SSOE Group

Senior Architect

Job Locations US-AL-Birmingham
Full Time


At SSOE, our growth allows us to offer the opportunities normally associated with a large firm, while embracing the collaborative and supportive culture often found in smaller firms. You’ll experience our employee-centric culture that strives to offer a healthy work-life balance, great employee benefits, and a mindset of continuous learning.


SSOE is looking to hire a Senior Architect to join our team allowing the selected individual with the opportunity to participate in the design of state-of-the-art industrial and manufacturing facilities for the world’s leading companies.


As a Senior Architect, you will be responsible for leading projects and working with other contributing mid-senior level Architects and design teams to create exciting and complex designs that incorporate some of the latest design techniques, while ensuring that all specifications are met, and to ensure timely completion of projects. 


The following duties are typical of the position, but are not all encompassing. Responsibilities include those required to deliver quality service on schedule and within budget in a team environment.


  • 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/section 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.
  • Oversees 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).
  • Travel required.


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Architecture required, NCARB Certificate required, with eight (8) or more years of related experience.
  • License Required.
  • Experience with automotive manufacturing is preferred.
  • Experience with implementing LEED projects with minimum gold certification preferred.
  • Experience with clean/dry room, battery plants or pharmaceutical manufacturing a plus.
  • Exceptions may be based upon equivalencies.
  • Experience with Revit and AutoCAD is required. Experience with Navisworks is a plus, rendering capability and knowledge of other 3D platforms is a plus.
  • Valid driver's license required. May be waived for international assignments.
  • Salary Range: $115k-$130k/year depending on location, education, experience, and any certifications that are directly related to the position. 
  • Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, 401K, PTO & paid holidays.
  • SSOE offers ownership opportunities to all employees at the Associate level and above.  This position, based on experience, is a position that will allow you an opportunity to become a shareholder of SSOE.  As an employee-owned firm, being a shareholder provides additional level of earning and investment to our group of owners.


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