Job Title

Project Architect (Automotive)

Job Location

Positon Type

Position Summary

Our Architects at SSOE are the creative drivers that work closely with our project teams, project managers and clients. From proposal throughout the design process and construction, to the closeout and project completion, the Architectural team is key in keeping the client’s scope insight.

At SSOE, our Architects are considered Subject Matter Experts, and help establish process, procedures, workflow along with mentoring and guiding the staff on projects. That is why we arm our employees with current relevant industry knowledge to keep our collaborative teams on the cutting edge of their discipline.

Our company engages in a variety of industrial, distribution, commercial, food-processing, and manufacturing projects with a concentration on large scale industrial facilities across the North American and International markets.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans and conducts work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation and selection of building materials, building systems, and project design methods.
  • Devises new approaches to problems encountered and develops substantial adaptations and modifications to standard architectural techniques and procedures.
  • Independently performs assignments with instructions as to general results expected; Exercises sound judgment to resolve problems, but may receive architectural guidance on unusual or complex facility designs; Solicits the approval of department manager and project architect for proposed design solutions.
  • Performs specific phases of work on major projects or total architectural responsibility on projects of smaller or moderate scope.
  • May oversee the drafting effort on a project and coordinate this effort with other disciplines on the same project and, at times, may be responsible for checking a portion of all the completed drawings.
  • Has knowledge of local, state, and federal building codes, OSHA compliance requirements, and a working knowledge of site planning, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering systems, methods, and general details.
  • Uses knowledge of architectural drafting, detailing, building materials, and construction techniques to finalize project documents for bidding and construction purposes.
  • Responsible for final content of architectural project specification.
  • May participate in client contact and business development activities.
  • Assists in integration of all disciplines of the project(s).

Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree / DIRECT / 8+
OSHA 10/30-hour Construction Certificate preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Desire to display and develop skills and initiative through problem-solving, strategic thinking, and discovering solutions.
  • The ability to communicate digitally, verbally and in writing with local and international team members.
  • Experience in completing complex architectural projects with Autodesk Revit. Knowledge of other Autodesk and Bentley products is a plus.
  • Develop and use basic knowledge of local and international building codes, materials, and building systems.
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite products.
  • Knowledge of LEED and Sustainable Design practices is a plus.

About SSOE Group

As a Top 10 Engineering / Architecture firm for the past 6 years (BD+C), SSOE focuses on delivering Great Client Service to clients through a full range of project delivery solutions. They have been named a "Great Workplace" (Great Place to Work®) and one of the "Best AEC Firms to Work For" (BD+C).

With more than 20 offices around the world, SSOE is known for making its clients successful by saving them time, trouble, and money. Over the company's 70-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to semiconductor, automotive, food, chemical, glass, manufacturing, healthcare, power, and general building industries—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

  • SSOE was founded in 1948 and currently has more than 20 locations worldwide.
  • We are a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management.
  • SSOE offers program management services from design through construction, to commissioning and start-up, for seamless project delivery.
  • 9 out of 10 clients surveyed would recommend us to a colleague.
  • 95% of our fee has been returned to our clients in project savings over the last 5 years.
  • 150 of our clients have been with us for over 20 years.

Equal Opportunity and Disability Accessibility Statement

SSOE is an equal opportunity employer and provides fair and equal treatment to all individuals, employees, and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, disability, genetic information, military / veteran status, or any other protected group status under federal, state, or local law. SSOE complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and related laws. SSOE does not make employment decisions based upon any protected status under applicable federal, state, or local law.

Applicants with a disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may email their request to for assistance. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

EEO/M/F/Veteran/Disability. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws.