Principal Architect

  • Full Time
  • Helena, MT
  • Salary Range: $72,000-83,000
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

CWG Architecture + Interiors

CWG Architecture and Interiors is offering an exciting Principal Architect job opportunity in Helena, Montana. The Principal Architect will collaborate with dynamic and innovative architects, designers, and office, marketing, and project managers in a firm that is growing with the city of Helena.

Position: Principal Architect, Full-Time

Location: Helena, Montana

Here’s what we’re looking for:

Five or more years of experience in commercial architectural practice.

Architectural Licensure.

Ability to prepare a full set of construction documents.

Management experience in all phases of a project through post-occupancy.

Knowledge of building codes and experience with agency processing.

Knowledge of project specifications.

Proficiency in Revit.

Firm Management experience is preferred.

Experience with additional programs including Autocad, Sketchup, and Photoshop is advantageous.

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

Self-motivated, critical thinker with excellent organizational skills.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and flexible.

Resourceful and willing to bring and share new ideas.

Interest in growing individual talents with project experience, continuing education, and career growth.

Interest and ability in becoming an Owner and Principal of the firm.

The Principal Architect will:

Collaborate with other members of the office to explore and develop design concepts that respond to client objectives.

Prepare 3D models (utilizing Revit) throughout the design process as a tool for visualizing and presenting design concepts.

Lead the team in the preparation of construction documents and ensure the project progresses in accordance with schedule commitments.

Provide quality control to ensure the project is in conformance with building codes and consistent with office standards.

Have the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.

Assist in resolving complex technical and design issues.

Coordinate with consultants to ensure a complete & accurate set of documents.

Have effective time management skills and ensure the accuracy of documents.

Provide support for any tasks required for the successful completion of our projects.

Work with state and local agencies and contractors through the building process.

Dedicate time to junior staff development and possess excellent people skills.

Play an active role in strategic planning with management and marketing.

Be willing to learn how to run and grow a business.

Here’s what you can expect from us:

Mission – To create a client-centered design experience through collaboration. Vision – to combine our knowledge, experience, and diversity to build inspiring connections between people and design.  Values – People.  We treat people right by putting people first.  Teamwork. We find better solutions through collaboration.  Passion. We strive to go beyond what is expected.

Cultural Benefits: You will have the opportunity to participate in a high-performance work environment; attend and present at a monthly “Lunch and Learn” professional development series; enjoy complementary continued education, mentorship, support, a supportive environment to share ideas, and numerous volunteer experiences. Every Friday, our “Safety Meetings” are designed for conversation, suggestions, and social interaction – for example, we gather every Friday at 4 pm at a local venue to include beer and snacks. We offer summer hours, paid holidays, and a family-friendly atmosphere.

Location Benefits: Our office is located in a beautiful historic mansion in Helena, Montana! Helena is home to ample outdoor and recreational opportunities, including top-ranked mountain-biking trails; over 70 miles of local hiking trails, including many trailheads within the city limits; lakes and rivers for world-class fly fishing, camping, and recreation. Helena is centrally located in Western Montana and is home to the state capital. A regional airport and freeways offer easy access to Montana’s major cities, national parks, and international airline hubs. The capital city is expanding and dynamic, and boasts a growing brewery scene, museums/appreciation of arts, a developed and charming downtown, and a reasonable cost of living and quality of life.

CWG Architecture + Interiors is proud to support employees toward satisfying careers in architecture and design, that also honor work/life balance. You will have opportunities to cultivate your career with professionals who work diligently and have families and diverse passions outside of the office. Whether it’s a road or river trip, a restoration, or a dirt bike challenge, our interests spark collective creativity and momentum to thrive at CWG!

To learn more about the team at CWG Architecture and Interiors, visit

To Apply: Submit your resume and a cover letter that states your interest and applicable experience to We will review completed applications as they are received. This position is open until filled.

CWG is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.