Designer (3-7 years of experience)


Juniper Design + Build


Portland, ME

What you need to know 
We're an award-winning residential design/build company working in Portland, Maine, and its surrounding communities. We unite gorgeous design with exceptional environmental performance and advanced construction, so every home we build or renovate is a lasting source of comfort and inspiration.

We do things differently
For starters, we're majority women-owned and managed. As much as we admire people with mad skills, we don't hire for skills alone. We have a diverse, respectful, and positive work culture—and a fantastic team—and we're looking for people who really understand the value of that and want to be part of it.

We're invested in helping to move the building industry to more environmentally sustainable practices. We focus on high-performance building and carbon reduction. We're all in on building science and strive to use optimal techniques and materials. We're always learning. You will be too.

What we ask
You should be a good communicator, comfortable working collaboratively and committed to treating everyone in the company and our customers with respect. And no matter your role, you're expected to be organized, detail-oriented, and proactively solve problems. Design team members need to be in the office on a weekly basis and able to regularly travel to job sites in the greater Portland area. Our office is based in Peaks Island, Maine, a 15-minute ferry ride from downtown Portland.

What we offer
We are a small, tightly-knit design team, so every person really counts. You'll have the opportunity to work directly with the firm's principals, while also having the autonomy to lead projects independently, with increasing design and management responsibilities over time.

The compensation range for this position is $26-33/hour, based on experience and qualifications. All employees receive paid vacations, holidays, health insurance, a retirement contribution, and professional education. And we all appreciate having a healthy work/life balance.

Skills Needed
You should have completed a 5-year architectural degree program, or have a Master's in architecture, and 3-7 years of professional experience. You must have excellent design ability, and be comfortable sketching and hand drawing as well as with construction assemblies and details. In addition, you should have:

  • Proficiency in AutoCad, ArchiCAD, Microsoft Office (Enscape, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign a plus)
  • Working knowledge of building and zoning codes
  • Experience designing high-performance and low-carbon-footprint buildings

You'll be producing designs and drawings from concept to permit (including thorough construction documents) and coordinating communication with clients, builders, planning departments, and our technical team. You'll work collaboratively with other team members and company principals, as well as independently.
You'll also be responsible for:

  • Existing conditions measuring and drawing
  • Project feasibility analysis
  • Coordinating schedules, specifications, and finish selections
  • Site meetings during construction
  • Anything else that might come up in the course of managing a project from beginning to end

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer
We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. People of color, trans and gender-nonconforming people, people from poor and working-class backgrounds, people in the LGBTQ+ community, and women are encouraged to apply.

Get in touch
Letters of interest, resume, and portfolio should be sent via email to Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. We look forward to learning more about you!