Senior-Level Architectural Leader
Cherry Hill, NJ  / Lakewood, CO  / New York, NY  / Charlotte, NC  / Walnut Creek, CA ...View All
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Posted 9 days ago
Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to join our growing team as the Architectural Specialty Leader for Brown and Caldwell. In this role you will collaborate with other National Practice and Specialty Leaders of the Design Services Enterprise with a focus to develop and maintain the technical strategic vision for Brown and Caldwell's Architecture Discipline. In this role, you will develop technical aspects associated with Architectural Design Standards and Design Guidelines as well as to develop and help implement the vision to take advance our Architectural capabilities. The responsibilities of this position also include managing group workload, hiring and project assignments, as well as providing mentoring and performance feedback for group employees. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a technical leader to continue to build upon their career, do challenging and meaningful work. If you are looking for such an opportunity in a company that focuses exclusively on environmental projects for both public and private clients, with a collaborative, innovative and supportive culture, let's talk.

For the right candidate, this position offers the opportunity to be the leader of a growing team to implement and update standards to reduce the price of our services, consistently deliver quality and improve project performance. We are looking for candidates who are visionary and strategic thinkers that have a passion for building things, meeting new people, and desire to work with on industrial and municipal projects within the water/wastewater field. Success in this position is predicated upon your ability to be a strong leader and effective communicator.

Detailed Description:

  • Direct the development of the discipline technical standards and oversee their maintenance and implementation.
  • Oversee the selection of delivery tools to support the discipline.
  • Approval of the architectural labor resources (i.e. hiring, spot bonuses, merit, locations of hiring, balance of grade levels).
  • Oversee the professional development of architectural resources.
  • Advise on architectural staff performance management.
  • Direct architectural QC efforts.
  • Direct architectural BD efforts.
  • Oversee various aspects of architectural design, including conceptual design studies, development of program requirements, schematic design, design development and construction documents.
  • Preparation of marketing and client presentation materials
  • Ability to conceptualize and represent initial design ideas using 3D software
  • Conduct research on building materials and building codes nationally.
  • Ensure the timely and efficient delivery of high-quality design project to our clients.
  • Ability to work productively and cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Must be outgoing, confident, and team-oriented with strong written and communication skills.
  • Ability to coordinate and execute Navisworks model walkthroughs.
  • Develop and maintain architectural project files and standard details.
  • Assist with coordinating and resolving construction issues.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • A four-year degree (BS in Architecture) or five-year degree (BA in Architecture) from an accredited school of architecture.
  • 15 years' experience preferred
  • Registered Architect with ability to acquire licensing within additional states within one year as needed.
  • Proficiency in REVIT, AutoCAD Architecture, Navisworks, and Sketchup/Formit.
  • Knowledge of construction documents, with an understanding of construction technology, sustainable design and building systems.
  • Knowledge of building codes and national standards.
  • Passion for design excellence, collaboration and willingness to learn.
  • Knowledge and experience using Power Point and Photoshop.
  • Experience with architectural modeling, detailing and drawing production.
  • LEED and Envision credentials or willingness to obtain such credentials are desired.

Colorado Salary Range: The anticipated starting pay range for this position is $151,000 to $208,000 annually and may be more or less depending upon skills, experience, and education.

Benefits and Other Compensation: We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee health, performance, and success which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off and parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, performance-based bonus eligibility, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement, pet insurance and long-term care insurance. Click to see our full list of benefits.

About Brown and Caldwell

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Brown and Caldwell is a full-service environmental engineering and construction firm with 52 offices and 1,700 professionals across North America and the Pacific. For more than 70 years, we have created leading-edge environmental solutions for municipalities, private industry, and government agencies. We strive to be the company of choice-to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration, and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise, and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. For more information, visit

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Notice to Third-Party Agencies: Brown and Caldwell does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request with Brown and Caldwell, Brown and Caldwell reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Brown and Caldwell ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


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