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Interested in architecture, engineering, construction management, or design? Otak welcomes you!

Interested in architecture, engineering, construction management, or design? Otak welcomes you!
Posted By: Reggie Culpepper on April 13, 2022

The dynamics of enhancing our built environment for the many, not the few, are ingrained into the core of our business, and we have exemplified that in both the Pacific Northwest and the Rocky Mountain West for over 40 years. We’re builders, shapers, and doers at our core, but most of all we’re human beings— people that make awesome spaces with the environment in mind and the elevating of the marginalized at the forefront.

We are Otak, an award-winning engineering, architecture, and project management firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and we specialize in building sustainable, equitable communities.
In all aspects, we are an equal opportunity employer. We recognize that inclusion is a practice, and we are determined to lead our industry by embedding that practice into our work. Whether you’re a member of our executive management team or someone out in the field, this determination is reflected in our promise to significantly increase employee diversity, to continue to impact the communities we build, and to establish profound relationships within neighborhoods from Downtown to Main Street.

Fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion is our highest priority. Our policy of care, compassion, and courage allows us to embrace the difficult conversations that sometimes arise when discussing equity, because we believe growth is created by listening to every perspective we can find. None of us are perfect, but equity is also aspirational, and it is our mission to integrate diversity into every facet of our operations across the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain West.

That’s why we love where we live. Our HQ is centered in one of the most progressive cities in America, in regions that become more diverse every day. The greater Portland, Seattle, and Denver Metro areas allow us to tap into the natural spaces around us and draw inspiration, and we get to experience these places for what they are, not just what you see on the news. We invite you to be a part of the greater movement to make not only ourselves, but also the spaces in which we live, more varied and exciting.

But what are we looking for? It’s simple. We’re in need of future engineers, architects, project or construction managers, and interns who are ready to join an established yet growing firm. We need people who are unafraid to share their experiences and perspectives, and most importantly people who embody the Otak spirit of collaboration, fair-mindedness, and common sense. Our hope is that you are able to build your confidence and nurture your growth, knowing you’re not just enriching your own life, but also enriching the environment, overlooked communities, and the spaces in which we all coexist.

If you are interested in applying to being a part of this movement, head over to our website at www.otak.com/careers to view our open positions and click on the one you want to know more about! If you have any questions at all, you are encouraged to reach out directly to:

Senior Recruiter
Susan Dull
(425) 739-4247
DEI Manager
Bruce Smith
(503) 287-6825
Talent Acquisition Manager
Brooke Henderson
(360) 906-6794


They are always available to connect and tell you more about what it means to be an Otakian, and we would be happy to talk to you face-to-face about how you can join us. Apply today, and make sure you mention where you heard about us!


With gratitude,

The Otak Talent Acquisition team
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