Senior Architect
Detroit, MI 
Posted 19 days ago
Job Description
Senior Architect
Job Locations US-MI-Detroit
Job ID 2022-1852
# of Openings Remaining 1
About DLZ

DLZ Corporation is seeking qualified Architects for immediate openings. DLZ is an award-winning architecture and engineering firm with over 700 employees located in 24 offices. DLZ has built long-standing relationships with state, federal, and public clients, serving public and government agencies for the past 100 years throughout the Midwest. Project types include Corrections, Judicial, Public Safety, Transit, Education, Water/Waste Water, Municipal facilities. DLZ's professionals include Architects, Landscape Architects, Mechanical, Electrical, Structural and Civil Engineers, as well as professional Surveyors, Construction Inspectors and Soil Scientists.

DLZ Corporation serves public and private entities across the nation. As a multidisciplinary firm, DLZ provides engineering and architectural design services, construction management, surveying, right-of-way acquisition and materials testing. In 2016, DLZ was named Design Firm of the Year by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest. In addition, DLZ is consistently ranked as one of ENR's Top 150 U.S. Design Firms. Our award-winning designs have received national recognition for sustainable design, innovative approach and design excellence.

Job Description

DLZ Corporation currently has exciting opportunity for a licensed Architect to lead a group of Architects and Project Managers in Detroit, Michigan.


    Focus would be to lead group in development of Architectural projects involving renovations or new construction.
  • Overseeing programming, design development, development of construction documents and construction administration.
  • Oversee financial performance of the group.
  • Periodically assigned role of Project Manager or lead in major segments of design projects where complex, multi-faceted, and coordinated work is required; directing assigned personnel, meeting cost and time schedules and producing quality results are primary objectives.
  • Perform review for compliance with codes and standards.
  • Direct and manage Architects, Designers and Project Managers reporting to this position.
  • Maintain budget guidelines and profitability.
  • Improve business development within the firm's business development program.
  • Prepare scope of work, cost proposals and contracts for potential work.
  • Prepare workload projections and manage financial performance of the department.
  • Perform Quality Control reviews for facility design projects.
  • Perform architectural and design assignments of a complex nature, applying innovative architectural design concepts and advanced professional knowledge.
  • Conduct complex feasibility and operating studies aimed at evaluating alternative systems and methods.
  • Coordinate client contact and maintain working relationships with existing and potential clients.
  • Responsible for preparation and review of proposals and contracts.
  • Ensure contractual commitments are met and work is being performed according to the client's instructions.
  • Ensure consistency and high quality in all work produced by the Department.
  • Initiate and maintain contacts with key professionals and officials of other organizations and companies.
  • Perform all work in a safe and responsible manner, in accordance with the Health and Safety Plan.
  • Possess an aptitude to act as a positive representative of the company and its core values.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Degree in Architecture is required
  • Registered Architect in the state of MI required
  • 15 years of progressively responsible experience in architecture
  • Municipal, Judicial, Educational, Transit, and Federal project experience is preferred.
  • Working experience with REVIT
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills
  • Experience in a variety of project types, scale, and complexity; following projects from conception through completion.
  • Experience working on concurrent projects, collaborating with multiple design disciplines, and technical production project experience.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software
  • Working knowledge and application of building codes and design standards required
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and practice proactive time-management.
  • Ability to visit and safely traverse construction and project sites and complying with all applicable safety codes and requirements.

At DLZ we offer an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, health savings account, and 401(k) with an Employee Stock Ownership Program. We also offer an innovative wellness program including gym reimbursement!

DLZ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. DLZ fully supports and maintains compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
15+ years
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