Licensed Architect

Location:Watertown, SD, US
Base Salary:$90,000.00 - $130,000.00
Job Type:Full Time
Remote?: No
Visa Status:Employer will not sponsor employment visa.

Our client is a dynamic construction company in South Dakota, is actively seeking a passionate and skilled Licensed Architect to join our team. We are offering a unique partnership opportunity, where the selected candidate will have the chance to own 25% of the business. This position demands expertise not only in architectural design but also in business development. The successful candidate will hold a South Dakota architect license, exhibit exceptional project management skills, and possess a drive to foster business growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Architectural Leadership: Lead the design process from conceptualization to construction documents, collaborating closely with clients, consultants, and team members.
  • Project Management: Develop and maintain project schedules, budgets, and construction documents. Oversee construction administration, ensuring projects are designed within budget and to client satisfaction.
  • Compliance and Collaboration: Ensure projects adhere to building codes, regulations, and zoning requirements. Collaborate effectively with clients, engineers, and contractors to address design challenges and ensure construction aligns with the intended design.
  • Team Management and Mentorship: Manage project teams, mentor junior staff, and maintain clear communication channels among team members and clients.
  • Continuous Improvement: Enhance the design and documentation process to optimize efficiency and quality. Attend client meetings, presentations, and project interviews to uphold project objectives.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Architecture
  • Minimum of 5 years of architectural design and project management experience
  • Licensed Architect in South Dakota or ability to obtain a license within 6 months of hire
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Revit
  • Strong design and technical skills, with a focus on commercial, institutional, and residential building types preferred
  • LEED Accreditation is a plus
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously


The client offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including a partnership opportunity with 25% ownership. We are committed to fostering professional growth and development, providing a stimulating environment for architects who are passionate about their craft and dedicated to building a successful business.

Application Process:

If you are a highly motivated and talented architect who meets our requirements and shares our values of Passion, Optimism, Integrity, and Hard Work, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Please apply as soon as possible, as we are looking to fill this position immediately.

Note: A willingness to relocate to South Dakota is required for this position.