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Principal Architecture

Country/Region:  US
Field:  Consulting

Newark, NJ, US

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  15-20 years
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The Company 

Globally, SYSTRA’S 8,500 employees focus on the entire spectrum of transportation. From metros, tramways, high speed and heavy rail, bridges, roads and aviation. Since our founding in 1957, we have conducted projects in more than 150 countries and 350 towns and cities.


Our work in the USA has been laser focused on delivering, planning, designing, engineering and program/construction management solutions for rail and transit agencies. We are sought-after for our expertise in high speed, commuter, intercity, metro and light rail. We are committed to designing and delivering secure, efficient and cost-effective transportation solutions with a devotion to the passenger experience, safety and reducing environmental impact.  


We’re looking for a new Principal in our Architecture + Engineering group to help drive the objectives and challenges our valued clients have trusted us to solve for them. 


As a SYSTRA US Principal you will join a world-class team of high-performing engineers, designers, drafters and others who work collectively to ensure client projects continue to thrive while remaining on track and budget.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the SYSTRA architectural team in Newark, NJ
  • Manage teams to deliver high quality projects, on budget and achieve financial objectives
  • Control and uphold standards of quality, perform as Architect of Record (AoR) and assure client satisfaction
  • Lead and participate in Business Development (BD) and Client Relations Management (CRM)
  • Mentor, teach and develop junior staff members


Does this seem like an opportunity that you can be all aboard with in your career?  Well, here’s a little more on the required experience we’re looking for in this new teammate.


Required Qualifications:

  • Registered architect in New York and or New Jersey, have an NCARB file to facilitating reciprocity in other states
  • Minimum of 15 years architecture design experience leading projects, teams, mentoring and all other applicable leadership tasks 
  • Experience with preparation, coordination of proposals and team engagement on department proposals
  • Familiarity with the NY and NJ business architectural and engineering market and business agreements and contracts
  • Strong understanding of NYC Department of Buildings filing process
  • Ability to generate and direct others to generate, contract documents and complete Construction Administration (CA)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • CAD and BIM production skills or strong understanding of guiding processes, procedures, and methodologies
  • Attentive delivery experience / understanding
  • Transportation, education and / or housing sector experience
  • LEED and / or Envision Accredited Professional


SYSTRA USA provides a benefits package including medical, dental, 401k and other offerings that focus on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.


SYSTRA USA is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law.    

Nearest Major Market: Newark
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City