Architectural Project Designer

Redmond, WA, United States


Full Time

23 days ago

Job description

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.


As a member of the Redmond Facilities team, you will be directly responsible for translating engineering and production requirements into executable plans. You will also manage and update campus maps and individual building drawings as the needs of the business evolve. You will work with a group of elite engineers across multiple disciplines to design, build, and activate infrastructure that will enable high-speed, low-latency internet connectivity across the globe. This position is based in Redmond, WA.


  • Develop and modify preliminary equipment layouts based on customer input
  • Produce documents to assist with securing construction contractor bids
  • Create as-built documents for projects after completion of construction
  • Integrate 3rd party vendor drawings into existing building drawing sets
  • Convert files from Teamcenter, Sketch-up, BlueBeam, PDF, or others into AutoCAD
  • Perform feasibility assessments of proposed projects from architectural, fire/life safety, structural, and MEP standpoint
  • Provide baseline preconstruction services, including preliminary budget estimates/schedules
  • Liaise end user project requests with external design consultants and internal construction/facilities groups
  • Steer external design consultants towards completed construction plan sets for execution
  • Coordinate permit acquisition/closeout with King County


  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • 3+ years of experience creating architectural construction documents including plans, elevations, sections, and details
  • Experience with AutoCAD


  • Experience in construction, project management, and tenant improvement
  • Basic knowledge of electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R), concrete, framing, and industrial gas trade
  • Able to read instructions and blueprints
  • Knowledge of basic construction and engineering principles and methods
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work collaboratively in a team environment


  • The position requires extended hours and some nights and weekends, if needed
  • This position will work out of our Redmond, WA office


Pay range: 

Architectural Project Designer/Level I: $75,000.00 - $95,000.00/per year

Architectural Project Designer/Level II: $90,000.00 - $115,000.00/per year

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation and will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave per year.



  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.  

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.

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