Jacobs Design Architectural Specialist in San Antonio, Texas

Design Architectural Specialist


The Buildings & Infrastructure (B&I) Line of Business is a global network of approximately 11,500 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 Architectural Design Principal, 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.

  • May supervise design exploration activities of others or lead project design teams with guidance by an Architectural Design Principal

  • 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

  • Prepares 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

  • Perform business development, networking and marketing activities related to securing clients and winning programs/projects within the specified market as required

  • Periodic travel to construction sites and other Jacobs offices should be anticipated


  • Minimum 10 years of relevant architectural experience leading multi-discipline teams and developing multi-discipline design solutions required

  • BA/BS or Bachelors in Architecture is required

  • Demonstrated design experience in the usage of Revit required

  • Familiarity with building code requirements is required

  • Project Management and project production team lead experience is required

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

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

  • Design/Program experience in Institutional or Corporate programs preferred

  • General knowledge of AutoCAD preferred

  • Proficiency with Navisworks, Sketch-up and Adobe Creative Suite preferred

  • Masters in Architecture preferred

  • Participation in professional organizations is preferred

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-Texas-San Antonio

Req ID: BIA0000U4