locationsBogota, ColombiaMexico City, Mexicotime typeFull timeposted onPosted 12 Days Agojob requisition idR-11602Your RoleGensler’s Critical Facilities team is looking for a multi-talented architect to join our team. We are looking for a candidate with experience in design and delivery of high-tech, new construction architecture projects—whether for national labs, data centers, or other complex designs. You will be a key team member to help expand our presence in the LATAM region, working with our global and regional leaders to lead internal project teams and grow client relationships. The ideal candidate will be adept in the design and technical elements of project delivery.Our Critical Facilities practice area is unique, having the ability to draw expertise from and collaborate with all of Gensler’s practice areas to serve clients based on the client’s history. For example, building teams of experts in Gensler’s Critical Facilities and Health and Wellness Practices to deliver data centers for healthcare providers. Beyond data centers, our critical facilities team delivers projects for high-performance/research/supercomputing, command and control centers, SCIFs, distribution and logistics, high-tech manufacturing, and various other technology-rich project types.As a Gensler Project Architect, you will collaborate with our design team to develop innovative design solutions as well as coordinate the design through the construction documentation phase of a project. You will be successful because you already know how to translate design sketches and documents into realized 2D/3D models and images and can research artistic and/or technical issues when they arise. You will leverage your technical acumen and Revit skills to drive client projects from concept through build in a collaborative team. Your role is critical in the design and delivery of world-class Data Centers, Health and Wellness and other Critical Facilities projects. Your work ethic and dedication to problem solving, combined with our commitment to collaboration and mentoring, makes Gensler the perfect place to further your career. What You Will DoManage multiple aspects of client, team, and project coordination, including full documentation coordination with consultants (structural, MEP, lighting, AV, acoustical, accessibility, building envelope, life safety, etc.)Manage communication between project team, client, vendors, contractors, and consultantsResolve complex technical and design issues with team to produce innovative, technical, constructible solutionsManage client expectations, team communication and oversight of consultant coordinationActively lead teams for successful delivery of projectsDirect production of drawings, specifications, and construction administration tasksResponsible for oversight and delivery of documents with design intent and top-notch technical qualityMaintain and oversee the project manual and specificationsConduct on-site observations and document site reviewsProcess submittals/substitution requests during construction and address RFICoordinate with the project team, client, vendors, contractors, and consultantsResponsible for delivery of documents with design intent and top-notch technical qualityProcess submittals/substitution requests during construction and address RFIsInterface with client’s code and permitting consultants during the design and permitting phases of the projectActively participate and contribute to the financial performance of projectEnsure projects conform to contractReview and contribute to proposals and contracts with the Design ManagerEstablish and maintain ongoing, productive client relationshipsContribute to office activities, initiatives and learning programsYour QualificationsBachelor’s degree or equivalent in Architecture5+ years of experience in Critical Facilities projects (i.e. life sciences or labs design, data centers, command and control centers, high-performance computing, etc.) or similarly complex projects that may include science laboratories/ national laboratories, high-tech manufacturing light- industrial/ manufacturing, healthcare, aviation & transportation, etc.) is preferred.100% bilingual English/Spanish, well written, with excellent verbal communication skills.Strong proficiency and experience with Revit, BIM360, AutoCAD is a mustProficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) Microsoft Office experience desired. Sketchup, Rhino, Enscape, VRay are also beneficial.Knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and parametric design software, including Grasshopper, a plusKnowledge of materials, construction techniques, and building codes specific to core and shell architecture is required.Extensive experience in construction document preparation, including detailing and field observation.Essential knowledge of applicable engineering disciplines.Demonstrated commitment to sustainability and sustainable building practices requiredLife at Gensler At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 52 locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.
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