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Senior Architect
City of Virginia Beach Public Works – Facilities Management
| Virginia Beach, VA

The Public Works Facilities Engineer provides strategic direction and management oversight of the of the Facilities Engineering Group. A City Manager appointee, this position serves at the pleasure of the City Manager and is not considered part of the merit service as defined in City Code, section 2-75.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Provide comprehensive architectural services and program management for the City’s Facilities Management Division. Responsible for the planning, direction, management, and supervision of staff and activities related to providing architectural services to the Department and to outside agencies
•Develop and maintain the City of Virginia Beach architectural vision, long-range capital facility replacement program, and set City-wide architectural space and appearance standards.
•Coordinate the development of the buildings Capital Improvement Program (CIP), to include extensive and comprehensive interaction with all City departments/agencies to prepare their Basic Facility Requirements, generate master planning documents, and prepare project specific facility planning and CIP submittal documents.
•Lead and coordinate the City’s facility asset management efforts. Develop and maintain a comprehensive awareness of the City’s owned and leased facilities and develop processes to manage facility space/occupancy assignments, assessment of facility conditions and the development of capital improvement design and construction plans, demolition plans and long-range maintenance plans.
•Oversee bureau budgeting and personnel management and other aspects of administration to effectively provide architectural services as required.
•Maintain complex records and prepare difficult reports to meet City time schedules, budgets, and standards.
•Brief executive staff and City Council on program issues and policies.
For a full job description and application instructions, please visit Position Description (taleo.net)

posted 11/16/2022

Director, Program & Resource Development
AIA | Washington, DC

https://aiacareers.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/465

Architectural Design Intern
The Gaines Group | Charlottesville, VA

We are searching for a community-focused entry-level design professional to add to our team. The architectural design intern position will serve to support the development of all types and styles of projects with a focus on multi-family. You will gain experience in all phases of design as well as client relationship building. We collaborate on everything and work as a team on all projects.

We are looking for someone with a servant’s heart that loves all types and styles of architecture. We will help you along the way to learn and grow as a designer. A strong applicant will have a desire to understand building science and constructability of all project types.

We are more interested in finding the right addition to our team than in a particular skill set.

Tasks you may do on a typical day:
• Drafting
• Construction Documents
• Rendering
• Client meetings
• Job site visits
• Field Verification
• Greet visitors and callers in a pleasant and professional manner.

Required Qualifications:
• Architectural or Interior Design degree from an accredited university
• Familiarity with AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe, and Sketch-up
• Reliable, self-motivated, independent, adaptable, and versatile with an enthusiastic collaborative spirit.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and Acrobat.
• Excellent critical thinking skills with exacting attention to detail.
• An ability to manage multiple priorities and diverse responsibilities.
• Strong verbal, written, and visual communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge of construction documents and the design and construction processes.

With 36 years of experience in Virginia, this award-winning architecture and interior design firm works hard to deliver excellent service at an affordable price. With offices in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg, Gaines Group Architects can serve design needs anywhere in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, or North Carolina. Constantly looking for the best answer, we work tirelessly to stay on top of the latest trends and best practices in the construction industry. We believe strongly in being in service to our community and the right person for this position will share that passion.

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: Based on Experience
email resume and work samples to annie@thegainesgroup.com

posted 11/10/2022

Architectural Designer 3-5 years experience
PGAL | Alexandria, VA

PGAL is an international design firm specializing in architecture, interior architecture, engineering, and planning for a diverse group of public and private sector clients. Our culture is energetic, collaborative, and open and offers the opportunity to work on a wide range of project types. PGAL is an ideal place to build a career and develop skills in design, project delivery, entrepreneurship, leadership, and life.

We are seeking a talented Architectural Designer with 3-5 years of experience who is interested in contributing to and thriving in a positive, mentoring studio environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize strong graphic and design skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, on multiple projects in varying stages, both individually and as part of a project team
  • Prepare and develop architectural documents, elevations, sections, and details utilizing Revit under the direction of other project team members
  • Responsibilities include all phases of design documentation through construction administration

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or related field from an accredited university required
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency in Revit and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Good knowledge of U.S. architectural building systems
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and as part of a project team
  • Good communication skills, both orally and written
  • Aviation experience a plus
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

PGAL offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), and profit sharing. We also offer paid leave inclusive of holidays, and PTO.

