Position Open: February 28, 2018 Position Close: Until filled
Clark Nexsen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. AAP. Drug-free workplace. E-verify. Applicants must be legally authorized to work for Clark Nexsen Inc. without employer sponsorship. We do not typically sponsor H-1B or any other work visa petitions.
Clark Nexsen is a national architecture and engineering firm focused on creating innovative design solutions for U.S. and global clients. We are passionate about our work and are prominently ranked on numerous industry lists. Building Design + Construction ranks Clark Nexsen as a Top 20 architecture and engineering firm and we have been named to the Architect 50 list of top U.S. firms for the past four years. Our culture supports the pursuit of excellence to engage and inspire the best professionals.
Our firm is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with 450 employees in office locations in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. We offer outstanding compensation, benefits, and growth opportunities in a positive work environment. We believe we can create a better world through our work. Giving back is also a guiding philosophy. As a company and as individuals, we proudly volunteer and give back to the surrounding communities where we live and work.
Generous benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, Short and Long term Disability, Paid Time Off, Aflac, Flexible benefits, and Legal Resources benefits are available.
We seek to hire a Senior Architect in our Asheville, NC office who will be responsible for performing, directing and supervising all aspects of architectural design services on multi-discipline building design projects of moderate to large scope for commercial and government facilities.
By virtue of the knowledge and experience gained during their years of practice a Senior Architect will be capable of bringing their design talents and organizational skills to bear on their assigned projects. They shall serve as a role model and mentor to the architectural support staff and also participate in corporate activities to improve the design quality of our projects and the processes and procedures used during the design, documentation, and construction administration activities of a project. They shall also be actively involved in the marketing and business development activities of the company and develop strong professional and personal relationships with our clients, contractors, and consultants to foster repeat business.
General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Performing all aspects of architectural design as a Senior Architect, including conceptual studies, programming, schematic documents, design development documents, and construction documents
Concurrently leading several projects of moderate complexity and scope when required by schedule and/or resource constraints
Meeting with clients to prepare and/or validate proposed scope of services
Assist in presenting projects to clients, contractors, project team members, AHJ’s, and members of the public through all stages of the project
Managing the architectural portion of multi-discipline projects and working with assigned Project Managers to meet project budget, schedule, goals, and objectives
Coordinating, supervising, and communicating all aspects of the architectural design within multi-discipline teams to ensure that architectural design details integrate properly with all other disciplines
Communication with the Contractor on Design-Build projects to verify suitability of systems selected
Directing and supervising the work of Architects, Interns, and Designers assigned to the project,
Managing and supervising architectural support services associated with the bidding process, including preparing addenda and amendments and opening and tabulating bids
Managing and supervising architectural support services associated with the construction phase, including field visits, answering RFIs, reviewing shop drawings, and preparing record drawings
Ensuring staff compliance with quality control policies and procedures
Working with, responding to, and taking direction from Managing Principals, Project Managers, Design Managers, and senior management
Actively support Company marketing and business development activities
Establish and maintain positive client relationships
Provide technical guidance to architectural staff
Mentoring and monitoring the professional development of architectural staff
Assisting Department Director and Department Head in developing new and/or revised processes and procedures
Representing the Managing Principal, Project Manager, or Department Head when they are unavailable
Leading staff training sessions
Providing input to Department Head on staff annual performance reviews
Project responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Performing Project Manager duties as assigned
Serve in the role of Design Manager on projects as assigned
Responsible for discipline design and documentation
Responsible for discipline coordination of plans and specifications
Develop discipline design approach and methodology
Develop discipline project plan and production methodology
Responsible for establishing discipline sustainable design approach
Create and maintain project architectural design notebook
Confirm project planning & program requirements
Develop building systems analysis & selection
Establish building envelope design components
Establish building & site control dimensions
Prepare scope and fee proposals for project architectural services
Assist MP and PM in development of project proposals, budgets & schedules
Review and approve discipline code analysis prepared by design team
Review and approve discipline specifications prepared by the design team
Respond to RFI’s, Dr Check comments, etc.
Lead discipline bidding and construction administration activities
Perform discipline QA/QC reviews on assigned projects
Back-check discipline QC/gray team comments
Monitor and adhere to project budget & schedule
May require domestic and foreign travel
Bachelor of Architecture from an NAAB-accredited program -or-
Masters of Architecture (MA must be from an NAAB-accredited program)
Licenses, Certifications, and Accreditations
Must be a fully licensed Architect in at least one US state, preferably in the local jurisdiction
NCARB certified to facilitate licensure through reciprocity is preferred
Understanding of sustainable design principles and design practices with LEED AP accreditation preferred
Additional certifications such as CDT, CCS, or CCCA are encouraged to reflect personal growth in the profession and an ever increasing knowledge base to enhance the design and documentation process
A Senior Architect should be able to effectively utilize current company software programs for word processing, e-mail, accounting, and information management.
Working familiarity with design and production software to a point of being able to understand the capabilities and limitations of the programs and interact with the support staff in their use of the software is highly desirable.
A Senior Architect should typically have 10 years or more of significant design and practice experience in a leadership role with an architectural firm or a multi-discipline Architectural & Engineering firm.
Experience as a lead designer or Architect in federal, state, municipal, healthcare, commercial, higher education or similar projects plus experience in Design/Build and CM at Risk project delivery methods is desirable.
Possess technical and design skills with a demonstrated desire and ability to evaluate new ideas, technologies and systems
Ability to prepare effective and concise documents
Ability to make presentations to a variety of groups
Have a client-oriented attitude with a desire to provide outstanding professional services
Be dedicated to his or her professional development as well as the success of colleagues and the firm as a whole
Posses demonstrated ability to lead by example, teaching and mentoring younger staff and working well with others as a leader in a team environment
Selection will be based on your application, resume, and portfolio. In order to be considered, you will need to submit a portfolio with your application according to the following parameters:
Single file in PDF format
Maximum File Size:10 MB
No page limits, provided that the file size restrictions are met
Portfolios must be submitted electronically. We will NOT accept or consider hard copy portfolios.
Internal Number: N2018-047
About Clark Nexsen
Clark Nexsen is an international full service architectural and engineering design firm that is deeply committed to providing design excellence to U.S. and global clients. Clark Nexsen was ranked 11 on the 2013 Architect 50, a list of top firms in the U.S., and in the Top 20 Architecture/Engineering firms in Building Design + Construction’s 2014 Giants 300 Report. The firm is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with 475 employees in 10 additional office locations in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, and Washington, D.C. Our employees enjoy competitive compensation, benefits, an upbeat and professional work environment, and numerous opportunities for career development, and have been recognized locally as one of the “Best Places to Work”. We promote strong ties with the communities in which we live and work - our employees are involved in countless community service projects.Generous benefits include Health, Dental, 401k, Short and Long term Disability, and Vacation/Sick leave. Optional Aflac, Flexible benefits, and Legal Resources benefits are available.