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Architect for GBSD

Requisition ID:  234824

Requisition Posting End Date: 06/14/2021

Project Overview:

Bechtel is on the Northrop Grumman Corp. team preparing to deliver the U.S. Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) system of inter-continental ballistic missiles and launch infrastructure. GBSD is a vital U.S. Air Force program designed to modernize the nation’s aging force of inter-continental ballistic missiles, which make up the ground element of the nuclear deterrent. As part of the Northrop Grumman GBSD nationwide team, Bechtel will provide launch system design, construction, and integration.


A major contractor for the United States and allied governments, Bechtel has handled such efforts as chemical weapons demilitarization projects, missile-defense, infrastructure, base operations, procurement and project management, and restoration and recovery spanning half a century. We use our expertise to help our customers securely and effectively transform mission delivery.


We invite you to join our team for this very interesting opportunity!


Position Summary:

Assist Senior Architects and Project Engineers in the execution of A-E services contracts. Preparation of original architectural designs layouts, details, drawings, and specifications for buildings. Coordinate and integrate design work between the architectural discipline and other engineering disciplines. Prepare procurement and subcontract requisition documents and perform associated technical bid evaluations with award recommendations Utilize critical thinking to evaluate, select, and apply design skills and techniques to project related assignments. Participates in and fosters a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and job satisfaction Embodies a commitment to external and internal client service.


This role will support design development of the architecture and supporting equipment for the GBSD program project by preparing studies, drawings, calculations, specifications, and evaluations, in accordance with applicable procedures, codes, standards, and contract requirements. Work with engineers and other technical disciplines in a team environment. 

  •  Knowledgeable of and performs standard discipline architectural activities on projects of relatively small size and complexity within the business line with minimal technical oversight. Coordinates technical issues with other departments on projects including contractibility requirements and reviews.
  •  Plans, coordinates or prepares equipment, work and material specifications, bid evaluations and award recommendations.
  •  Analyzes problems with conflicting design requirements, sketches ideas and possible solutions.
  •  Analyzes and reports on the suitability of unconventional materials, techniques and/or difficult coordination requirements.
  •  Plans architectural layout, prepares detailed architectural design and layout drawings for small structures and portions of major buildings.
  •  Perform formal calculations
  •  Sizes equipment and systems
  •  Develop design configuration packages for configuration control and change management
  •  Design Building Information Modeling and coordination with other disciplines
  •  Leads coordination with other disciplines to ensure cohesive design
  •  Review vendor submittals and integrate information into the design solution
  •  Execute to schedule requirements while maintaining a high degree of quality in work product
  •  Coordinate closely with other technical disciplines in planning and executing work as an integrated team


 Qualifications and Skills:

  • Level One: BS degree in Architecture, from an accredited university, with at least 1 year of relevant experience or in lieu of a degree 7 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Level Two: BS degree in Architecture, from an accredited university, with at least 3 years of relevant professional experience or in lieu of degree 9 years of relevant professional experience.  Working towards professional registration US citizen Required.
  • Relevant experience includes, but is not limited to, drawings, calculations, and specifications for Architectural systems and equipment on nuclear or industrial process facilities, data centers, central utility plants, or complex building systems.
  •  US citizenship is required per contract requirement.
  •  Possess active security clearance or ability to obtain security clearance.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with architectural design, production techniques, building materials, and construction methods or development of project deliverables.
  • Understands technical issues and cost related to selection of design features and unique architectural requirements. Knowledge of practices and procedures of NFPA, OSHA, ANSI, IBC, UFCs).
  • Perform code reviews and generate code compliance reports/ drawings
  • Skilled in oral and written communication
  • Communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions
  • Demonstrated graphic presentation skills
  • Understanding of engineering planning and control methods
  • Experienced with producing a full, well-coordinated, detailed set of architectural construction documents

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experienced with coordinating a multi-discipline design team Proficient with REVIT based design environment to originate 3D model content and produce design deliverables in a multidisciplinary model.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and Sketchup Experienced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite- Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Experience with developing CSI Masterformat specifications, or SpecsIntact preferred 
  • Design experience with Unified Facilities Criteria and the Whole Building Design Guide
  • Prior experience working with government agencies, preferably the Department of Defense
  • Necessary skills to present technical subjects with competence and confidence
  • Master’s degree in Architecture from an accredited university 


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster 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.

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 and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.