Careers

You’re as visionary as we are.

So you already know we’re
looking for someone like you.

“I started here not knowing much about the company but quickly found Kollin Altomare to be an amazing place to work. You rarely find ownership and upper management as genuine as they are. They create a culture that makes everyone want to see everyone else be successful and for me that is rare.”
                     ─ Aaron Guilford, Project Manager 

Benefits & Perks

We value our people and believe in sharing in our successes. In addition to providing a creative and innovative work environment rich with challenging and rewarding projects, we’re pleased to offer these benefits and perks:

  • 50% or greater company paid group medical insurance and 100% paid dental benefits for full-time employees, matching 401K program, profit sharing & bonus program, 10 paid vacation days + 6 paid holidays and 4 personal/sick days per year
  • A creative, innovative work environment
  • Fun, family-friendly company culture with social, industry and charitable events
  • Professional development training/workshops
  • Wellness/fitness facilities & programs; work-life balance
  • Reduced Friday summer hours
  • Weekly lunches, office snacks, gourmet coffee/tea, rotating taps
  • Corporate discounts on entertainment and retail venues
“I really enjoy the relaxed, down to earth work environment, and take pride in seeing the creative talents of each individual come together to impact what we do and ultimately create for our clients.”
                     ─ Cindy Wasserman, Marketing Director
“I’ve been working hand-in-hand with upper level staff members on a number of projects over the past three years. Overall I’ve attained a greater understanding of the true process of the architectural business. From a projects inception to design packages to construction documents, I’ve witnessed and had the privilege of working on some amazing projects.”
                     ─ Reed Canova, Design Intern

Open Positions

Long Beach, California

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

You’re organized. Super detail oriented. And not only have a great way of communicating with people, you like doing it. As a licensed architect or someone pursuing your license, you’ve spent the last 10 years turning great ideas into all kinds of great hospitality and commercial spaces. But your current firm doesn’t quite feel like home. Our growing Long Beach office might just be the place for you. And you might just be the new Project Manager we’re looking for.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Planning, interpreting, organizing, and managing projects through all phases of development
  • Establishing and monitoring budgets, managing project team and preparing schedules to ensure efficient utilization of resources
  • Ensuring project conforms to contractual agreement with client
  • Effectively managing consultants and other construction trades, as well as governmental agencies
  • Effectively managing project budget to ensure profitability
  • Effectively managing project to ensure completion within allocated time period
  • Maintaining ongoing, positive and productive client relationships
  • Ensuring project needs are satisfied through efficient use of resources
  • Effectively and proactively coaching, mentoring and providing performance enhancing feedback to team members
  • Implementing processes to reduce risk and exposure in all areas of each project
  • Directing all construction administration activities, including scheduling, shop drawings process, field observations, reports, change orders and pay requests
  • Ensuring efficiency, quality assurance and code compliance on all construction administration activities
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Senior Manager

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • A professional degree in architecture with 10 years of Hospitality / Commercial Project Manager experience
  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Bluebeam Revu, MS Office, CSI Specifications, project and construction administration
  • Thorough knowledge of local, state and national U.S. Building/Code requirements/ regulations
  • Excellent communication skills and collaborative, team-player approach
  • High professional standards and aspirations
  • Legal Authorization to work in the US mandatory

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, but it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

WE OFFER:

  • Benefits for full-time employees include: 50% or greater company paid group medical insurance benefits and 100% paid dental benefits, 401K program w/matching, profit sharing, 10 vacation days per year, 6 paid holidays per year, 4 personal/sick days per year
  • A creative, innovative work environment
  • Fun, family-friendly company culture with social, industry and charitable events
  • Professional development training/workshops
  • Wellness/fitness facilities/programs; work-life balance
  • Reduced Friday summer hours
  • Weekly lunches, office snacks, gourmet coffee/tea

APPLY TODAY:

For consideration, email your cover letter, resume and examples of work (as a single PDF document) to: hr@ko-al.com. Use the subject line:  Project Manager

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

No ship reaches its destination without a smart, experienced captain leading the crew. Same goes for architecture projects. You know that — you’ve been a damn good one for the last five years. Equal parts translator, mediator, organizer and creator, you’re exactly the type of Job Captain we’re looking to add to our crew. Three must-haves: A professional architecture degree, five years’ experience in Hospitality / Commercial design, and a high-susceptibility to having fun.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Working under the direction of the Principal and Project Managers
  • Assisting in development and coordinating technical documents and architectural drawings during all phases of projects
  • Developing and coordinating project drawings and specifications, including: program compliance, code and agency compliance, schedule commitments and product research
  • Directing the drafting team through the production of construction documents
  • Assisting with construction administration during the implementation of projects
  • Facilitating a productive, innovative and collaborative work environment, while providing advice, direction, coaching and mentoring to drafting staff
  • Providing support to accounting department for monthly billing, reviewing timesheets and accurately reporting time/billing hours

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • A professional degree in architecture with five years of Hospitality / Commercial Job Captain experience
  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Bluebeam Revu, MS Office, CSI Specifications, project and construction administration
  • Ability to develop and coordinate all phases of architectural and construction documents
  • Excellent communication skills and collaborative, team-player approach
  • Thorough knowledge of local, state and national U.S. Building/Code requirements/ regulations
  • High professional standards and aspirations
  • Legal Authorization to work in the US mandatory

