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AECOM Architecture Designer III in San Diego, California

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a talented Architectural Designer III to join our Buildings + Places team in San Diego , CA.

This is a hybrid work-model and requires office presence 2-3 days/week. We are open to this hire splitting their in-office time between Orange and San Diego. 1 or 2 of the 3 required days must be spent in Orange with our Design team.

The responsibilities of this role include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Performing basic architectural calculations, studies, research, and tasks

  • Preparing specifications, reports and related project information

  • Researching and preparing material and application studies

  • Preparing presentations and design related material

  • Maintaining liaison with design team members and groups

  • Preparing, reviewing, and coordinating drawings as required

  • Under the direction of the Supervising Architect, may perform design and technical assignments of moderate complexity

  • May coordinate technical and administrative activities with team members and with other disciplines assigned to project

  • May assist in the training and evaluation of assigned architectural and design/drafting personnel


Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS degree plus 4 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Demonstrated experience and recent working knowledge with Revit and full Adobe CS Suite

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Architecture

  • 6+ years of experience in a technical or design centric architecture studio

  • Candidates actively pursuing licensure will be prioritized

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Exceptional communication abilities spanning various mediums; verbally, visually, narratively

  • Strong preference for talent with 1-2 years of experience on Federal projects. Healthcare, Commercial, Science & Technology/Lab project experience are also helpful.

  • Experience using one or more of the following is helpful: Bluebeam, Sketchup, AutoCAD, Lumion, Rhino, Autodesk Navisworks, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator

  • Elevated proficiency in graphical aesthetics, particularly in the context of presentation quality materials

  • Autodesk Revit certification is a Additional Information

  • Please submit a portfolio when applying to the position. We look forward to reviewing your work!

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

  • Relocation support is not available for this role

  • Offered rate of compensation in will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $105,000

AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absences, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10100283

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Design

Work Location Model: Hybrid