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Serpentine Pavilion

Fusing art, architecture and engineering

Designed by Diébédo Francis Kéré

United Kingdom

Good engineering is about observing, questioning and communicating to truly understand what’s at the heart of each project.

Amy Koerbel

Structural Designer, Buildings + Places

Moses Mabidha Stadium

Focusing on legacy, culture and location

South Africa

Contributing to projects that meld awe-inspiring design with economic and civic benefits is the ultimate career satisfaction.

Tim Ter Haar

Managing Director, Buildings + Places

Bloomberg European Headquarters

Encouraging cooperation and collaboration

United Kingdom

Our in-house expertise and wealth of knowledge across disciplines enable delivery of the most complex projects.

Coralie Soudee

Associate, Commercial Cost Management

Taizhou Bridge

Connecting with long-span suspension

China

In my work, I cross vast continents in search of new frontiers in bridge engineering. Bridges connect people and places, both physically and emotionally.

Dr. Robin Sham, CBE

Managing Director, Transportation

Connected and Automated Vehicles

Expanding mobility options

United States

We must consider the possible and not be limited by the tools and solutions available today. Our imagination and technical skills drive our solutions.

Veronica Siranosian

Director, AECOM Ventures

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Job Information

AECOM Project Architect in Orange, California

United States of America - California, Orange

Job Summary

AECOM Buildings and Places is seeking a Project Architect to be based in Southern California. We’re looking for a leader of design & technical excellence. One who is driven by a passion for delivering quality work, mentoring staff, and leading multi-disciplinary teams. While the opportunity encompasses a variety 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 Architect with recognized technical expertise and experience in demanding, design driven projects, you will lead interdisciplinary teams. Leveraging your industry experience and technical acumen, you will drive a wide range of project types and sizes through all phases of design, documentation, and construction.

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 and/or Project Manager, you will lead a team, or multiple teams in the technical documentation and delivery of a wide range of projects

  • Prepare design and contract drawings using advanced design software tools

  • Prepare alternative design solutions, contract documents and specifications

  • Develop solutions to a wide range of difficult technical problems

  • Oversee the work of more junior designers and architects

  • Manage client, team, and project coordination, including full documentation 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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture plus a minimum of four (4) years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Licensed Architect

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

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

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

  • Affinity with developing details and experience in construction documents

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

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

  • 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. 247920BR

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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