Senior Architect/Engineer, Building Planning- RBOPS – Washington, DC

The Senior Architect or Senior Engineer is an expert in the planning, design, and construction of Federal Reserve Bank facilities and serves as an advisor to the Board and Reserve Banks on facility matters. The Senior Architect has specific professional expertise and experience in architectural design of major buildings. The Senior Engineer has specific professional expertise and experience in one or more of the major building design engineering disciplines, may be an architectural, civil, electrical, mechanical, or structural engineer. Although the Senior Architect or Senior Engineer may have specific expertise and experience in the architectural or engineering design of major building programs, advice and technical guidance is provided for all design disciplines for assigned projects. Performs required analyses and program coordination for facility projects and independently analyzes and develops sound justification for recommended actions on proposed Reserve Bank facility projects. Supports other section staff on projects and leads section efforts on assigned projects that could include major projects.

Position Requirements

Position Requirements:

Must be a senior-level registered architect (by exam) or senior-level licensed professional engineer, and have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in architecture, engineering, or equivalent experience. Requires a minimum of ten (10) years of architectural or engineering building design experience, with an architectural, consulting engineering, or A&E firm, of which a minimum of six (6) years include professional design services project management experience. Requires specialized architectural or engineering design experience and general experience across multiple disciplines, on large complicated building projects for commercial and government clients with emphasis on secure and high-tech projects. Such projects could include banks, data centers, communications facilities, operations centers, US embassies, or US court houses. Excellent critical thinking, written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills are required. Must have professional services business experience, which could include preparation and negotiation of A&E fees, professional services contracts, proposal preparation, construction bid evaluation, construction management, construction cost estimating, life cycle cost analysis (discounted cash flow analysis), facilities and systems test/acceptance/commissioning, project planning, facilities programming, project scheduling, cost control, value engineering, and energy conservation. Should have general knowledge of related policies, procedures, and standards followed by federal agencies in building programs.


The position is specifically for a registered architect that meets the position requirements included above related to the architecture field. Candidates with engineering experience in addition to architectural experience will also be considered. The incumbent is expected to perform as a senior architect. Experience with concepts and implementation of Facility Master Planning, LEED accreditation, structural engineering concepts, and a multi-disciplined professional background is highly desirable. Candidate is expected to lead and/or participate in the review of Reserve Bank facilities management operations as part of the division’s oversight responsibilities. Basic knowledge of Computer-Aided Design (AutoCAD) software is desirable.

This position will involve some travel within the United States.

A writing sample may be requested. This position is located in Washington, DC and will not be a full-time remote role.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or application, membership, or service in the uniformed services.


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