Architect/Interior Designer - 1429
Washington, DC

Architect/Interior Designer - 1429

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for an Architect/Interior Designer for our Washington, DC office.  Be involved in projects with our Federa Programs Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.  The Architect/Interior Designer will function in a key role interfacing with Government project managers, building maintenance contractors, general contractors, and/or other personnel, performing space and architectural surveys and collecting user requirements and performing design work.

Your Impact

  • Prior to design contract requests, gather and define customer's design requirements and prepare solutions ranging from conceptual design to final design within established parameters
  • Create design and construction documents, prepare project specifications, develop record control documents, and generate presentation graphics
  • Collect, prepare, and report programmatic information and official weekly project status reports
  • Coordinate design activities with architecture, engineering, safety, security, construction, and other related functional areas.
  • Ensure compliance with Building Codes and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
  • Assist with design reviews of Government projects
  • Develop high-level cost for construction utilizing historical and research data
  • Prepare reports and cost and schedule estimates
  • Manage project design and/or construction efforts, to include schedule, funding, and day-to-day project oversight
  • Manage and evaluate construction contractor performance and integrate/coordinate projects with field personnel
  • Evaluate, validate, and manage project change requests
  • Prepare and distribute project communication with customers, management, integrated project teams, and stakeholders
  • Prepare and monitor project schedules and budgets; provide technical guidance and assistance on contracting and construction-related issues; direct design efforts; recommend construction documents for approval; and provide oversight of any follow-on maintenance programs
  • Optimize performance, cost, and schedule by ensuring project objectives are achieved on schedule and at the lowest cost compatible with user requirements
  • Ensure integration of all systems, including information technology, telephone, security, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing
    Assist with the preparation of detailed drawings showing both the external and internal appearance and structure of building projects.
  • Perform professional architectural work and assist with conducting research and inspections of proposed and existing site conditions, resources, building, infrastructure, and transportation channels to determine conformance with applicable rules, standards, and construction or operating permits.
  • Participate in incorporating advanced modeling techniques, concept development, design requirements, and operating strategies to account for the safety and functionality of occupants and end-users; incorporating future-ready solutions with architectural design standards.
  • Work as an individual or as part of a cross-functional team of engineers, architects, planners, and scientific professionals to execute project work, assist with laying out structure installations, establishing reference points to guide construction, selecting appropriate materials to ensure durability, calculating costs and quantities of material/equipment/labor, establishing project timelines, and ensuring project work conforms with specifications, permit applications, compliance documentation, and regulatory and technical analysis memos.
  • Verify the characteristics of a site and structure, providing technical assistance on securing structural soundness from loads and pressures caused by environmental or human influence.
  • Prepare data and visualizations such as tables, charts, accurate reports, artistic sketches, renderings, calculations, and 2D/3D illustrations for the interpretation or presentation of data, findings, or analyses.
  • Maintain quality control standards and procedures for accurate and precise measurements, illustrations, and documentation.
  • Assist with development and scoping of small- to medium-sized projects.
  • Contribute to the preparation of technical reports and presentations that explain research and findings to improve, prevent, control, restore, or address timeline, design, and/or construction issues, problems, and opportunities. 
  • Conduct research to gain further information on a particular design and construction issue and to assess feasibility, environmental impact, and action plans for low to mid-level risk mitigation activities.
  • Work collaboratively with other professionals, subcontractors, and building authorities on Federal, State, regional, local and privately funded building, infrastructure, and development projects.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture.
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant post education experience in the learned discipline.
  • Prior experience working on projects for Federal clients
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD & Revit
  • Knowledge of architectural principles, practices, process, and the application to project work-related issues. 
  • Experience with building planning, drawing standards, design, and construction management; including restorative and new design.
  • Proficient creative, visualization, and technical drawing skills.
  • Knowledge with process and concepts for sustainability, green building design, and reducing and eliminating the use or generation of hazardous substances/greenhouse gas.  
  • Knowledge of relevant building and construction laws, codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.
  • Capable interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to a technical and non-technical audience.
  • Effective self-leadership with attention to detail, results orientation, and managing multiple priorities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, follow instruction, work independently, and comply with company policies.
  • Moderate proficiency with technical writing, office automation, technology, math principles, graphics, spreadsheets, and tools.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from data collation, feedback, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree is preferred. 
  • Essential Professional Licensure/Certification.
  • An active Secret clearance or CAC or able to obtain one.