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Jacobs Architect in Chicago, Illinois

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

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Your Impact:

We don't just look at what's in front of us. We're creating what's next. From the innovations we build for our clients to the impact our solutions have on the world, by expanding the limits of what's possible today, we're creating a bright future for everyone.

Do you enjoy positively impacting air traveler experience by innovating more connected and sustainable solutions? At Jacobs, we do as well and are seeking an Architect professional to join our team with a purpose.

Our team is looking to add an experienced Architect in support of a multi-billion-dollar airport capital Redevelopment Program. The redevelopment will occur in the middle of an active airport. The existing terminal and concourses will remain operational while the new facility is built in place in a phased approach. This position allows for the opportunity to be a major contributor to the growth of one of the busiest airports in the world as part of the program management team. The position will report to the Program Design Manager or his designee. This position requires the individual to be based at the airport with the program management team. The position will be as part of a joint venture team and the selected candidate will be hired by one of the JV partners.

Typical responsibilities include:

Assigned work elements will focus primarily on the field of Architecture with a focus on wayfinding, facilities design, design management and design analysis including:

Coordination and oversight of wayfinding elements associated with the program

Stakeholder coordination and management for assigned tasks

Project management of technical needs regarding architectural project/program elements

Provide recommendations for the technical direction of the program

Pre-design support including preparation of Project Definition Documents

Participate in design review process as needed for all program elements

Verify projects comply with program and code requirements

Support the writing of RFQ, RFP and TOSR documents with an architectural project focus

Complete site visits to evaluate and assess site architectural concerns and provide remediation recommendations

Support creation and update of facilities standards and specifications

Evaluation of design alternatives

Provide miscellaneous technical support as required by the program

Prepare detailed engineering drawings and specifications for miscellaneous design assignments as directed by the client

Develop engineering calculations, diagrams and technical reports

Assess potential program risks associated with materials, schedule, and costs.

Other duties as assigned

If you're ready for that next step - let's go!


Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelors degree or higher in Architecture from an accrediteed college or university

  • At least 8 years of progressive experience in design or program/design management of facilities architectural components

  • Knowledge and experience in design/management and/or construction of terminals and other airport facilities

  • Specific knowledge of major terminal structural systems and their functionality including integration with unique airport systems such as baggage handling systems, automated people movers, aircraft boarding bridges, etc.

  • Must have developed the following skills; general construction knowledge, leadership, oral and written communication skills, team work, decision making, judgment, and problem solving

  • Ability to utilize computer systems as a tool to effectively manage tasks

Ideally You'll Also Have:

  • Professional registration as a licensed Architect in Illinois

  • Previous experience working with terminal/facilities wayfinding layout, planning, design and/or installation

  • Previous experience working on architectural elements of terminal/facilities design at airports

  • Experience with large aviation capital programs from a program/design management, design, construction, and/or operational aspect

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At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.