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, but it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

WE OFFER:

  • A competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Benefits for full-time employees include: 50% or greater company paid group medical insurance benefits and 100% paid dental benefits, 401K program w/matching, profit sharing, 10 vacation days per year, 6 paid holidays per year, 4 personal/sick days per year
  • A creative, innovative work environment
  • Fun, family-friendly company culture with social, industry and charitable events
  • Professional development training/workshops
  • Wellness/fitness facilities & programs; work-life balance
  • Reduced Friday summer hours
  • Weekly lunches, office snacks, gourmet coffee/tea, rotating taps

APPLY TODAY:

For consideration, email your cover letter, resume and examples of work (as a single PDF document) to: hr@ko-al.com. Use the subject line:  Job Captain

Chicago, Illinois

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

You’re organized. Super detail oriented. And not only have a great way of communicating with people, you like doing it. As a licensed architect or someone pursuing your license, you’ve spent the last 10 years turning great ideas into all kinds of great hospitality and commercial spaces. But your current firm doesn’t quite feel like home. Our growing Long Beach office might just be the place for you. And you might just be the new Project Manager we’re looking for.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Planning, interpreting, organizing, and managing projects through all phases of development
  • Establishing and monitoring budgets, managing project team and preparing schedules to ensure efficient utilization of resources
  • Ensuring project conforms to contractual agreement with client
  • Effectively managing consultants and other construction trades, as well as governmental agencies
  • Effectively managing project budget to ensure profitability
  • Effectively managing project to ensure completion within allocated time period
  • Maintaining ongoing, positive and productive client relationships
  • Ensuring project needs are satisfied through efficient use of resources
  • Effectively and proactively coaching, mentoring and providing performance enhancing feedback to team members
  • Implementing processes to reduce risk and exposure in all areas of each project
  • Directing all construction administration activities, including scheduling, shop drawings process, field observations, reports, change orders and pay requests
  • Ensuring efficiency, quality assurance and code compliance on all construction administration activities
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Senior Manager

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • A professional degree in architecture with 10 years of Hospitality / Commercial Project Manager experience
  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Bluebeam Revu, MS Office, CSI Specifications, project and construction administration
  • Thorough knowledge of local, state and national U.S. Building/Code requirements/ regulations
  • Excellent communication skills and collaborative, team-player approach
  • High professional standards and aspirations
  • Legal Authorization to work in the US mandatory

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, but it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

WE OFFER:

  • A competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Benefits for full-time employees include: 50% or greater company paid group medical insurance benefits and 100% paid dental benefits, 401K program w/matching, profit sharing, 10 vacation days per year, 6 paid holidays per year, 4 personal/sick days per year
  • A creative, innovative work environment
  • Fun, family-friendly company culture with social, industry and charitable events
  • Professional development training/workshops
  • Wellness/fitness facilities & programs; work-life balance
  • Reduced Friday summer hours
  • Weekly lunches, office snacks, gourmet coffee/tea, rotating taps

 

APPLY TODAY:

For consideration, email your cover letter, resume and examples of work (as a single PDF document) to: hr@ko-al.com. Use the subject line:  Project Manager

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

If there was an “Eager Beaver” on the Zodiac, that’s the sign you would’ve been born under. About to finish or just out of school, you’re already a CAD ninja and/or drafting guru. But more important, you’re happy to follow the direction of senior designers, helping the team prepare design and constructions documents — or any and everything else they ask you to do on basic phases of projects. Because, hey, there’s no better place to learn than in the trenches with seasoned pros, and your brain-sponge is primed to soak up every drop of knowledge in a three-workstation radius. Three must-haves: A professional architecture degree, no more than three years of architectural experience, and a high-susceptibility to having fun.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Performing routine architectural drafting and design duties
  • Researching and compiling data as required by the project
  • Correcting and updating drawings
  • Copying design sketches and layouts prepared by others
  • Performing other responsibilities as assigned by the Project Managers

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • A professional degree in architecture with 0 to 3 years of architectural experience in a small to mid-size professional, service firm
  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, Bluebeam Revu, Adobe Suite, SketchUp, and MS Office
  • Basic knowledge in architectural CAD and/or drafting and design development
  • Willingness to expand personal knowledge base in architecture, architectural design techniques and architectural technology
  • Excellent communication skills and collaborative, team-player approach
  • High professional standards and aspirations
  • Legal Authorization to work in the US mandatory

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, but it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

WE OFFER:

  • Benefits for full-time employees include: 50% or greater company paid group medical insurance benefits and 100% paid dental benefits, 401K program w/matching, profit sharing, 10 vacation days per year, 6 paid holidays per year, 4 personal/sick days per year
  • A creative, innovative work environment
  • Fun, family-friendly company culture with social and networking events
  • Wellness/fitness facilities, healthy work-life balance, reduced Friday summer hours
  • Weekly lunches, office snacks, gourmet coffee/tea

APPLY TODAY:

For consideration, email your cover letter, resume and examples of work (as a single PDF document) to: hr@ko-al.com. Use the subject line:  Jr. Designer