Burns & McDonnell Staff Architect - Food and Consumer Products in Chicago, Illinois


Conceives, designs, and prepares working drawings for new or modified structures. Must perform of a variety of complicated problem solving tasks. Responsible for daily supervision of design and technical development of projects. At the outset of each new project or current assignment, prepare a project budget scenario and then track hours spent on project. Prepare suggestions for staffing requirements and production to keep project performance on track. Define, along with the project manager, the productivity and profit goals for each assigned project. Work directly with project managers in the conceptual development of the project assignments. Develop effective client relationships in bringing projects to fruition. Keep design support team productive and efficient in production of the project. Responsible for check set review, code compliance and risk management review of assigned projects. Works with contractors to price, bid, and construct projects. Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in architecture from accredited program. Minimum 4 years related experience (completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience). Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. This position requires an individual capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments. Must be capable of devising new approaches to problems encountered. Previous consulting experience preferred. Proficient in Autocad & Microstation. Demonstrated progress toward becoming a Registered Architect.


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Primary Location US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

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Req ID: 182531