Location:  Charlotte, North Carolina or Atlanta, Georgia

ZAPATA is a diverse, full-service architectural and engineering company with operations throughout the Continental United States and Pacific. Our primary focus is Department of Defense, Government and Industrial clients. ZAPATA is seeking a Senior Architect with NAVFAC experience to work in either our Charlotte, NC or Atlanta, GA office.

Position Summary:

This position requires a qualified registered architect to manage the design and construction phase services for a variety of project types, including architectural design and detailing for building systems, interdisciplinary coordination and commissioning requirements for new and renovation projects.


  • Plans, coordinates, and manages the project delivery process for small to mid-scale Government, Commercial and Industrial projects.
  • Ensures design and documentation are in accordance with project expectations
  • Prepares construction drawings and specifications
  • Possess knowledge of applicable building codes in evaluating code compliance
  • Attends construction meetings and prepares field reports as needed
  • Facilitates construction observation, answers RFI’s and prepares change bulletins
  • Leads issue resolution and enhances project quality in communicating with clients and project teams.
  • Achieves project success as measured by client and team satisfaction while achieving financial goals
  • Contributes to business development by establishing confidence with clients, and participates in interviews for potential projects
  • Desires to grow team professionals through education and mentoring


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Master’s preferred
  • Current professional registration
  • 20 or more years of Architecture experience
  • NAVFAC experience required
  • Experience with design USACE and AFCEC facilities is a plus
  • Thorough knowledge of architectural design, documentation, detailing, building materials and codes, construction techniques and costs, as well as building material compatibility and characteristics
  • Strong design and space planning skills
  • Practical knowledge of general architecture practice including programming, site planning, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering concepts
  • Knowledge of industry standards, current product development, and architectural practices
  • Thorough knowledge of AutoCAD and ability to work independently required
  • Knowledge of Autodesk Revit and MicroStation a plus
  • Knowledge of sustainable principles and LEED AP accreditation a plus
  • Ability to prioritize and concurrently manage multiple projects
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Interacts well with other disciplines and clients in a manner that builds productive relationships
  • Some travel required
  • Ability to obtain a government clearance is required

ZAPATA offers a competitive benefits package, including but not limited to:  medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, disability and life insurance, paid time off, holiday pay, and 401(k) participation.

All employment offers are contingent upon successfully completing a criminal background check and drug screen. ZAPATA participates in E-Verify.


EOE AA M/F/Disabled/Veterans

VEVRAA Federal contractor. ZAPATA desires priority referrals.

Drug-Free Workplace


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