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Careers

We are always interested in meeting talented individuals who would be interested in joining our practice. Please send your cover letter, your CV, and concise samples of your work to careers@plazaandpartners.com addressed to:


The Recruitment Team

at 

470 TM Kalaw, Ermita, Manila


Plaza + Partners Inc. is an equal opportunities employer and treats all job applicants equally, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or religion. 

 

We're on the search for the following positions:

 

SENIOR ARCHITECT

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER

FINANCE MANAGER

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

ARCHITECTS

ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT

GRAPHIC/MULTIMEDIA ARTIST

Available Positions

SENIOR ARCHITECT


Place ‘Senior Architect Application’ as the reference in the subject heading.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture 

  • At least eight (8) years of work experience

  • Prior involvement in large scale sports facilities projects is an advantage.

  • Proven experience and expertise across various architectural design typologies and implementation

  • The ability to maintain client relationships and have strong creative and technical skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with exceptional verbal and written communication ability. Ability to communicate in Bisaya is a plus

  • Highly organised and adaptable with proven management skills to lead projects and teams

  • Ability to take a client brief including facilitating workshops or interviews and preparation of strategic briefs

  • Ability to develop design into all work stages of the project including brief, concept, developed design, technical design construction, to practical completion - and lead others to produce this work

  • Ability to identify, manage and resolve project risks

  • Creative sensibility and strong attention to detail

 

Responsibilities:

  • Drive conceptual design outcomes in the studio, with a strong sense of design leadership.

  • Programming and monitoring and reports of resource plans across varying projects.

  • Client liaison including presentations to existing and new clients.

  • Leadership guidance to the team and the ability to mentor younger staff.

  • Formulates design concepts, develop design directions of project director and compile design packages

  • Coordinates drawings and work with consultants, clients and contractors

  • Supervises the preparation of contract documents, plans, drawings, schemes, studies and layouts

  • Working knowledge of computer-aided design software (CAD, Sketch-up, 3D Max, Photoshop, Revit, etc.)

 

SENIOR INTERIOR DESIGNER


Place ‘Senior Interior Designer Application’ as the reference in the subject heading.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or Interior Design

  • At least four (4) years of work experience

  • Proven experience and expertise across various interior design typologies and implementation.

  • The ability to maintain client relationships and have strong creative and technical skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with exceptional verbal and written communication ability.

  • Highly organised and adaptable with proven management skills to lead projects and teams.

  • Ability to take a client brief including facilitating workshops or interviews and preparation of strategic briefs.

  • Ability to develop design into all work stages of the project including brief, concept, developed design, technical design construction, to practical completion - and lead others to produce this work.

  • Ability to identify, manage and resolve project risks.

  • Creative sensibility and strong attention to detail.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Drive conceptual design outcomes in the studio, with a strong sense of design leadership.

  • Day-to-day running of the interiors department including allocation and delegation of team members.

  • Programming and monthly monitoring and reports of resource plans across varying projects.

  • Client liaison including presentations to existing and new clients.

  • Leadership guidance to the interior team and the ability to mentor younger staff.

  • Formulates design concepts, develop design directions of project director and compile design packages

  • Coordinates drawings and work with consultants, clients and contractors

  • Supervises the preparation of contract documents, plans, drawings, schemes, studies and layouts

FINANCE MANAGER

Place ‘Finance Manager Application’ as the reference in the subject heading.

 

The Finance Manager needs to handle the major responsibilities of the Finance department. In addition to the relevant experience, he/she should have the following set of skills:

  • Excellent leadership skills to be able to lead a team of professionals and direct them appropriately to follow the guidelines given

  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Should be able to maintain and generate different accounting and financial records

  • Should have multitasking ability and have the ability to meet the targeted deadlines

  • Should be proficient in using computers and should exhibit excellent time management and organization skills

  • An eye for detail is a must to verify and examine various financial reports and documents

Requirements:

  • BS Accountancy, CPA

  • Master's Degree or compliance with Continuing Professional Education

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze the financial and accounting transactions and ensure that they are in compliance with the company's rules and regulations

  • Maintains, reconciles and analyzes all the financial accounts

  • Develops, implements and establishes procedures to improve financial business planning by ensuring proper business accounting. He can also make any suggestions if needed

  • Responsible for generating the financial reports on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis and is actively involved in the designing of the annual budget

  • Involved in the preparation of various contracts and proposals

  • Researches and reviews the financial statements to ensure their accuracy.

  • Implement operational procedures to ensure that the payments are made and received in a timely manner.

  • Work closely with the director, analyze and resolve the financial issues.

  • Supervise a team of professional accountants and participate in the meetings related to the financial discussion.

  • Train, instruct and provide directions to the new members

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Place ‘Executive Assistant Application’ as the reference in the subject heading.

