AECOM Technical Architect in San Francisco, California
At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.
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.
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.
AECOM is seeking an experienced and talented Technical Architect to join our Buildings + Places (B+P) business line with focused experience in science and technology, healthcare and workplace .
The successful candidate will have relevant experience in science and technology / laboratory design for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, academic, biomedical, or other research institutions. Relevant experience also needed in healthcare design and workplace design. This position is to be based in San Francisco and is part of our Interiors Group.
Responsibilities and requirements for this position include but are not limited to:
Work directly with AECOM laboratory planners, clients, scientists, researchers, and related end-users to develop laboratory design strategies at all levels of detail including new construction and renovations
Work with AECOM healthcare planners, client, and related end-users to develop healthcare design strategies at all levels of detail including new construction and renovations
Offer and support laboratory and healthcare technical design and detailing decisions that are in line with project goals and understands their impact on cost, construction, sustainability, and other factors
Develop and oversee architectural drawings (plans, elevations, sections, details, etc.) and specifications for laboratory space documentation and construction
Direct document production in accordance with identified project specific checklists, AECOM standards, and QA/QC standard program
Provide or follow verbal and written instructions to revise, develop and produce plans, elevations, and details appropriately
Anticipate and develop solutions to technical and design problems following established standards
Oversee the construction administration of the laboratory spaces and associated systems
Lead periodic project design meetings and presentations; ensure client is adequately briefed on project progress
Promote firm and project goals of excellence in design, execution, and sustainability
Ability to work collaboratively with teams across multiple AECOM offices
- BA/BS in architecture or related field + 4 years relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
Licensed as a Registered Architect
Ideally experienced in the lab design, healthcare and workplace role in an architectural design firm
Experienced in programming, planning of laboratory / healthcare, research and development and high-technology facilities.
Strong Lab Design, Revit and production skills
Science & Technology experience essential
Healthcare experience essential
Understanding of mechanical and electrical systems
Related laboratory and healthcare architectural design experience
Working knowledge and skill set to guide discussions for laboratory room/space development in conjunction with equipment and other technical attributes
Ability to work with end users to develop process flows, planning process and critical adjacency of research and laboratory rooms for optimum efficiency and flexibility
Leadership experience, including managing client expectations, multi-disciplinary team, and meeting scope/schedule/budget
Advanced knowledge of the architectural planning and design process, construction documentation, construction administration and code requirements
Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.
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.
Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $75,000 - $115,000.
Join us and let’s get started.
With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.
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.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Join us and let’s get started.
Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: West
Career Area: Design
Work Location Model: Hybrid