Design Professional I - Architecture
Phoenix, AZ 
Posted 29 days ago
Job Description


HKS is seeking a talented Design Professional I to join our Mission Critical team in our Phoenix office.

Supports project teams using a wide range of developing professional skills. Performs basic design and technical tasks requiring application of standard techniques and knowledge while working under general supervision. Eager to learn, highly organized and willing to contribute creatively to the team.


  • Modifies or creates implementation documents, applying standard architectural techniques, collaborative design computations and procedures as assigned under direction
  • Performs routine architectural assignments and may have some design responsibility collaborating with other team members as designated
  • Assignments may include higher-level work for training/development purposes
  • May attend on-site visits, field reviews and client and/or project meetings as appropriate
  • May assist in preparing proposals, presentations, schedules and processing of implementation documentation and samples
  • May participate in communication with other disciplines, vendors and contractors to incorporate information into project requirements
  • Participates in team meetings to discuss project issues, design and technical issues and coordination with other disciplines
  • Develops understanding of the firm's basic accounting principles, project budgets and fees
  • Understands the financial implications of overhead and chargeable time, including accountability to project plan and planned utilization rate
  • Fosters awareness of the importance of growing and maintaining client relationships and the basic concept of business development
  • May assist in production of marketing presentations


  • Accredited professional degree in Architecture or related field
  • On the path to Architectural Registration
  • Typically with 0-3 years of experience
  • Sustainable design accreditation preferred
  • Knowledge of architectural software such as Revit, AutoCAD, Navisworks and 3D modeling preferred
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup and InDesign graphic software preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite preferred
  • Knowledge of sustainability and integrated design guidelines
  • Knowledge of building codes
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and professional manner both verbally and in writing


If you currently work for HKS, please submit your application via the Internal Careers Portal.

HKS is an EEO/AA Employer: M/F/Disabled/Veteran

HKS is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to a policy of non-discrimination in all employment practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, advancement, compensation, and termination. HKS’ policies, including its Affirmative Action Programs, are designed to not only ensure legal compliance with state and federal anti-discrimination and retaliation laws, but to carry out the principles of equal employment opportunities in all job categories. Deliberate and conscious effort is made to make employment decisions that are consistent with these equal employment opportunity principles. HKS will recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles, and ensure that all other personnel actions are administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or disability; and ensure that all employment decisions are based only on valid job requirements. Employees and applicants will not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination for filing a complaint, assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance evaluation or hearing, opposing and/or exercising any other right made unlawful by Executive Order 11246, Sections 503 and 38 USC 4212, as amended, or their implementing regulations, or any other Federal, State or local laws requiring equal opportunity.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
0 to 3 years
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