Project Architect

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



The Project Architect is an integral component of our Architecture/Engineering Practice. We are looking for a recently-licensed architect who is enthusiastic and motivated with responsibilities including design and documentation for a broad range of project types. With an ongoing focus on growing Federal, Department of Defense, and International project opportunities, along with market-driven diversification including Healthcare, Commercial, Transit, and Aviation, the Project Architect will work in multi-disciplinary, collaborative design teams with architects, interior designers, site/civil engineers, and building systems engineers. You must demonstrate creative problem-solving, organizational skills, strong production management capabilities, and a good understanding of construction documents and constructability.

  • Engages in and directs activities associated with planning, design, and construction documents including code analysis documents, studies, reports, sketches, schematic drawings, renderings, specifications, final contract documents, and as-built drawings
  • Along with the Project Manager and other design professionals, communicates with clients to establish project scope of work, building program needs, design fees, project schedule and budgets
  • Performs architectural design of projects from conceptual stage to construction documentation
  • Applies industry knowledge of architectural customs, building codes, practices and procedures to solve design challenges
  • Assists clients with predesign activities and programming
  • Develops conceptual design including presentation materials in short timeframe to assist contractor with pricing procurement during proposal stages
  • Leads coordination efforts of all engaged engineering disciplines
  • Utilized integrated approach to building design with focus on sustainable solutions
  • Manages production team to develop scale drawings, specifications and other contract documents for building construction
  • Administers construction contracts and conducts periodic on-site observation of work during construction to monitor compliance with issued for construction documents
  • Prepares project designs and plans using computer assisted design software and equipment
  • Performs Quality Control Reviews
  • Maintains working knowledge of current industry software including Revit and BIM
  • Potential for continental and international travel


  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture; Master's Degree in Architecture is desirable
  • Registered Architect (R.A.)
  • Minimum 4-7 years of related experience
  • LEED AP BD+C is preferred
  • Organized and confident; design talent, graphic presentation and effective visual/verbal communication skills are essential; proficient understanding of interrelationships among design/engineering disciplines, clients, and constructors
  • Excellent English language skills, written and verbal, are essential
  • Strong attitude towards personal and professional development as well as teamwork
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Building Information Modeling (BIM)/Autodesk Revit Architecture and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) computer skills

The salary range for this position is $72,640 - $151,334. This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life, AD&D, short-term, and long-term disability
  • Professional and personal development
  • Generous paid time off
  • Commuter and wellness benefits

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