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


Wishing you could have an ownership stake in the company you are working for? Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is an award-winning engineering, architectural, construction, environmental and consulting services firm. We are 100% employee-owned, with regional and project offices nationwide. Burns & McDonnell plans, designs, constructs and manages projects all over the world with one mission in mind -- to make our clients successful. We are Proud to be honored locally, regionally, and nationally as a Best Place to Work.

Burns & McDonnell is growing and seeking an Architect with an industrial background to expand the Global Facilities group in our Chicago office. We are looking for an energetic team player to collaborate with the existing team on exciting projects within the Food & Consumer Products Department. We are seeking an individual with leadership potential, who has the skills and experience to grow their career and interface with clients.

The selected candidate:

  • Performs various tasks throughout each project phase.

  • Prepares contract documents, including drawings and specifications.

  • Designs code compliant facilities incorporating construction techniques and sequences in various projects, including all aspects of cross disciplines.

  • Performs site inspections to verify existing conditions and construction progress before, during and after construction.

  • Handles problems and questions as they occur during construction.

  • Responsible for project communication to internal and external project stakeholders.

  • Develops reports such as feasibility studies, condition reports and recommendations.

  • Responsible for major design decisions, involving spatial, aesthetic elements and detailing of materials.

  • Follows routine projects through approvals and construction.

  • Initiates contact with client and code/city officials.

  • Exercises professional judgment in areas of contractual liability.

  • Follows up on qualifying leads as directed.

  • Contributes suggestions on business development.


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

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 201662



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