Senior Architect / Designer-Transportation Facilities

IBI Group IBI Group Employer:
Seattle, WA, USLocation:
Thu, Nov 5 '20Posted on:

We are a global architecture, engineering, planning, and technology firm defining the cities of tomorrow.

By connecting design and technology, we change how people experience their built environment. We work across disciplines to create the intelligent systems, sustainable buildings, and efficient infrastructure that shapes the way people live, move, learn, and heal.

Our Transit group is an award winning mid-sized design studio dedicated to delivering creative public transit design solutions that elevate and strengthen the communities they serve. 

We are committed to be a great place to work that fosters the professional growth of every individual through a relaxed, collaborative and dynamic work environment.

At IBI, we’re defining the cities of tomorrow.

Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Architect for our Seattle Transit Facilities Studio with experience in delivering complex projects from start to finish.  This is a great opportunity for a passionate and creative mind to take on dynamic and challenging projects and be part of leading the creative design initiatives on transit projects both locally and internationally.  The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of experience, be an out-of-the-box thinker with a talent for developing creative design ideas, will offer a robust design portfolio showing an array of projects and a holistic understanding of the design process. 

Most of the things you'll work on:

  • Work with the Director in charge to lead a team of architects and designers
  • Lead, develop and initiate architectural vision through designs
  • Develop presentations, progress reports, establishment of design fees, establish resourcing plans and overall lead of projects
  • Lead prospective project proposals and business development of the design team
  • Interaction with clients, 3rd party, authorities having jurisdiction, contractors and consultants
  • Develop and manage the production of the contract documents
  • Develop and coordinate all details, drawings and specifications
  • Integrate and coordinate with all disciplines as required to complete project tasks
  • Supervise and review the work of junior staff and provide input and mentoring as required


  • Degree in Architecture and licensed in the state of Washington;
  • 10 years minimum experience in an architectural firm Creative and collaborative with demonstrated proficiency and passion for designing and detailing
  • Demonstrated proficiency through all phases of project development
  • Understanding knowledge of BIM and associated software
  • Competent knowledge of building codes
  • Knowledge of preparing and reviewing specifications
  • Knowledge of construction administration, contractual negotiations, design fees and construction costs
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage time and deadlines in a fast paced work environment 
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently within a collaborative team.
  • Leader that is proactive, self-starter, detail oriented and ability to inspire a design team
  • Analytical thinker and problem solver
  • Experience in transit station design or infrastructure will be considered an asset
  • Experience on large, multidisciplinary teams will be considered and asset

Additional information

We request applicants submit RESUME AND PORTFOLIO highlighting relevant work experience; please limit PDF files to 20MB.

IBI Group is pleased to provide a competitive benefit package and pays association dues and licensing fees. We have taken a remote, work from home model during COVID 19.

As part of IBI Group's selection process, candidates may be requested to consent to background checks relevant to the role under consideration for, prior to receiving a job offer (as applicable under state law). These could include: work references, education and credential confirmation, employment verification, identity check, credit report, criminal offence, drug testing and driver’s license record.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. IBI Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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