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Jacobs Federal Design Architecture Lead in Boston, Massachusetts

Federal Design Architecture Lead


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.

Along with requisite corporate support, independently build, manage and maintain the Boston based Federal Buildings and Design Practice to create a self-sustaining service line capable of all phases of federal project management from cultivation of new business through supervision of project design, build and final project completion.

As the Federal Design Architecture Lead– Boston the successful applicant will have the opportunity to utilize both his/her architectural and managerial skill sets to build a Federal service line and project team in Boston, MA. He/she will be expected to participate in all aspects of the service line from Design through construction, establish management protocols and maintain the highest standards. In addition, he/she will be required to cooperatively pursue new business while overseeing the successful execution of resulting government contracts and commitments. The successful applicant will be capable of simultaneously and successfully supervising fieldwork while satisfying client and team management duties:


Perform business development, networking and marketing activities related to securing clients and winning programs/projects within the specified market as required


Federal infrastructure contract bidding/RFI and contract negotiation

  • Federal design requirements specific to secure facilities and anti-terrorism measures


Federal policies relevant to bidding, bid-revision, budget management and project execution


Senior team management with a proven ability to maintain his/her team’s dedication to purpose without sacrificing product quality or associate morale.


Supervise design exploration activities of others or lead project design teams

  • Prepares client project presentations studies, and reports


Represents organization, with internal and external personnel, on significant matters




Professional degree in Architecture from an accredited university is required; MArch preferred.


Licensed as Registered Architect is required


Minimum of 15 years of experience producing construction document packages is required


LEED AP credentials is preferred


Ability to work cooperatively with ancillary corporate design teams

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.



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Job Architecture & Interiors

Primary Location United States-Massachusetts-Boston-US MA Boston - 120 St. James Avenue

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: BIA0006ZQ