Principal Architect - Studio Lead - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - Colorado, Greenwood Village

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a high-caliber, dynamic senior architect to serve as Principal Architect, leading the Denver, Colorado architecture studio. They will be part of AECOM’s Building + Places Leadership team in Colorado and the broader Central Region helping to win, design and lead teams of architects on projects across a diverse set of market sectors including Corporate, Education, Federal, Healthcare, Civic/Cultural and Transportation . The Colorado office of AECOM is one of the largest A/E practice in the Central region, with a fully integrated team spanning all the engineering disciplines, architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design and asset management.

The Principal Architect’s main responsibilities will include:

  • Design, technical, and management leadership for the architecture team

  • Supervising, recruiting, and promoting staff

  • Client relations and development

  • Leading architecture-driven pursuits

  • Collaborating with the other AECOM architecture practices around the Americas and sometimes globally.

  • Be the face of AECOM Architecture to the Colorado market within the industry, such as with AIA, and to clients.

  • Foster a design culture in the studioThe responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Cultivate and maintain client relationships

  • Oversee and lead multiple projects through all phases of design, and actively lead the design process for each of these clients and opportunities

  • Work with Project Managers to define scope from initial project information and oversee preparation of associated fee proposals, schedules, work plans and additional service requests as required

  • Provide guidance and direction to ensure presentations and deliverables meet a high standard of graphic quality that exceed client expectations and advance the reputation of the firm

  • Establish an encouraging and collaborative environment for all project teams

  • Participate in the annual performance review of employees, further developing staff skills and growth through open dialogue

  • Actively participate in building the positive perception of AECOM in the region

  • Provide mentorship, coaching and motivating project teams and individuals

  • Become actively involved in organizations at the leadership level

  • Promote a fun and collaborative work culture

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture and 10+ years as a practicing architect responsible for the delivery of complex programmatic projects as well a as minimum of 4 years of leadership experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience/education

  • Licensed Architect in Colorado, or ability to obtain within 6 months

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of relevant experience

  • Must be detail oriented, thorough, well-organized and effectively manage time

  • Team player with excellent listening skills and diplomacy

  • Willingness to work with multiple colleagues on a variety of initiatives

  • Ability to work in a high-paced environment with a sense of urgency

  • Outstanding oral communication, written and presentation skills

  • Strong organizational skills – ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Proactive and goal-oriented, with the ability to work independently and manage change effectively

Additional Information:

  • Relocation benefits are available with this position

  • Sponsorship for US Work Authorization is not offered with this role

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 226657BR

Additional Locations US - Denver, CO - 717 17th St

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.