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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Architect - Municipal (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


The Assistant Architect will assist project teams to create world class designs for construction, renovations, and rehabilitations on commercial and industrial buildings, including, water treatment process, chemical storage/feed, administrative offices, and laboratory spaces for water and wastewater projects. The Assistant Architect will work with the project team throughout the design and construction process, to design long-lasting, energy efficient buildings that help create clean water for communities across the nation. .

  • Assists in the architectural design of projects from the conceptual phase through construction administration, with the supervision of a licensed architect and architectural team.

  • Assists with modifying and reviewing production drawings and specifications for a variety of building types.

  • Assists in designing interiors based on client vision and architectural needs and requirements, including, selecting interior design elements like furniture and finishes for office and laboratory spaces.

  • Applies basic knowledge of commonly used architectural concepts, practices, codes, and procedures within the architecture industry.

  • Assists with research and applies project related data as required.

  • Assists with correcting and updating drawings provided by senior architects to ensure corrections are made within multiple software platforms.

  • Assists with client presentations, renderings and marketing collateral.

  • Assists in performing site visits, punch lists, and fee proposals.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in architecture from an accredited program is required.

  • Master's degree in Architecture may be substituted for one year of experience.

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.

  • Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.

  • Involvement on campus or in the community.

  • Basic knowledge in standard architectural techniques, principles and procedures.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.

  • Proficient computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).

  • Basic software and computer skills required including AutoCAD, BIM (Revit), 3D Rendering Programs.

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.


Job Architecture

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 213266