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AECOM Job Captain in Chicago, Illinois

United States of America - Illinois, Chicago

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Job Captain for our Chicago, IL office.

The AECOM Chicago Corporate team, part of our Buildings + Place practice, is actively seeking talented, creative Job Captain for immediate employment. AECOM's Buildings + Places business line is dedicated to design excellence and integrated project solutions, with expertise including architecture, interiors, engineering, development, workplace strategy, economic planning, and master planning. Our Chicago Corporate team is focused on providing those services to our corporate clients, serving the breadth of their architecture, interiors, and engineering needs.

As a Job Captain, you will bring your recognized technical expertise to design-driven projects. You will help lead a team of architects and designers in the documentation of both architectural and interior architectural projects from concept design through delivery. In this role, you may:

  • In partnership with the Project Director and/or Project Manager, you will lead a team in the technical documentation and delivery of projects, including the preparation of alternative design solutions, contract documents and specifications.

  • Develop solutions to a wide range of technical challenges.

  • Manage client, team, and project coordination including coordination with structural, MEP, lighting, AV, landscape, and civil consultants.

  • Support communication between project team, clients, vendors, contractors, consultants, and building and permitting officials.

Minimum Requirements

  • Professional Bachelor's degree (BArch) architecture

  • 4+ years of relevant experience in design and resolving technical issues, or demonstrated equivalency

  • Licensed Architect, or approaching completion of the ARE (Architect Registration Examination)

  • Ability to accommodate limited domestic travel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with BIM/Revit Architecture software, as well as experience with AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite as well as visualization software such as Rhino, SketchUp, Enscape, Lumion, and similar tools.

  • Working knowledge of building codes, standards, building construction, and building structures.

  • A passion for design, a gift for technical documentation, and the creativity to solve technical issues.

  • Ability to lead integrated design teams of varying sizes to accomplish project delivery from concept through construction documents, followed by construction administration.

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in design and resolving technical issues, or demonstrated equivalency

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in English is mandatory

  • Ability to work in a team setting, providing leadership and mentoring for more junior staff

  • Experience with interdisciplinary coordination of project documents and specifications

  • LEED Accreditation; WELL Accreditation a plus

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 229766BR

Clearance Required 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.


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