Bechtel Corporation Buildings and Architectural Lead in Sydney, United States

Requisition ID: 209601

Bechtel continue to attract the best talent to join our teams across the globe and we recognize that the ideal role may not be available just yet. As we continue to grow and expand, we are excited to speak to qualified professionals who are interested in opportunities in Sydney Australia.

We are keen to receive expressions of interest from Architects. If you wish to register your interest, please apply and your application will be reviewed by our Talent Acquisition team.

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that create long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Infrastructure Global Business Unit:

Infrastructure is not just about physical assets, such as roads and bridges. It is also about providing people with the power, clean water, communications, and mobility that they need. With the world population expected to reach more than 9 billion by 2050, purposeful, smartly, and sustainably designed infrastructure will become critical to expanding society’s access to public goods and innovations that advance individual and community capacity, well-being, national economic growth, and overall prosperity.

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 aviation projects. The aviation buildings may include terminal buildings, maintenance facitilies, hanger 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 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 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 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 aviation 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.

  • 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 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 aviation buildings architectural work

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

  • 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 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

  • US Professional Architects Registration and/ or Professional Architects Registration in Australia

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Professional Architectural Registration in both the US and Australia

  • 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.