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.
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.