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Burns & McDonnell Staff Architect - Aviation & Federal (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


The Staff Architect will be working with a team of architects, interior designers, and engineers to create world class designs on a variety of projects. The work includes aviation, government, and military projects, ranging from concept design through construction.

  • Conceives, designs, and prepares working drawings for new or modified structures.

  • Must perform 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 or Master’s degree in architecture from an NAAB 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.

  • Proficient in Revit and other rendering / visualization software.

  • Demonstrated progress toward becoming a Registered Architect.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Architecture

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 235172

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-JJ #ENS