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Jacobs Project Architect in Boston, Massachusetts

Project Architect


The Buildings & InfrastructureLine of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both theprivate and public sector. Our employees work to shape thecommunities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform thefuture development patterns of those communities. We provide our clientsaward-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 growthopportunities 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.

Reporting to the Group Manager, this role will work closely with architectural design and technical leadership as well as engineering discipline project leads to design, develop, document, observe, and administer the construction of complex projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Researches, programs, plans, designs, and administers building projects for clients, applying knowledge of architectural design, construction detailing, construction procedures, zoning, building codes, building materials and systems.

  • Plans and programs layout of project(s); coordinates and integrates engineering elements into a unified design for client review and approval.

  • Proactively assists with coordinating for multi-discipline team and sub-consultants for an integrated design solution.

  • Works independently to problem solve, ability to assess and generate creative solutions.

  • Understands and generates area calculations for building program, code, zoning, BOMA.

  • Utilizes computer-assisted design software and equipment to prepare project designs and plans.

  • Working with the Project Manager, may check activities of workers engaged in preparing drawings and specification documents for all phases of a project.

  • Collaborate with the Project Manager in developing, maintaining and revising project budgets.

  • Actively participates and manages Construction Administration, conducts on-site observation of work during to monitor compliance with design documents. Candidate must be familiar with construction administration process and have an interest in construction phase work.

  • Represents Jacobs in a positive manner at meetings, presentations and events.


  • Minimum of 5 years’ related experience in building design and construction is required

  • Bachelors in Architecture is required

  • Masters in Architecture is preferred

  • Registered Architect in Massachusett is required

  • Proficiency in Revit and AutoCAD is required

  • Proficiency in Sketch-up, Adobe Creative Suite is preferred

  • Thorough knowledge and application of zoning and building codes is required

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required

  • Strong organizational skills is required

  • Active in local organizations (i.e. BSA, ULI) is preferred

  • LEED AP (BD C) is required.


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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: BIA000530