Senior Architect

Requisition ID: 276048 

  •  Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Warsaw, PL 

Company Overview :  

Since 1898, Bechtel has helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place. For over 70 years, Bechtel has been at the forefront of nuclear innovation delivering clean, reliable energy worldwide on over 150 nuclear power plants, adding more than 74,000 megawatts of nuclear generation capacity to the world.  Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact.  


Project Information:

Bechtel and Westinghouse Electric Company have partnered to deliver the first  nuclear power reactors in Poland for our customer, the Polish Entity Polskie Elektrownie Jadrowe (PEJ). Bechtel will be the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor for the project. As the EPC, our responsibilities will include providing the design for the Turbine Island and Balance of Plant as well as the construction of the entire facility.  


This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity, and we are looking for the talent that will help expand Poland’s nuclear base and build a strong and long-lasting energy future for generations to come.  


Position Overview 

As Sr Architect, you will execute assignments concerned with specialized or unique architectural requirements in a global business unit. This position has technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, and coordinating these assignments. This involves exploration of the subject area, definition of scope, and may involve the development of novel concepts, approaches, and solutions. Additionally, you will be interfacing and coordinating with other engineering disciplines and the client in the development of the design. 

The ideal candidate must have solid experience in architectural design and will be capable of developing design documents that incorporate the applicable design.

This position will be based in Warsaw, followed by a short-term assignment (less than 12 months) at our US NS&E office in Reston, VA. At the culmination of this short-term assignment, the candidate will return to the Warsaw office to continue the position.



This role will support design development of the architecture and supporting equipment for the project by preparing studies, drawings, calculations, specifications, and evaluations, in accordance with applicable procedures, codes, standards, and contract requirements. 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with a team and providing support as needed

  • Other duties, as assigned


Basic Qualifications 

  • BS degree in Architecture, from an accredited university, with relevant experience or in lieu of a degree ability to demonstrate extensive relevant professional experience.  

  • Registered Architect in Poland. 

  • Must be authorized to live and work in country without sponsorship.

  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

  • Possess active security clearance or ability to obtain security clearance.



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 or other Eurocodes as applicable 

  • 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 Revit and interoperability of Revit with other modeling tools using IFC exchange. 

  • 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 or other applicable program/software. 


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Necessary skills to present technical subjects with competence and confidence. 

  • Experience in the design of Nuclear projects. 

  • Master’s degree in Architecture from an accredited university. 

  • LEED AP certified professional. 

  • Industry BIM Certification (Revit Professional, CM-BIM, or related) is preferred 

  • Willingness to relocate after assignment completion. 

  • Prior experience working in a Nuclear Quality and Safety Environment. 

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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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.

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