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AECOM Technical Architect - biomedical / laboratory focus in Cleveland, Ohio

Company Description

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 Description

AECOM is seeking an experienced and talented intermediate to senior Laboratory Technical Architect to join our Buildings + Places (B+P) business line .

The successful candidate will have relevant experience in laboratory (including vivarium) design for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, academic, biomedical, or other research institutions. Basic knowledge of Biosafety design criteria as established by CDC pertaining to research and testing laboratory requirements and protocols. This position is to be based in either Columbus or Cleveland, candidate preference dependent.

Responsibilities and requirements for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Work directly with AECOM laboratory planners, clients, scientists, researchers, and related end-users to develop laboratory design strategies at all levels of detail including new construction and renovations

  • Offer and support laboratory technical design and detailing decisions that are in line with project goals and understands their impact on cost, construction, sustainability, and other factors

  • Develop and oversee architectural drawings (plans, elevations, sections, details, etc.) and specifications for laboratory space documentation and construction

  • Direct document production in accordance with identified project specific checklists, AECOM standards, and QA/QC standard program

  • Provide or follow verbal and written instructions to revise, develop and produce plans, elevations, and details appropriately

  • Anticipate and develop solutions to technical and design problems following established standards

  • Oversee the construction administration of the laboratory spaces and associated systems

  • Lead periodic project design meetings and presentations; ensure client is adequately briefed on project progress

  • Promote firm and project goals of excellence in design, execution, and sustainability

  • Ability to work collaboratively with teams across multiple AECOM offices


Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in architecture or related field + 6 years relevant experience in programming, planning of laboratory and high-technology facilities.

  • Demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education may be considered.

  • Strong Lab Design, Revit and production skills

  • Science & Technology experience essential

  • Licensed as a Registered Architect

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree

  • Ideally experience in the lab design role in an architectural design firm

  • Understanding of mechanical and electrical systems

  • Related laboratory architectural design experience

  • Working knowledge and skill set to guide discussions for laboratory room/space development in conjunction with equipment and other technical attributes

  • Ability to work with end users to develop process flows, planning process and critical adjacency of research and laboratory rooms for optimum efficiency and flexibility

  • Leadership experience, including managing client expectations, multi-disciplinary team, and meeting scope/schedule/budget

  • Advanced knowledge of the architectural planning and design process, construction documentation, construction administration and code requirements

Additional Information

Sponsorship is not available for this position.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

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

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10074472

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Design