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Stantec Project Architect in ROCHESTER, New York

Project Architect - ( 210002FF )


Our Buildings practice keeps people at its heart, recognizing that our shared journey forward is shaped by the meaningful and responsive places we design. From iconic designs to monumental groundbreakings, join us to bring transformational building solutions to life.

Every day we apply our expertise, creativity, and passion to propel communities into the future—join us!

Your Opportunity

Our Buildings group is renowned for creating high-performance, environmentally responsible, and award-winning projects. We’re passionate about the design quality of the built environment and create designs that are timeless, intelligent, and sustainable. This is the place where great ideas and rewarding careers call home. In our multidisciplinary, team-based environment, collaboration is key among a talented group of architects, engineers, project managers, interior designers, and planners, who work together to create innovative and integrated solutions for a wide range of clients. Our services include architecture, interior design, planning and mechanical/electrical/structural engineering for a wide variety of markets.

Our Rochester office is seeking a Project Architect / Designer with both building design, documentation and project management skills to join our multidisciplinary team.

Your Key Responsibilities

As the successful candidate, you will contribute to multidisciplinary project teams on industrial, commercial, civic, science & technology, and higher education projects. You will develop designs and contract documents and provide contract administration services while sustaining client relationships. You will work as a Project Architect / Sr. Designer on concurrent assignments while supporting the team and directing junior staff. You will coordinate work across offices and support other offices in completing their work. Travel to client and project sites will be regular at times. Overnight travel may be required. Immediate workload includes corporate science & technology and civic projects.

Your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and Technical Excellence:

    • Provide design of institutional, commercial, civic, and industrial buildings
    • Participate in or lead the preparation of deliverables at all project phases
    • Supports Stantec policies on project delivery, quality control, and safety
    • Participate in the continued development of the architectural in-house expertise and methodologies
    • Regularly seek continuing education opportunities to increase knowledge base
  • Communications:

    • Maintain client relationships. Develop the skills necessary to develop new client relationships.
    • Facilitate and hold team and client meetings
    • Keeps project team well informed of changes and updates
    • Effectively communicate relevant project information to business practice managers
    • Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion
    • Understand how to communicate difficult/sensitive information
  • Leadership:

    • Aid in team development by aligning project tasks with capabilities and career interests
    • Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change
    • Remains engaged and knowledgeable regarding emerging industry practices
    • Complies with and helps to enforce Stantec policies and procedures
    • Actively supports Stantec’s Safer Together and Safety programs
  • Teamwork:

    • Effectively utilize each team member to his/her fullest potential
    • Motivate team to work together efficiently
    • Mitigate team conflict and communication challenges
    • Acknowledge and appreciate team members and their contributions
    • Keeps track of lessons learned and shares those lessons with team members, peers, and clients
    • Support team activities that promote Stantec’s Safer Together Program
  • Client Management:

    • Manage day-to-day client interaction, evaluate and manage client expectations
    • Support and maintain lasting relationships with clients
    • Communicate effectively with clients to identify needs, evaluate alternative solutions, and deliver value added services
    • Build a knowledge base of each client’s business, organization, and objectives
  • Business Development:

    • Identify additional services opportunities for all Stantec disciplines as they relate to a specific project, program, or client.
    • Work with the other key staff on institutional, higher education, commercial and industrial building design opportunities.
    • Engage in client contact, proposal preparation and preparation of and participation in client interviews


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Support most aspects of the project development cycle from client relations, proposal development and project delivery.

  • Ability to lead coordination of systems with multi-disciplined teams.

  • Capability to develop and represent design concepts, and construction detailing in CAD and BIM platforms.

  • Strong written and verbal communication

Education and Experience

Professional degree in architecture. Registered architect in NYS or holding professional degree and considering pursuit of licensure.

7 - 10 years of experience in institutional, higher education, commercial, and corporate buildings.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : United States-New York-Rochester

Other Locations : United States-New York-Albany, United States-New York-Vestal

Job : Architect

Organization : BC-2253 Buildings-US Northeast

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Nov 17, 2021, 7:30:49 AM

Req ID: 210002FF

Vaccine Policy: Beginning December 8, 2021, Stantec requires North America employees in many positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom a reasonable accommodation has been granted because a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, as required by law.

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