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Architect I

Company name
Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc.

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Jun 18,2019

Valid Through
Oct 01,2019

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Be involved in projects with our Transportation Facilities Group and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

WSP USA is seeking a highly energetic, self-motivated, and goal oriented

Architect I

for the Transportation Facilities Group in the New York

office. With the intimacy of a small group of staff, along with the support of a large firm, this is an excellent and unique opportunity for the right candidate to challenge themselves and to grow their career.

The Transportation Facilities Group (TFG) leads and design projects that supports local and regional growth initiatives through small and large transportation projects. Our goal is to team with our agency clients and to develop solutions to the complex challenge of advancing transportation throughout the region. TFG has over 60 engineers and architects throughout the Northeast Region, with major design hubs located in New York City, Boston, St Louis and San Francisco.

The position offers varied projects in the transportation field within the NY Metro Region. The Architect I position will work under the supervision of a senior architect and includes designs in rail and bus stations, pre-k and higher education projects, airports, transportation hubs, rail systems, as well a wide array of projects that lead and support the engineering divisions. Clients include NYCT, MTA Bus, LIRR, MNR, PANY&NJ, Amtrak, NYC SCA, and local utilities. The scale of work varies from small to very large projects and offers the candidate the ability to continually switch between multiple project types on any given day, and offers tremendous exposure to varied disciplines within the New York Office.

Responsibilities include:

Development of Architectural drawings and specifications including renderings and presentation boards;

Code compliance for new construction and renovations of transportation related facilities;

Perform local and/or regional site inspections/investigations of projects

Attend meetings

Project Coordination

Typical projects types include:

Transportation segments include rail, bus, airports and marine ports; Facility building types include administration buildings, tolling structures, parking structures, bus and rail stations including associated maintenance facilities, ancillary buildings, vent buildings, etc.;

Pre-K through higher education school buildings;

Low rise office buildings as well as office fit outs;

Resiliency related studies and design;

Parks and recreation centers.

Growth Opportunities include:

Develop into the architectural lead on projects;

Manage junior staff to deliver projects on time;

Assist on the development of proposals

Job Requirements

WSP is looking for candidates with excellent oral and written communication skills that have the ability handle simple to complex projects across varied disciplines. The candidate must have a minimum of 1 to 3 years of architectural experience and be capable in developing plans and specifications. Detailed experience related in architectural building design and rehabilitation with construction exposure a plus. Experience within the transportation industry is also a plus.


Bachelor of Architecture



Bachelor of Arts/ Science in Architecture with a Masters in Architecture

1-3 years of experience, transportation experience is plus

Understanding of building codes including, NY State, and NYC Building Codes

Knowledge of construction drawing standards

Solid understanding of architectural tools (AutoCAD, REVIT, SketchUp, Microstation, Adobe Creative Suite)

Excellent communication and writing skills, attention to detail and highly organized.

Self-starter, able to work independently and able to multi-task.

NY/NJ/Connecticut area resident preferred


WSP USA (formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges, are you ready to get started?

WSP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The selected candidate must have the ability to work in the United States immediately.

EOE / Veteran/ Disability/ Gender/ Minority/ Female/ Gender Identity/ Sexual Orientation

WSP USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.

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Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc.
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Parsons Brinckerhoff has a rich and proud history that extends more than 125 years. It is rich in the significance of the work our clients entrust to us and historic for the contributions our clients have made developing the infrastructures of their communities. We are privileged to be a part of this process and our clients' successes, and in some small way a participant in their history. Parsons Brinckerhoff is a global consulting firm assisting public and private clients to plan, develop, design, construct, operate and maintain hundreds of critical infrastructure projects around the world. We know very well that the projects our clients entrust to us significantly impact the lives of those who live and work in their communities because we live and work in those same communities. It is this fact that motivates the Parsons Brinckerhoff professionals who partner with our clients to design solutions to a broad range of technical, logistical and managerial challenges.

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