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AECOM Project Architect in Denver, Colorado

United States of America - Colorado, Denver

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Project Architect to be based in Denver, Colorado. The Project Architect will work with studio leadership and project teams to cultivate design concepts from early programming and take through construction documentation and administration. The primary market sectors served from the Denver office include: Federal, Civic, Municipal, Higher Education and Mission Critical.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune ’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

About Buildings + Places

AECOM’s Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building engineering, workplace strategy, business transformation, asset advisory, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture.

With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, we create better outcomes to grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and connect and engage people through innovative, sustainable design solutions.

Our teams have worked on signature projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy Framework, to the new plan for the LA2028 Olympics, to industrial facilities for GE and Rolls-Royce, to headquarters and workplaces for NASA, Unilever, Sony Music, DirecTV, Box, Inc. and many Fortune 500 companies.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

The Project Architect will manage projects from the conceptual design phase through completion of construction. In this role, the Project Architect leads teams of architects and designers while meeting directly with clients to develop and execute large-scale projects according to schedule and budgets. This position balances active architectural duties with a leadership role in both designing and drafting building plans while overseeing construction during the project lifecycle.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide architectural guidance, calculations, analysis, studies and recommendations for a specialized segment of the Architectural Discipline within the schedules and budget of an assigned project

  • May manage various size groups of architects, designers and/or specialists

  • Provide architectural leadership on complex projects

  • Lead the development of contract documents through all phases of design (SD, DD, CD)

  • Prepare architectural plans, elevations, sections, details, and specifications

  • Coordinate and lead quality control reviews of contract documents prior to issuance to client

  • Coordinate internal AECOM and external A/E disciplines for successful outcomes during construction

  • Coordinate and attend design reviews with clients, project managers, and municipal agencies

  • Validate design decisions based on cost analysis with an understanding of logistics and procurement efficiencies

  • Evaluate contractor’s progress during construction and provide recommendations

  • Stay current with new design software developments (i.e., BIM, Revit, Autodesk 360, Dynamo, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.)

  • Apply creative design thinking to client’s business problems to help maximize value of AECOM’s service to the client

  • Collaborate with AECOM regional leadership to help develop and garner greater design focus, methodologies, process, and design excellence philosophy

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture plus four (4) years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Licensed Architect

  • Construction administration experience

  • Experience with delivering projects in Revit and BIM360

  • Due to the nature of this work, US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Architecture

  • 8+ years of experience in an architectural firm

  • LEED Accreditation or Well Certification and high-performance building design experience

  • Federal, higher education, and/or corporate project experience

  • Strong technical skills related to planning, architectural design and detailing

  • Experience coordinating work with a variety of disciplines: civil, landscape, and MEPS

  • Diversified knowledge of architectural principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite

  • Proficient in 3D modeling software: Revit, Sketchup, Rhino

  • Excellent communication skills with peers, clients and contractors

  • Ability to mentor and lead junior staff

  • Experience with design-build and/or fast-track construction process

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 246732BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.