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Careers at CSArch

We work in an open, team-centric office with graduate and seasoned employees who are motivated and challenged every day. To work here is to be part of a talented and sociable group of architects and engineers who value personal and professional development.

Rooted in education design, CSArch provides a collaborative environment which supports innovation and creativity, allowing each team member to contribute to the design process. We are committed to professional development and continual advancement and firmly believe that there is opportunity for anyone with talent, initiative and foresight to reach any level in our organization.

With opportunities to work on teaching and learning environments for great clients, preference may be given to candidates with strong K-12 and higher education experience who exhibit a true passion for education architecture and understand that the work we do has a tremendous effect on staff and client satisfaction, student outcome, and the community at large.

CSArch has been named by the Albany Business Review as one of the Best Places to Work in 2017 and 2018.






Senior Project Manager

CSArch is currently seeking a Senior Project Manager to join its team in the Albany, Newburgh, or White Plains office. This person will be responsible for project team leadership, project financial management, and client management.


  • Acts as our main client contact on projects
  • Develops and manages overall project scope, schedule,and budget and adheres to it
  • Creates and implements project plans for the project team, including staffing, resource planning, and scheduling
  • Ensures customer satisfaction
  • Enforces on-time, under-budget performance
  • Works in conjunction with the Principal-in-Charge, Project Architect, and Lead Engineer(s) to establish and apply standards, methods, and procedures for delivering efficient and successful projects


  • Minimum 15 years of experience as a Licensed Architect or Licensed Engineer
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a project management role, leading multi-discipline teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Proven track record of successfully managing and delivering complex multi-disciplinary projects on time and within budget, meeting client goals and objectives
  • Experience leading A/E teams as the prime consultant is preferred

Design Architect

CSArch is currently seeking a design architect to join its team in the Albany or White Plains office. Under the direction of the Project Design Leader, this position performs a variety of duties associated with education design projects to achieve client satisfaction and business goals, including knowledge-based experience and pedagogy trends.


  • Duties and responsibilities include design, production and presentation, planning, organizing and coordination with engineers, designers, and architectural staff associated with the team’s goals and objectives.
  • The candidate must contribute to retaining and growing existing clients and may engage in developing and marketing new clients.


  • At least 8 years of experience in K-12 and higher education facility design.
  • Bachelor of Architecture degree or a Master of Architecture Degree.
  • Computer expertise using Revit and other design/presentation software programs.
  • Knowledge of pre-referendum planning, space programming, contract documents (including detailing, specifications, production management, design production), and construction administration.
  • Professional Registration

Mechanical (HVAC) Design Engineer

CSArch is seeking an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer for our growing engineering team in our Albany or White Plains offices. This individual will be an integral part of our engineering design group, working alongside our engineering managers, architects, and project managers in performing technical design and specification. The qualified individual should have at least 3 years of experience designing building mechanical systems (HVAC) for new construction and renovation projects as a consultant to architects, developers and property owners.


  • Perform engineering tasks as a mechanical design engineer from concept design through construction closeout, including development of construction drawings, specifications, calculations and cost estimates.
  • Survey and assess existing buildings, and associated mechanical and plumbing equipment to develop future capital improvement projects for the client.
  • Review construction documents for code compliance, interdisciplinary coordination, and quality assurance List of Duties/Responsibilities.
  • Construction administration (submittals, RFIs, construction site observations and documentation).


  • Minimum of 3 years U.S.-based experience designing building mechanical systems (HVAC) in the A/E and construction industry.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Architectural Engineering.
  • Working knowledge of state and national building and energy codes and standards.
  • LEED AP accreditation is preferred.
  • LEED certified project experience is a plus.
  • Pursuing a Professional Engineer (PE) License is highly desired.
  • Energy modeling experience is a plus.

Senior Project Architect

CSArch is currently seeking a Senior Project Architect for our Albany and Newburgh offices. This employee will be primarily responsible for the technical and production aspects for all project sizes, including projects of the highest complexity, from conceptual design through construction closeout, and may also have design responsibilities.


  • Leads in-house design team through development of design and construction documentation process. Likely responsible for multiple projects at one time based on project size.  Could also provide support on larger project teams.
  • Responsible for all aspects of construction administration including but not limited to shop drawing/submittal review and coordination, attending project meetings, periodic monitoring of construction sites, interfacing with contractors and clients.
  • Supports project management with development of staffing, fee, budget estimating and project scheduling.


  • Minimum of 10 years experience as a licensed architect.
  • Bachelor of Architecture degree or a Master of Architecture Degree.
  • Computer expertise using Revit and other design/presentation software programs.
  • Knowledge of pre-referendum planning, space programming, contract documents (including detailing, specifications, production management, design production), and construction administration.
  • Professional Registration

Join Our Team

Employee benefits include:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • 401K profit sharing plan
  • Section 125 Flexible Spending Plan
  • Group health insurance, 85% firm-paid for employee
  • Group life insurance
  • PTO (Paid Time Off) within the first year
  • Downtown Albany location with paid employee parking
  • Collaborative open-office environment with sit-stand work stations
  • Leadership development sponsorship via Leadership Tech Valley and the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute
  • Paid continuing education and conference attendance
  • Health and wellness subsidy for gym/fitness membership
  • Dry-cleaning service, office pick-up and delivery
  • Relocation assistance available
  • Opportunities for community volunteer activities
  • Opportunity to be an integral part of a dynamic, highly successful and growing organization

Apply Today

If you are interested in employment with CSArch, please submit a cover letter, resume, and work samples to, or mail your application to:

40 Beaver Street, Albany, New York 12207

EOE. No phone calls or third-party recruiters, please. 

CSArch does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms / employment agencies / third-party recruiters for any of its employment opportunities. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of CSArch about these openings. All resumes submitted by search firms / employment agencies / third-party recruiters to any employee at CSArch via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property CSArch; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by CSArch as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

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