In 2000, Correa Vélez directed the team of Architectural Survey of “East Colombia Cultural Center” in Bucaramanga. In 2005, 2013 and 2014, he served as advisor of the Heritage Division of Cartagena's Institute of Heritage and Culture and worked in the program of Research, Documentation, and Dissemination of Material Heritage.
As an architect, Correa Vélez practices restoration consulting that focuses on property assessment, intervention criteria definition, technical expert testimony, and architectural design. He participated in the following projects — Condominiums: House of Virrey Eslava and Villa Ana María; Houses: Hard Rock Café Cartagena, Saudade, Parody, Barnes, Lara, Tica, French Alliance; and Hotels: Tcherassi, Bastión de los Reyes, Santa Cecilia and Cartagena de Indias Small Luxury Hotel; as well as the Naar Pupo Building, Rafael Núñez Museum, Carulla Bocagrande Supermarket, and the Contemporary Cloister of the University Institution of Fine Arts and Sciences of Bolivar.
Between 2010 and 2012, he worked as a consultant representing universities in the “Special Plan on the Management and Protection of Cartagena's Historic Center and its Zone of Influence (PEMP)”, developed by the Institute of Heritage and Culture (IPCC) and the District Planning Secretariat of Cartagena.
Between 2013 and 2015 Jaime Correa Vélez was an advisor to the Mayor of Cartagena as the Coordinator of PEMP with the task of developing this urban regulation and presenting it to the Colombian national government, the District Council of Cartagena, the private business sector as well as the community in a variety of scenarios. An important achievement in this exercise was Correa's active participation in the regulation of the public spaces in Cartagena's historic center through his development of cartographical support for twenty-one public squares in order to help the city generate revenue to be invested in the long-term maintenance of these areas.