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AECOM Senior Designer, Federal Projects in Los Angeles, California

Job Summary

AECOM Buildings and Places is seeking a Senior Designer to be based in Orange or Los Angeles, California. We’re looking for a leader of design excellence. One who is driven by a passion for design, mentoring staff, and leading multi-disciplinary teams. While the opportunity encompasses a variety of project and client types, this role can immediately benefit our Federal Practice. While most of AECOM’s West Region Federal work is in California, the region includes Washington, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, and Hawaii.

About AECOM

At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy, and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

About Buildings + Places

AECOM’s Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building engineering, workplace strategy, business transformation, asset advisory, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture.

With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, we create better outcomes to grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and connect and engage people through innovative, sustainable design solutions.

Our teams have worked on signature projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy Framework, to the new plan for the LA2028 Olympics, to industrial facilities for GE and Rolls-Royce, to headquarters and workplaces for NASA, Unilever, Sony Music, DirecTV, Box, Inc. and many Fortune 500 companies.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

As a Project Designer with recognized expertise and experience in demanding, design driven projects, you will lead interdisciplinary teams in the design of varied project and client types. Leveraging your industry experience and creative problem solving, you will drive a wide range of project types and sizes through all phases of concept and design.

You are a team leader and will have the opportunity to lead not only from a project perspective, but from a practice and culture standpoint. The right person will be an integral part of our architecture practice in the region.

What you will do:

  • In partnership with the Project Director, Project Manager and/or Project Architect, the candidate will lead the design aspects of a wide range of projects

  • Prepare alternative design solutions and conceptual options

  • Develop solutions to a wide range of difficult technical problems

  • Oversee and mentor the work of more junior designers and architects

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture plus a minimum of eight (8) years of related experience in design, rendering and resolving technical issues, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Due to the nature of this work, US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (BArch) or Bachelor of Science in Architecture + Master’s degree in Architecture with 15+ years of relevant experience in design, rendering and resolving technical issues or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Licensed Architect

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

  • Ability to lead integrated design teams of varying sizes to accomplish project delivery from concept through construction document completion

  • Fluency in English is mandatory, another other language is an asset

  • Revit and BIM experience as well as experience in AutoCAD, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, InDesign, and software such as Rhino, SketchUp, Enscape or other visualization tool

  • Experience in construction documents

  • Support Federal projects within the last 10 years through all phases of design and construction

  • DoD and Federal Civilian experience

  • Varying project types to include headquarters, training facilities, interiors, hangars, vehicle maintenance, base support (gym, entry control, warehouse)

  • Experience on Federal Design Build projects

  • Ability to be client facing and lead client discussions and charrettes

  • Proficiency with UFCs and other federal criteria

  • NCARB Certified

  • Security Clearance not required, but preferred

  • Strategic and critical thinking

Additional Information

  • Relocation is available for this position

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

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 B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 247919BR

Additional Locations US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave

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.

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