This highly creative and detail-oriented individual develops and implements external communications that support the firm strategic goals, increase awareness, build strong brand equity, and align us to win new work. As an integral part of the Marketing team, you’ll help shape our communications strategies and play an active role in evolving our brands and marketing channels.

What you’ll do:                       

  • Help shape our communications strategy and develop plans to implement it.
  • Support key communications initiatives, including project storytelling, crafting proposal narratives, creating award submissions, and developing messaging for various marketing materials.
  • Identify opportunities for and assist subject matter experts in the development and authoring of thought leadership articles.
  • Develop and execute social media content and campaigns that achieve firm goals and incorporate best practices. Explore new ideas, including creative concepts and approaches.
  • Develop and distribute press releases, media alerts and proactive pitches to media.
  • Track and measure communications initiatives, provide regular reports, and identify trends and opportunities for improvement and actionable recommendations for application.
  • Help drive process to ensure the most efficient procedures and protocols are in place.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Who you are:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or a related field.
  • 2+ years of professional marketing/communications experience.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and the ability to create compelling, clear and concise content.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) desired.
  • A proactive self-starter who is able to plan, prioritize and multitask; manage and adhere to multiple, concurrent deadlines and in a fast-paced environment, and work cross-functionally to accomplish results.
  • Enthusiastic and collaborative team player with strong interpersonal skills.

We have an opportunity for an experienced Project Architect to join our Healthcare Studio.  You should have a passion for working in a creative team-focused environment and engage in the planning and development of creative and aesthetically pleasing solutions for our healthcare clients.

What you’ll do:                       

  • Mastery of drafting/design software and technique to ensure that the design intent is achieved.
  • Lead the technical production team and work closely with Project Manager.
  • Manage the construction administration efforts of your projects.
  • Responsible for the completeness and accuracy of construction drawings.
  • Accountable for the maintenance of production schedules.
  • Develop technical solutions in response to design and code requirements, and assure that design solutions have technical integrity.
  • Coordinate the work of consultants.
  • Participate in project pursuits, interviews and varied business development activities including RFQs and RFP submissions.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture with a minimum of 7 years’ experience in the design of healthcare facilities.
  • Architectural registration required.
  • Proficient with AutoCAD, Revit and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Skilled in SketchUp, Photoshop and other design/rendering software packages.
  • Working knowledge of healthcare codes and guidelines.
  • Actively participate with teams of professionals – architects, designers, and engineers who possess a variety of personalities and skills sets.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and presentation skills; able to communicate clearly with team members and clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and be responsible for project delivery which may be multiple, large or complex in scope.

We have an opportunity for a talented Senior Project Manager for our Healthcare Studio.  You will be responsible for project planning, design, schedule, and team communication for a portfolio of healthcare projects.  You will work in a creative team-focused environment and engage in the planning and development of creative and aesthetically pleasing solutions for our healthcare clients.

What you’ll do:                       

  • Act as the main point of contact for our clients and be responsible for maintaining the relationship; keeping the client satisfied and apprised of project progress.
  • Lead and orchestrate the project design team and ensure that proper steps and procedures are taken to ensure work is completed as planned, budgeted, scheduled and in conformance with the design intent.
  • Develop and maintain project budgets, work plans, and contracts.
  • Plan, organize, and manage each project phase. Provide on-going communication through team meetings and team updates.
  • Oversee the development of technical solutions in response to design and code requirements and assure that design solutions have technical integrity.
  • Responsible for healthcare market/varied size projects.
  • Participate in project pursuits, interviews, and various business development activities.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 10+ years’ experience in healthcare facility design.
  • Architectural registration required.
  • Skilled in Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, and other design/rending software.
  • Experience with technical healthcare design requirements including knowledge of healthcare codes and guidelines when applicable.
  • Experience leading effective meetings; exceptional interpersonal skills and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and be responsible for project delivery which may be multiple, large or complex in scope.

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