Your Role As a Senior Architect you need to coordinate with a team of architects and designers to deliver unparalleled architectural projects.
Leverage your industry experience and technical acumen to drive client projects from concept through build. You need to actively participate in all phases of the design process.
Innovative thinking, balanced with ability to present real-world technical solutions to new design challenges. Must thrive with personal responsibility and accountability, but embody and embrace open communication and team-oriented success.
What You Will Do Manage all phases of projects, including project set-up, design, and construction administration Manage project scheduling, budgets, and set-up with clients, sub-contractors, vendors and consultants Assist with the design and delivery of the architectural and / or technical aspects of a project.
Possess proficient / advance knowledge of architectural design principals, technical details, codes, and material characteristics.
Provide project team coordination for the finished plans, specification, and material selections required for construction.
Resolution of complex technical and design issues as they arise during document preparation and construction administration Manage a range of project team sizes, comprised of project architects, interior designers and job captains Track financial performance of project Preparing and ensuring accuracy of technical documents Participating in the construction administration of project assignments, including quality control Working with consultants, contractors, fabricators, specification writers, and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives Produce architectural drawing Conduct site inspections Manage client, team and project coordination, including full documentation coordination with structural, MEP, lighting, AV, landscape and civil consultants Support communication between project team, clients, vendors, contractors, consultants, and building and permitting officials Provide technical guidance and innovative solutions to resolve complex technical and design challenges Maintain project manual and specifications Ensure projects conform to contract Conduct and document site visits, process submittals, substitution requests, and RFI’s during construction Organize and manage project teams and assignments Oversee coordination of projects Lead project coordination for the plans, elevations, sections, details, schedules specifications and material selections required for construction Manage project timelines and schedules Review technical documents to ensure accuracy Lead coordination of consultants, specification writers, and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives Oversee the construction administration of project assignments with focus on managing design intent and quality control Lead coordination with contractors, fabricators and regulatory agencies to ensure constructed project meets overall project objectives Other assigned responsibilities.
Your Qualifications Bachelor of Architecture or Interior Design or foreign equivalent. Licensed or registered architect 8+ years of project experience in an architectural practice Working knowledge of building codes, standards, building construction, and building structures Strong leadership, communications and relationship management skills Construction documentation and / or design detail development experience Ability to handle difficult situations with tact, grace and emotional intelligence Experience with the entire project lifecycle, through post-occupancy Experience leading, managing and mentoring multiple project teams Proven fiscal accountability and responsibility on various project types Must have the ability to maintain existing client relationships and build new client relationships Excellent analytical and problem solving skills Strong organizational skills 100% bilingual English / Spanish, well written with excellent verbal communication skills Legally authorized to work in Costa Rica preferred US Visa and valid passport Proficiency in REVIT, Sketch Up, Photoshop, InDesign, and Microsoft office Additional software skills in AutoCAD, 3d Max, Illustrator, Rhino, Grasshopper, and Autodesk Certified are a plus Life at Gensler At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design.
From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to Well-being Week, our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.
We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include subsidized health and life insurance, profit sharing, annual bonus, LinkedIn learning, holiday observance, additional PTO days every 5 years and employee assistance programs.
As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees.
In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.