Bechtel Corporation Senior Architect for Rail Transportation & Aviation Projects in Reston, Virginia

Requisition ID: 207747

Job Overview:

This position is for a Senior Architect who will prepare designs and lead architectural teams in the development and delivery of building designs associated with rail and/ or aviation projects . The rail buildings may include stations (deep underground, shallow, at-grade and elevated), depot/ maintenance facilities and traction power substations. The aviation buildings may include terminal buildings, maintenance facilities, hangar buildings, cargo facilities, and support/ services buildings. The Senior Architect is responsible for direct production of design work by Bechtel as well as for coordinating the scope and integration of work assigned to subcontracted design entities. The position will include work supporting business development and delivery of studies and proposals, and may ultimately transition to a project-specific assignment, typically in a lump-sum, design-build project environment. The successful candidate must have strong organizational and teamwork skills, proven problem-solving abilities, and the desire to innovate designs as well as architecture/ engineering work processes, including BIM modeling production.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan, schedule, conduct or coordinate detailed phases of the architectural work on buildings for rail and/ or aviation projects .

  • Preparation of original architectural designs layouts, details, drawings and specifications for buildings

  • Plan and conduct independent work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of architectural techniques, procedures and criteria to the buildings that are part of rail and/ or aviation projects

  • Prepare conceptual studies, designs, reports, proposals, value engineering studies or alternate technical concepts (ATCs) in accordance with Bechtel Engineering Procedures

  • Coordinate design development with other departments which may include construction, estimating, project controls, procurement, and contracts management

  • Understand and perform the standard architectural work planning, scheduling, and job hour estimating process; conduct independent work requiring judgment in the application of design techniques

  • Monitor and ensure compliance with project budgets, schedules, quantities and quality requirements

  • As directed, supervise, coordinate, provide technical direction and assign work to subordinate architects, designers, and drafters who assist on specific assignments

  • Review and check work of subordinate architects

  • Coordinate and integrate design work between the architectural discipline, engineering disciplines and other design entities

  • Review and approve key design documents, supplier drawings and data, material specifications, drawings, and change orders for the rail project to which assigned

  • Interface with clients and stakeholders to make presentations, define project requirements, and obtain contractual and statutory approvals

  • Prepare procurement and subcontract requisition documents and perform associated technical bid evaluations

  • Prepare and/or assists in the preparation of cost estimates, quantity take-offs and staffing requirements for proposals, forecasts and change orders

  • Resolve technical issues with construction and travel to the project’s site to assist as required

  • Support the creation of a work environment that fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and job satisfaction.

  • Make business trips, or potentially relocate, to construction site, project office or client location as required

  • Assist in on-the-job-training of assigned personnel and provide input for their performance evaluations.

Job Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of architectural design, production techniques, building materials, and construction methods for development of rail and/ or aviation building project deliverables.

  • Understands technical issues and cost related to selection of design features and unique architectural requirements.

  • Knowledge of precedents in the specialty area and knowledge of principles and practices of related engineering design methods and systems.

  • Broad knowledge of the building industry, regulatory standards and design criteria pertinent to rail and/ or aviation buildings architectural work

  • Experienced with the practices and procedures of US as well as International Design Codes and Standards, including NFPA 130.

  • Has experience with engineering work planning, scheduling and cost estimating

  • Skilled in oral and written communication

  • Demonstrated graphic presentation skills

  • Communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions

  • Understanding of engineering planning and control methods

  • Experienced with producing a full, well-coordinated, detailed set of architectural construction documents

  • Experienced with coordinating a multi-discipline design team

  • Experienced with managing knowledge of sustainability and its integration into the design and the construction of rail and/ or aviation buildings

  • Skilled in assessing the scope of problems and developing practical solutions

  • Familiar with discipline-specific Autodesk Design suite (e.g. Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, Navisworks) design workflows and impacts to discipline productivity, schedule, budget, and staffing plans

  • Has a working knowledge of Autodesk design suite (Revit, AutoCAD) and is proficient in model viewing software (e.g. Autodesk Navisworks) to navigate the 3D model for review, coordination, and guidance of physical model development decisions. Leads formal and informal 3D model reviews.

  • Experienced with complex/FOAK building design evolution and interfaces with other design disciplines such that he/she is able to predict and safeguard against multidisciplinary design conflicts and space allocation shortfalls

  • Experienced with managing the development of Revit families and detail libraries

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from an accredited college or university

  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years’ experience in architectural design of buildings, including experience with rail and/ or aviation projects.

  • US Professional Architects Registration and/ or Professional Architects Registration in a Canadian Province

  • Practical work experience sufficient to demonstrate competence and breadth in architectural design

  • LEED certified professional

  • Experience in customer-facing roles, presenting to customers and working with authorities having jurisdiction

  • Must have the right to work and remain in the US without visa sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Architecture from an accredited college or university

  • Professional Architectural Registration in both the US and Canada

  • Active participation in professional association(s) for architecture

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.