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Sr Architect - Engineering Services

Requisition ID: 262319 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: N/A 
  • Work Location: Reston, VA 

Position Overview

Bechtel is one of the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world.  In our Nuclear, Security, and Environmental (NS&E) global business unit, the demand for our expertise is growing as we deliver the entire project life cycle:  from research and development through engineering, procurement, construction and operation to decontamination and decommissioning. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that make the world cleaner and safer. The Engineering Services team is structured to provide efficient and reliable architecture-engineering (AE) services to our U.S. Government clients for smaller engineering-only projects and task orders. Consisting of architectural, civil, control systems, electrical, mechanical, plant design, systems and project engineers, NS&E Engineering Services uses a “shared resources” model where team members work together in support of the full AE task order life cycle - industry engagement, proposal, and project delivery.



The successful candidate must have strong organizational and teamwork skills, proven problem-solving abilities, a can-do attitude, and the desire to innovate designs.

  • Preparation of original architectural designs layouts, details, drawings and specifications for buildings. Plans, schedules, conducts or coordinates detailed phases of the architectural work.
  • Understand and perform the standard architectural work planning, scheduling, and job hour estimating process.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with quality requirements.
  • Review and check the work of other architects as assigned.
  • As directed, supervise, coordinate, provide technical direction and assign work to subordinate architects and designers.
  • Coordinate and integrate design work between the architectural discipline and other engineering disciplines.
  • Review and approve key design documents, supplier drawings and data, material specifications, drawings, and change orders.
  • Prepare procurement and subcontract requisition documents and perform associated technical bid evaluations with award recommendations.
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of cost estimates and quantity take-offs for architectural elements.
  • Resolve technical issues with customers and construction.
  • 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.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Level 1: BS degree in Architecture, from an accredited university, with at least 6 years of relevant experience or in lieu of a degree 12 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Level 2: BS degree in Architecture, from an accredited university, with at least 9 years of relevant experience or in lieu of a degree 15 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Registered Architect in the United States.
  • US citizenship or legal resident.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Experienced with architectural design, production techniques, building materials, and construction methods or development of project deliverables.
  • Understands technical issues and costs related to the selection of design features and unique architectural requirements.
  • Proficient with the practices and procedures of NFPA, OSHA, ANSI, IBC, and 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.
  • Experienced in coordinating a multi-discipline design team.
  • Proficient with Autodesk design suite (e.g. Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD) to originate 3D model content and produce design deliverables in a multidisciplinary model environment.
  • 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.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledgeable in the principles of Systems Engineering.
  • Necessary skills to present technical subjects with competence and confidence.
  • Experience in the design of DOD or DOE projects.
  • Master’s degree in Architecture from an accredited university.
  • LEED AP certified professional.
  • Willingness to relocate after assignment completion.


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; Energy; 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.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.