Careers

WE’RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR
TALENTED PEOPLE TO JOIN OUR TEAM!

 

We’re proud of the work that we do, and wouldn’t be successful without the talents and attitudes of our people. If you’ve got the desire to be a part of a creative and innovative collective, in a fun and rewarding environment, then we want you to submit your resume to resumes@esgarch.com  

ESG Architecture & Design (ESG) is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm with a national practice in urban residential, hospitality, workplace environments, higher education, branding and graphic design. Since the company’s founding over three decades ago, ESG has helped clients create environments for community, business, and leisure by providing holistic, creative solutions to complex problems. The company’s mission is to enrich the built environment beyond architecture and buildings; to deliver the superior, the timeless, the memorable and the unique; and to design environments that capture the human spirit and uplift our lives.

At ESG, everyone is welcome.
We appreciate and value differences among our team, clients, partners and vendors, and in the communities where we live and conduct business. As an inclusive workplace, we encourage bringing your authentic and whole selves to work.

Extraordinary Benefits to Match Your Extraordinary Talents

We understand that you are more than the work you do. We’re comprised of parents, athletes, techies, outdoor enthusiasts, makers, foodies, neat freaks, pet lovers, go getters, social butterflies, introverts and so much more. We want people that work at ESG to feel supported and empowered in all the right ways. Benefits include:

  • Environment: Inspired, Creative and Collaborative Co-workers
  • Wellness: Work/life schedule flexibility, free on-site gym access, healthy snacks, stress (not so healthy) snacks, close proximity to river, stone arch bridge and park trails
  • Internal Engagement: ESG JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion), ESG Green (Sustainability), ESG Cares (Community), Mentorship (All Levels), Design Exchange (Internal Presentations), Design Collaboration (Inspiration, Dialogue, Support), Sports Leagues (Volleyball, Softball, Bowling, etc…)
  • Pre-tax Transportation Benefits/Metro Transit Pass
  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life insurance packages
  • Bonus and profit sharing
  • 401K matching program

human resources generalist

ESG is currently looking for a Human Resources Generalist to join our team. This person is responsible for the administration of employee welfare benefits programs, coordinating the steps in the recruiting process, conducting new employee orientation (NEO), preparing compliance reports, administering leaves of absence, and overseeing the performance evaluation process.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Employee benefits management and maintenance: ensures the accuracy of all benefits
    enrollments in the system, provides necessary reports for allocation/billing charges, audits
    benefits invoices for accuracy and resolves discrepancies, reconciles FSA, HSA and COBRA
    payments and/or contributions between the vendor and the ESG ACH account, manages the
    annual open enrollment process.
  • Talent acquisition: partners with the Director of Operations to understand current staffing
    capacity and predict future needs, ensures job descriptions are up to date and job postings are
    current, manages the recruitment and employee onboarding process.
  • Prepares compliance reports for affirmative action goals/requirements and coordinates
    employee compliance training.
  • Manages the annual performance review process including updating forms and processes,
    providing supervisor training, and communicating with all staff about the review process.
  • Processes and administers all employee leaves of absence.
  • Supports the ESG Mentoring program including matching candidates and setting up group
    activities.

 Qualifications/Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field and 5 – 7 years related experience, or any combination of
    education and experience that meets the requirements
  • Experience with benefits administration and talent acquisition and staffing processes
  • Good understanding of human resource principles, practices, and procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Preferred Oracle NetSuite experience
  • Preferred PHR Certification
  • Preferred CEBS Certification

If you meet the minimum qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply with your cover letter, resume and project samples.  Submit your information to resumes@esgarch.com.

 ESG is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff. People of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.  People of all genders, orientations, abilities and cultural identities are welcome and encouraged to apply.


