AECOM Senior Architect in Grand Rapids, Michigan

United States of America - Michigan, Grand Rapids

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Architect for employment in Grand Rapids, MI office.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

The responsibilities of this osition include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide architectural leadership on complex projects ranging from healthcare, corporate office, higher education, sports and entertainment, corporate interiors, housing, 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 of Architecture (BArch) degree from accredited institution

  • 10+ years of experience

  • Registered architect

  • Highly Proficient in Autodesk Revit

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Ability to work with a diverse team

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Detail-oriented and technical, yet experienced enough to see the big picture

  • Experienced, self-directed professional

  • 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 meet quality, schedule and budget expectations

  • Desire to be mentored by leadership and provide mentorship to junior staff

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Architecture

  • Experience with Bluebeam, Navisworks and Dynamo

  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and other post process and presentation graphic software

Additional Information:

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Architecture

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 194499BR

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.