This position is responsible for providing full administrative and executive support to the Managing Director in carrying out a range of administrative duties to support the smooth and effective running of the practice and its business development. This position requires a high degree of responsibility, discretion, and confidentiality. Applicants should be organised, quick at finding solutions and be able to come up with new and improved ways of doing things.

Rebecca needs somebody who is sharp and on the ball. It is essential that they are quick at finding solutions to problems and have the initiative and foresight to come up with new and improved ways of doing things. This role would suit someone who has experience working in a small business environment.

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts of Science from a reputable college or university

  • Able to demonstrate proficiency in the responsibilities of the role

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, articulate and diplomatic manner

  • Experience in handling sensitive information and ensuring confidentiality at all times

  • Strong attention to detail ensuring a high degree of accuracy and quality

  • Excellent organisational skills; able to manage and prioritise tasks independently and as part of an effective team

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with all levels of management and staff, both internally and externally

  • Proven skills in a business development environment

  • Able to work under pressure and ability to prioritise while remaining calm and professional at all times

  • Ability to multitask

  • A pro-active and enthusiastic approach with a willingness to learn and keen to contribute to the development of the company

  • A flexible approach to the job to ensure that duties are properly performed and the operational demands of the business are met. lots of initiative and a willingness to take on any task no matter how large or small

  • Self-motivated

  • A strong team player

  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally on short notice

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain existing office procedures and systems, as well as implement new ones

  • Overseeing the sales, design and admin teams and organising weekly team meetings

  • Ensure the office and showroom run smoothly 

  • Prepare presentations and reports in Excel/Powerpoint

  • General PA duties – booking travel, organising office calendar

  • Project management

  • Coordinate photoshoots, exhibitions, and office events

ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANTS

 

Place ‘Architectural Assistant Application’ as the reference in the subject heading.

 

Requirements:

  • 1-3 years in Architecture / relevant experience.

  • Bachelors degree in Architecture

  • Licensed Architect is an advantage

  • Proficient in CAD, Adobe Photoshop, 3D Modeling and rendering

  • Revit and 3DS Max is preferred

  • Knowledgeable in Revit is an advantage

  • Good oral and written communication skills and can work with a team.

  • Can handle multiple projects efficiently.

  • Ability to work autonomously and take responsibility from day one essential. Position would suit someone looking to consolidate their skills and grow into their role longer term.

  • Must have excellent design sense, initiative, determination, written and spoken English.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Create architectural design solutions in response to client’s requirements

  • Formulates conceptual design schemes up to contract documentation

  • Prepare Development plans, alternative Conceptual Designs and Construction Drawings

  • Do research and data analysis

  • Perform other tasks as maybe assigned by the superior from time to time

  • Assist the Senior Architect in coordinating with clients and allied professionals

  • Attend client/coordination meetings with the Senior Architect

GRAPHIC/MULTIMEDIA ARTIST

Place ‘Graphic/Multimedia Artist’ as the reference in the subject heading.

 

We’re looking for someone with at least 1-2 years of work experience, though more experienced designers are welcome to apply as well.

 

In addition to being an intrinsically creative individual, the ability to think in a logical and detail-oriented manner is essential.

 

You will work across a range of our projects, providing clarity to our design proposals, presentations and reports with clear illustrations and diagrams. The role largely involves the preparation of schematic design drawings and other diagrams to illustrate environmental design concepts. You’ll assist with the creation of graphics, layout of technical reports and digital presentations. This will support our marketing efforts both printed and electronic that will be used for our website, newsletters, brochures, and the odd office collateral project like mugs and tshirts.

 

You get excited about learning new things and enjoy sharing your skills and knowledge across the company. We’ll encourage you to develop your own skills and will fully support your professional growth.

 

Responsibilities:

  • create concept art of atmospheric environments, visualising designs at all stages of a project

  • creating sketches, drawings and paintings for key ideas and storyboarding projects

  • strong visual storytelling ensuring that images captivate the viewers imagination

  • creating concept art at various levels of detail and of finish to varying time constraints

  • demonstration of strong architectural understanding of layout, spatial proportions, perspective, scale and massing

  • environment design – Ability to create inspirational environments in an array of styles, always with close attention to composition, lighting and colour

  • guide other staff members on how to implement the brand strategy effectively and provide occasional technical support.

  

Qualifications:

  • degree in art, architecture, graphic or multimedia design, or other relevant field

  • at least a year of experience in graphic design, concept art in architecture or film industry or other related industries

  • expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

  • strong portfolio with a focus on illustrations and on graphic layout and composition, sketching + drawing of people, buildings and environments

  • a good knowledge of architecture + architectural styles would be advantageous

  • strong visualisation skills including composition, perspective and colour theory

  • knowledge of form, scale, composition, use of detail and visual storytelling

  • clear and confident communication skills

  • excellent organisational skills and time management