Washington D.C
Aug 24, 2023
Sep 20, 2023
IT, IT Architect
Full Time

  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or an Education Evaluation Services for Architects (EESA) equivalent degree, that meets the criteria for eligibility for Registration as a Professional Architect.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in architectural design and detailing on complex commercial, industrial, or g overnmental projects using CAD/BIM; drawings/plans review and analysis; contract document production and coordination; building and life safety code analysis; and field inspections

  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license
  • Roadway Worker Protection (RWP), Level 2 Certification, required upon entry or within six (6) months of hire date, and must be maintained while holding the job

  • Occupancy Planning
  • Envision SP
  • IIDA

Medical Group :

Ability to complete satisfactorily the medical examination for this job. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodation(s)


The Architect is responsible for the development, and production of construction documents using CAD/BIM. The incumbent plans, directs, and reviews the architectural components of reports, designs, or construction projects, and is responsible for finished plans and coordination with Structural and MEP drawings and specifications, to include the approval of material selections.

  • Initiates and creates project designs and plans including preparation of presentation and design drawings using freehand sketching, CAD/BIM, or other alternate design methods.
  • Serves as project team leader for production of construction documents.
  • Coordinates with WMATA stakeholders, while documenting the work and collaborating with in-house engineers.
  • Plans, reviews, and coordinates the architectural production of construction drawings using CAD/BIM for inhouse projects. Monitors the work schedule and budget.
  • Consults with senior staff on technical matters. Develops and prepares presentation drawings for planning, schematic studies, preliminary designs, reports, and required drawing submittals using freehand drawing and CAD/BIM techniques.
  • Develops designs that comply with applicable codes and regulations, and WMATA's standard design criteria.
  • Reviews architectural contract documents for compliance with pertinent standards and codes.
  • Updates and revises the Authority's Architectural Standard and Design Directive Drawings using CAD/BIM.
  • Reviews contractors' shop drawings for compliance with contract documents. Coordinates with other disciplines as necessary.
  • Performs job-site inspections ranging from approval of initial prototypes and samples to final inspection and acceptance of Metrorail and Metrobus facilities construction and Capital Improvement Projects.
  • Investigates and consults with senior staff regarding field problems in the areas of building design, accessibility, and safety. Devise solutions and prepares recommendations to correct problems.

  • N/A

The functions listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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