Engineering Job Options: Architectural Design

Architectural designers are an important part of architectural engineering teams. They are usually tasked with creating the plans that architects use in their projects. Designers are given a set of very specific requirements and are trusted to ensure that the plans they create adhere to those codes. They spend most of their time working in an office setting, but they may occasionally travel to job sites or to visit clients.

Required Education and Experience

Employers often have their own criteria when it comes to required education and experience for architectural designers. However, most employers will look for a minimum of an associate degree from an accredited architecture, design or drafting program, and most require some professional experience either on the job or through internships.

While licenses and certifications are not required to enter the field, many designers choose to pursue certifications and continue their education in order to be as marketable as possible.

Job Outlook

According to Indeed data, the average national salary for architectural designers is $59,000 per year.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) cites the national average at a slightly lower rate of $54,000 per year. The BLS indicates that job growth in this sector will be steady, growing at an average rate of 7 percent per year. Architectural designers seeking new opportunities should remember that salary and benefits packages can vary greatly depending upon the location of the job, the size of the company and the experience of the candidate.

Current Vacancy

Selectek is currently recruiting for a temp-to-perm architectural design position in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Our client is a reputable commercial architectural firm looking for candidates to fill a role in production-level drafting for commercial and mixed-use projects.

Candidates are required to be proficient in Revit and AutoCAD, have commercial project experience and the ability to work in a fast-paced production environment. An architectural degree is preferred. The pay rate will be between $20-22 per hour depending on experience.

You can learn more about this opportunity and apply online here.

Are You Looking for Architectural Design Jobs?

If you are an experienced architectural designer looking for exciting new opportunities in the Southeast region of the U.S., we encourage you to reach out to the expert recruiters at Selectek. We are always seeking strong technical talent for our clients. Feel free to browse our open jobs or contact us to learn more about the ways we can help you achieve your goals.