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WSP USA Architectural Designer/Planner in Boston, Massachusetts

Architectural Designer/Planner

Req ID 6691

Architectural Designer/Planner

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for 2 Architectural Designers/Planners to work remotely or in our Raleigh office. These Architectural Designers/planners will work under the direction of Project Directors in cooperation with the project team to develop high quality design on time and on budget.

Provides technical assistance and guidance for the due diligence, planning, concept development, restoration, alteration, extension, and implementation of creative, functional, and sustainable building designs and/or construction of projects in the public and private sector. Tasks may include assisting with conceptually visualizing projects, preparing drawings, specifications, budgets, and construction documents, developing and presenting design proposals, and managing client relationships. Generates accurate and concise drawings, blueprints, renderings, and documentation regarding material, installations, feasibility, and construction technology specifications. Ensures that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards for design, safety, structural integrity, and occupancy.

Your Impact

  • Assist with the preparation of detailed drawings showing both the external and internal appearance and structure of building projects.

  • Collect, compile, and analyze data from the physical work site, surveys, blueprints, GIS data, subsurface utility information, maps, environmental data, historical use, and other matrices for project development, design, and construction.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, or closely related discipline.

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant post education experience in the learned discipline.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree is preferred.

  • Essential Professional Licensure/Certification. #LI-PJ1

Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: 25%

  • Job Status: Regular

  • Employee Type: Full

  • Primary Location: RALEIGH - FAYETTEVILLE ST

  • All locations: US-AL-Birmingham, US-CO-Denver, US-FL-Miami, US-FL-Orlando, US-FL-Tampa, US-GA-Atlanta, US-IL-Chicago, US-MA-Boston, US-MD-Baltimore, US-MD-Columbia, US-NC-Charlotte, US-NC-Raleigh, US-NJ-Jersey City, US-NY-New York, US-OH-Columbus, US-PA-Philadelphia, US-Remote, US-TN-Nashville, US-TX-Dallas, US-TX-Houston, US-VA-Richmond, US-VA-Virginia Beach

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.