Senior Architectural Designer
(Multiple Positions)

ESG is currently looking for a creative individual to join our team as a Senior Architectural Designer.  We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills who has the creativity to shape innovative, unique building designs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design and plan architectural projects of varying types and scales 
  • Work with project principal and team in developing programming, conceptual designs, space planning, presentations, design development, and construction details
  • Provide creative leadership to multiple design teams through all phases of projects
  • Manage client relationships and team communication
  • Resolve complex design and technical issues
  • Coordinate with production and technical team members
  • Interact with other Architects and Designers within the firm to exchange ideas and provide support
  • Use Revit and/or SketchUp to produce 3D models and create project renderings using Enscape or similar programs
  • Lead and mentor design teams
  • Participate in business development efforts

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in architecture and professional license
  • 8+ years of project Architect experience within the architecture and construction field
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of building codes, zoning regulations, building construction, building systems and site requirements
  • Ability to provide efficient and elegant design solutions
  • High level of conceptual creativity, innovative thinking and problem solving
  • Strong graphical and presentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to have a solid working relationship with clients

Benefits and Compensation:

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus and profit sharing
  • 401K matching program
  • Flexible work schedule (24 hours/week in the office)
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life insurance packages

If you meet the minimum qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply with your cover letter, resume and project samples.  Submit your information to resumes@esgarch.com.

 ESG is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff. People of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.  People of all genders, orientations, abilities and cultural identities are welcome and encouraged to apply.


Interior Architectural Designer
(multiple positions)

The Interior Architectural Designer serves on a variety of project types and will be primarily responsible for project documentation and coordination. The Interior Architectural Designer supports the Interior Design project team to complete design and construction documents. This role facilitates communication between the project team and consultants and is responsible for project detailing, drafting, quality assurance, and scheduling. The candidate will be charged with assuring that the project meets building codes, budget, and all necessary deadlines in order to fully meet client expectations. We are looking for someone to join our highly creative, collaborative design group that is passionate about fostering our team spirit and growing with us.

Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in Architectural Drafting or Bachelor’s degree in Architecture.
  • Minimum of five years of architectural experience.
  • Strong leadership, organizational, communication and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a wide range of individuals from ESG project teams to consultants and contractors.
  • Ability to be flexible and prioritize tasks based on project demands while simultaneously balancing multiple deadlines.
  • Strong background in base building and interiors projects, including LEED-certified projects.
  • Knowledge of building codes, standards and building structures and experience resolving complex technical and design issues.
  • Ability to create technical documents are clear, concise, and complete.
  • Required proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, and Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus.

If you meet the minimum qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply with your cover letter, resume and project samples.  Submit your information to resumes@esgarch.com.

 ESG is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff. People of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.  People of all genders, orientations, abilities and cultural identities are welcome and encouraged to apply.


ARCHITECTURAL JOB CAPTAIN (multiple positions) 

ESG currently has an opening for an Architectural Job Captain that will serve on a variety of project types and will be primarily responsible for project documentation and coordination. The Job Captain supports the Project Architect and Project Manager and guides the extended team to create complete design and construction documents. This role facilitates communication between the project team and consultants and is responsible for project detailing, drafting, quality assurance, and scheduling. The candidate will be charged with assuring that the project meets building codes, budget, and all necessary deadlines in order to fully meet client expectations. We are looking for someone to join our highly creative, collaborative design group that is passionate about fostering our team spirit and growing with us.

YOU’RE MEANT FOR THIS:

  • Associates degree in Architectural Drafting or Bachelor’s degree in Architecture.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of architectural experience.

Skills and Characteristics

  • Strong leadership, organizational, communication and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and function comfortably, gain trust and deal
    effectively with a wide range of individuals including consultants, contractors and the ESG project team.
  • Strong background in base building and interiors projects, including LEED‐certified projects.
  • Knowledge of building codes, standards and building structures and experience resolving complex technical and design issues.
  • Ability to create technical documents that succinctly, thoroughly and accurately describe the work to be done.
  • Required proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, and SketchUp. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus.

If you checked the boxes above, then what are you waiting for? Email your cover letter, resume, and project samples to resumes@esgarch.com

ESG is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff. People of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and women are strongly encouraged to apply . People of all genders, orientations, abilities and cultural identities are welcome and encouraged to apply. 


ZONING & ENTITLEMENT COORDINATOR

ESG currently has an opening for a talented Zoning & Entitlement Coordinator. This position requires a zoning specialist to provide support for the discipline of architecture and coordination support with owners, project developers, civil engineers and landscape architects. Position includes research of zoning codes and ordinances for a variety of municipalities, preparation of land use applications and submittal coordination for multiple projects. Also, may include project presentations to residents, neighborhood organizations, city staff members, commissioners and elected officials.

