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Senior Project Architect

JCJ Business Corp Inc
San Diego, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


JCJ Architecture is a full-service planning, architectural and interior design firm working with public and private sector clients nationwide. JCJ has offices in Boston, Hartford, Las Vegas, New York, Phoenix, San Diego, & Tulsa. With more than 85 years of practice and a reputation for stability and sound business practices, JCJ has consistently been ranked in ENR’s top 500 design and top 100 Green Building firms.


At JCJ Architecture, we see design as a collaborative process and work to balance owner/client goals, functional objectives and physical context alongside project scope, constraints and opportunities. Across the practice, our employee-owners work to create places that strengthen communities, businesses and institutions and to design environments that help organizations and individuals thrive.

The firm’s portfolio of experience, comprehensive services and collective knowledge are captured in two overall categories – commercial project types & institutional project types.


– 100% Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) (Company-funded retirement plan)

– Exciting & rewarding work

– Highly competitive benefits

– Pay for Performance Philosophy

– Career development & mentorship opportunities

– Incentive Compensation Program

– Hybrid work model

– J.E.D.I mission

– Employee social events

– Employee Assistance Program

– Employee discounts

– Employee Referral Program

– Educational assistance


Senior Project Architect

Sr. Project Architect provides daily leadership and mentoring to project team on all aspects of the project, both design and technical as project moves through various phases. Develops designs and documents, from schematic through construction phase in accordance with JCJ and industry standards, usually in the role of Document Team Leader.

Duties and Responsibilities

Project Leadership:

•Assumes some project management responsibilities for assigned projects inclusive of client and consultant meetings and communications.

•Coordinates a project from initial design through construction administration

•Develops project documentation requirements as a result of research, discussions with Project Manager,PIC, Lead Designer and client interviews.

•Develops solutions to client architectural requirements, needs and complexities.

•Collaborates with the design team to develop the overall project design to address the client’s needs inclusive of budget, schedule and vision. Provides technical knowledge and insight on possible material and design choices that may be beneficial in design or cost to overall project.

•Oversees the assembly of necessary technical documentation (drawings and specifications), in accordance with JCJ standards, for all project phases

•Oversees the compilation of the project product manual which records design decisions.

•As part of a project team, leads a team of technical staff to develop project technical documentation requirements and solutions for assigned projects.

•Interfaces with consultants to complete the coordination of the documentation phases of the project in a timely manner. Coordinates structural, electrical and mechanical drawings and specifications with architectural drawings and specs. Meets with engineers as necessary and articulates the integrations of the architecture and the engineering with the full A/E team, including specifications group.

•Prepares code analysis for assigned projects, reviews documents for compliance with all applicable Federal, State and Local laws, ordinances, regulations, statutory and documentation requirements.

•Performs construction administration tasks including shop drawing review, responses to RFIs, site visits, and document modifications, as required, on assigned projects.

Document Team Leader Role:

Responsible for setting project documentation requirements

•Define and describe document set to Project Team leaders in an appropriate manner to facilitate development of milestone schedule for contract documents.

•Responsible to complete code analysis and verify compliance of documents

Responsible to meet documentation budget

•Develop work plan for document team and delegate work between assigned staff

•Monitor documentation efforts to meet allocated JCJ hours/budget in project plan.

Responsible for completing documentation within the project schedule

•Provide documentation milestones for incorporation into overall project schedule

Responsible to lead and direct documentation team

•Responsible to direct and monitor efforts of both JCJ document team members and consultant team-members to achieve milestones and quality levels per project plan.

•Report weekly progress to Project Manager

•Identify submittals for review during CA,

•Responsible to approve elements that diverge from contract documents during CA

•Assist in document modifications required during CA

Responsible for quality of drawings and specs

•Responsible for consultant coordination in documentation

•Responsible to execute details consistent with design direction and intent

•Responsible for incorporating QA review comments

•Responsible to assemble record documents and input final project space allocations into Project Journal at project completion.


•Assists in Quality Control reviews. Understands how to use local and state building codes. Notifies team of possible conflicts.

•Supports new business development opportunities and participates in the proposal/interview process as needed. Assists in the development and presentation of materials, drawings, models in support of the process.

•Assume special projects and duties as assigned or requested.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

Education and Experience:

•Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) or Master of Architecture (MArch) degree.

•10+ years’ experience in architecture with supervisory management experience.

•DSA (Division of the State Architect; K-12 schools), SDUSD (San Diego Unified School District)experience required

•UCSD (University of California San Diego ) experience a plus

Training Requirements (licenses, programs, or certificates):

•Licensed Architect, Professional Registration required

•Advanced Computer and Information Management Skills (Revit)

JCJ Core Competencies

Respect & Collaboration

Promotes mutual respect, collaboration and teamwork at all levels. Establishes and nurtures an environment that recognizes, accepts, and embraces diverse backgrounds, strengths, resources and talents of our employees.

Integrity & Ethics

Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, conveys good news and bad.

Adaptability & Flexibility

Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, adjusts plans to meet changing needs. Shows ability to be flexible and resilient.

Growth & Development

Challenges self to continue to grow professionally, continuing to develop skills, and all JCJ Core Competencies, to the highest extent possible.

Other Information

Special Information

Travel to work sites and other offices may be required.

Ability to work overtime.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. May be required to work on a job site. While performing the duties on a job site, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites is usually loud.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

The employee is often required to sit; may be required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


If you are passionate about design and believe you can make a strong contribution to a stable and growing firm, please apply!


JCJ Business Corp Inc


San Diego, CA
92101 USA



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