Architect Job Description

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Last update : July 14, 2023

Architect Job Description

An architect is a designer who plans, designs, and oversees the construction of buildings and other structures.

Architects must have knowledge of civil engineering and of design, as well as good communication skills.

They must have the ability to create designs using architectural drafting software, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with clients, contractors, and other members of the design team.

The job outlook for architects is expected to grow 12 percent by 2026, which is faster than the projected 9 percent growth for all occupations.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for an experienced Architect to lead our team in the design of innovative, sustainable buildings.

Architect Duties:

  • Design and plan structures, systems, and facilities for new construction or remodeling.
  • Develop concepts, plans, and layouts for new or existing properties.
  • Create detailed designs and drawings using CAD software.
  • Review and analyze blueprints, plans, and layouts to ensure compliance with building codes and ordinances.
  • Research building codes and ordinances.
  • Conduct worksite inspections during the designing and building process.
  • Supervise and direct the work of architects, designers, and drafting personnel.

Architect Responsibilities:

  • Manage and delegate day-to-day activities, such as estimating, construction, scheduling, and bidding, for the design of a project.
  • Develop and update project documents and schedules, including sketches, renderings, scopes of services, permits, and permits.
  • Coordinate with engineers, project managers, subcontractors, and suppliers.
  • Analyze project proposals and contracts, and recommend revisions.
  • Maintain regular communication with clients and subcontractors.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of local jurisdictional codes and zoning regulations.
  • Lead site inspections to insure project conformance to local regulations.
  • Conduct as-built surveys, work on recommendations, and assist in contract administration.
  • Assemble, fabricate, and install shop drawings.
  • Coordinate pre-construction meetings with contractors and other subcontractors.
  • Prepare construction documents, schematics, and tables.
  • Prepare construction cost estimates, and project.

Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture.
  • 6+ years experience in architectural and design consulting.
  • Experience managing large multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience in architectural design and drafting, including expertise in AutoCAD.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work with clients of all levels.
  • Excellent time management and prioritization.

[Company Name] is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that building a diverse and inclusive team is essential to our success. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals.

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