YOUR TALENTS PUT TO GOOD USE:

  • Research zoning ordinances and policies for municipalities across the country and prepare zoning summaries for specific project sites
  • Explain zoning ordinances to owners, developers and consultants and provide information regarding zoning policies and application procedures
  • Coordinate and communicate with City departments and public officials on planning and zoning issues
  • Prepare project narratives and application worksheets relative to Land Use Applications, Historic Review Applications and Public Works review and approval
  • Prepare and review zoning & planning applications to ensure completeness of information and documentation
  • Coordinate application submittal and review procedures with various Departments, Boards, and Councils
  • Prepare correspondence and respond to inquiries from city planners and commissioners related to project applications
  • Attend internal team meetings, preparing and distributing meeting minutes, as appropriate
  • Attend public hearings to present development projects when planning & zoning applications and related matters are scheduled
  • Identify and participate in education training on planning, zoning, and related topics for ESG team members
  • Requires initiative and independent judgment in the application of codes, policies, and procedures 
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Travel within the Twin Cities metro area and out-of-state may be required

YOU’RE MEANT FOR THIS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Real Estate, Public Administration or a related field
  • Three to five years of directly related work experience in architecture, planning, zoning administration, or public administration preferred
  • Experience or training with Microsoft Office and Adobe Suites required

Skills and Characteristics

  • Have a “can-do” attitude
  • Be willing to jump in no matter how exciting the task may (or may not) be
  • Anticipate project and client needs ahead of time
  • Be willing to ask for help

If you checked the boxes above, then what are you waiting for? Email your cover letter, resume, and project samples to resumes@esgarch.com

ESG is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff. People of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and women are strongly encouraged to apply . People of all genders, orientations, abilities and cultural identities are welcome and encouraged to apply.


INTERIOR DESIGNER IV or Associate

ESG currently has an opening for a talented Interior Designer level 4 or Associate level Designer with a minimum of 5+ years of professional experience, competent in covering a wide variety of tasks centered on the interior design process through all phases of design documentation, from conceptual design through construction administration. 

YOUR TALENTS PUT TO GOOD USE:

  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team on multiple projects and project types.
  • Lead projects through the interior design process, from programming, concept design, design development, construction documents and construction administration while collaborating with design director, partner in charge, and delegating with teammates, and consultants.
  • Help to manage budgets, schedules and other project management and business related priorities on projects
  • Work directly with clients, contractors, consultants, vendors, and other team members
  • Help to oversee the project design and maintain the project’s overall design direction
  • Develop and deliver budgets, selections, specifications and staging of furnishings, art and accessories
  • Help to mentor staff
  • Develop and deliver 3D models and renderings in Revit/Enscape
  • Demonstrate a high level of client presentations, graphics, images, renderings, and material palettes
  • Deliver and guide teams to produce a full set of interior design construction documents
  • Deliver and guide team to produce a full set of furniture specifications
  • Present to clients in collaboration with other Interior Design team members

YOU’RE MEANT FOR THIS:

  • Interior Design Degree
  • NCIDQ certified, or planning to take the exam
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of Interior Design experience in commercial architecture and construction field

Skills and Characteristics

  • Is fully versed in Revit standards and procedures
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of commercial design
  • Strong graphical and presentation skills (proficiency in REVIT, Enscape, Adobe Creative Suite, 3D Modeling Software)
  • Highly motivated, excellent time management and efficiencies, and ability to balance multiple priorities and projects
  • Excellent communication skills – works to keep entire Interior Design/Arch/Client team informed and aware throughout process
  • Proactive, Self-Motivated, Can-Do attitude
  • Collaborative spirit
  • Positive leadership skills
  • High level of conceptual creativity, innovative thinking and problem solving
  • Ability to provide efficient and elegant design solutions
  • Ability to have a solid working relationship with clients and internal teams

If you checked the boxes above, then what are you waiting for? Email your cover letter, resume, and project samples to resumes@esgarch.com

ESG is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff. People of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and women are strongly encouraged to apply . People of all genders, orientations, abilities and cultural identities are welcome and encouraged to apply.