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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Senior Architect in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312170

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate

Division: Campus Development

Group: Engineering

Job Description

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce

committed to collaboration and work-life balance. Dynamic, adaptable people come to PNNL to work smarter and work together on high-impact projects and initiatives. They focus on meaningful work, innovation, and outcomes. We are seeking a

Senior Architect to contribute to PNNL’s ongoing projects and Campus Development.

This position is responsible for providing Architectural expertise including studies, preliminary, conceptual and detailed design, calculations, troubleshooting, preparation of contract documents including drawings and specifications, construction oversight, and field inspections for all Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) facilities. This position applies discipline specific knowledge and methods for the accomplishment of Architectural work assigned to the Engineering Department, which will also include research and development support.

  • Has an established technical expertise, serves as a resource to F&O and the Lab.

  • Manages technically complex activities and projects.

  • Routinely functions as a lead project engineer, coordinating and managing the activities of other staff.

  • Provides direction to junior staff, designers, and drafters.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or architecture and 10+ years of relevant experience or advanced degree and 8+ years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed Architect

  • Advanced Sketch-up and/or rendering software program skills

  • Photoshop Experience

  • Strong design and graphic skills; ability to communicate ideas to others graphically

  • Successfully interface with clients, vendors, construction, and craft personnel

  • 5 years of design experience with a commercial/institutional architectural firm or A/E firm preparing construction contract documents

  • 3 years of experience in laboratory planning

  • Experience with institutional research laboratory facility layout and design

  • Experience leading multi-discipline project teams

  • AutoCAD or REVIT design and drafting skills, MS Office Software skills

  • Demonstrable ability to work independently

  • High level of technical expertise with the full range of building envelope, structural and MEP systems

  • Expertise in applying the IBC and NFPA 101 along with familiarity with NFPA 45

  • LEED or equivalent DOE High Performance Sustainable Building Standard experience

  • Architectural experience at PNNL (or other DOE Office of Science Research Institute)

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Other Information

Due to business needs and client space, US Citizenship is required:

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is subject to the Department of Energy Unclassified Foreign Visits & Assignment Program site, information, technologies, and equipment access requirements.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Engineering/Engineering Techs

Group: Campus Planning, Dsgn & Constr

Opening Date: 2021-06-01

Closing Date: 2021-06-22