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Burns & McDonnell Staff Architect - Mission Critical (Roanoke) in Roanoke, Virginia


Burns & McDonnell is a company comprised of more than 14,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants, and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. Burns & McDonnell’s Mission Critical team was ranked #2 by the ENR in 2023. We have 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 exponentially. 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 involving exciting, collaborative work across many departments.


  • Provide project team leadership and coordination for finished plans, specification, and material selections; ensure design intent is incorporated into the construction documentation

  • Lead and produce accurate technical and contract documentation for project construction

  • Lead and participate in construction administration, bid review and support, site visits, address technical issues, and improve quality during construction

  • Work with government and regulatory agencies to achieve overall project schedule and objectives

  • Manage resources to produce 3D software renderings and critical presentations


  • Bachelor Degree in Architecture from an accredited program and 4 years of architectural experience or Master Degree in Architecture and 3 years of architectural experience required. Consulting experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated progress toward becoming a Registered Architect.

  • Strong knowledge in standard architectural techniques and procedures.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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

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

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

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

Job Architecture

Primary Location US-VA-Roanoke

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 235532

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-EH #GFS