Jacobs Architectural Specialist in Cambridge, Massachusetts02238

Architectural Specialist


The Buildings & Infrastructure (B&I) Line of Business is a global network of approximately 11,500 employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Architecture Group Manager, selected individual plans, programs, designs, authors, coordinates, and supervises construction of building projects for clients according to their desires, needs, and financial resources.

Technical/Functional Responsibilities:

  • Researches, programs, plans, designs and administers building projects for clients, applying knowledge of architectural design, construction detailing, construction procedures, zoning and building codes, and building materials within the clients budget

  • Thorough knowledge of building codes is required

  • Plans and programs layout of project(s); coordinates and integrates all other discipline elements into unified design for client review and approval

  • Conducts periodic on-site observation of work during construction to monitor compliance with Detailed Design Documents. Familiar with construction administration procedures and processes.

  • May prepare client project presentations, studies, and reports

  • Utilizes computer-assisted design software and equipment to prepare project designs and plans (Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat or Bluebeam, AutoCAD). Revit is preferred.

  • May direct activities of workers engaged in preparing drawings and specification documents for the Conceptual Design Phase, Schematic Design Phase, and/or the Detailed Design Phase of a project


  • Minimum 7 years related experience

  • Experience with private and municipal or Federal projects is a plus (i.e. rail, airport)

  • BA/BS in Architecture or MA (Master of Architecture)

  • Not registered as an Architect or on track for registration in the U.S. or other countries with applicable requirements

  • Not a participant in the intern development program (IDP) or actively pursuing licensing. Does not sign, stamp or seal drawings or represent Jacobs as an architect

  • Proficiency in building envelope detailing

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

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Primary Location United States-Massachusetts-Cambridge

Req ID: BI 0002CW