Lead Architect

Barry-Wehmiller Design Group

  • Chennai, India
Lead Architect
Job Posted : Aug 3rd, 2021

Job Description

Architectural designs and construction documents for industrial facility interior and exterior renovations of varying size as a part of an integrated, multi-discipline A/E team

Job Summary:-

  • The Architect is responsible for the preparation of architectural designs and construction documents for industrial facility interior and exterior renovations of varying size as a part of an integrated, multi-discipline A/E team. Many of the projects will involve investigation and design of building envelope systems, including all components of roofs and walls.
  • It will also include helping assisting the owner or project manager to define the facility requirements/program for projects in the following areas; Advanced Technologies, Life Science, Pharma and Food or Beverage design. This role will oversee the work of associate architects and designers on similar projects.


  • Leads the architectural design and multi-discipline industrial and manufacturing project teams in an A/E environment.
  • Defines the industrial facility program requirements based on an understanding of the client’s production process flow and space environmental needs derived from meetings with the Client and the review of any documentation provided by the Client.
  • Conducts code research specific to the project site, program and proposed use.
  • Prior working knowledge of code studies/evaluations for life science facilities and/or hazardous/classified areas is highly desirable.
  • Creates integrated solutions and communicates key concepts to the Client.
  • Develops the base plan and coordinates technical requirements to other engineering disciplines.
  • Understands and develops design intent based on client objectives and provides excellent client service.
  • When required by project scope, researches material options or alternative building methods in an effort to deliver the optimal solution for the Client.
  • Develops specifications and directs preparation of technical plans and related documents for permit acquisition and construction.
  • Answers RFI’s and reviews submittals and shop drawings throughout the pre-construction and construction phases of the project.
  • Manages and provides guidance to Architectural designers working on the project teams.


  • 10+ years of industrial/manufacturing architectural design experience with a proven ability to lead the facility design from the programming/concept phase through the production of construction documents, permit acquisition, and site implementation on multi-discipline projects in an A/E environment.
  • Highly desired is a minimum 5+ years executing industrial projects in the advanced technologies and Life Science Sectors.  Prior food and beverage or heavy industrial/manufacturing project experience is also desirable.
  • Strong working knowledge of local, state and national building codes.
  • Architectural experience in the development and creation of construction documents for pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device sectors or food and beverage industries desired.
  • Knowledge/experience in design of both new Greenfield facilities as well as renovations to existing buildings.
  • Knowledge/experience in design of ISO clean rooms, labs and processing spaces is highly desired.
  • Knowledge/experience in design of cold storage and refrigerated processing environments.
  • Experience in coordinating design with process engineers on industrial installations of production equipment is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to interact with our valued team members and clients.
  • Proficient computer skills in Revit, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project.


  • Chennai, India.

Company Overview:-

Design Group operates from more than 45 offices in the United States and India, providing engineering, consulting and technical services for the world’s leading companies in the food and beverage, life sciences, advanced technology, industrial and other market sectors. Our nearly 1,500 technical and engineering experts have direct industry experience in industrial automation, control system integration, facility and process engineering, architecture, construction management, regulatory compliance, enterprise technology and other consulting services.

Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $3 billion organization with nearly 12,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world.