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Project Architect

Balzer & Associates
Staunton, VA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Looking for a terrific place to build your career and write your own success story?

Balzer & Associates is searching for a Project Architect. This is an incredible opportunity to lead and grow with an extremely successful firm. At Balzer & Associates, we have been delivering design solutions to clients for over 50 years and are looking for the right team members to contribute to our mission of serving the community. Our employees are recognized as the essential pillars to our development and success; therefore, our focus is on taking exceptional care of not only our clients, but of our team.

When you join our team, you are exposed to all aspects of the design process. As a multi-disciplinary firm, our staff has the unique opportunity to interact, learn, and grow in a collaborative environment where knowledge is gained every day. Our diversity of work and disciplines affords our professionals the opportunity to be involved with a wide variety of projects that provide a foundation on which an outstanding career can be built.

Balzer & Associates offers a competitive, robust benefit package to full-time employees consisting of medical, dental and vision insurance; 401k match; PTO & paid holidays; annual bonus program, discretionary profit sharing, educational reimbursement, employee engagement events, financial wellness education, and other valuable benefits.

Job Summary:

The Project Architect researches, plans, designs and administers building projects to ensure that goals or objectives of the project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consults with client to determine functional and spatial requirements of new structure or renovation, and prepares information regarding design, specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, and construction time
  • Visits project site to become familiar with existing conditions
  • Prepares fee proposals and time, cost and staffing budgets for project for Department Head approval
  • Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget
  • Plans layout of project and integrating engineering elements into unified design for client review and approval
  • Prepares scale drawings and contract documents for building contractors
  • Represents client in obtaining bids and awarding construction contract
  • Administers construction contracts and conducts periodic on-site observation of work during construction to monitor compliance with plans
  • Prepares studies and reports
  • Prepares project designs and plans using computer assisted design software and equipment
  • Directs activities of workers engaged in preparing drawings and specification documents
  • Resolves client problems and complaints and provides technical advice to project staff
  • Performs final quality assurance/buildability review of project documents
  • Signs and seals project documents prepared under his supervision
  • Understands and obeys site safety requirements for construction sites

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the art and science of designing buildings and structures, styles of design, and methods of construction of buildings and other physical structures
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written communication, specifications and drawings
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals or government regulations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, AutoCAD and other discipline specific software
  • Valid Virginia driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required
  • Valid discipline-specific license in Virginia is required

Competencies Required:

  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Decision Making
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Organization Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Results Driven

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Balzer & Associates


Staunton, VA
24401 USA



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