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Jacobs Senior Project Architect (Columbus, OH) in Columbus, Ohio

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.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, advanced facilities simplify our everyday lives, enabling technology to connect us. We push the limits of what’s possible to make the world smarter, more connected and more sustainable.

As a Senior / Lead Architect with the Electronics architecture group in Columbus, Ohio , you will have the chance to work with a highly creative, in-house multi-disciplinary team dedicated to innovative problem-solving and design excellence. You will support the design of complex advanced facilities and structures for our clients requiring advanced planning and building techniques. Collaborating in our fast-paced environment with other members of the team, you will work in all phases of design, performing conceptual, layout, and detailed design tasks. You will oversee design and construction activities, studies, and various analyses, leading design coordination across architecture and engineering disciplines. With our team, you will also have the opportunity to provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior team members, helping your team discover what drives them, nurturing their purpose, and guiding them forward.

We are looking for individuals with leadership and expertise. You will be leading a team of architects and designers in the design of complex and technical facilities. Project types include state-of-the-art electronics manufacturing facilities, data centers, and cleanroom environments. In this position you will be supporting project management in securing new projects and providing effective project oversight.

Duties and Responsibilities:

With no supervision, competently perform all conventional aspects of architectural design and analysis:

  • Exercise sound judgement and problem-solving skills, not hesitating to reach out to others for guidance or confirmation when questions arise.

  • Possess knowledge of principles and practices of architectural design and construction, including ability to apply required provisions of the building code.

Take responsibility for managing workload, make and keep commitments, and take full ownership of assigned work:

  • Take complete ownership of your portion of the design scope, reliably working to meet schedule, budget, and quality requirements.

  • Able to forecast level of effort needed to complete design scope.

  • Be ready to identify scope change and escalate it to your Lead or Project Manager.

  • Recognize when help is needed, reaching out to peers and senior architects for guidance.

  • Work in a timely, accurate, and cost-effective manner with strong attention to detail

  • Exhibit a high level of attention to detail and quality control.


  • Provide technical guidance, coaching, and/or mentorship to designers/drafters and less experienced architects and designers.

  • Be proactive in advancing workflows, systems, and tools. Embrace emerging technologies.

If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for human progress. Bring your creativity, ambitious spirit, and desire to bring value to your team, and we’ll help you grow, pursue, and fulfill what drives you – so we can deliver extraordinary solutions for a better tomorrow, together.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Ohio Professional Architecture license

  • Minimum of 15 years of architecture experience

  • Leadership experience motivating, coordinating, and guiding small to medium architecture teams

  • Self-starter personality with the ability to work collaboratively and independently

  • Working knowledge of building codes and specifications

  • Experience with Building and Site Planning, including interface with the client to ensure expectations are identified and met

  • Established practice of managing and ensuring project quality, as well as providing ideas and suggestions aimed at improving the effectiveness of project activities

  • Excellent client focus

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Advanced facilities building design experience

  • Experience providing personnel management and directing the daily activities of a small team

  • Aware of sustainability and emerging technologies

  • Familiarity with Revit

  • LEED accreditation

  • Desire to travel

  • Sketch up, Adobe Suite, and InDesign skills

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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 health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Typical benefits offered include, educational reimbursement, retirement benefits, employee stock purchase plan, health benefits, disability benefits, life and accident insurance, voluntary benefits, paid time off, paid holidays, and parental leave. Salary to be offered is geographic dependent and commensurate with experience relative to the position.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language. (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf)

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.