Planner/Project Architect: Public Safety & Civic

Rice Fergus Miller Rice Fergus Miller Diversity Badge Employer:
Bremerton, WA, USLocation:
Fri, Sep 25 '20Posted on:

Rice Fergus Miller is seeking a Planner/Project Architect to join our Fire & Emergency Services Team.  This individual will have strong project management and production skills gained from working on all phases of complex projects, and with a passion for public safety and civic projects.

For over 30 years, RFM has committed its practice to performing meaningful projects – ones that build and strengthen community. We thrive on creative collaborations on our projects and pride ourselves on the many long-term relationships we hold with our clients.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to lead programming and planning discussions with clients, drawing upon previous experience, thinking creatively, and serving as a trusted advisor
  • Ability to quickly grasp and resolve complex design issues in collaboration with clients and team members
  • Possess a strong understanding of building codes and materials
  • Possess a strong understanding of building costs in making design decisions and advising clients
  • Effectively partner with jurisdictional staff, project teams and clients
  • Work through all phases of project delivery from programming, concept development and production of work, through construction administration and project close out
  • Serve as the main point of contact for the client on planning and design
  • Build positive relationships with staff, peers, and senior leadership to support the mission, vision, values, and performance standards of the organization

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Architecture from an accredited program, Master’s a plus
  • Extensive hands-on experience on public works, civic and public bid projects
  • Licensed Architect
  • 15 years of professional experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including honest, direct, and constructive communication with team members, clients and consultants
  • Familiarity with spec writing
  • Proficient with Revit
  • Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite\
  • Rhino & SketchUp a plus

Our firm is located in a LEED Platinum, re-imagined warehouse, a block from the waterfront in Bremerton, west of Seattle.  We take our work and sustainability seriously, while valuing a balanced home/work life – as demonstrated by our B Corp certification and being named as one of Washington’s Best Places to Work.

Rice Fergus Miller offers competitive salaries, flexible hours, a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, long term disability, 401(k) and matching program, paid time off, and a host of other benefits. 

Rice Fergus Miller provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

If you’d like more information on who we are, visit, or

We are accepting applications for this opening through October 4, 2020.


To apply, submit your portfolio and resume along with a cover letter through our website at  

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