1 Jun 2019

CIVILIAN Project Designer – Architectural – (Grasshopper, Rhino)


Job Description

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That’s why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.
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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

We are looking for a Designer to work on a variety of projects as an integral member of the Arlington, Virginia team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The primary duties of the Designer include responsibility for the aesthetic solution for large and/or complex architectural projects. Meets directly with client, analyzes client problems and conceives and develops architectural solutions commensurate with their needs. Initiates and creates schematic designs and plans with responsibility for the preparation of presentation drawings, models and narratives. Represents the firm, participating as a key member of business development teams in presentations to prospective clients. Works with the various engineering disciplines throughout the schematic and design development phases to ensure that the solution accommodates the engineering needs and the owners program. May direct the activities of other design professionals, and act as a mentor to other staff members.






 Required Qualifications

Candidates should submit both a resume and portfolio to be considered for the position.
§  Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Architecture
§  8+ years of professional experience
§  Must be proficient in Revit Architecture, Rhino, Sketch-up, and Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop). Hand sketching abilities a plus as well as knowledge of Grasshopper, Dynamo and Lumian. 
§  Experience in engineering concepts
§  Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project)
§  Knowledge of current trends and experience with large projects
§  Experience and/or interest in sustainable design/LEED is required
§  Strong knowledge of codes and good planning skills
§  Excellent written and communication skills
§  Successful candidates must possess the desire to pursue growth opportunities, licensure, and possess a passion for succeeding in a team environment
§  An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.

Preferred Qualifications

§  Experience in Education | Science | Technology and/or Healthcare preferred
§  Registered Architect
§  5+ years design experience preferred
§  Special consideration given for proficiency 3D building modeling platforms
§  Local candidates preferred
§  Experience and understanding of building energy codes is desired
§  Experience and understanding of basic building physics principals is desired, but not required



At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

So, what are you waiting for? Come grow with us!
We believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

Job Types: CIVILIAN. Job expires in Endless.

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