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Architect Virginia Beach

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Clark Nexsen

Virginia Beach, VA

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Position Open: January 9, 2018

Position Close: Until filled

Clark Nexsen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. AAP. Drug-free workplace. E-verify. Applicants must be legally authorized to work for Clark Nexsen, Inc.

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Firm Description

Clark Nexsen is a national architecture and engineering firm focused on creating innovative design solutions for U.S. and global clients. We are passionate about our work and are prominently ranked on numerous industry lists. Building Design Construction ranks Clark Nexsen as a Top 20 architecture and engineering firm and we have been named to the Architect 50 list of top U.S. firms for the past four years. Our culture supports the pursuit of excellence to engage and inspire the best professionals.

Our firm is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with 450 employees in office locations in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. We offer outstanding compensation, benefits, and growth opportunities in a positive work environment. We believe we can create a better world through our work. Giving back is also a guiding philosophy. As a company and as individuals, we proudly volunteer and give back to the surrounding communities where we live and work.

Generous benefits: Health, Dental, 401k, Short and Long term Disability, Vacation/Sick leave, Aflac, Flexible benefits, and Legal Resources benefits are available.

Job Description

We seek to hire an Architect

in our Virginia Beach, VA office

who will be responsible for performing, directing and supervising all aspects of architectural design services on multi-discipline building design projects of small to large scope for various facilities.

General responsibilities

include but are not limited to the following: Performing all aspects of architectural design services including conceptual studies, programming, schematic documents, design development documents, and construction documents under the direct supervision of the Managing Principal, Design Manager or Senior Architect

Working on a multi-discipline design team

Meeting with clients to prepare and validate scope of work

Preparation of marketing and presentation materials as directed

Obtain guidance from Senior Architects and the Department Head as necessary to resolve technical and coordination issues and conflicting criteria

Direct and supervise the work of Interns, Designers and CAD Technicians assigned to the project, particularly where unusual or difficult problems are encountered

Providing architectural services associated with the bidding process, including preparing addenda and amendments and opening and tabulating bids as directed

Providing architectural services associated with the construction phase, including field visits, answering RFIs, reviewing shop drawings, and preparing record drawings

Complying with the company's quality control practices and procedures

Working with, responding to, and taking direction from Managing Principals, Project Managers, Design Managers, Senior Architects, and senior management

Working with a multi-discipline team of architects, engineers, interior designers and landscape architects

Participate in team meetings and coordinating efforts with other team members

Directing, supervising and training junior architectural staff as directed

Mentoring and monitoring the professional development of junior architectural staff

Project responsibilities

include but are not limited to the following:

Assist with Senior Architect tasks as directed

Serve in the role of Design Manager on projects as assigned

Assist in the preparation of scope and fee proposals for the architectural portion of multi-discipline projects or single-discipline, architectural-only projects

Conduct project code analysis for review by the Managing Principal, Design Manager or Senior Architect

Analyze, design and document project components

Develop details of building system components

Develop discipline specifications for review by the Design Manager or Senior Architect

Coordinate drawings with technical specifications

Coordinate work product with other disciplines

Review all work products prepared by support staff assigned to the project

Incorporate responses to QC and Gray Team comments into the project documents

Assist in responding to RFI's, Dr. Check comments, etc.

Review and respond to CA submittals

Perform discipline QA/QC review on assigned projects

Adhere to project budget and schedule

May require domestic and foreign travel

Job Requirements:


Bachelor of Architecture from an NAAB-accredited program -or-

Masters of Architecture (MA must be from an NAAB-accredited program)

Licenses, Certifications, and Accreditations

Must be a fully licensed Architect in at least one US state, preferably in the local jurisdiction

NCARB certified to facilitate licensure through reciprocity is preferred

Understanding of sustainable design principles and design practices with LEED AP accreditation preferred

Additional certifications such as CDT, CCS, or CCCA are encouraged to reflect personal growth in the profession and an ever increasing knowledge base to enhance the design and documentation process

Software Skills

An Architect should be able to effectively utilize current company software programs for word processing, e-mail, accounting, and information management.

Working familiarity with design and production software to a point of being able to understand the capabilities and limitations of the programs and interact with the support staff in their use of the software is highly desirable.

Career Experience

An Architect should typically have 4 years or more of significant design experience as an architect intern in an architectural firm or a multi-discipline Architectural & Engineering firm.

Experience in federal, state, municipal, healthcare, commercial, higher education or similar projects plus experience in Design/Build and CM at Risk project delivery methods will be given additional consideration.

Other Criteria

The ideal candidate will have: Ability to prepare effective and concise documents

Technical precision and creative design skills

Ability to make presentations to a variety of groups

Ability to provide outstanding professional services

Dedication to his or her professional development as well as the success of colleagues and the firm as a whole

Ability to work well with others in a team environment

Selection Process

Selection will be based on your application, resume, and portfolio. In order to be considered, you will need to submit a portfolio with your application according to the following parameters: Single file in PDF format

Maximum File Size:10 MB

No page limits, provided that the file size restrictions are met

Portfolios must be submitted electronically. We will NOT accept or consider hard copy portfolios.

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NO Security Clearance

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