To be considered for this position, please provide resume and work samples to: https://pgal.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/ce5e0db1-374f-e5f6-8ef0-96cc38dc24e8/apply?source=2282450-CS-33617 An Equal Opportunity Employer Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled PGAL is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor

posted 11/10/22

Architectural Designer 1-3 years experience
PGAL | Alexandria, VA

PGAL is an international design firm specializing in architecture, interior architecture, engineering, and planning for a diverse group of public and private sector clients. Our culture is energetic, collaborative, and open and offers the opportunity to work on a wide range of project types. is an ideal place to build a career and develop skills in design, project delivery, entrepreneurship, leadership, and life.
PGAL is seeking a talented Architectural Intern with 1-3 years of experience who is interested in contributing to and thriving in a positive, mentoring studio environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize strong graphic and design skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, on multiple projects in varying stages, both individually and as part of a project team
  • Responsibilities will include all phases of design documentation through construction administration, project management and client contact

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or related field from an accredited university is required
  • Aviation experience is a plus
  • Working knowledge of REVIT with strong design skills
  • Knowledge of other types of graphic programs is a plus
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects in varying stages, both individually and as part of a project team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

PGAL offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) and profit sharing. We also offer paid leave inclusive of holidays and PTO.

At PGAL, we believe that our employees are our future, so as well as offering in-house AXP study materials and group studies, we offer a reimbursement program for individual study materials/courses, exam/license fees and professional dues. In addition, we offer paid time off to take your exams.

To apply, please provide resume and work samples to: https://pgal.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/d185d271-983c-aa42-6550-2cab70b882b2/apply?source=2282480-CS-33617

posted 11/10/22

Interior Designer/Project Manager
Colley Architects PC | Blacksburg, VA

Our office, located in downtown Blacksburg, overlooks Main Street and is just steps away from the campus of Virginia Tech. Whether you are a Hokie eager to work on university projects, an outdoor enthusiast wanting to be close to all the New River Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer, or just looking for an alternative to the busy city life, Colley Architects may be the place for you. We are a small, growing firm, and in need of energetic team players willing to wear multiple hats. If you are passionate about quality Design, your Community, and the Environment, then consider joining our team.
 5+ years experience in Interior Design is desired
 4 Year Degree in Interior Design, Interior Architecture, or Related Major
Certified Interior Designer (preferred) or on an active path to becoming Certified in Virginia
 Possess knowledge of applicable building codes in evaluating code compliance
 Hardworking and devoted to the creation of dynamic, engaging designs
 Ideally possess strong design and graphic skills
 Ability to interact effectively with clients, consultants, contractors, architects, and other offices with a high degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information
 Ability to multi-task and establish priorities
 Must exhibit initiative, responsibility, flexibility, and leadership
 Must possess good time-management skills and strong organizational skills with strict attention to detail
 Excellent Communication and Interpersonal skills
 Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
 Fluent in architectural design understanding and coordination
 3+ years experience with Revit
 Enthusiastic about being a lifelong learner
 Have a sense of humor!

Compensation is negotiable.
Please include Salary Requirements, Resume, and Sample Portfolio.
info@colleyarch.com

posted 10/19/2022

Project Architect/Project Manager
Colley Architects, PC | Blacksburg, VA

Our office, located in downtown Blacksburg, overlooks Main Street and is just steps away from the campus of Virginia Tech. Whether you are a Hokie eager to work on university projects, an outdoor enthusiast wanting to be close to all the New River Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer, or just looking for an alternative to the busy city life, Colley Architects may be the place for you. We are a small, growing firm, and in need of energetic team players willing to wear multiple hats. If you are passionate about quality Design, your Community, and the Environment, then consider joining our team.

 5+ years experience in Architecture is desired
 Professional Degree in Architecture
 Registered Architect License (preferred) or on an active path to becoming licensed in Virginia
 Possess knowledge of applicable building codes in evaluating code compliance
 Hardworking and devoted to the creation of dynamic, engaging designs
 Ideally possess strong design and graphic skills
 Ability to interact effectively with clients, consultants, contractors, architects and other offices with a high degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information
 Ability to multi-task and establish priorities
 Must exhibit initiative, responsibility, flexibility, and leadership
 Must possess good time-management skills and strong organizational skills with strict attention to detail
 Excellent Communication and Interpersonal skills
 Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
 Fluent in architectural design understanding and coordination
 3+ years experience with Revit
 Enthusiastic about being a lifelong learner
 Have a sense of humor!

Compensation is negotiable.
Please include Salary Requirements, Resume, and Sample Portfolio.
info@colleyarch.com

posted 10/19/2022

Designer (0-5 Years)
VMDO Architects | Washington, DC

Located in Charlottesville, VA, and Washington, DC VMDO Architects is a lively, creative, and passionate firm committed to connecting people and places through design. VMDO enjoys success with a diverse team of architects, designers, and a support staff of 80 providing architectural design for a variety of educational institutions, communities, and municipalities.

