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CSA - Principal Architect (Gurugram)

Requisition ID:  216062

Job Description

This role is based out of our office in Gurugram

The successful candidate for the Principal Architect position: 

  • Initially reports directly to the Chief Engineer Civil and will work within a team to support Architectural design for projects around the world. This role may transition to a project specific assignment, typically with a lump sum Design-Build contract basis reporting to an Engineering Group Supervisor (EGS) or Project Engineer
  • Participates in the self-perform design work for a broad range of engineering disciplines
  • Plans and conducts work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, application, adaptation and modification of advanced architectural techniques, procedures and criteria
  • Has exposure to various International life safety and building codes including Indian standards
  • Has understanding and knowledge of structural arrangement and interface
  • Has experience in material selection and mock-up inspection
  • Has participated in the activities and proceedings of prestigious academic and professional societies and recognized national boards and bodies
  • Proficiency in the use of Revit and exposure to BIM is essential
  • Has experience of handling and leading a project team


  1. Primary Responsibilities
  • Ensuring conformance with Contract Requirements relating to Engineering
  • Conforming Bechtel Standard procedures to Project Requirements and ensuring their implementation
  • Supporting the supervising engineer in planning and implementing a program to develop self-perform engineering capabilities and resources
  1.  Supervision Received
  • Independently performs complex architectural assignments and receives technical guidance from a senior architectural specialist or supervisor on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects.


  • Develops and interprets architectural design criteria and specifications for complex infrastructure projects
  • Performs assignments independently with instructions as to the general results expected
  • Analyzes problems with conflicting design requirements, sketches ideas and recommends possible solutions
  • Analyzes and reports on the suitability of unconventional materials, techniques and/or difficult coordination requirements
  • Prepares and presents architectural concepts and developed deigns using 3D tools to client for approval
  • Prepares reports for clients as required
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of conceptual studies, designs and reports for proposals
  • Develops and reviews project schedule, cost estimates, quantity takeoffs and staffing requirements for proposals, forecasts and change orders
  • Plans, coordinates or prepares equipment, material specifications, work scopes, material requisitions, bid evaluations and award recommendations
  • Reviews and approves key calculations, design documents, supplier drawings and data and changes orders for the project to which assigned
  • Provide architectural support during the construction phase of the project. Assist in providing oversight for subcontractors providing professional services such as construction quality assurance
  • Coordinates architectural efforts in assigned areas with specialty groups, engineering disciplines, the client, vendors, contractors, construction and other functional groups.
  • Mentors and assists in on-the-job training of personnel.


  • Technical knowledge of architectural concepts, techniques, materials and construction methods.  Working knowledge of planning and control methods.
  • Broad knowledge of precedents in a specialty area and of principles and practices of related engineering methods and systems.
  • Knowledge of architectural design, arch specialty areas, production techniques, codes and standards, building materials, LEEDS certification, regulatory standards, design criteria and construction methods
  • Familiarity with construction practices and economics.
  • Knowledge of current industry or regulatory standards and design criteria pertinent to architectural work.
  • Skill in assessing the scope of problems and developing practical solutions.
  • Understanding of Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs), design guides, and relevant Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs).
  • Adequate experience of preparing a very high-quality presentation drawings using 3D perspectives, isometrics, 3D walk thru using 3D max studio tools. Knowledge of other application and coordination of 2-D and 3-D Computer AIDED Design (CAD) tools is essential.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.


  • Minimum 5-year degree in Architecture from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 20 years of experience in Infrastructure projects like Rail/Road/Metro Transportation and Aviation. This practical work experience must be primarily in architecture but may be supplemented by relevant experience in related areas of the building industry.
  • Professional license from a recognized licensing board and/or LEED certification shall be added advantage




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Bechtel is 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.