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Sr. Project Architect

Posted Wednesday, April 27






Wunderlich-Malec Engineering is a 100% employee-owned ESOP and one of the largest and most well-established (35+ years) full-service Engineering and Architecture companies in the United States – we have a Sr. Project Architect position available in our St. Paul, MN location.

This position is responsible for the preparation of architectural conceptual, schematic, design development and construction documents.

We are looking for a motivated architect to collaborate with the existing architecture team and internal engineering disciplines on projects in the pharmaceutical/life science, industrial manufacturing, food/beverage, chemical, and agribusiness markets. We specialize in code studies for chemical processing and hazardous occupancies. This position is responsible in the preparation of architectural conceptual, schematic, design development and construction documents.

-A minimum of 15 years’ experience related to architectural construction documentation.
-Master’s in architecture from an accredited program, or equivalent. Current professional licensure in one state is required, with capabilities to obtain licensure in all 50 states.
-Must have capabilities in Revit, AutoCAD, Bluebeam and Microsoft Office Suite. Navisworks experience preferred.
-Understanding of sustainable design is preferred, LEED certification is desirable but not required.
-Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
-Strong interpersonal skills. 
-Staff mentoring and leadership experience preferred.

Major Responsibilities:
-Manage the construction administration of assigned projects; handles problems and questions as they occur during construction.
-Preparation of architectural conceptual, schematic, design development and construction documents.
-Must exhibit a high level of skills as required to balance numerous and simultaneous projects with the ability to meet deadlines.
-Perform all applicable code studies including energy analysis, building code, ADA, hazard analysis.
-Experience working with a multi-discipline team that is performing a sequence of tasks.
-Prepares and checks the accuracy of contract documents, construction drawings and specifications.
-Incorporates applicable codes, construction techniques and sequences in projects, including substantial knowledge in all aspects of cross disciplines.
-Supervises and/or performs site observations such as recording and reporting of existing conditions and construction progress.
-Responsible for project budget, scheduling, and deliverable deadlines though positive motivation of team, adjusting procedures as necessary to obtain targets.
-Responsible for external communications such as making telephone calls and preparing correspondence to clients, officials, and contractors as required by various projects.
-Performs building code reviews and prepares applications.
-Assists with major design decisions, involving spatial, aesthetic elements and detailing of materials.
-Documents project progression of correspondence, calculations, additional services, etc. in an organized manner.
-Follows projects from proposal stage through construction. Initiates contact with client and code/city officials.
-Knowledge of estimating project needs and capable of translating them into budget hours and costs.
-Experience in Life Science, Food/Beverage, and Industrial Manufacturing markets is required.
-Contributes to business development including attending conferences, creating presentations and presenting services to current and potential customers.
-Other responsibilities, as assigned.

Expectations Primary Location: St Paul, MN: 3 days remote/2 days in office Schedule: Full-time Travel: 25% or less About Wunderlich-Malec WM has offices and projects across the United States with a staff of over 500+ engineers, architects, fabricators, automation engineers and business professionals. We are proud to continuously rank among Engineering News-Record Magazine’s to 500 Top Design Firm and the Minnesota Business Magazine’s Best Company to Work For. Our 100% employee ownership has created a culture that plays a major role in receiving these awards. Each employee provides strong commitment to projects and our dedicated clients reward us with a high rate of return business throughout our 40+ years as a company.

*Job Descriptions are not exhaustive lists of all skills, responsibilities, or efforts associated with a job. They reflect principal job elements essential for performing the job and evaluating performance.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Denise Ward