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HNTB Project Architect in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

What We're Looking For

HNTB is seeking an experienced Project Architect with a proven track record in transportation architecture. With substantial experience as a project architect in transportation architecture, the ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of architectural building systems, construction methods, building materials, and detailing specific to transportation projects. The candidate should have demonstrated knowledge and ability to understand the needs of all Building and Facilities disciplines. The candidate should have successfully led architectural projects, including coordination with project teams, clients, contractors, and other stakeholders. The candidate must hold a degree from an accredited architecture program, and licensure as a registered architect is required. Proficiency in relevant design software is essential.

The successful applicant participates in all phases of project development and construction including full technical support of the architectural development as well as incorporation of all disciplines involved with the design. The candidate serves as a resource to the project designer and project team as the design is developed. The role includes serving as the lead technical architect on small to medium sized projects and assisting the Sr. Project Architect on large projects.

As a Project Architect, the successful candidate performs the duties as outlined in the "What You'll Do" section below, and the following duties:

Coordinates technical architecture and coordination project efforts to ensure efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects.

Develops strategic plans for successful architectural design development and execution, actively manage discipline budgets, schedules, and program requirements.

Administers project communications and documentation and assign project team responsibilities to execute architectural tasks and coordination with other disciplines.

Estimates fees, determine scope of work, and prepare proposals and contracts for architecture and coordination work for medium-sized projects.

Integrates quality control measures for architectural and coordination tasks during all phases of design, oversee work efforts, and review work performed, ensuring a technically sound and consistent solution.

What You'll Do:

  • Develops and presents lead technical viewpoint on projects and ensures HNTB systems are used to deliver the design in a standardized manner.

  • Ensures that a technical solution consistent with the program and design is properly developed and produced. Integrates quality control measures during all phases of design.

  • Promotes the implementation and enforcement of BIM and design technology standards, best practices, and project team workflows.

  • Serves as a subject matter expert on architectural projects of small to medium size and assists on larger projects.

  • Works closely with the project designer and manager in planning and implementing all work processes in consideration of budgets and schedules. Work includes preparing work plans, estimating hours to complete tasks, developing project reports, managing consultant team members (including coordination and incorporation of all work products) and reviewing invoices.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and 6 years of relevant experience.

  • RA

Additional Needs of this Role:

  • Proven experience leading architectural projects, with a focus on transportation facilities and public infrastructure

  • Expertise in construction methods, building materials, and detailing specific to transportation projects

  • Extensive understanding of interdisciplinary coordination

  • Thorough understanding of building codes, accessibility guidelines, NFPA and other industry standards

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, and other relevant design software

  • Excellent communication, leadership, and team collaboration skills

What We Prefer:

  • Experience as a project architect in transportation architecture.

  • Experience with local transit/transportation agency experience is a preferred

  • LEED/Envision certification preferred

HNTB is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

As a Project Architect at HNTB, you will have the opportunity to lead impactful transportation-related architectural projects, contributing to the success of our clients and the growth of our firm. Your experience and leadership skills will play a critical role in delivering innovative design solutions that enhance the built environment and shape the future of transportation architecture.

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Allentown, PA (Lehigh Valley), Baltimore, MD, Harrisburg, PA, King of Prussia, PA (Norristown), Philadelphia, PA (Pennsylvania), Pittsburgh, PA









The approximate pay range for Maryland is $83,323.89 - $142,739.21. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent on factors, including but not limited to, the individual’s qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as physical work location within the state.




HNTB does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or agencies. Any staffing/employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume to this site does so with the understanding that the applicant's resume will become the property of HNTB. HNTB will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion and without any fee owed to the submitting staffing/employment agency, person or entity. Staffing/employment agencies who have fee agreements with HNTB must submit applicants to the designated HNTB recruiter to be eligible for placement fees.

Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Architecture Group

ReqID: R-20265