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Job Ref:  31785
Employer:  WSP Group
Country:  United States
City:  New York
18/10/2016 05:11
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm's expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. NA

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has an immediate opening for an Assistant Architect in our One Penn Plaza, New York City office. The Assistant Architect is responsible for working on varied projects under the direction of Senior Architects for projects in the NY Metro Region. Work includes design of projects for NY Metro Region clients (NYCT, LIRR, MNR, ConEd, SCA, PANY&NJ, etc.). Daily tasks include drawing development, coordination between disciplines, internal meetings, and architectural design.

Duties include:
      • Development of architectural drawings and specifications,
      • Development of code compliance for renovations and new construction of transportation type facilities.
      • May perform regional site inspections of projects under construction
      • Assisting on proposals
      • Internal and external client meetings
      • Architectural design of simple to complex projects, including above and below ground structures, coordination between various disciplines, and contract drawing development
Typical projects include:
      • Sandy related studies and design
      • Architectural design of NYC infrastructure type facilities including stations
      • NYC School Construction Authority
      • Various support facilities for transit type structures
This position offers the ability to work on projects within the NY Metro region, exposure to internal and external clients and staff, as well as the ability to grow within a large organization.

The candidate must hold an architecture degree and have the ability to develop plans and specifications. The applicant must be highly proficient in AutoCAD; versatile in BIM / Revit 3D modeling, and SketchUp. Detailed experience related to architectural building design and rehabilitation with construction exposure a plus. Experience within the transportation industry is also a plus. MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) is a must.

Job Requirements
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills that can handle simple to complex projects across a varied staff
      • Attention to detail and highly organized
      • A minimum of 0 to 2 years of architectural experience
      • Transportation infrastructure projects experience is a plus
      BA in Architecture
      Understanding of NYC Building codes and NPFA
      • Knowledge of construction drawing standards
      • Solid understanding of architectural tools (AutoCAD, REVIT, SketchUp, Microstation, Adobe Creative Suite)
      • Self starter, able to work independently and able to multi-task
      New York/tri-state area resident preferred
      • Ability to work in the US immediately
EOE - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disability / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity
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