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AECOM Senior Project Architect in New York City, New York

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Senior Project Architect for immediate employment in the Buildings + Places NY Metro Interiors group of our New York City office. The candidate will possess technical expertise in the design and implementation of specialized labs in market industries such as life sciences, pharmaceutical, and education.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunities 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.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

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 megaproject, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

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

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

About DCS—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 designed and delivered signature projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy Framework; Al Janoub Stadium (with Zaha Hadid Architects) in Qatar; Place Ladywell Temporary Housing in London, UK; the new Philippines Senate Building in Manila; public realm and open space such as Liberty Park, New York, New York, Dasha River, Shenzhen, China, Oxygen Park, Qatar; as well as and corporate workplace and tech facilities for Fortune 500 companies around the world.

Position Overview:

The Senior Project Architect works directly with the AECOM Program Manager and Owner/Client/Stakeholders to ensure project and program objectives are met. The successful candidate will demonstrate an affinity for maintaining and delivering multiple projects on time and within budget while establishing and maintaining excellent client relations. As part of a team, the manager will oversee the successful delivery of simultaneous project initiation, planning, design and construction projects related to the Owner's design and construction programs including commercial and lab interior fit-outs and new construction. Coordination with the client and contractor during construction will also be required. The manager will be responsible for the overall quality of work with program, project and task level financial accountability.

  • Serves as the professional specialist for the organization in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles and processes for an assigned area of responsibility. Is consulted extensively by associates and others with a high degree of reliance on their professional interpretations and technical knowledge.

  • Is a recognized leader and authority in a broad area of specialization or in a narrow, but highly specialized field

  • Is responsible for the architectural program when the program is of limited complexity and scope, or plans and coordinates detailed phases of a major program

  • Provides support and leadership to others in achieving the technical objectives of the overall work effort.

  • Regularly called upon as a key expert in business development pursuits.

  • Consults clients and makes recommendations to overall senior project leadership as a key liaison across teams. are met

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Work directly with Owner/Stakeholders to verify project objectives are met

  • Manage project/program activities and multiple priorities.

  • Consistently coordinates with AECOM resources and Owner consultants to deliver design and construction projects

  • Manage daily staff assignments and participate in staffing meetings

  • Work closely with AECOM senior leadership through consistent communication, escalating important Owner/deliver issues.

  • Analyze, monitor projects and program and prepare cost exposure reports and cash flow projections, maintaining comprehensive budgets, monitoring and maintaining schedules

  • Responsible for establishing project execution plans and implementing AECOM quality standards

  • During the design management process, prepares estimates and value engineering analysis, peer reviews, and constructability reviews

  • Manage the preparation of periodic reports, and prepare monthly reports that discuss, in detail, the status of the project/program

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering or a related field

  • 8+ years of architectural experience covering all aspects of building design or program management –concept, survey, design development, construction documents, construction administration

  • Valid Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications

  • License in either Architecture or Engineering

  • Master's Degree in Architecture or closely related field

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, highly motivated, and detail-oriented with a strong background managing complex client development programs

  • Well organized and adept at multi-tasking working with master agreements and multiple task orders

  • Strong knowledge of American Disabilities Act/American Barriers Act

  • Management experience on BIM projects highly desirable

  • Experience working in large and complex projects

  • Experience with government agencies/projects

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; candidate will be required to document and present work in a clear and concise manner

  • Excellent technical and relationship building skills are required

  • Able to work well with clients, staff, and consultants

Additional Information:

  • Relocation assistance is not provided for this position

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

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. 259100BR

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.