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Senior Aviation + Transportation Project Architect
New York, New York
Our client is a leading international multi-disciplinary practice consistently recognized and awarded at the highest levels for design excellence and technical innovation. The firm leverages its international expertise and in-depth knowledge of local markets through a network of culturally diverse, people centric, global design studios focused on Aviation + Transportation, Civic + Cultural, Commercial, Education, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Justice, Recreation + Wellness, Residential, Retail, Science + Technology, Sports, Tall Buildings and Workplace projects. Their innovative work encompasses Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, Planning + Urban Design, Space Management, and Sustainability Consulting. Given the firm’s robust growth and success they are seeking a Senior Aviation + Transportation Project Architect for their NYC Studio.

The Senior Aviation + Transportation (A+T) Project Architect (PA) is a skillful and proven project leader, complementing the firm's established talent and advancing the firm's strategic Aviation + Transportation Infrastructure initiatives. Working closely with firmwide and regional Aviation + Transportation teams, the design focused Senior PA is responsible for project documentation and team communication, the issuance and content of deliverables, technical content of firm documents, coordination of disciplines including consultants, and the supervision of all staff producing documents. The Senior PA will collaborate with the Project Manager (PM) through the construction administration phase and secure QA reviews and comments. The Senior PA is a licensed architect responsible for signing and sealing drawings while contributing to a culture of technical excellence and innovation. As one of the top Aviation + Transportation Practices in the U.S., the firm has successfully delivered over $35 billion of transport projects across the U.S. and globally.

  • Responsible for ensuring the overall design intent of the project established by the Sr. Project Designer is incorporated into the detailed documentation.
  • Monitors the design process from conceptual phase through construction administration, ensuring the design idea is consistent and properly executed.
  • Responsible for technical resolution and coordination for a defined portion of a project.
  • Works with Specification Writer to develop specifications and is responsible for coordination of drawings and specifications.
  • Checks completed reports, plans, estimates and calculations for accuracy.
  • Sets overall strategy for producing documents and identifies the sheets planned for each stage of the work, defining how data will be organized into files and which elements will be incorporated in a Building Information Model (BIM).
  • Sets up project team software parameters and manages standards.
  • Fosters and maintains a collaborative professional working relationship with the Project Leadership Team. 
  • Responsible for communication with other disciplines, vendors, and contractors to ensure incorporation of all information into project requirements and provides support as necessary.
  • Ensures that construction detail documentation conforms to quality assurance, quality control and best practice standards.
  • Supervises preparation of technical drawings by other less senior level architects or technicians. 
  • Performs as team leader on certain projects. 
  • Mentors and directs the work of less experienced staff, participates in professional development reviews and “Lessons Learned” sessions.
  • Takes personal responsibility for fostering a green workplace through sustainable work practices.
  • Fosters a commitment to external and internal client service.
   Client Interface
  • Develops a positive relationship of trust with client Leadership. 
  • Regularly communicates with client representative to verify design requirements and specifications, progress reviews and delivery of final presentation.
  • Receives project direction from the Principal in Charge and Technical direction from the RBU Technical Principal.
  • Coordinates use and tracks shared electronic documentation and files with project team, clients and consultants.
  • Assists in planning and conducting work making minor adaptations and modifications to complete working drawing set(s).
  • Meets with municipal building department and other governing agency officials to coordinate approvals or variances.
  • Writes reports and memos to consultants and vendors to issue changes and track resolutions.
  • Provides technical support and project communications to team as required.
  • Attends on-site visits, field reviews and project meetings. Prepares and coordinates the review of contractor’s schedules, submission of shop drawings and samples.
  • Assists the Specification Writer in product research, consulting with manufacturers, evaluating and selecting project related materials.
  • Involved with specification set-up and drawing coordination, research and appropriate use of Firm Standards. 
  • Provides support to all team members for specific market, discipline, or other areas of expertise.
  • •    Participates in team meetings to help resolve project issues, coordination with other disciplines, schedule adherence, technical issues.
  • Participates in review of project costs and budgets, adherence to schedule.
  • Prepares meeting minutes of consultant coordination meetings.
  • May prepare 2D & 3D presentation/design drawings and models for client/project team review. 
  • Incorporates Integrated Sustainable Design solutions into projects.
   Business Development
  • May participate in business development meetings with team leaders to target specified project, client or market opportunities.
  • Bachelor of Architecture degree or equivalent in education or experience required. Master of Architecture degree preferred.
  • 15+ years’ design experience in architectural practice 
  • Licensed Architect with current registration.
  • NCARB registration and LEED accreditation or Green Associate preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of design, trends, construction methodology, material application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness.
  • Advanced knowledge of architectural building systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.
  • Advanced knowledge of QA/QC process.
  • Advanced knowledge of building codes and ability to research and apply/incorporate into technical documents.
  • Advanced knowledge of Construction Administration Process.
  • Proficiency in Revit required.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, 3D Modeling software such as Sketchup, Rhino and Grasshopper.
  • Proficiency in Affinity software suite preferred.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, and work in a team environment.
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to lead teams and work effectively with other project leaders.
  • Some travel and overtime will be required.
  • The job duties and requirements that this document describes may be altered or supplemented at any time at the sole discretion of the firm.
Our client is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive benefits plan to meet their current and future needs. Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage; 401(K) savings plans; disability, life and accident insurance; paid time off (PTO); and parental leave. In addition, employees enjoy a flexible work schedule with the option to work remotely on Mondays and Fridays.

Our client is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.

Compensation is based on experience, qualifications, education and location. The typical salary range for this position is $140,000 to $160,000.