Senior Architect/Job Captain

AAI Architects, P.C. AAI Architects, P.C. Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Mon, Apr 25 '22Posted on:

AAI Architects, P.C., New York, NY ( is searching for Architects with 10 Years’ Experience. This is an exciting opportunity to work on world-renowned large and prestigious projects that transform our built environment. AAI often teams with other architectural firms to collaborate in the delivery of projects. We collaborate with many Pritzker Architecture Prize winners and similar-caliber leading design architects, which gives you an opportunity to experience how a variety of architectural firms approach the design process. We have a strong mentorship program and you will have an opportunity to interact with consultants and gain valuable design, construction, and client-related experience. Candidates have the opportunity for long-term growth and leadership. We offer a stimulating, collaborative working environment.

AAI has a diverse group of architects from many backgrounds. You can be a professional with us and still be you. We value the talents and perspectives you bring to our office. We believe that diverse perspectives enhance innovation and that a great professional can be anyone and can come from anywhere. Diversity, inclusion, and access to opportunity are essential to our path forward.

 This position has opportunity for long-term growth and leadership with our firm.  AAI has a generous benefits package and salaries.

Senior Architect/Job Captain

Our New York office has an immediate opening for a Senior Architect/Job Captain.


In this position, you will:

  • Be an effective leader to your team on the development of the project and support the Project Director on the implementation of the project direction.
  • Develop a strong relationship between the Owner, Design Architect and Consultant Team.
  • Manage team resources and schedules according to design, deliverable and construction schedule.
  • Manage development of drawing sets.
  • Participate in the documentation, coordination and review of contract documents from pre-concept to CA phases.
  • Ensure compliance with AAI firm standards, best practices, New York City Building Codes, New York City Energy codes, ADA requirements and all other applicable laws.
  • Coordinate with senior technical staff to provide technical solutions.
  • Support other teams to provide technical solutions, code compliance methods and QAQC support when needed.
  • Coordinate and review consultants’ work to ensure compliance with scope of work, design intent, performance requirements and timely submission of documents.
  • Coordinate with consultants and specification writer to provide required specification sections at each submission milestone.
  • Provide technical guidance of junior staff.
  • Create a strong, collaborative working environment amongst the team.


  • Completion of a five or six-year architectural degree program or Master in Architecture program.
  • 10 years of work experience in large-scale commercial, mixed-use, high-rise residential and institutional projects. Minimum of 3 years in leadership role as Job Captain.
  • Proven experience leading large teams while managing complex large-scale projects.
  • Advanced knowledge of current versions of Revit, AutoCAD and MS-Office.
  • Strong and positive leadership and interpersonal qualities.
  • Detail oriented, efficient, adaptable to changing deadlines and priorities.
  • Strong understanding of New York City building codes.
  • Proven experience in the production of working drawings from schematic design through to construction administration.   

The ideal candidate will:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the multidisciplinary project development process and team-focused environment, applying in-depth knowledge of building technology and assembly, construction methodology.
  • Have excellent leadership skills coupled with the ability to work in a collaborative environment, producing exemplary work on a daily basis.
  • Understand how to develop a wide range of project types, dealing with project schedule, client demands, building materials, construction techniques, related engineering principles, sustainability strategies, building codes, and assembling construction drawing sets.

A two-hour Revit Assessment will be given to those chosen for an interview.

Candidates must have a Green Card or be a U.S. Citizen.

Salary commensurate with experience.    


Please visit our website, to learn more about the position and apply directly.

Please note that a two-hour Revit Assessment will be given to those chosen for an interview. Applicants will be considered for interviews based on the information provided in their application to us including current resume, cover letter and examples of their work. Attachments/portfolios cannot exceed 13 MB.  

Salary commensurate with experience.  

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