Position Open: February 12, 2020 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 Designer in our Virginia Beach, VA office who will perform architectural design and documentation services on multi-discipline building design projects of moderate to large scope.
General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Performing various aspects of architectural design as directed by a Senior Architect, Architect or Design Manager including conceptual studies, program requirements, design analyses, calculations, systems selection and layout for building design
Preparation of programming documents, schematic documents, design development documents, and construction documents as directed
Coordination and communication with design team members to ensure the architectural design details integrate properly with the work of all other project disciplines
Preparation of marketing and presentation materials as directed
Performing various services associated with the bidding process, including preparing addenda and amendments and opening and tabulating bids as directed
Performing various services associated with the construction phase, including field visits, answering RFIs, reviewing shop drawings, and preparing record drawings as directed
Complying with quality control policies and procedures
Learn and implement department and company standards
Develop analysis and design skills
Participating in team meetings and coordinating efforts with other team members
Working with, responding to, and taking direction from Project Managers, Design Managers, Senior Architects, Architects, Managing Principals and senior management
Working with a team of architects, engineers, interior designers and landscape architects
Project responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Perform Architect or Senior Architect tasks as directed
Responsible for document organization and clarity
Responsible for discipline drawing coordination
Drafting of marked-up plans, partial plans, sections, details
Completing sections and details produced to a schematic-level of completion by the Architect
Developing an accurate, three-dimensional model of the structure with the necessary level of detail using the required Building Information Modeling (BIM) software package, when BIM is a project requirement
Create schematic-level plans and details for approval by the Senior Architect
Developing design options for resolution of system conflicts
Assisting with building systems calculations and LEED templates
Participate in building system selections
Participate in building code analysis process
Participate in development of discipline specifications
Coordinating work product with other disciplines
Adhere to project budget and 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)
Participation in a University’s Architectural scholarship program may be given additional consideration if it led to being awarded a scholarship.
*Candidates who expect to graduate by June 1, 2020 are eligible to apply for this position.
Licenses, Certifications and Accreditations
Eligible for and actively pursuing registration as a licensed Architect
Understanding of sustainable design principles and design practices and pursuing LEED AP accreditation is desirable
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 Designer should be able to effectively utilize current company software programs for word processing, e-mail, and information management.
Working familiarity with design and production software to a point of being able to utilize the software in the development of project documents and interact with other project team members in their use of the software is highly desirable.
One previous architectural internship or relevant design experience is preferred
Ability to prepare effective and concise documents
Possess technical precision and creative design skills
Ability to make presentations to a variety of groups
Display abilities to work well with others 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: N2020-033
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.