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Burns & McDonnell Project Architect - Healthcare (Multiple Locations) in Kansas City, Missouri


We are currently seeking a Project Architect to join our Healthcare team. You will partner directly with the Healthcare Project Manager to ensure the design excellence, financial health of the project, the quality of project documents, team collaboration and communication. Additionally, you will lead the cross-functional design disciplines in developing technical solutions. The position is seen as a growth opportunity in a developing healthcare practice.

  • Responsible for ensuring the overall design intent of the project established by the Project Designer is incorporated into the detailed documentation.

  • Monitors the design process from conceptual phase through construction administration, ensuring the design idea is consistent and properly executed.

  • Responsible for technical resolution and coordination for a defined portion of a project.

  • Checks completed reports, plans, estimates and calculations for accuracy.

  • Sets the overall strategy for producing the documents and identifies the sheets planned for each stage of the work. This includes defining how data will be organized into files and which elements will be incorporated in a Building Information Model (BIM).

  • Fosters and maintains a collaborative professional working relationship with the Project Leadership Team.

  • Responsible for communication with other disciplines, vendors, and contractors to ensure incorporation of all information into project requirements and provides support as necessary.

  • Ensures that construction detail documentation conforms to quality assurance, quality control and best practice standards.

  • Supervises preparation of technical drawings by other less senior level architects or technicians.

  • Performs as team leader on certain projects.

  • Mentors and directs the work of less experienced staff, participates in professional development reviews and 'Lessons Learned' sessions.

  • Fosters a commitment to external and internal client service.

  • Receives project direction from the Healthcare Project Manager.

  • Coordinates use and tracks shared electronic documentation and files with project team, clients and consultants.

  • Meets with municipal building department and other governing agency officials to coordinate approvals or variances.

  • Writes reports and memos to consultants and vendors to issue changes and track resolutions.

  • Provides technical support and project communications to team as required.

  • Attends on-site visits, field reviews and project meetings. Prepares and coordinates the review of contractor's schedules, submission of shop drawings and samples.

  • Assists the Specification Writer in product research, consulting with manufacturers, evaluating and selecting project related materials.

  • Participates in team meetings to help resolve project issues, coordination with other disciplines, schedule adherence, technical issues.

  • Participates in review of project costs and budgets, adherence to schedule.

  • Prepares meeting minutes.

  • Prepares 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings and builds models for client/project team revit.


  • Bachelor's degree in architecture or equivalent in education or experience required. Master's degree preferred.

  • Prior experience in healthcare projects required.

  • 3 years of experience required, 5-10 years of design experience preferred. Healthcare design experience preferred.

  • Licensed Architect with current registration in your region preferred.

  • NCARB registration preferred.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience with leading the discipline design for projects and delegating work tasks to team members. Ability to lead execution of work and resolve issues in a team environment.

  • Strong knowledge of design, trends, construction methodology, material application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness.

  • Knowledge of design principles and the ability to interpret design concepts and layouts, including commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the profession required.

  • Advanced knowledge of building regulations, FGI Guidelines, safety codes and ability to research and apply/incorporate into technical documents required.

  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of technical plans, drawings, and models required.

  • Proven ability to prioritize in order to meet deadlines and provide high quality service to clients preferred.

  • Advanced knowledge of architectural building systems required.

  • Advanced knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines preferred.

  • Proficiency in Revit required.

  • Experience in 3D rendering software utilizing a Revit model such as Enscape / Lumion preferred.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.

  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and InDesign graphic software preferred.


Job Architecture

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations US-TN-Nashville

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Req ID: 212561