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Burns & McDonnell Senior Architectural Designer - Mission Critical (Dallas) in Dallas, Texas

Description

Burns & McDonnell is a company made up of more than 8,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants, and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned and is proud to be on Fortune’s 2020 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. Burns & McDonnell has exciting opportunities for those interested in growing their careers in one of the most fast paced, innovative sectors of high tech building design and construction. Project focus would be mission-critical data center projects. This opportunity hires directly into our Mission Critical team and into a multibillion-dollar industry that is growing at an exponential rate. Data Centers are an aggressive market for Burns & McDonnell and are highlighted by several priority articles on our site. Mission Critical is an international practice for Burns & McDonnell that involves exciting, collaborative work across many different departments.

The Senior Architectural Designer will lead project teams to create world class designs for new projects, alterations and redevelopments on a variety of project types including corporate, healthcare, sport venues, data centers, airports, institutional, industrial, manufacturing, government and military facilities. The Senior Designer will lead the project team throughout the design and construction execution process, adapting architectural plans according to budget constraints, environmental factors or client needs.

Lead architectural design of projects from the conceptual phase through design completion for project needs and requirements that are set forth by the project managers.

  • Develop, modify, and review production drawings for data centers.

  • Participate in development of project schedule, scope, budget staffing planning and construction planning. May be responsible for effective management of change orders.

  • Applies expert knowledge of commonly used architectural concepts, practices, codes and procedures within the architectural industry. Compiles studies and reports. Writes specifications.

  • Is familiar with latest architectural construction technologies, materials and can cohesively use them in the design of the building.

  • Works seamlessly with interior designers to produce trendy design that translates between interior and exterior spaces.

  • Applies knowledge and experience to complex projects, find's/develops non-standard design solutions.

  • Quality review production drawings for a variety of projects and project related data as required by the project managers to verify design compliance with project, client, and industry standards, including constructability.

  • Quality review the construction administration including coordination with field personnel to resolve design related installation issues, calculations, field inspections and testing of materials.

  • Will work with other trades to smoothly execute the designs.

  • Prepare and present technical reports for clients and industry publications.

  • Build effective relationships with existing clients, customers and contractors and develop new business opportunities. Responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction goals and expectations are met.

  • Participate sales and marketing efforts and identify, lead and manage key pursuits.

  • Lead the development of cost proposals and qualification statements to achieve stated targets and standards for financial performance.

  • Prepare, present and manage project budgets and cost estimates. Report project performance.

  • Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to the architectural practice. Mentor and guide less experienced engineers.

  • Responsible for QA/QC process adherence.

  • Responsible for effective communication with other architectural teams.

  • Responsible for compliance with company and site safety policies.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Architecture degree from an accredited program is required.

  • 8 years of architectural experience, consulting preferred.

  • Registered Architect preferred.

  • Expert knowledge in standard architectural techniques and procedures.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Expert computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite)

  • Expert computer skills (e.g. BIM (Revit), Adobe Suites, and 3D rendering programs).

  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.

  • Expert attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem-solving skills.

  • Experience with leading the design for large projects and delegating work tasks to team members.

  • Ability to lead execution of work and resolve issues in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment.

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to perform quality reviews for detailed architectural documents and specifications.

  • Ability to travel.

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Primary Location US-TX-Dallas

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 213933

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