Senior Architect


On Site
$120,000 - $145,000 annually
Full Time


Software development
Quality control
Health care
Design software
Autodesk Revit
Technical drafting
Law enforcement

Job Details

Kforce has a client in Torrance, CA that is seeking a Senior Architect who will handle coordination with each applicable state agency and AHJs, including the Division of the State Architect (DSA), Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM), the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI), and city and county building departments.

* The Senior Architect will interface with clients, agency project managers, construction managers, and engineers and architects; Typical projects include all disciplines and entail space programming and detailed design of construction documents
* Conduct job walks, write proposals, and follow-up with client
* Meet with clients to understand project needs, prepare conceptual designs, and transform concepts into construction drawings and specifications to applicable standards
* During construction, the Architect will respond to field questions, review submittals and shop drawings, and attend construction meetings as necessary to resolve field questions
* Pulling together the complete drawing package for all disciplines and performing quality control on the entire package
* Coordinating and writing specifications and performing quality control on the whole project manual
* Write reports and studies and have a strong grasp of grammar and the English language
* Handle coordination with each applicable state agency and AHJs, including the Division of the State Architect (DSA), Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM), the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI), and city and county building departments

* B.S. in Architecture or Bachelor of Architecture Professional registration desired
* 10 years of experience preferred
* Proficiency in computer design software programs, mainly AutoCAD; Revit a plus
* Excellent technical and communication skills
* Ability to handle and design multiple projects with minimum supervision
* Working understanding of applicable codes and standards, with a focus on International Building Codes (IBC)
* Experience with Building and Site Code Analysis, including occupancy loads, fire ratings of various walls and ceilings, path of egress, exit enclosure, parking space requirements, etc.
* Familiarity with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements
* Experience with Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) review process
* Interface with clients, users, project managers, and construction supervisors as well as various consulting architects and engineers
* Communication with in-house technical team, including other architects, structural engineers, MEP engineers, fire protection engineers, fire alarm engineers, and AutoCAD Drafting technicians
* Proficiency in CAD is required
* Preparation of Rough Order-of-Magnitude (ROM) cost estimate

Design of drawings and specifications for construction in the following types of industries:
* Education: schools, universities, colleges
* Industrial: Laboratories, R&D spaces
* Commercial: Office spaces
* Correctional and Law Enforcement: jails, prisons, police departments, sheriff departments, fire departments
* Healthcare: Hospitals, Clinics, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Mental Health Facilities

The pay range is the lowest to highest compensation we reasonably in good faith believe we would pay at posting for this role. We may ultimately pay more or less than this range. Employee pay is based on factors like relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, location, performance, union contract and business needs. This range may be modified in the future.

We offer comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, HSA, FSA, 401(k), and life, disability & ADD insurance to eligible employees. Salaried personnel receive paid time off. Hourly employees are not eligible for paid time off unless required by law. Hourly employees on a Service Contract Act project are eligible for paid sick leave.

Note: Pay is not considered compensation until it is earned, vested and determinable. The amount and availability of any compensation remains in Kforce's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified in its discretion consistent with the law.

This job is not eligible for bonuses, incentives or commissions.

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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