Parsons Corporation Architect, Senior in Falls Church, Virginia

Architect, Senior


Falls Church, Virginia, United States

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Performs a wide variety of difficult architectural assignments by applying architectural design standards, practices, and techniques. Space planning and Design Intent Drawing experience is required. The incumbent at this level is a fully-qualified Architect who is proficient in developing creative architectural solutions.


·Performs a variety of assignments such as conducting architectural studies, developing design concepts and design criteria, and preparing related reports.

·Reviews CAD drawings, renderings, layouts, study models, construction documents, and color boards prepared by Architectural Designers. Provide updates to space planning and Design Intent Drawings.Ensures compliance with applicable codes, standards, and client requirements.

·Provides technical consultations for interdisciplinary analytical studies and analyses.

·Writes construction specifications and prepares detailed requisitions for equipment and materials. Interfaces with suppliers as required.

·Reviews supplier drawings and samples, and performs technical bid analyses.

·Coordinates work with engineering and construction units at project site. Reviews, approves, and issues detailed design and construction drawings and specifications prepared by others. Determines occupancy loads.

·Provides the seal and signature of a professional architect when required by statute or contract.

·Provides technical guidance to lower-level Architects and Architectural Designer/Drafters working on the same project.

·Keeps abreast of current technologies via technical subscriptions and attendance at conferences.

·Prepares staffing estimates and execution plans.

·Chairs weekly job meetings; prepares and submits summary of project progress and pending issues to Project Manager.

  • Assists Project Manager in pricing and negotiating changes to the scope of work with the client and subcontractors. Reviews bid documents and assists with bidder solicitation activities. Documents and executes changes in scope of project.

  • Anticipates problems and works with client, architects/engineers, subcontractors, and Project Manager to identify and implement corrective actions.

  • Keeps client and Project Manager informed of the day-to-day activities of the project.

  • Maintains accurate documentation of job progress through weekly and monthly reports.

  • Develop and revise project work plans.

  • Conduct periodic inspections of the construction sites as needed. Travel is anticipated to be minimal.

·Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


Bachelor's degree in Architecture (or equivalent) is required with 8-10 years of relevant experience, or Master's degree and 8+ years related experience. Professional registration is required at this level.


Requires proficiency in the application of architectural design standards, practices, techniques, and concepts. Proficiency in CAD and other PC software packages typically associated with architectural design is also required. The ability to make presentations to clients and others is preferred.

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.