IPS – Integrated Project Services, Inc.

Job Locations US-PA-Blue Bell
Design - Architecture
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Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Location : Location
US-PA-Blue Bell

Position Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Group Lead and Director of Architecture, The Senior Architect works independently on various projects as assigned by Director of Architecture.  He/she may oversee the entire design process or assist as a technical expert on a specialized design. The Senior Architect may work on several concurrent projects. When leading a project team environment, the Senior Architect will supervise his/her team members which may consist of Architects I, II, Architectural Designer I, II, or Senior Architectural Designer.



  • Assess the requirements of a project, break a project into tasks, and work with a Project Manager to determine scope of work, budget and staffing.
  • Corrects and updates design documents. Develops solutions to design problems. Reviews drawings and documents to assure compliance with company, regulatory agencies, and production standards.
  • Provides oversight for Architectural construction administration activities such as preparing bulletins, construction sketches, submittal review, and RFI responses as well as performing on-site observations and field support when called upon.
  • Ability to develop Conceptual and Preliminary “BOD” write-ups based on client meetings
  • Knowledge of applicable building codes. Work with code officials and other design professionals when an interpretation or exception to building codes is required.
  • Assign and review work of project design team. Check progress of work and alert Project Manager to change of scope or additional services.
  • Capable of recognizing design support abilities of team and empowering those to have opportunities to elevate their design capabilities through my challenging assignments.
  • Ensures project specifications are delivered with company quality standards and are delivered on time as required by the client.
  • Has comprehensive knowledge of building design including both building and GMP cleanroom compliance experience.
  • Demonstrates the ability and interest to develop conceptual ideas to present to clients during proposal presentations.
  • Research equipment selection from catalogs as needed for the project.
  • Ensure acceptable levels of quality and checks for coordination of work to assure documents reflect design intent and necessary coordination
  • Coordinates architectural design work with related engineering disciplines. Attend job and construction meetings and participate in the coordination of the work
  • Assists the design team with design solutions by having the ability to interpret drawing mark-up drawings and execute changes on the project based on such mark-ups
  • Review contractor application for payments. Has a thorough understanding of construction process.
  • Coordinate all aspects of project document completion within company and externally with clients and other design professionals. Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Prepare workplans or review construction budgets based on experience and scope of project.
  • Promote use of and participate in development of company design and production standards.
  • Assist in the education and development of design staff and act as resource for design questions.
  • Special projects as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements


  • Minimum of 8+ years of architectural office experience or equivalent as a Registered Architect (RA)
  • Bachelor Degree; Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree with NAAB Accreditation is required, AIA/NCARB Membership/Accreditation preferred
  • Ability to interpret a building program and generate varied design concepts. Knowledge of building and zoning codes and is capable of interpreting project specifications
  • +6 years of Life Sciences Industry experience required
  • Must be moderately proficient in the use of Autodesk Revit and possess a general understanding of BIM workflows
  • Exceptional experience and knowledge of process, mechanical, structural, civil, electrical, plumbing, fire protection system design and how these systems integrate into architectural design.
  • The ability to exhibit and develop strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven team player with strong time management skills; must be able to manage multiple project teams at a time.


  • Travel duration, if any, is based on project complexity and location. 
  • This position is a safety sensitive position. The employee is designated for field work and attends activities at client sites where they work in construction, process, packaging, manufacturing, research or other "non-administrative" areas.


  • Must exhibit an entrepreneurial spirit by consistently seeking new opportunities to add value to the organization. Must strive for excellence in all aspects of job performance.
  • Must approach their work enthusiastically with a contagious energy and drive that shows everyone they love what they do.
  • Must be capable and willing for upholding the highest level of professionalism by maintaining the Health, Safety, and Welfare for all their projects and occupants that will inhabit these projects.
  • Must show competency in finding meaningful purpose and maintaining the upmost level of pride in their work.
  • Must display creativity and innovation by continually working to improve solutions, tools, methods and service delivery system.
  • Must conduct oneself with an uncompromising commitment to the welfare of our clients and each other. Must act in an ethical, professional and respectful manner at all times.
  • Must be willing and able to maintain composure under pressure in order to meet schedule deadlines and budgets.
  • Must be willing to keep an open mind and respect co-workers ideas even if disagreeing
  • Must exhibit the ability to build and sustain long term relationships of mutual value through teamwork.
  • Must be driven to succeed and committed to goal attainment.
  • Must be willing to come to the office every day to learn something new, and when possible, teach something new to a co-worker.
  • Must be punctual and capable of putting in the required time for project and office related events and activities.

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 1,500 professionals worldwide and offices in California, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Brazil, Canada, China, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom 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).


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