IPS – Integrated Project Services, Inc.

  • Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
    Design - Architecture
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    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
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  • Position Responsibilities

    IPS is hiring! We are looking for a talented Senior Project Architect to join our industry leading Architecture team at our Southern California office located in Irvine, CA. We design facilities for our life science (pharmaceutical, biotechnology, laboratory, etc.) clients so experience in this area is preferred. This position has an immediate start date. 


    The Senior Project Architect will be responsible for leading various projects as assigned by the department director. This individual should have broad project knowledge focusing on pharmaceutical, biotech and/or laboratory design. This individual will participate in the execution of the design process including owner programming, conceptual development, basic design (BOD), construction documentation and construction administration phases.  The Senior Project Architect works independently on various projects as assigned by department head.  In this role you may oversee the entire design process or assist as a technical expert on a specialized design. The Senior Project Architect may work on multiple concurrent projects.


    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assess the requirements of a project, break a project into tasks, and work with a project manager to identify work scope, project budget and resource requirements.
    • Knowledge of applicable building codes. Able to interact with code officials and other design professionals when an interpretation or exception to building codes is required.
    • Broad understanding of Title 24 building code and building compliance is required.
    • Hazardous material containment knowledge with respect to building design pertinent to the life sciences and/or laboratory industries.
    • cGMP/FDA regulatory understanding with respect to cleanroom classifications.
    • Assembly of project workplans and project schedules in association with the department director.
    • Ability to work as a leader or member of a team and with the ability to complete a project independently.
    • Proven ability to manage time and budget on multiple projects of various sizes.
    • Effective task delegation among the project design team.   
    • Ability and experience needed to interact with the Project Manager and department director to alert and coordinate project scope and schedule modifications.
    • Coordinate all aspects of project document completion within company and externally with clients and other design professionals. 
    • Proficient written and oral communications skills pertinent to conceptual and BOD write-ups and design presentations.
    • Ability to interact with in-house estimators to help determine cGMPs & ROMs.
    • Promote use of/and participate in development of company design and production standards.
    • Assist in the education and development of design staff and provide self as a design resource.
    • Able to facilitate project specification generation.
    • Supporting internal QC/QA project coordination.
    • Special projects as assigned.

    Qualifications & Requirements

    • Bachelor of Architecture; NCARB certified and registration preferred.
    • Minimum eight (8) years experience and proven success as a Project Architect (a Project Architect is defined as an individual who has maintained accountability and responsibility for independent and/or team-based projects).
    • Industry experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech and/or laboratory industries for domestic and/or international project types is highly desired.
    • Two (2) years of Revit drawing experience is preferred. On occasion, the Senior Project Architect may be asked to utilize Revit to perform project design documentation independently or with a team in order to meet both budget and schedule objectives.
    • Occasional travel may be required as projects are being executed regionally and along the West Coast.

    Company Overview

    About Us


    IPS-Integrated Project Services is a global leader in developing innovative and cost effective solutions for the engineering, construction, commissioning and qualification of complex pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing facilities. With technical expertise spanning R&D to pilot-scale to large-scale production, our team specializes in the technology, trends and regulatory environment to successfully deliver capital projects and improve operations. For over thirty years, we have applied unique LEAN methodologies throughout the project life cycle, continually finding ways to do things better and more efficiently, delivering higher quality and controlling costs. Headquartered in Blue Bell, PA, IPS is a multi-national company with over 1,100 professionals worldwide and offices in California, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Brazil, Canada, China, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and four locations in India. Visit our website at www.ipsdb.com.




    Process Architecture, Process Design, Engineering, Construction, Commissioning, Qualification, LEAN Project Delivery, Strategic Master Planning, Energy Conservation Management, Project Controls, Program/Project Management, Operations/Logistics Strategy and Planning, EPCMV and Staffing Services.


    IPS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans (M/F/D/V).


    Attention Search Firms / Third Party Recruiters:  IPS is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for employment opportunities with IPS. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at IPS via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at IPS in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for a specific position will be deemed the sole property of IPS, and no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by IPS as a result of the referral or through other means.


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