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Jacobs Senior Architecture Professional - Remote in Des Moines, Iowa

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we push the limits of what’s possible to make the world more connected and sustainable; we understand that climate change is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our generation and are working to establish Jacobs as a leader in clean & smart mobility, we understand that the infrastructure needs of the electric vehicle sector are rapidly evolving and require fast-paced, innovative solutions. Reducing global transportation sector emissions is a top priority, and we’re working to decarbonize transportation to improve local air quality by eliminating harmful pollutants and reducing noise pollution for communities. You will be part of a highly collaborative and agile team, delivering cutting-edge solutions to world-leading clients.

We're looking for a Senior Architect who is excited about working on projects that enable the heart of our client’s business. Join us, and you’ll have the chance to work on projects at some of the world’s most state-of-the-art industrial and commercial facilities. You’ll be accountable for the schedule and technical quality of challenging engineering tasks as you gain familiarity with the client’s expectations, scope, budget, and schedule.

Your most impactful mission in this role is to act as a champion for our TogetherBeyond culture of caring at Jacobs. TogetherBeyond is our approach to living inclusion daily and enabling diversity and quality globally. For us, this means creating a culture of belonging where we all thrive by embracing all perspectives.

You will work in a multi-discipline, highly interactive team to successfully deliver on the design, development, application, evaluation, recommendation, and specification of engineered systems and products. You will perform all aspects of architecture and design and independently apply advanced engineering techniques and analysis within the discipline. You will also develop designs that require innovation and ingenuity, be expected to perform work with little to no supervision, review the work of the discipline team for adequacy on completion, and provide technical guidance to drafters/designers and engineers, including.:

  • Collaborating with a team of designers and engineers as Architect/Architectural Designer, you’ll help us engage with clients and subcontractors, designing some of the world’s most advanced facilities. Your multi-discipline, highly interactive team will work together to deliver construction documents.

  • Plan and conduct work requiring judgment and evaluation, selection, and adaptation of architectural techniques and criteria.

  • Exhibit a high level of attention to detail and quality control

  • Perform calculation checking of others’ work.

On an assigned project:

  • Work alone or, if required, with other designers in the development of layout, technical design, construction drawings, specification, and model creation.

  • Attend project meetings and take an active role in helping the team resolve concerns and solve problems across all disciplines.

  • Participate in and champion internal, cross-discipline, and external project quality reviews.

  • Support field construction efforts, including reviewing submittals, responding to questions from clients and contractors, and performing field walks.

  • Perform technical and business presentations with clients and employees.

  • Perform quality reviews on designs performed by others.

  • Participate in developing proposals, budgets, and schedules for process-specific work.

The position can be performed virtually from any location in the United States #EVjobs.

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams as we work to build a company like no other.

Bring your passion for innovation, ambitious spirit, and expertise. We’ll help you thrive, pursue, and fulfill what inspires you – so we can make big impacts on the world together.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from an accredited Architectural program. 

  • Professional Architectural license and be able to be licensed in multiple States.

  • Minimum of 15 years of professional Architectural Design experience.

  • Expert-level proficiency with REVIT, AutoCAD, Sketchup, and Adobe Suite.

  • Have knowledge of building codes and applicability to industrial facilities.

  • Understanding of scopes of work, developing budgets, and reviewing schedules.

  • Ability to work well across multiple teams and lead small architectural teams.

Ideally, You’ll Have:

  • 20+ years’ experience.

  • Master’s degree in Architecture.

  • Experience with designing industrial manufacturing facilities.

  • Licensed Architect.

  • Experience as a Lead Architect.

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, and expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. We believe you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs, from our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries.

Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you and what you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Eligible employees and their dependents may elect medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees can enroll in our company's 401k plan and, if eligible, a deferred compensation plan and Executive Deferral Plan. We have an unlimited U.S. Personalized Paid Time Off (PPTO) policy for eligible full-time, exempt employees, seven paid holidays, one floating holiday, and caregiver leave. Hired applicants will be able to purchase company stock and have the opportunity to receive a performance discretionary bonus. The base salary for this position is $121,900 - $159,975. This range reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries across all U.S. locations if remote. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.