Project Architect

Richmond, VA 23113

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 93340 Branch: Direct Hire

Job Description

The Resource is hiring a Project Architect for our client. a multi-disciplinary architecture, engineering, and surveying firm. This company is seeking multiple candidates to join their locations in Roanoke, Staunton, Christiansburg and Richmond, VA areas. This is a permanent, Direct-Hire opportunity that offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The Project Architect researches, plans, designs and administers building projects to ensure that goals or objectives of the project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters. Ideal candidates for this role should have knowledge of the art and science of designing buildings and structures, and have an architectural license. If you have previous experience and ready to excel in your next career opportunity, apply today!

- Consults with clients to determine functional and spatial requirements of new structures or renovations and prepares information regarding design, specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, and construction time.
- Visits project sites to become familiar with existing conditions.
- Prepares fee proposals and time, cost, and staffing budgets for the project for Department Head approval.
- Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure the project progresses on schedule and within the prescribed budget.
- Plans the layout of the project and integrates engineering elements into a unified design for client review and approval.
- Prepares scale drawings and contract documents for building contractors.
- Represents clients in obtaining bids and awarding construction contracts.
- Administers construction contracts and conducts periodic on-site observations of work during construction to monitor compliance with plans.
- Prepares studies and reports.
- Prepares project designs and plans using computer-assisted design software and equipment.
- Directs activities of workers engaged in preparing drawings and specification documents.
- Resolves client problems and complaints and provides technical advice to project staff.
- Performs final quality assurance/buildability review of project documents.
- Signs and seals project documents prepared under his supervision.
- Understands and obeys site safety requirements for construction sites.

Required Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the art and science of designing buildings and structures, styles of design, and methods of construction of buildings and other physical structures.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written communication, specifications, and drawings.
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or government regulations.
- Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, and other discipline-specific software.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products.
- Valid Virginia driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.

Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree from a five-year college or university.
- Architectural license in Virginia and current NCARB record, which must be maintained on an ongoing basis.
- Must complete training and testing for licensure within the established timeframe.

Interested candidates should submit their resume to Sharon Diechmann at While we appreciate all inquiries, only qualified candidates will be contacted with further information

Meet Your Recruiter

Sharon Deichmann

Sharon has always enjoyed working with people, and as a Direct Hire Recruiter and Executive Placement Specialist, she gets to do that every day.
Sharon loves helping someone find their dream job and making it happen for them. It's very rewarding when she can help someone struggling in their current role to find a new one that fits them better. Sharon gets excited by the challenge of finding candidates who have all the skills and experience needed for a position and the right personality for the company culture.
Best 30 seconds of advice you've ever been given: "When backing up a trailer, camper, or boat, put your hand at the bottom of the steering wheel, not the top, and turn the wheel in the direction you want the trailer to go."
What's something people would be surprised to know about you: "I hold the rank of Second-Degree Black Belt in American Freestyle Karate"

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