Ghafari Architect (Mid-Level) in Birmingham, Alabama


General Summary:

The Architect 3, with some supervision from the Manager of Architecture, assists in the development of the design work; leads in the production of technical drawings and specifications; coordinates the related work of the other disciplines; and assumes in-house construction administration duties on projects of moderate size and complexity.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Has the ability to coordinate and run small scale projects.

  • Establish the factual parameters of the design work (e.g., code, site restrictions, budget, and schedule restraints); identify building systems options and related performance and cost criteria; assist in the presentation of design documents.

  • Formulate the project work plan based on an approved scope of work.

  • Lead the execution of the various tasks identified therein.

  • Assume primary responsibility for the daily activities of the architectural project team, progress of the work and technical quality of the Construction Documents (drawings and specifications).

  • Accurately produces construction documents. Plan mini-sheet work plans for assigned projects.

  • Proficient at architectural graphic standards and construction drawing set organization and development.

  • Assist the Project Manager in adhering to the project schedule and budget. Identify changes to the scope of the work and related repercussions on project schedule and budget.

  • Advise the Manager of Architecture of changes in the project workload.

  • Prepare written portion of addenda and bulletins relating to architectural work.

  • Initiate and orchestrate the work of the entire project team (the various engineering and interiors disciplines, and other consultants), and facilitate the timely exchange of information between all project team member; assume responsibility for the coordination of all disciplines, documents, and for insuring that quality control procedures are enforced.

  • Perform all in-house construction administration duties: respond to RFI’s, review and approve shop drawings, issue bulletins, etc.; assist in providing field-representation services (at the request of the Manager Architecture).

  • Help maintain and improve office architectural standards, details and production tools.

  • Proficient with Revit model creation and the development of family content.

  • Proficient with Revit project set-up and workset/model management.

  • Knowledgeable with laser scanning and point clouds.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Architectural Engineering; Master’s preferred.

  • NCARB IDP completion preferred.

  • Licensing exams in progress.

  • LEED preferred.


  • 7-10 years related architecture experience.


  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks, Photoshop, 3D Studio Max, SketchUp and Microsoft Office. Familiar with ProjectWise.

  • Knowledgeable with point cloud software (e.g. Autodesk Recap).


Ghafari Associates is a leading architecture, engineering, consulting and construction services organization with a long-standing history of client focus, quality design and technological innovation. With offices in North and South America, the Middle East and India, Ghafari serves a diverse client base across a variety of technically intensive market sectors. The firm distinguishes itself as an operations-focused practice with experienced management leadership, expert technical resources and an impressive portfolio of projects. Regardless of project size or complexity, we follow an integrated approach to deliver solutions that synergize building systems and operations.

Ghafari was founded on innovation, and is recognized as a pioneer in adopting the latest technologies in real project applications. That tradition continues today. Our 3D building information modeling (BIM) experience, combined with our expertise in integrated and lean project delivery and high definition laser scanning capabilities, is transforming the industry.

It is Ghafari Associates, L.L.C.’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Job ID 2018-1268

Job Location US-AL-Birmingham

Category Architecture