Architect III

at Michael Baker International
Location Columbia
Date Posted June 21, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified



As an integral component of our Architecture/Engineering Practice, Michael Baker International seeks an Architect who is enthusiastic and motivated to lead our Architecture team in South Carolina. Responsibilities will include design and documentation for ongoing and future projects including airport terminals, rest areas, and municipal buildings with the potential for diversification into other sectors as the market may present. You will work in multi-discipline, collaborative design teams with architects, interior designers, site/civil engineers, and building systems engineers. The successful candidate is a responsible and accountable professional and will have creative solution-finding, organizational, and time-management skills, a track record of producing projects on time and on budget, solid working knowledge of all A/E disciplines' role in a project, high standards for quality and performance, and thorough understanding of design and construction processes. Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Lead, in responsible charge of, multi-discipline design teams through development of project design and construction documentation, from project inception through as-built documentation, in collaboration with the Project Manager
  • Perform activities and produce documentation associated with design, construction, and contract documents, including products and systems research, code analysis, studies, field documentation, reports, sketches, drawings, specifications, and design analysis
  • Manage the project architectural team, including preparing work plan, and maintaining quality, budget, and schedule
  • Supervise and direct the work of architectural support staff assigned to the project
  • Foster team collaboration and support staff development
  • Along with the Project Manager and other team members, communicate with clients during development of project program and scope, design fees, schedule, and budget
  • Engage with clients, consultants, and subject matter experts during development of projects
  • Administer procurement phase and construction phase activities, including: review bids/proposals, review construction submittals, answer Requests for Information, review pay applications, and conduct periodic on-site observation of projects under construction
  • Prepare documents using computer assisted software
  • Perform quality assurance activities for assigned projects and perform quality control reviews for other teams' projects
  • Maintain proficiency in software related to the practice of architecture
  • Pursue continuing education to maintain professional expertise and credentials
  • Assist leadership and business development teams with growth planning and actively engage in project pursuits
  • Travel occasionally, as required for project meetings and on-site work


  • Bachelor of Architecture or equivalent education to accomplish licensure. Master of Architecture is a plus.
  • 10+ years of architectural practice experience
  • Minimum of 3 years as architectural discipline lead
  • Registered Architect (RA)
  • Additional credentials and certifications are a plus (in such areas of specifications writing, sustainability, project management, and business development)
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S., with no restrictions preventing access to a Government installation
  • Excellent English language skills, both written and verbal
  • Technical writing proficiency. Marketing writing skills are a plus.
  • Proficient- to expert-level skills in Building Information Modeling (BIM) (Autodesk Revit), AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with Autodesk BIM 360 and VMware Horizon and similar platforms
  • Proficiency with hand-sketching and graphics/rendering software, to quickly and effectively communicate ideas, is preferred
  • Experience with a variety of project procurement methods, including design-bid-build and design-build

The salary range for this position is $89,000-$200,000. This will be dependent on the location, experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.

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