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Jacobs Project Architect in Houston, Texas

Project Architect


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 Discipline Director, Senior Project Architect, or Discipline Specialist, this role researches, programs, plans, designs, and administers building projects for clients, applying knowledge of architectural design, construction detailing, construction procedures, zoning and building codes, and building materials for clients according to their desires, needs, and financial resources.


Plans and programs layout of project(s); coordinates and integrates all other discipline elements into unified design for client review and approval


Performs work of complex scope


Conducts periodic on-site observation of work during construction to monitor compliance with detailed design documents


Prepares quantitative data (e.g. material take-offs) to support construction cost estimates


Monitors architectural project scope development and changes, tracking adjustments to the projected project construction cost


May prepare client project presentations studies, and reports


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


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


May direct activities of workers engaged in preparing drawings and specification documents for the Conceptual Design Phase, Schematic Design Phase, and/or the Detailed Design Phase of a project


Design work to be reviewed and stamped by a Registered Architect

  • Periodic travel to construction sites should be anticipated


  • Minimum 4 years’ related experience is required

  • BA/BS or Bachelors in Architecture is required

  • Architecture registration or Intern Development Program candidate is required

  • Demonstrated program experience in the usage of Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, basic rendering and publishing programs, and Microsoft Office suite are required

  • Familiarity with building code requirements is required

  • Strong organizational, communications (both verbal and written) skills, and leadership abilities is required

  • Ability to effectively coordinate with internal architectural and engineering team members is required

  • Master’s Degree in Architecture is preferred

  • Project Management experience is preferred

  • Participation in professional organizations is preferred

  • Proficiency in 3D Modeling and rendering software such as Sketch up, Grasshopper, Rhino or 3d Max preferred

  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign graphic software preferred

  • Basic knowledge of architectural building systems

  • Basic knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines

  • Ability to work in team environment

  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines

  • Basic understanding of IBC & Accessibility Codes

  • Ability to build physical models

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. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language .

Primary Location United States-Texas-Houston

Req ID: BI 0008GF