San Francisco International Airport (SFO) San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Employer:
Brisbane, CA, USLocation:
Tue, May 1 '18Posted on:

Salary:  $121,550 - $147,784/year

Apply immediately. May close any time after 5:00 p.m. on May 8, 2018 (PST)


We are searching for a talented Architect to join our Planning Development and Construction Division at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). If you are interested in being a leader in a small, 20-person design studio with big firm vision, this is the position for you. We deliver a wide range of Capital and Facilities Maintenance projects under $20 million from tenant improvements and museum galleries to new construction for airport support structures. We work a standard 40-hour work week with great benefits and work-life balance. No two projects are alike and all are interesting. You should be a proactive, self-motivated professional who enjoys working with others in a collaborative and dynamic environment. We are focused on Zero Net Energy (ZNE) design, committed to revolutionizing the passenger experience, and bringing the innovative flair of San Francisco and Silicon Valley to our projects.

As an Architect for SFO, you will focus on design, construction, maintenance and conversion of public buildings; direct the activities of assigned personnel engaged in such work; and perform related duties as required. In conjunction with managing and performing the technical aspects of projects summarized above, the 5268 Architect provides comprehensive project planning and coordination services, including maintaining client relationships, support of contract negotiation and administration, public and user group presentations, maintenance of budgets and schedules, and participates in the professional development of subordinate staff.

About SFO:

SFO is a world-class, award-winning airport that served more than 55 million guests in 2017.  SFO offers non-stop flights to 45 international cities on 45 international carriers. The Bay Area's largest airport also connects non-stop with 83 U.S. cities on 13 domestic airlines.  In fiscal year 16/17, the Airport, an enterprise department of the City & County of San Francisco, accounted for $8.4 billion in business activity and supported more than 42,800 direct jobs.

SFO’s mission is to provide an exceptional airport in service to our communities and is committed to redefining air travel. SFO has embarked on the renovation of Terminal 1, the largest capital project in the Airport’s $7.3 billion Ascent Program.  For more information, visit  View a video about careers at SFO.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.       Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in the architectural field, including architectural design, architectural detailing, construction documents, programming, preliminary cost budgeting, specification coordination and review, and construction administration. This experience must include four (4) years serving as a job captain or project leader, and two (2) years of verifiable experience as a licensed architect in the State of California. (Experience in lower-level classes (i.e., 5260, 5261, 5265, or 5266) is considered qualifying); AND

  1. Possession of a license to practice architecture in the State of California issued by the California State Board of Architectural Examiners; AND

  2. Possession of a valid California driver’s license.


1.       Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2000 hours. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week.). Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.



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Recruitment #CBT-5268-902640

Minorities, Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to Apply.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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