Senior Architect in Portland

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Portland, Maine View on Map
  • Apply Before : December 8, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Senior Architect, Apply WSP jobs Portland Maine. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below,


Position : Senior Architect

Work location : Portland, Maine

Job Type: Full-time

Job id : 7989

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 experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
Our Business
We are a global leader in environmental consulting – made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder – with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.  As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.
This Opportunity
WSP (WSP) is seeking an experienced Registered Architect with broad technical knowledge of construction methods, design, sustainability, and industry advancements to join our A/E Design Team in Portland, Maine. This is an opportunity to work with our talented staff of Architects and Engineers in one of WSP’s focused growth areas. Our North Atlantic Operations is a multi-disciplinary architecture/engineering/science team of 150+ staff, located in one of the most livable cities in the US. WSP offers the technical challenges of projects located throughout the US and globally within the relaxed environment of a small, vibrant city.   As a Senior Architect, you will be responsible for helping grow our operation into one of WSP’s premiere architecture service centers by providing technical architectural expertise and mentoring, as well as delivering excellence in sustainable and functional architectural designs for facilities across a variety of markets including Federal, State, Municipal, Industrial, and Commercial.   Recent and ongoing projects include the design of building renovations and new construction for Federal and State office buildings, museums, and visitor facilities; industrial office space, manufacturing areas, warehouses, and maintenance facilities; architecturally-driven pedestrian bridge designs; and high-security government and radar facilities. We also have several ongoing design standards development projects for Federal agencies. The ideal candidate will have significant technical expertise with the development of bid and construction documents and will lead multi-disciplinary project teams from concept design through completion of construction. As a leader both internally and externally, you will participate in WSP’s Global Technical Expert Network to collaborate across regions and partner with client account managers to promote WSP’s Building and Facilities Practice. The ideal candidate will work primarily from WSP’s Portland, Maine office but can work from home part-time in our flexible work environment.     
Your Impact

Collaborate with project managers, architects, engineers, designers, and sub-consultants to complete design and technical portions of projects on-time and within budget
Incorporate applicable codes, construction techniques, and sustainability into various projects including all aspects across disciplines
Provide technical leadership; supervise the preparation and check the accuracy of deliverables
Attract, mentor, and coach junior and mid-level staff, developing their careers as seller-doers
Act as primary contact with Clients
Collaborate with WSP’s other design centers to grow A/E opportunities and develop new business
Lead proposal development efforts
May travel to project sites, client offices or other WSP offices, including sites remote from the office

Who You Are
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from an accredited Architectural program
Registered Architect
15+ years of relevant experience
Extensive knowledge of building, life safety, and accessibility codes
Strong experienced in completing feasibility studies, analysis, space planning and detailed design
Strong knowledge of design, industry advancements, construction methodology, and sustainable design practices
Demonstrated experience in delivering a range of multi-discipline projects from concept through detailed design and construction completion
Demonstrated capability and interest to work in support of engineering-driven projects as well as architecturally driven projects
Demonstrated maturity in judgement and initiative, and ability to solve complex problems
Demonstrated ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously to successful completion 
Effective technical, written, and verbal communication skills
Excellent leadership, collaboration, and team-building skills
Experienced user of industry-standard software

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Architecture
NCARB certificate holder and multi-state registration
LEED accreditation and/or WELL accreditation
Civilian Federal Agency and DoD project experience

Why join our Portland WSP Team? As the successful candidate, you will join an established architecture team of 10+people within a 100+person multi-discipline design center that has an excellent reputation and ambition to grow. We are composed of a close-knit team of dedicated professionals working to find sustainable solutions for our diverse and increasing customer base. Our team is recognized as a leader in architectural design nationwide within WSP and is known in the industry for delivering high-quality designs with technical excellence. We realize this success is the result of the efforts and abilities of our people.  Our Portland, Maine team takes pride in maintaining a small family-like, flexible work environment while also having a large international organization’s structure, resources, and opportunities. Our Portland office is right in the heart of Downtown Portland; a diverse and lively city with an outstanding restaurant scene and lots to do if you’re an outdoor enthusiast or love the Arts – something for everyone. This is an opportunity to work with our talented Architects and Engineers in one of WSP’s focused growth areas. If this appeals to you, we would like the opportunity to discuss with you further as we grow our team to support our current workload and advance strategic planning towards our future vision. 
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: 25%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: PORTLAND – CONGRESS ST
All locations: US-ME-Portland

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.
WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on 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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