Architectural Designer (Graduate)

Jacobs Engineering Irvine , CA 92606

Posted 4 months ago

Our Nationwide Global Buildings Design team consists of 2500 professionals focused on leadership in technology, process innovation, and sustainability. Jacobs ranks #1 in the Architecture/Engineering, Construction Management, and BIM-Engineering categories; and is also a leading Design firm in the Government and Corporate Commercial, Healthcare, Data Center and University sectors. We provide award winning planning, architecture, interior design, engineering, construction management, program management, and design-build of new buildings; as well as expansion, renovation and refurbishment of existing facilities for public and private sector clients. Our collaborative approach allows us to successfully deliver fully integrated professional services for a broad range of clients and project types worldwide.

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

Position Summary:

Reporting directly to the Architecture Group Leader, the successful candidate will work closely with a Design Principal or Project Architect and is responsible for the coordination, development, and production of design and construction documents in support of overall project design.


  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment and be able to work under tight deadlines, while maintaining high quality standards

  • Prepares 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings

  • Performs routine tasks under general supervision using well-defined standards and procedures

  • Designs components or portions of systems, and modifies existing designs to develop or improve them

  • Gathers information, makes studies, performs calculations, and prepares original rough layouts and sketches to present design proposal

  • Performs product research; assists project designers and project architects with materials selection and system research

  • May assist team in construction administration document management.

  • Coordinates design with engineering disciplines

  • Self-motivated personality with the ability to work collaboratively and independently as appropriate in studio environment

Required Skills:

  • Proficiency in REVIT and AutoCAD is required

  • Proficiency in 3D Modeling software such as 3D Studio Max and Rhino

  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp, and InDesign graphic software preferred

  • Basic knowledge of architectural building systems

  • Basic knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines

  • Ability to work in team environment

  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines

  • Basic understanding of IBC & Accessibility Codes

  • Ability to build physical models

Required Experience:

  • A Professional degree in architecture

  • Candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English

  • Valid drivers' license is required

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

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Architectural Designer (Graduate)

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