Senior Architectural Designer

Burns & McDonnell   •  

Phoenix, AZ

Industry: Real Estate & Construction


8 - 10 years

Posted 179 days ago

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A Senior Architectural Designer will lead various phases of coordination, development, analytical designs, report preparation, specifications, and preparation of construction documentation and environmental plans as part of a project team. This position will lead initiatives to design buildings that are functional, safe, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing for a diverse portfolio of industrial and commercial project types and clients.

  • Lead project teams on a variety of design projects from conceptual design through construction administration including problem analysis, design layout and calculations.
  • Lead the design efforts while working closely with the client, client's internal planning teams and Burns & McDonnell's project team.
  • Provide leadership and creative design direction during the conceptual and schematic architectural designs and presents designs to internal staff and clients.
  • Drive the continued improvement of innovation, design and, creativity of projects.
  • Mentor, coach and develop staff in design skills and execution of successful project parameters.
  • Responsible for executing project specific design and program requirements.
  • Develop and present solutions to technical and design problems following established standards.
  • Conduct and report code analysis of architectural designs.
  • Manages assignments using prescribed methods and standard techniques including drawing sequence and presentation, sizing various system components and refining rough sketches.
  • Provide leadership and creative design direction during the conceptual and schematic architectural designs and presents designs to internal staff and clients.
  • Lead quality review process for all revisions of project drawings, plot files and project-related information within standardized procedures.
  • Assists with sales pursuits and proposal development.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in drafting technology or related field and eight years related experience or associate's degree and ten years related experience or nine years progressive detailing and design experience.
  • Expert understanding of design software such as: AutoCAD, Civil 3D, MicroStation, and Excel to develop the design deliverables.
  • Expert knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software.
  • Expert knowledge in design, calculations and design systems.
  • Expert knowledge in the theory and practices of architecture discipline; competent in the fundamental concepts of other disciplines as they relate to the assigned discipline; and capable of operating related discipline design software necessary to execute production tasks.
  • Expert knowledge of design codes and specifications related to architectural design requirements.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others (Project Managers, Engineers and Designers) in a multi-discipline project team environment to resolve design or drawing issues as appropriate and to accomplish objectives.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and attention to detail.