Job Summary

Jr. Architect

  • Location:
    Barnegat , New Jersey
  • Category:
    Architect
  • Contract Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:
    US_EN_3_106027_321045

Junior Architects contribute to and support architectural projects. They help prepare designs, complete construction documents, write up building plans and assist in the presentation of materials.

A Junior Architect works under the direct supervision of an Architect or Lead Designer with the goal of eventually moving up to that position with experience. The work is very collaborative in nature. They work for architecture and engineering companies and most of their work is done in an office setting, although they occasionally visit construction sites as well.

Junior Architect Duties and Responsibilities
In order to assist with architectural projects, a Junior Architect performs many different tasks. We analyzed job listings for Junior Architect in order to identify these core duties and responsibilities.


Collaborate on Design Projects
The Junior Architect will help plan and design buildings along with a team of Architects. They brainstorm project ideas, complete design drawings in AutoCAD and assist in reviewing project proposals, remaining a part of the process from conception through development.


Complete Paperwork
Junior Architects complete and file much of the paperwork that is involved in the design process. They create proposals and complete construction paperwork for buildings. In order to ensure that projects follow legal specifications and company procedures, they ensure all required documents and paperwork are submitted before the construction process is started.


Communicate with Involved Parties
It is important that the Junior Architect maintains communication with all parties involved in the project. They communicate with contractors to monitor the progress of a project, and they are sometimes responsible for communicating with clients as well, noting their requests, answering their questions and sending them project updates.


Coordinates Project Details
In order to assist the Architects, the Junior Architect will coordinate the details of an architectural project. This includes building specifications, dimensions, assisting with initial project research and outlining project schedules and tasks.

Core skills: Based on job listings we looked at, employers want Junior Architects with these core skills. If you want to work as a Junior Architect, focus on the following.

Possessing a Bachelor’s degree in architecture
Demonstrating proficiency in AutoCAD and Revit
Having experience producing construction documents
Showing internship experience with an architecture firm
Being able to use Microsoft Office


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