About UsAt 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.Watch Our Story:' https://www.hdrinc.com/our-story'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.HDR is looking for a Lead Designer to join our architectural design practice in Arlington, Virginia. This position will focus on the design and execution of our diverse projects while fostering a strong design culture in support of HDR's larger design excellence goals. 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.Primary ResponsibilitiesIn the role of Lead Designer, we'll count on you to: Take responsibility for design of architectural projects under the direction of the Design Principal and in close collaboration with the project team Independently develop alternative concepts and key components of complex projects Develop materials and participate in client presentations, internal critiques, and reviews with various client stakeholders for project approvals Understand code and cost implications of design decisions to ensure that design proposals are viable and compliant with project goals Independently coordinate design with the multidiscipline project team through multiple phases of a project Conduct internal design/work sessions in conjunction with Design Principal and Project Manager, coordinating with work of other disciplines Coordinate workload of team members through multiple phases to complete design deliverables on schedule Review architectural documents for areas of design conflict with the Project Architect and all other disciplines Write and edit architectural specifications for key design materials and systems, working directly with Project Architect and Project Manager Incorporate agreed-upon changes into project documents Provide construction contract administration assistance as needed to maintain design intent through construction Direct the activities of other junior designers and mentor other staff members as needed Contribute to design culture of studio Perform other duties as needed*LI-MJ1Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Architecture or closely related field 5+ years of experience Registered Architect Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project Schedule) Excellent written and communication skills Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills Proficient in use of Autodesk Revit and familiarity with related tools and process Demonstrated graphic presentation skills Experience in preparation and layout of architectural contract documents and specifications Attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culturePreferred Qualifications Master's degree in Architecture Experience in the areas of healthcare, educational, civic, science and research facilities Interest in sustainable design/LEED strongly desired Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Rhino, Grasshopper, SketchUp, and other appropriate modeling and graphics programs Preference given to local candidatesWhy HDRAt 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.