Position Open: October 13, 2021 Position Close: Until filled
Clark Nexsen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. AAP. Drug-free workplace. E-verify. Applicants must be legally authorized to work for Clark Nexsen Inc. without employer sponsorship. We do not typically sponsor H-1B or any other work visa petitions.
When you come to work for Clark Nexsen, you’ll experience a collaborative, entrepreneurial environment where imaginative thinking is encouraged and supported. We are a national, transdisciplinary architecture, engineering, and consulting firm, but we believe that our role in making the world better is not limited to design. Our vision and values drive our culture, our work, and our commitment to giving back to our communities through volunteerism and charitable giving.
With 11 offices spanning Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Texas, our people shape the future by discovering opportunities to transform the way we live in and experience our world. We believe the best ideas come from collaboration, working across disciplines to inspire innovation and deliver high-performing projects for U.S. and global clients.
We offer generous compensation and benefits, including health, dental, vision, 401k, short and long term disability, paid time off, Aflac, flexible benefits, and legal resources. To learn more about our culture and expertise, please visit www.clarknexsen.com.
We seek to hire an Architect in our Raleigh, NC office who will be responsible for performing, directing and supervising all aspects of architectural design services on multi-discipline building design projects of small to moderate scope for commercial and government facilities.
General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Performing all aspects of architectural design services including conceptual studies, programming, schematic documents, design development documents, and construction documents under the direct supervision of the Managing Principal, Design Manager or Senior Architect
Working on a multi-discipline design team
Meeting with clients to prepare and validate scope of work
Preparation of marketing and presentation materials as directed
Obtain guidance from Senior Architects and the Department Head as necessary to resolve technical and coordination issues and conflicting criteria
Direct and supervise the work of Interns, Designers and CAD Technicians assigned to the project, particularly where unusual or difficult problems are encountered
Providing architectural services associated with the bidding process, including preparing addenda and amendments and opening and tabulating bids as directed
Providing architectural services associated with the construction phase, including field visits, answering RFIs, reviewing shop drawings, and preparing record drawings
Complying with the company’s quality control practices and procedures
Working with, responding to, and taking direction from Managing Principals, Project Managers, Design Managers, Senior Architects, and senior management
Working with a multi-discipline team of architects, engineers, interior designers and landscape architects
Participate in team meetings and coordinating efforts with other team members
Directing, supervising and training junior architectural staff as directed
Mentoring and monitoring the professional development of junior architectural staff
Project responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Assist with Senior Architect tasks as directed
Serve in the role of Design Manager on projects as assigned
Assist in the preparation of scope and fee proposals for the architectural portion of multi-discipline projects or single-discipline, architectural-only projects
Conduct project code analysis for review by the Managing Principal, Design Manager or Senior Architect
Analyze, design and document project components
Develop details of building system components
Develop discipline specifications for review by the Design Manager or Senior Architect
Coordinate drawings with technical specifications
Coordinate work product with other disciplines
Review all work products prepared by support staff assigned to the project
Incorporate responses to QC comments into the project documents
Assist in responding to RFI’s, Dr. Check comments, etc.
Review and respond to CA submittals
Perform discipline QA/QC review on assigned projects
Adhere to project budget and schedule
May require domestic and foreign travel
Bachelor of Architecture from an NAAB-accredited program -or-
Masters of Architecture (MA must be from an NAAB-accredited program)
Licenses, Certifications, and Accreditations
Must be a fully licensed Architect in at least one US state, preferably in the local jurisdiction
NCARB certified to facilitate licensure through reciprocity is preferred
Understanding of sustainable design principles and design practices with LEED AP accreditation preferred
Additional certifications such as CDT, CCS, or CCCA are encouraged to reflect personal growth in the profession and an ever increasing knowledge base to enhance the design and documentation process
An Architect should be able to effectively utilize current company software programs for word processing, e-mail, accounting, and information management.
Working familiarity with design and production software such as Revit and Rhino 3D is highly desirable.
An Architect should typically have 4 years or more of significant design experience as an architect intern in an architectural firm or a multi-discipline Architectural & Engineering firm.
Experience in federal, state, municipal, healthcare, commercial, higher education, or similar projects plus experience in Design/Build and CM at Risk project delivery methods will be given additional consideration.
The ideal candidate will have:
Ability to prepare effective and concise documents
Technical precision and creative design skills
Ability to make presentations to a variety of groups
Ability to provide outstanding professional services
Dedication to his or her professional development as well as the success of colleagues and the firm as a whole
Ability to work well with others in a team
Selection will be based on your application, resume, and portfolio. In order to be considered, you will need to submit a portfolio with your application according to the following parameters:
Single file in PDF format
Maximum File Size:10 MB
No page limits, provided that the file size restrictions are met
Portfolios must be submitted electronically. We will NOT accept or consider hard copy portfolios.
Our people are our most valuable asset. Our culture supports the pursuit of excellence to engage and inspire the best professionals.
Clark Nexsen is an integrated architecture and engineering firm focused on creating innovative design solutions. We are passionate about our work and are prominently ranked on numerous industry lists. Clark Nexsen has been named to the Architect 50 list of top U.S. firms for the past four years.
Our firm is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with 450 employees in office locations in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. We offer outstanding compensation, benefits, and growth opportunities in a positive work environment.
We believe we can create a better world through our work. Giving back is also a guiding philosophy. As a company and as individuals, we proudly volunteer and give back to the surrounding communities where we live and work.