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Black & Veatch Architect - Data Center - Remote- United States in Bismarck, North Dakota

Architect - Data Center - Remote- United States

Date: Jan 9, 2022



Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

Divisional Statement

We use data every day in our lives – quite possibly we couldn't imagine living without it. Massive amounts of data are generated every minute and it has to reside somewhere.With decades of experience working with globally integrated infrastructure, Black & Veatch can serve as a single point of contact for Clients' data center facilities. From evaluation, planning, and turnkey design-build service, to attracting anchor clients and optimizing long-term operating performance – we have your data requirements covered. Our civil, mechanical, electrical, and construction professionals worldwide bring localized knowledge of designing, building and permitting associated infrastructure.

As a member ofthe Data Center team you would have the opportunity to work with the industries leading professionals. Many of our data center professionals have been recognized with the Accredited Tier Designer certification from The Uptime Institute, the IT industry's most trusted and adopted global standard for the proper design, build and operation of data centers. The Uptime Institute focuses on improving the redundancy, performance and efficiency of data center infrastructure.

We also believe that work/life balance is essential to being creative and productive, and offer flexible schedules, including a 9/80 option, along with remote and virtual work location options to help ensure our professionals can spend time with their familiesand pursue personal interests.

Job Summary

Functions as a technical specialist or in a lead role. With minimal supervision, applies advanced architectural techniques and analyses for problems and methods. Expands knowledge and skill set in area of discipline. May start to expand knowledge in other disciplines and/or functional areas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Continues to learn, remains current and applies independent knowledge and interpretation about departmental design guides, standards, systems, applicable codes and Black and Veatch policies and procedures relative to assigned tasks

  • Consistently and independently applies knowledge and complies with Black and Veatch quality program relative to assigned tasks

  • May be responsible for ensuring compliance with Black and Veatch quality program

  • Provides guidance and direction to others from the same project and discipline

  • Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts

  • Prepares a variety of complex architectural deliverables

  • Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection

  • Prepares architectural calculations following standard methods and principles

  • Manages assigned budget, schedule, and quality requirements

  • Plans and conducts independent evaluation, selection and adaptation of architectural techniques, procedures and criteria

  • Reviews lower level architectural work or assignments

  • Is responsible for one or more of the following:

  • overseeing collection, assimilation, and management of data for architectural work; leading smaller production teams; and serving as the responsible charge for a project

  • Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on moderately complex projects

  • Responsible for assisting with identification of key client interests and drivers on less complex projects

  • Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work on less complex projects

  • May provide support to business development or pursuit activities

  • Recognized as a technical specialist by the division having in-depth knowledge of a process and/or of technical aspects of an industry

  • Designs a complete project of moderately complex scope within an assigned practice area(s)

  • Typically assists with performance management process, mentoring, recognition, and any corrective actions required

Management Responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred Skils: written communications, drive for results, priority setting, planning, delegation, directing others, conflict management, informing, listening, dealing with ambiguity, building effective teams, intermediate knowledge of architectural design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned architectural discipline, intermediate knowledge of other disciplines, intermediate ability to interpret architectural deliverable content as assigned, intermediate industry knowledge and technology trends, intermediate knowledge of company quality program, intermediate knowledge of construction and constructability practices and principles, intermediate knowledge of procurement and contract administration, basic knowledge of process, procedures for project controls and estimating, intermediate knowledge of technical aspects of the proposal process, intermediate business and

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor's degree in architecture from an NAAB or a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. Typically a minimum of 5 years related work experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


Most positions - depending on the nature of work performed as defined by the division - will typically require incumbents to have professional registration or licensure in their designated home office country, or be in active pursuit* of such registration

Work Environment/Physical Demands



Communicates effectively


Directs work

Instills trust

Interpersonal savvy

Organizational savvy

Customer focus

Decision quality

Salary Plan

ARC: Architecture

Job Grade


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