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Burns & McDonnell Project Architect - Federal (Minneapolis) in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota


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, including offices in Bloomington, Minnesota. 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.

We are looking for an energetic architect to collaborate with the existing team on exciting projects in the federal, military, higher education, and commercial markets. We are seeking an individual who has the skills and experience to help build the architectural department based on continued growth of the office.

Duties include:

  • Performs various tasks throughout each project phase.

  • Prepares and checks the accuracy of contract documents, including drawings and specifications.

  • Incorporates applicable codes, construction techniques and sequences in various projects, including all aspects of cross disciplines.

  • Supervises and/or performs site observations such as recording and reporting of existing conditions and construction progress.

  • Handles problems and questions as they occur during construction.

  • Responsible for project cost control.

  • Responsible for external communications such as making telephone calls and preparing correspondence to clients, officials, and contractors as required by various projects.

  • Performs building code reviews and prepares applications.

  • Assists with major design decisions, involving spatial, aesthetic elements and detailing of materials.

  • Documents the progression of a routine project through correspondence, calculations, memos, etc.

  • Follows routine projects through approvals and construction. Initiates contact with client and code/city officials.

  • Responsible for accounting of individual project involvement, i.e. scheduling, scope, role and budget.

  • Knowledge of estimating project needs and capable of translating them into budget hours and costs.

  • Ability to monitor the budget of a task or series of tasks and make necessary adjustments to keep on budget.

  • Experience working with a multi-discipline team that is performing a sequence of tasks.

  • Ability to instill motivation to the team to meet projected milestones and capable of adjusting the procedures to keep the progress on target.

  • Maintains good client relations.

  • Contributes suggestions on business development.

  • Mentor staff when applicable.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in architecture from accredited program.

  • Minimum 5 years related experience (completion of master's degree in related field may be substituted for one year of experience).

  • Must have capabilities in Revit, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • LEED AP is desirable, as well as understanding of sustainable design.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Previous consulting experience and staff mentoring experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated progress towards becoming a registered architect.


Job Architecture

Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 223722 Job Hire Type Experienced