Senior Architect

Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
Posted Date 2 months ago(9/27/2023 10:23 AM)
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BRPH is looking for a Senior Architect to join our Huntsville, Alabama office. The Senior Architect performs advanced assignments demonstrating complex professional architectural work knowledge and abilities, requiring the application of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related architectural tasks. Assignments require sound independent judgment and application of a non-routine, complex nature, under the supervision of the Director. Assignments may include variables and be complex. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of architectural principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields.




  • Makes decisions independently on architectural problems and methods and represents the company by resolving important questions and coordinating the work. Requires the use of advanced techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts, and practices of architecture. The knowledge and expertise required for this level of work result from progressive experience and education.
  • Assignments usually include complex tasks and calculations with limited technical guidance on non-standard issues. Must coordinate with and help resolve conflicts with other disciplines based on an excellent understanding of the design process. Responsible for the preparation of project-specific construction specifications and construction administration. Assignments may include managerial tasks of both project and personnel nature. 
  • Proven experience involving Project Programming and Design.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Prepares reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, cost estimates, and permits for daily work. 
  • Has working knowledge of CAD to produce designs into routine final drawings and performs limited Revit and Auto-CAD operations.
  • Advanced understanding of codes and standards and the ability to research code issues, present interpretations, and properly apply them in daily work. 
  • Has an excellent understanding and knowledge of construction techniques and constructibility. 
  • Performs Life Safety and Code Analysis and prepares Life Safety Plans
  • Visits construction site to review, monitor, and report progress and perform other construction administration duties, such as shop drawing review, attending construction site meetings, reviewing RFI’s, preparing ASI’s, and PRs, and preparing status reports, per the contract documents
  • Uses company and discipline department computer-assisted drafting and design software and equipment to prepare architectural and design documents. Must be proficient in the use of personal computers.
  • Duties may include supervising, coordinating, and checking the work, as well as instructing, leading, and mentoring other staff members.
  • Perform checking work prepared by drafters, designers, and other architects.
  • Provide coordination of all applicable project discipline’s drawings and specifications.
  • Assist in preparing design budgets, marketing proposals, and cost estimates.
  • Assist in client contact and communication pertaining to specific projects and business development.
  • Promote communications, cooperation, and quality among staff. 
  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Windows, Excel, Project, Navisworks or BIM 360, Newforma, Bluebeam, and Word
  • Must be familiar with Auto-CAD or Revit building analysis and energy modeling software.
  • Promotes and represents the firm in a professional manner.
  • Knowledge of sustainable/green strategies.
  • Understanding of different project delivery methods.
  • Responsible for job-specific standards, practices, and quality as defined in BRPH Quality Standards and Discipline Director’s initiatives. 
  • Develops proposals and agreements for assigned projects. 
  • Prepares forecast of workload and resources for assigned projects and/or departments.
  • Prepares and monitors project budgets and coordinates with the PM regarding adjustments to the work to maintain profitability.
  • Responsible for meeting project schedules, timely completion, and quality of assigned projects. 
  • Delivers a minimum of one technical training session to staff per year in each office.
  • May serve as a project manager or project architect on assigned Must be prepared to sign and seal documents as AOR.
  • Assists in marketing presentations and leads business development.
  • An active member of local, state, and/or national professional organizations.




  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Ten years of experience as an architect
  • Must have passed the exam and be certified as a Professional Registered Architect
  • Technically competent to sign and seal construction documents
  • Must have experience in managing mid-size to large projects
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship



Possess a Certificate of Licensed Registered Architect.



Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


This job description may be changed to include new responsibilities and tasks or change existing ones as management deems necessary.


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