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Burns & McDonnell Staff Architect - Mission Critical (San Francisco) in San Francisco, California


Burns & McDonnell is actively recruiting Staff Level Architects with a miimum 4 years of experience to join our growing San Francisco office in our Mission Critical / Commercial / Higher Ed Studio. This emerging studio offers unique opportunities for both personal and professional growth by offering a wide-range of project responsibilities and team leadership roles. The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented, highly-motivated individual seeking progressively more responsible assignments at Burns & McDonnell is a different. Every studio has a goal to not only deliver design excellence but construct it! Architects with a desire to work on a multidisciplinary team which includes in-house engineers, scientists and builders are encouraged to apply!


  • 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 of Architecture degree

  • Minimum 4 years of professional experience

  • Licensed Architect in the state in which the office is located preferred

  • Knowledge of building codes, zoning, jurisdictional processes, building materials, specifications, and construction techniques

  • Experience in construction document preparation and field observation

  • Expert software and computer skills required including BIM (Revit), AutoCAD, 3D Rendering Programs, and Microsoft Professional Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

  • Strong leadership, organizational, communication and relationship management skills

  • LEED accreditation a plus


Job Architecture

Primary Location US-CA-San Francisco

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 211843