Senior Design Architect

    • AECOM Corp. - Worldwide
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 7 hours ago


On Site
USD 110,000.00 - 140,000.00 per year
Full Time


Regulatory Compliance
Project management
Business development
Problem solving
Conceptual design
Affinity propagation
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Autodesk Revit
3D computer graphics

Job Details

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world's most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM's Roanoke, Virginia office is seeking a Senior Design Architect. From our vibrant multidisciplinary studio set in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we serve a strong network of clients locally, nationally and internationally. Many of our team members enjoy the opportunity to invest their efforts in our local community as well as learn about and design for a variety of cultures and environments around the globe.

Leader. Visionary. Client Focused. Mentor. Storyteller. Articulate. Writer. Creator. Collaborator. Passionate.

Do these words describe you? Are you looking for an exciting opportunity where you can make a difference and build a future? Do you want to work with awesome people who, in collaboration with our clients, design the future? Then we want to talk with you. A future as part of AECOM's Roanoke, Virginia team is an opportunity to grow your design career. A relocation bonus of up to$10,000 can be available for those who require relocation.

You will work on, and should have some experience with, an interesting range of Higher Education, Healthcare, Science & Technology & Federal Government projects. Demonstrable design experience through awards, publications and other industry recognition is desirable. The ability to travel is essential to this role. Qualified and interested candidates should submit a resume and work samples.

The job responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited toward:


  • Collaborates with the Design Director and other team members in developing design concepts.

  • Meet directly with the owner/client and analyze project goals.

  • Conceives and develops architectural concepts/solutions for those goals.

  • Generates design ideas and solutions and communicates effectively to project team.

  • Designs in accordance with project schedules, budgets, applicable codes, and ordinances.

  • Initiate and create designs with responsibility for the preparation of presentation drawings, models, and narratives.

  • Directs the production of schematic, design development and construction documents.

  • Manages design responsibilities on several concurrent projects.

  • Oversees the review of design documents for compliance with program and design concepts.

  • Directs and coordinates design consultants in all phases.

  • Develops integrated design solution balancing the needs of all design disciplines related to overall building design.

  • Generates and supervises design presentations.

  • Participates in and/or leas client presentations and interviews.

  • Promotes firm and project goals of excellence in design, execution, and environmental responsibility.

  • Takes an active role in a local professional association and represents the firm at national events and outside associations.

  • Demonstrates understanding of project management process including scope, budgets, and schedule.

  • Stays current with evolving building technology and systems applicable to the design process.

  • Performs tasks in congruence with AECOM standards of excellence.

  • Leads, organizes, and directs project design team members.

  • Demonstrates architectural judgment in anticipating and solving complexities and determining program objectives and requirements.

  • Supports AECOM's business development team in marketing to prospective owners/clients.

  • Works with Design Director and Architecture Studio Manager to build and maintain the design culture of the studio.

  • Coaches and mentors skills that support the development of future design talent.

  • Responsible for providing architectural guidance, calculations, analysis, studies and recommendations for a specialized segment of the Architectural Discipline within the schedules and budget of an assigned project.

  • May manage various size groups of architects, designers and/or specialists.



  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture + 6 years of relevant Architecture Design experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Due to the nature of work, U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.

  • Registered Architect


  • Master of Architecture

  • Advanced knowledge of architecture and design concepts, practices, and methods

  • High level of creativity, innovative thinking, and problem solving

  • Excellent sketching and/or computer skills and conceptual design skills

  • Experience directing or coordinating work efforts of junior staff

  • Eight (8) or more years of Design experience

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Collaborative and professional work ethic

  • Passion and commitment to environmentally responsible design

  • LEED AP or within 6 months of hire

  • Proficient use of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Rhino, Dynamo (or Grasshopper), Revit, 3-D Studio Max, and other appropriate modeling and graphics programs

Additional Information

This role requires the ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally.

Sponsorship for US employment authorization is not available now or in the future for this position.

United States Citizenship is required for this role.

Relocation assistance packages are not available for this position.

Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $110,000.00 - $140,000.00.


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle - from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We're the world's trusted global infrastructure firm, and we're in this together - your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you'll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm - access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10108363

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Design

Work Location Model: Hybrid
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