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Entry Level - Architecture Design Associate I

San Diego, California
Job Type
2 Jan 2022


Supported by more than 3,400 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, and a wide range of private commercial and residential development clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration, and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges.


Michael Baker International seamlessly integrates all our service offerings - architecture, planning, landscape architecture, engineering, and management - to solve client challenges from multiple vantage points, providing unsurpassed holistic, sustainable, and innovative solutions. From high-profile, high-image landmarks to low-cost, utilitarian solutions, our professionals know how to balance image and cost appropriately for each unique situation. At Michael Baker International, we believe that the beauty of a project resides both in performance and aesthetics - "success" to us is measured by functionality, value, and exceeding clients' expectations to "Make a Difference."


Michael Baker International is seeking a Design Associate to join our Southwest team and become an integral component of our Architecture/Engineering Practice. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual whose responsibilities will include the design and documentation for a broad range of project types. With an ongoing focus on growing Aviation, Transportation, Municipal, Federal, Department of Defense, and International project opportunities, along with market-driven diversification including Commercial, Transit, and Adaptive Re-Use, the successful candidate will work in multi-disciplinary, collaborative design teams with architects, interior designers, site/civil engineers, and building systems engineers. You must demonstrate creative problem-solving, organizational skills, and production management capabilities.

  • Assists in the preparation of planning, design, and construction documents including studies, reports, sketches, schematic drawings, renderings, final contract documents, and as-built drawings
  • Works with senior architects and with clients to determine functional and spatial requirements of new structure or renovation, and prepares information regarding design, specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, and construction time
  • Prepares scale drawings and contract documents for construction
  • Prepares project designs and plans using computer assisted design software and equipment
  • Ability to be self-motivated and to research and troubleshoot problems as they arise
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and meet deliverable deadlines
  • Complete work in efficient and accurate manner
  • Availability to occasionally travel to project locations


  • BS/BA Architecture; Bachelor of Architecture; relevant design degree will also be considered
  • 0-3 years of experience in the design and documentation of architecture projects, including well-developed skills in three-dimensional visualization and comprehensive building design
  • Experience with industry software including Autocad and BIM (Revit) required
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

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  • Job Reference: 462784356-2
  • Date Posted: 2 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Michael Baker International
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent