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Job Ref:  142178BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United States
County/State:  Missouri
City:  Kansas City
30/09/2016 11:46

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
We help shape the world around us - from high-rise buildings to educational, cultural, research and transportation facilities. Our design process is based on energy-efficient building systems, and appropriate selection of materials and form to maximize environmental conditions and long-term performance.

Job Summary
AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Senior Architectural Designer for immediate employment. The position, located at AECOM's Kansas City office; which specializes in Sports Architecture, is responsible for preparing designs, for new construction work, and/or renovation of sports related facilities across the US. AECOM is searching for candidates that have the ability to be a role model, be client-focused, be impactful and be decisive.

AECOM's Buildings Places business line is dedicated to excellence and integrated design solutions. With a range of expertise from strategy through project realization, the connections we make among people and places provide new insight to better outcomes for clients and communities. Better outcomes grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and make people healthier and happier. Our expertise includes workplace strategy, economic and development planning, master planning, urban planning, architecture, interiors, building engineering, and landscape architecture. Our B P team is leading the industry with visionary and forward-thinking projects such as the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA; Liberty Park at the World Trade Center, New York, NY; the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resilience (Big U), NY; and the LA 2024 Olympic bid.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Developing architectural designs (computer based and hand sketches) to meet project specifications
  • Adapting and modifying design features and operational methods to meet a variety of situations
  • Preparing designs, sketches, diagrams, schematic and working drawings
  • Overseeing finished plans, specifications, and material approval
  • Demonstrating a strong sense of urgency combined with the ability to prioritize tasks and work effectively within a team environment
  • Assisting in preparation of designs, quantity calculations, sketches, diagrams, schematic drawings, and final working drawings
  • Preparing graphics and visualizations for project presentations and directing the production team
  • Specific focus in executing design and vision for sports and public assembly related projects
  • Using computer software as a tool for solving basic architectural problems
  • Maintaining conformance with building standards, established architectural practices, and applicable building codes
  • Working under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member
  • Supporting the work of the designers in executing the design and vision

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture from an accredited university or other related field required
  • 8 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience with BIM-Revit, Sketchup, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, or other related CADD and 3D software
  • Working knowledge in the use of computers for making architectural drawings, calculations and 3-D visual simulations
  • Basic understanding of architectural principles and theory associated with project design and construction document production
  • Basic knowledge of standard construction techniques and principles
  • Proficiency in word processing, excel and effective communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications
  • NCARB and LEED Accredited Professional certified
  • Interest and experience in sports and assembly related

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.
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