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Project Architect

Houston, TX · Architecture/Engineering
Summary of Position
The Project Architect is responsible for the planning, organizing and supervising the project Construction Documents. Establishes and monitors all technical requirements, manages the project CD team, and prepares schedules to ensure efficient use of resources.  Oversees development of drawings and specifications. The Project Architect is responsible for coordination with consultants and has the authority to direct, control, and monitor their activities.  Must have comprehensive knowledge of technical aspects of architecture and engineering. 
The Project Architect must demonstrate professional skill, high standards, sound judgment and professionalism.  The Project Architect will pass knowledge to others and support a continuous learning environment.  Team building and motivation are also key responsibilities.

Major Responsibilities

  • Formalizes and prioritizes the task involved in producing Construction Documents.
  • Conveys the directions from the Project Manager to all CD team members.
  • Ensures that the project conforms to the contractual technical requirements and Authorities Having Jurisdiction.
  • Effectively manages project CD budget to ensure profitability.
  • Effectively manages project to ensure completion of CD’s within allocated time constraints.
  • Maintains ongoing, positive and productive relationship with consultants.
  • Effectively and proactively coaches, mentors, and provides performance-enhancing feedback to CD team members.
  • Implements the firm’s processes to reduce risks and ensure uniform quality in all production of the CD’s.
  • Ensures the CD’s demonstrate efficiency, quality assurance and code compliance.

Job Requirements

  • This position requires a B.S. or B.A. in Architecture and 4- 7 years of relevant experience. 
  • An architectural license is preferred. 
  • It is essential to have Construction Document creation experience. 
  • The Project Architect must have the ability to manage small groups. 
  • Skill in motivating and inspiring others is helpful.
  • Basic presentation skills, both verbal and graphic, are required.  
  • Must be proficient with Revit..
  • Experience with Civic/Municipal projects preferred.
  • Travel may be required.

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