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Entry Level Project Designer


Appel Osborne has been fortunate to experience a steadily growing workload and therefore support significant growth in recent years. As such, we are looking for entry level project designers to contribute to our team’s success in either our Syracuse, NY, Buffalo, NY, or Troy, NY offices. Our workload consists of various projects throughout New York State, where we provide services such as sustainable design, custom site detailing, grading, drainage, and storm water management. We pride ourselves on fostering an office culture that promotes collaboration, support, team building, and genuine team appreciation. It is imperative to the atmosphere of our firm that you feel comfortable asking questions when needed and mentoring others when able.

Qualifications and Impact:

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • BLA from an accredited, professional degree program
  • Experience with AutoCAD
  • Comfortability with asking questions and reaching out for help when needed

As a Project Designer, you be called upon by Partners and Project Managers to assist with AutoCAD drafting, contract drawing sheet setup, technical details, and other technical items to assist with project development. You will be given adequate training to become familiar with our firm’s standards and expectations for contract drawings and client service. While working in a role that reports to Project Managers and Partners, it is important to meet deadlines and routinely check in with team members to see where assistance is needed.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $50,000-65,000 salary range
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, and Long-term Disability Insurance options available
  • Contribution to a 401(k) with 5% match after one year of employment with our firm
  • Generous PTO after a 90-day introductory period and positive 90-day review
  • Flexible work from home policy after a 6-month introductory period
  • Advancement opportunities available
  • 36-hour work week

Submission Information:

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in an interview, please provide the following to Tracy Wicks, Director of Human Resources and Office Administration, at The interview process will include a practical AutoCAD assessment in our office.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • AutoCAD drafting samples
  • References
  • Availability for follow-up
  • Contact Information