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Jacobs Project Architect in Orlando, Florida

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, we don’t just design buildings; we design state-of-the-art facilities that simplify our everyday lives and power our virtual world today and into the future. We push the limits of what’s possible to make the world smarter, more connected, and more sustainable. Bring your creativity, positive attitude, and attention to detail, and we’ll help you grow, pursue, and fulfill what drives you – so we can deliver extraordinary solutions for a better tomorrow.

Jacobs in Orlando, Florida is seeking candidates to fill a Project Architect role. You will assist the Retail Program Manager in Florida with a 26-year legacy program. You will be responsible for the development, issuance and content of deliverables, technical content of documents and coordination of disciplines including consultants and for the supervision of all staff producing documents on your projects.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Senior Project Architect, Project Manager, or Architecture Discipline Principal, 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 a retail program and its facilities.

  • The candidate will plan, program, design, coordinate, and ultimately serve in point of contact role during construction phase on multiple simultaneous projects with partnered general contractors on long running and expanding retail program.

  • Coordinates with Planning/Zoning, Building, and Fire AHJs as required to facilitate permitting in partnership with general contractors.

  • Research, 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 and constructability issues.

  • Conducts frequent on-site observation of work during construction to monitor compliance with detailed Design Documents, ADA issues and contractor inquires.

  • Assists in preparing project budget estimates and design schedules.

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

  • May direct, supervise, and check activities of workers engaged in preparing drawings and specification documents for the Conceptual Design Phase, Schematic Design Phase, and/or the detailed Construction Document Phase of a project.

  • Retail Program requires strong working knowledge of ADA issues and barrier removal in commercial facilities.

  • Retail Program Management requires effective communication skills in both client and contractor arenas, and ability to work closely with partnered contractors.

  • Program position will be supported with extensive training and offers an excellent long-term career development opportunity working with a large multi-discipline design team for a rapidly growing client.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Proficient experience in Building Design, Construction Administration and/or Facilities Program Management

  • Current Florida Architectural license

  • NCARB up to date for acquiring additional licensure throughout southeast US.

  • Experience with Florida Building Codes: new and existing/renovation, Florida Fire Prevention Code

  • Ability to address Addendums, RFI’s, Change Orders and Shop Drawings on tight schedules

  • Working knowledge of Structural/Mechanical/Electrical/Refrigeration/Fire Protection to facilitate coordination (all disciplines in-house)

  • MicroStation, and CAD use will be fundamental to the position

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Retail/Supermarket experience: grocery store food prep, commercial kitchen, site adapt of prototypical standards – primarily interiors

  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office suite

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 $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.