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Jacobs Design Architect / Sustainable Design in Boston, Massachusetts

Design Architect / Sustainable Design


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Group Manager this role researches, develops, documents and observes the construction of complex programs applying knowledge of architectural design, sustainability, building materials & systems, construction detailing and building codes.

  • Interacts, communicates and coordinates effectively with Architecture design and technical leads.

  • Responsible for preparation of architectural and LEED documentation during design and supporting construction administration throughout construction.

  • Understands and coordinates technical issues relating to sustainable design and energy conservation.

  • Interacts with the client, client representatives, and constructors regarding technical and sustainable aspects of the project.



  • Professional degree in Architecture from an accredited program is required

  • Architectural Registration in Massachusetts is required

  • Minimum of 7 years' of experience is required

  • Experience in all phases of a building design project is required

  • LEED AP, Well AP considered is preferred

  • Experience with LEED v2009 minimum, v4 preferred.is required

  • Detail oriented and highly organized.

  • Effectively communicates and collaborates with the project manager.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication for internal and external project teams.

  • Experience, ability and interest to fulfill the role and responsibilities of LEED Project Administrator

  • Engagement and collaboration with the firm’s national sustainable design leads.

  • Understands and coordinates technical matters relating to sustainable design

  • Ability to effectively communicate and strategize sustainable design options with the client.

  • Ability to write and/or review specifications for project sustainability needs

  • Applies experience and knowledge of building systems to produce technical documents.

  • Thorough knowledge of Revit, knowledge of 3D visualization software considered is require

  • Thorough knowledge of building codes

  • Active participation in professional organizations.

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Massachusetts-Boston

Req ID: BI 0004HP