4525 Main Street, Suite 1400, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Full Time - Mid-Level
Position Open: February 28, 2017
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.
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, Texas, and Washington, D.C. 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.
We seek to hire an Architect to work 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 moderate scope for commercial and government 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
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
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.
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.
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 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.
Clark Nexsen is an international full service architectural and engineering design firm that is deeply committed to providing design excellence to U.S. and global clients. Clark Nexsen was ranked 11 on the 2013 Architect 50, a list of top firms in the U.S., and in the Top 20 Architecture/Engineering firms in Building Design + Construction’s 2014 Giants 300 Report. The firm is headquartered in Virg...inia Beach, Virginia, with 475 employees in 10 additional office locations in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, and Washington, D.C. Our employees enjoy competitive compensation, benefits, an upbeat and professional work environment, and numerous opportunities for career development, and have been recognized locally as one of the “Best Places to Work”. We promote strong ties with the communities in which we live and work - our employees are involved in countless community service projects.Generous benefits include Health, Dental, 401k, Short and Long term Disability, and Vacation/Sick leave. Optional Aflac, Flexible benefits, and Legal Resources benefits are available.