Architectural Designer

HDR HDR Employer:
Lawrenceville, NJ, USLocation:
Fri, Oct 25 '19Posted on:

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR is looking for an Architectural Designer to join their team in Lawrenceville, NJ. The primary responsibilities of the Architectural Designer include:

Collaborating on design projects, including programming client needs, conceptual design, schematic design, and design development.  Working with consultants, contractors, fabricators, specification writers, and regulatory agencies to meet overall project objectives. Resolve complex technical and design issues. Assist in managing client expectations, team communication, and consultant coordination.  Provide project team coordination for the finished plans, specifications, and material selections required for construction.

 Independently evaluate, select and apply architectural techniques, procedures and modifications to architectural construction documents, perform architectural assignments with only general instruction from the Design Principal or Project Architect regarding the expected results. Assist Project Architects, other Architectural Project Designers or Technicians as needed, and take responsibility for work in all phases of the architectural process. Participate in the construction administration of projects and review of submittals and finish samples.  Contribute to office activities, initiatives, and learning programs.  Qualifications


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Architecture or closely related field

2+ years professional or internship experience preparing details, specifications and construction documents.

Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project)

Desire to pursue growth opportunities and eventually obtain registration

Strong leadership, communication and relationship management skills

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Proficient in Revit, Rhino, Sketchup, Adobe Suite, Model making skills (3D printing laser cutting assembly) and familiarity with related tools and process

Demonstrated graphic presentation skills.

An attitude and commitment to our “Design Excellence Program” and an active participant of our employee-owned culture.

 Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Architecture. 

Experience in the areas of healthcare, educational, civic, science and research facilities. 

Experience and/or interest in sustainable design/LEED desired but not required. 

Preference given to local candidates. 


At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.  

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law. San Francisco, CA: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.


AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.


At HDR, health and safety matters.

  • For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy 
  • If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.

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