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Senior Architect- Industrial/Manufacturing


Atlanta, GA, US, 30339 Kansas City, MO, US, 64106 Nashville, TN, US, 37210

Best People + Right Culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s success.


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 90+ 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.

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.
Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core


In addition, this position will be responsible for:

  • Responsible for executing complex designs and managing a large variety of projects acting as project design lead.
  • Advises project team of all design related quality, schedule and budget variances in a timely manner.
  • Manages subordinate or other discipline resources to quality, schedule and budget requirements.
  • Prepares contract amendments, change order documentation, and claims documentation.
  • Mentors Architects in less senior positions.
  • Works with Client Solutions and Operations on the development and acquisition of architectural projects with new and prospective clients.
  • Assists in marketing JE Dunn’s architectural services, preparing and conducting proposal presentations, and managing communication between clients, consultants and project teams.
  • Provides subject matter expertise in one or more market sectors.
  • Coordinates activities across regional teams and offices.
  • Partners with leadership team to ensure company standards for building requirements and assurance of quality design and construction work are upheld.
  • On larger projects, functions as a key member of a collaborative design team; on smaller projects may independently complete all aspects of a project.
  • Self-generates construction drawings and project specifications.
  • Coordinates other engineering discipline drawings and construction requirements.
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 (Required)
  • Degree from a NAAB accredited architecture program (Preferred)
  • 8+ years architectural experience (Preferred)
  • Experience in the Automotive, Aerospace, Metals, Plastics, Consumer Goods, Paper, Food & Beverage, Cold Storage and Standard Warehouse market sector (Preferred)
  • Cross-functional knowledge of the key engineering disciplines (Architectural, Civil, Structural, MEP) and relevant trades
  • General construction experience (Preferred)
  • Previous experience in proposal development and client management with proven history in leading project pursuits and winning proposals (Preferred)
Working Environment
  • 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 business 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


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.


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Why People Work Here

At JE Dunn we offer our employees an inspired place to enrich their life and the lives of those around them

Building on our rich history, our employee owners are shaping the future of JE Dunn. In our team-focused environment we do life together and are generously rewarded for our efforts

About JE Dunn

    Founded in 1924, JE Dunn Construction is a family and employee-owned general contractor with expertise in construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery. We deliver transformational solutions to our clients with certainty of results in our pursuit of building perfection.

    • 90+ Years of Construction Experience
    • 22 office locations coast-to-coast
    • Annual revenues in excess of $4 billion
    • Consistently ranked Top 25 of the 400 largest general contractors nationwide by Engineering News-Record
    • Consistently ranked Top 15 for domestic building by Engineering News-Record
    • 2500+ Employee Owners work at JE Dunn


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Nearest Major Market: Atlanta