BBS Architects | Engineers has an opening for a registered architect with ten years of post-registration experience with one or more of the following markets: Corporate, Higher Education, and/or Governmental.
The qualifications of the individual we are seeking include an exceptional and proven design portfolio, production capabilities (Revit) and LEED Accreditation. Personal accountability, team leadership, management skills and the ability to build and maintain strong client relationships are desirable.
BBS offers a highly supportive and interdisciplinary working environment and is committed to providing innovative and integrated architectural and engineering services to our clients.
The firm is located in the heart of Downtown Des Moines and partners with both new and long-standing clients on a variety of project types and sizes. BBS values a work/life balance and offers a competitive benefit and compensation package.
If you feel you have the desire to collaborate with a creative team, a personal value of integrity and the vision to assist BBS in building on our 125-year legacy of excellence, please submit your cover letter and resume.
Plans and develops projects with varying complexities, executes and coordinates projects and may oversee a staff of architects and engineers to successfully deliver projects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Consults with client to determine functional and spatial requirements of new structure or renovation, and prepares information regarding design, specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated cost, and construction time.
Collaborates with staff and outside consultants and vendors to produce an integrated design solution.
Identifies and analyzes the client’s needs and goals including design objectives, spatial requirements, and life, safety and building code requirements.
Maintain detailing and production document skills via Building Information Modeling tools (Revit).
Prepares documents for bidding and negotiation. Assists with bidding and construction contract award.
Performs construction administration services. Reviews and approves contractor submittals, performs and documents site visits, performs contract closeout duties.
Retains effective Management skills and the ability to build and maintain strong client and partner relationships.
Maintains communication with Partner-In-Charge regarding project and office development and/or concerns.
Engages actively in mentoring and development of less experienced staff.
Takes initiative to develop and improve office standards and procedures related to responsibilities noted above.
Other duties may be assigned as necessitated by changes in the project or business.
To perform successfully, an individual shall be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential. Should also be able to effectively present design solutions, prepare accurate documents, and establish priorities and exhibit good time management skills. An individual must possess creative, problem-solving skills and be able to completely analyze problems and present appropriate design solutions.
Knowledge in commercial design and construction including; programming, space planning, design, detailing, specification, construction administration within ADA and building code requirements is required.
Proficiency in Revit 2017 or higher, MS Word and Excel are also required.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from an accredited University (minimum). Master’s degree preferred. Ten or more years of post-registration experience as a Licensed Architect required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Licensed Architect in the State of Iowa. If not licensed in Iowa, but licensed in another State, must meet all requirements to become licensed in Iowa within six-months of hire date. LEED AP accreditation preferred.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. BROOKS BORG SKILES ARCHITECTURE ENGINEERING LLP is an equal opportunity employer.
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About BBS Architects | Engineers
To build lasting relationships and unwavering trust with our clients by working on their behalf to improve their buildings by offering our experience and knowledge in integrated architectural and engineering services in a manner which surpasses expectations and achieves outstanding results.
Rooted in legacy spanning 125 years in Iowa, BBS provides innovative, integrated architectural and engineering services through exceptional client service, exhaustive project discovery, and visionary solutions to foster lasting, collaborative relationships with clients resulting in projects that stand out and stand up to the test of time.