Qualities desired include:
Creative, organized, communicative, responsible, and team-oriented. Possess an ongoing commitment to improving one’s craft in a wide range of tasks. Interest in participating in firm initiatives outside one’s assigned work, professional or community organizations, and activities that will enhance your knowledge of architecture and design. Enthusiasm for continued growth and learning. Interest in sustainable design practices and motivation to pursue LEED accreditation.

Responsibilities include:
Work closely with junior and senior project leaders (Job Captain, PA, PMs) to execute and develop design or technical solutions in each phase of the project delivery process. Collaborate with team members and consultants to develop and document design solutions in digital (Revit and Sketchup) or hand (sketch or physical model). Perform specific and limited portions of design, material and building systems research as prescribed and reviewed by project leader. Prepare digital documentation related to all phases of the project process under the review and supervision of a project leader. Prepare digital files and documents for printing output and distribution to project stakeholders

If you are interested in learning more and joining the VMDO Team, please apply at https://www.vmdo.com/job-listings.html.

If you have trouble accessing the link or have additional questions, feel free to reach out to our hiring teams at your office of interest. To contact our Charlottesville office, please email joinus@vmdo.com. To contact our Washington, DC office, please email joinus-dc@vmdo.com.

posted 10/18/2022

Licensed Architect/Architect-in-Training
HBA Architecture & Interior Design, Inc. | Virginia Beach, VA

Can you see yourself working for a design firm that:
• Approaches design in a studio environment, emphasizing teamwork and collaboration
• Encourages full-term project involvement by its Architects
• Places great importance on mentoring at all levels
• Is young, vibrant, and has a diverse award-winning practice
• Is voted one of the “Best Places to Work in Hampton Roads”
• Is expanding and looking for individuals to grow into leadership positions
• Involves itself in giving back to the Community
• Is located in the heart of Virginia Beach in Town Center with a satellite office in Richmond, Virginia

HBA currently has a position available for a Licensed Architect with the following qualifications:
• 5+ years of professional work experience in an architectural office
• Proficient in Revit, AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, and MS Office programs
• Conceptual design and graphic strengths
• Strong communication and leadership skills
• Experience managing projects
• Self-motivated and eager to learn
• USGBC LEED accreditation a plus

HBA currently has a position available for an Architect-in-Training with the following qualifications:
• BS/BA of Architecture or Master of Architecture degree
• 3 – 5 years of professional work experience in an architectural office
• Proficient in Revit, AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, and MS Office programs
• Conceptual design and graphic strengths
• Strong communication and leadership skills
• Self-motivated and eager to learn
• USGBC LEED accreditation a plus

Qualified candidates, please send resumes and digital portfolios to
HBA_HR@hbaonline.com

HBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, maintains a Drug-Free Workplace, and does not discriminate against anyone on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or low income.

posted 10/10/2022

Public Works Facilities Engineer
City of Virginia Beach | Virginia Beach, VA

The Public Works Facilities Engineer provides strategic direction and management oversight of the Facilities Engineering Group. As a City Manager appointee, this position serves at the pleasure of the City Manager and is not considered part of the merit service as defined in City Code, section 2-75.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct and oversee the activities of the Facilities Management Office, Facilities Design and Construction Division, Building Maintenance Division, and the Energy Management Office.
  • Implement improvements to ensure optimum, efficient use of equipment and personnel; oversee group purchasing, budgeting, personnel management, and other aspects of administration to provide effective and efficient utilization of available resources.
  • Oversee the development of the Buildings Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Implement building CIP via contractual procurement for the design and construction of City facilities while maintaining the project scope, budget, and schedule approved in the CIP.
  • Coordinate building maintenance and construction activities with City departments and other public and private agencies. Performs the project management duties for the various planning, design, construction and administration phases of all capital projects.
  • Develop, review, and revise program, project management, and procurement processes as needed to be compatible with City systems, requirements, and resources.
  • Oversee an ongoing program for work reception, facility inspections and assessments; develop maintenance and repair programs and the implementation of those programs with City staff.
  • Manage the real estate properties leased by and/or to the City.
  • Oversee and manage the personnel security access program for all City buildings and facilities. Oversee the energy management function to include the energy and utility payments on behalf of the city.
  • Develop city energy conservation projects and programs.

To apply: https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=VBGOV&cws=37&rid=37266

posted 10/7/22

Architectural Designer, Staff Architect, Project Architect