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Senior Architect

  • Job reference: NA-002528
  • Sector: Buildings
  • Location: Alexandria
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

SNC-Lavalin Atkins business seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Architecture Team in Alexandria as a Senior Architect.


Under general direction, provides technical expertise to diverse architectural projects throughout the assigned area of responsibility and/or company-wide. May function as lead architect or consultant.

  • Defines scope of project, with full responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing and coordinating project assignments. 
  • Selects problems for investigation, developing novel approaches and solutions to architectural problems in consultation with the director of Architecture. 
  • Conducts quality control checks, reviewing calculations, designs, specifications and construction documents for accuracy and completeness, and performing on-site inspections of projects under construction to ensure aesthetic value and quality construction. 
  • Plans and organizes the work of junior architects and technicians. 
  • Plans and organizes the CAD staff required for the project. 
  • Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture; Master's degree in Architecture or graduate level technical coursework preferred. This level may be achieved by Architects with ten years experience since Bachelor's degree or nine years experience with Master's degree. Typical incumbent has fifteen or more years' experience.

  • Strong technical writing and communication skills are expected at this level, proven through technical presentations, technical papers and/or participation in technical committees. May be eligible for project management training.

  • Registration as a licensed architect is required.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here:

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