Architect - Industrial/Manufacturing (AFG)


Atlanta, GA, US, 30339

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By hiring inspired people, giving them interesting and challenging work, enabling them with innovative tools, and letting them share in the company’s rewards, we’ve found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 95+ years.


Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places every day, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

Role Summary

The Architect role is responsible for working as part of a broader design and construction project team to realize projects from conception to completion. Industrial/Manufacturing projects such as consumer goods, battery manufacturing, food & beverage processing and automated distribution facility project types often utilize an integrated design-build delivery method.  This position will work collaboratively with Industrial/Manufacturing owners and project teams through early engagement to ensure successful development of design documents and specifications. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of JE Dunn.

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Participates in the creation of design solutions for a variety of project types through feasibility studies, and conceptual and schematic design and development activities throughout all phases of design and construction.
  • Develops design concepts and documents during concept schematic and design development phases.
  • Direct involvement in the development and production of the construction documents and specifications.
  • Researches, specifies, and details materials, finishes, products and fixtures utilizing manufacturer product data.
  • Develops, modifies, and reviews design concepts, production drawings and construction documents according to established standards and technical expertise.
  • Participates in design and operational research, building & systems programming, site and building analysis and report documentation.
  • Participates in preparing design presentations to clients, communities, and other pertinent stakeholders, including public agencies.
  • Partners with project teams throughout the design and construction process.
  • Coordinates directly with clients in the day-to-day project management of the design development and provides construction administration services.
  • Observes construction activities and works with contractors to ensure successful execution of design intent.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner.
  • Communication skills, verbal and written – Intermediate.
  • Ability to conduct effective presentations – Intermediate.
  • Proficiency in MS Office – Intermediate.
  • Ability to read and understand drawings and specifications.
  • Thorough knowledge of project processes and how each supports the successful completion of a project.
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally.
  • Proficiency with Autodesk Suite, AutoCAD, Revit, 3DS Max, and all Adobe programs and/or Google SketchUp.
  • Experience with U.S. building design codes and material specific standards.
  • Ability to think in a highly structured manner along all design disciplines while also having creativity to develop specialized solutions by anticipating potential challenges.


  • Bachelor's degree in architecture or related field (Reuired).
  • Degree from a NAAB accredited architecture program (Preferred).


  • 5+ years architectural experience in Industrial/Manufacturing project types (Preferred).
  • Cross-functional knowledge of the key engineering disciplines (Architectural, Civil, Structural, MEP) and relevant trades.
  • General construction experience (Preferred).

Working Environment

  • Valid and unrestricted drivers license required
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
  • May require extensive periods of travel
  • Must be willing to work non-traditional hours to meet project needs
  • May be exposed to extreme conditions (hot or cold)
  • Assignment location may include project sites and/or in the office
  • Frequent activity: Sitting, Viewing Computer Screen
  • Occasional activity: Standing, Walking, Bending, Climbing, Reaching above Shoulder, Pushing, Pulling

At JE Dunn, our approach to benefits means caring for the whole person, and it begins with a comprehensive benefits program that meets families' needs. We offer competitive and award-winning benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, 401(K) and Employee Stock Ownership Plan.


JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


JE Dunn provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please submit your request to


JE Dunn Construction Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of JE Dunn Construction without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of JE Dunn Construction Company.  Please, no phone calls or emails.

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