Architect in Washington

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Washington, District of Columbia View on Map
  • Apply Before : November 3, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Architect in Washington District of Columbia. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply WSP Global career in Washington.

 

Position : Architect

Work location : Washington, District of Columbia

Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
This Opportunity
WSP is currently initiating a search for an Architect for our Baltimore, MD or Washington, DC office.  Be involved in projects with our Transportation Facilities Group and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. 
Provides technical assistance and guidance for the due diligence, planning, concept development, restoration, alteration, extension, and implementation of creative, functional, and sustainable building designs and/or construction of projects in the public and private sector.  Tasks may include assisting with conceptually visualizing projects, preparing drawings, specifications, budgets, and construction documents, developing and presenting design proposals, and managing client relationships.  Generates accurate and concise drawings, blueprints, renderings, and documentation regarding material, installations, feasibility, and construction technology specifications.  Ensures that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards for design, safety, structural integrity, and occupancy.

 
Your Impact

Assist with the preparation of detailed drawings showing both the external and internal appearance and structure of building projects.
Collect, compile, and analyze data from the physical work site, surveys, blueprints, GIS data, subsurface utility information, maps, environmental data, historical use, and other matrices for project development, design, and construction.   
Perform professional architectural work and assist with conducting research and inspections of proposed and existing site conditions, resources, building, infrastructure, and transportation channels to determine conformance with applicable rules, standards, and construction or operating permits.
Participate in incorporating advanced modeling techniques, concept development, design requirements, and operating strategies to account for the safety and functionality of occupants and end-users; incorporating future-ready solutions with architectural design standards.
Work as an individual or as part of a cross-functional team of engineers, architects, planners, and scientific professionals to execute project work, assist with laying out structure installations, establishing reference points to guide construction, selecting appropriate materials to ensure durability, calculating costs and quantities of material/equipment/labor, establishing project timelines, and ensuring project work conforms with specifications, permit applications, compliance documentation, and regulatory and technical analysis memos.
Verify the characteristics of a site and structure, providing technical assistance on securing structural soundness from loads and pressures caused by environmental or human influence.
Prepare data and visualizations such as tables, charts, accurate reports, artistic sketches, renderings, calculations, and 2D/3D illustrations for the interpretation or presentation of data, findings, or analyses.
Maintain quality control standards and procedures for accurate and precise measurements, illustrations, and documentation.
Assist with development and scoping of small- to medium-sized projects.
Contribute to the preparation of technical reports and presentations that explain research and findings to improve, prevent, control, restore, or address timeline, design, and/or construction issues, problems, and opportunities. 
Conduct research to gain further information on a particular design and construction issue and to assess feasibility, environmental impact, and action plans for low to mid-level risk mitigation activities.
Work collaboratively with other professionals, subcontractors, and building authorities on Federal, State, regional, local and privately funded building, infrastructure, and development projects.
Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

 

Who You Are
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or a closely related discipline.
3 to 5 years of relevant post education experience in the learned discipline.
Knowledge of architectural principles, practices, process, and the application to project work-related issues. 
Experience with building planning, drawing standards, design, and construction management; including restorative and new design.
Proficient creative, visualization, and technical drawing skills.
Knowledge with process and concepts for sustainability, green building design, and reducing and eliminating the use or generation of hazardous substances/greenhouse gas.  
Knowledge of relevant building and construction laws, codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.
Capable interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to a technical and non-technical audience.
Effective self-leadership with attention to detail, results orientation, and managing multiple priorities in a dynamic work environment.
Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, follow instruction, work independently, and comply with company policies.
Moderate proficiency with technical writing, office automation, technology, math principles, graphics, spreadsheets, and tools.
Experience with discipline-specific design software (i.e., MicroStation, AutoCAD, REVIT, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite).
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from data collation, feedback, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
Local travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree is preferred. 
Essential Professional Licensure/Certification.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
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Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: 40%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: BALTIMORE – EAST PRATT ST
All locations: US-DC-Washington, US-MD-Baltimore

About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

 

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