Architect at WSP USA (Washington DC)

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WSP is currently initiating a search for a Jr. Architect for our Washington, DC office. The following locations will also be considered: San Diego, CA; Virginia Beach, VA; Federal Way, WA, and Denver, CO. Be involved in projects with our Federal Programs Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client's objectives and solves their challenges.

WSP is investing in transformational growth in our Federal business, and we are seeking passionate, driven team members who are ready to help build our portfolio and reputation to become one of the top A/E/P firms in the Federal market. If you are competitive, collaborative, and team-oriented, if you can think strategically, and are willing to rise to a challenge, this position is tailor-made for you.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects supporting DoD and municipal programs in the US and internationally, as well as partner with WSP design teams around the globe.

Your Impact
  • Support public facilities design work (with emphasis on federal facilities and Department of Defense facilities projects)
  • Work as part of a team on facility design projects and existing conditions analysis using Revit
  • Assist with the development of construction documents for a wide range of Federal facilities.
  • Prepare detailed drawings showing both the external and internal appearance and structure of building projects.
  • Perform professional architectural work and conduct research and inspections of proposed and existing site conditions, resources, building, infrastructure, and transportation channels to determine conformance with applicable rules, standards, and construction or operating permits.
  • Assist with the development of building construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates; updating design plans that require coordination with owners, other disciplines, sub-consultants, and clients.
  • Develop or incorporate advanced modeling techniques, concept development, design requirements, and operating strategies to account for the safety and functionality of occupants and end-users; incorporating future-ready solutions with architectural design standards.
  • Prepare data and visualizations such as tables, charts, accurate reports, artistic sketches, renderings, calculations, and 2D/3D illustrations for the interpretation or presentation of data, findings, or analyses.
  • Maintain quality control standards and procedures for accurate and precise measurements, illustrations, and documentation.
  • Interact with regulatory agencies, subcontractors, and clients in a confident and professional manner.
  • Remain current in latest architectural techniques and practices.
  • Work collaboratively with other engineers, professionals, subcontractors, and building authorities on Federal, State, regional, local, and privately funded building, infrastructure, and development projects.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP's Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, or closely related discipline.
  • 3-5 years of relevant post education experience in architectural/facilities design.
  • Due to client requirements, ability to obtain a Secret level US Security clearance is required.
  • Experience working on US Postal Service projects is required.
  • Strong proficiency with Revit.
  • Team-based orientation.
  • Ability to conduct independent research and interest in sustainable and resilient design.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and 3D modeling.
  • Proficient knowledge of architectural principles, practices, process, and the application to project work-related issues.
  • Experience with building planning, drawing standards, design, and construction management; including active involvement in a variety of restorative and new design projects.
  • Strong creative, visualization, and technical drawing skills.
  • Working knowledge with process and concepts for sustainability, green building design, and reducing and eliminating the use or generation of hazardous substances/greenhouse gas.
  • Working knowledge of relevant building and construction laws, codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.
  • Ability to make technical computations, renderings, and calculations involving the application of architectural principles; understanding plans and specifications, and making factual comparisons and illustrations to the appropriate regulations.
  • Ability to plan and conduct observations and investigations on various aspects of the construction and design of buildings, facilities, or structures, applying applicable regulations and policies.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to a technical and non-technical audience.
  • Highly capable self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to work independently and provide guidance and leadership to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.
  • Proficiency with technical writing, office automation, discipline-specific design software (i.e., REVIT, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite), technology, math principles, graphics, spreadsheets, and tools.
  • Developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from data collation, feedback, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP's health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master of Architecture degree.
  • An active Secret security clearance.
  • Experience in the following areas: Department of Defense, Federal Agencies, Architecture/Building Design, Concept Planning, Facilities Blocking & Stacking, Facilities Master Planning, Feasibility Analysis, Military Master Planning, Renderings & Presentations, Secure Facilities Planning, Secure Space Planning, Site Analysis & Design, Site Suitability Analysis, Space Programming, Space Planning, Tenant Fit-Out, Urban Design, Construction Documents.

Compensation and Benefits:
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee's career. Expected Salary: $65,900-126,500

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant's sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.

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WSP USA operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in New York, NY and New York, NY. WSP USA was founded in 2022. It has 5724 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 41 open jobs at WSP USA, click here.
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