Project Architect at AECOM (Houston, TX)

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Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Project Architect to be based in Houston, TX

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We're one global team - 47,000 strong - driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

The Project Architect will work on a variety of projects ranging in size and complexity. Primary responsibility will be supporting design staff and focusing on both architecture and interiors projects. Project work could include proposal generation, conceptual design, design documentation, construction field work and assessment. Current project markets include federal, civic/municipal, transportation, education, corporate and commercial.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide architectural leadership on complex projects ranging from corporate office, higher education, sports and entertainment, transportation, corporate interiors, civic, municipal, and governmental facilities
  • Lead the development of contract documents
  • Prepare architectural plans, elevations, sections, details and specifications
  • Conduct quality control reviews of contract documents prior to issuance to client
  • Coordinate all required internal AECOM and external A/E disciplines for successful outcomes during construction
  • Evaluate contractor's progress during construction and provide recommendations
  • Coordinate and attend design reviews with clients, project managers, and municipal agencies
  • Validate design decisions based on cost analysis with an understanding of logistics and procurement efficiencies
  • Stay current with new design software developments (i.e., BIM, Revit, Autodesk 360, Dynamo, etc.)
  • Apply creative design thinking to client's business problems to help maximize value of AECOM's service to the client
  • Collaborate with AECOM regional leadership to help develop and garner greater design focus, methodologies, process, and design excellence philosophy
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture plus a minimum of four (4+) years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
  • Valid driver's license is required
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Architecture
  • 8+ years experience in Architectural Design
  • Licensed Architect
  • Highly Proficient in Autodesk Revit
  • Experience with Bluebeam, Navisworks and Enscape
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to meet quality, schedule and budget expectations
  • Desire to be mentored by leadership and provide mentorship to junior staff
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and technical, yet experienced enough to see the big picture
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter with solid writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy of work
  • Ability to work independently and lead large groups of technical minded people with minimal oversight
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible and able to adapt to rapidly changing project requirements and deadlines
  • Ability to apply passion and enthusiasm for design in a collaborative and progressive team-oriented work environment
What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts - planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers - leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let's get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

Job Category Designer / Drafting / CADD / CAD

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 264210BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
More Information on AECOM
AECOM operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA and New York, NY. AECOM was founded in 2022. It has 52924 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 202 open jobs at AECOM, click here.
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