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 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.

As a member of our Interior Design Studio, you will help to fulfill the vision of design possibilities, deliver strategic design solutions, and support our mission to understand and serve our clients’ needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Primary focus is to develop the design direction and functionality with an understanding of the technical aspects of planning and building spaces.
  • Collaborate with clients, architectural, engineering, and interior design teams to develop interior architectural design solutions for a variety of project types.
  • Responsible for development of design details for architectural interior projects.
  • Research materials and concepts to advise and support the design intent.
  • Demonstrate creativity in solving design challenges, while preserving program objectives and requirements.
  • Ensure design intent complies with applicable codes and industry standards.
  • Participate in project pursuits, interviews, and various business development activities.

Skills and experience needed:

  • Architecture or Interior Design degree and 5+ years’ experience in design.
  • AIA licensure or NCIDQ certification preferred.
  • Highly creative, innovative thinker who possesses strong problem-solving skills to develop powerful solutions.
  • Strong technical and practical skills with proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Enscape and other design software.
  • Identify as a collaborator, goal-oriented, loves variety, works effectively with little oversight, and enjoys a creative environment.
  • Actively contribute and participate in an interdisciplinary team environment alongside architects, designers, and engineers.
  • Proficient time management to facilitate working on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills; identifies with and can captivate attention at client meetings, project coordination meetings, and interviews with potential clients.

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 have an opportunity for an experienced Senior Project Manager to join our Live-Work-Play team.  As an integral team member, provide exceptional leadership, organization, and communication skills to the project team.  Responsible for team leadership and directing client projects to a successful completion.  This position will provide management oversight and coordination on large and complex projects. 

Responsibilities:                    

  • Work in partnership with the client to develop the overall mission, vision, and goals for the project.
  • Lead and orchestrate the overall project design team and design process.
  • Responsible for the coordination of project efforts, administrative and technical to assure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assignment resources.
  • Serve as the client liaison to bring the schedule, budget, and scope of work to completion and to the client’s satisfaction.
  • Collaborate with all members of the design team.
  • Assume client leadership which includes the development of contracts, amendments, schedules, and work plans.
  • Oversee all aspects of the project – Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction Administration.
  • Coordinate staffing and proactively communicates the appropriate need for additional staff.
  • Assumes a leadership role outside of the office in client and industry related events, with a focus on business development.
  • Participate in project pursuits, interviews, and various business development activities.

Skills and Experience Needed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture with 10+ years of experience managing projects.
  • Architectural registration preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge with Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop and other design/rendering software packages.
  • Good understanding and versatile using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with AIA contracts.
  • Intimate knowledge of client’s business model and building types.
  • Client focused with exceptional people skills and presentation skills; able to communicate clearly with team members and clients.
  • Able to organize and lead effective meetings and presentations.
  • Master at team leadership and recognizes when and how to delegate.
  • Coach and mentor less experienced staff.

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