Public Works Architect

Santa Monica, CA | Contract

Post Date: 09/07/2017 Job ID: HQ2815 Industry: Technical Pay Rate: Market
JOB SUMMARY:
Coordinates and performs a wide range of architectural design and project management work, including Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs), public works projects and tenant improvement projects. Supervises, coordinates and evaluates the work of assigned staff.

MAJOR DUTIES:
Plans, organizes and supervises the work of professional staff engaged in the design, planning and construction of Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs), public works projects and tenant improvement projects. Selects, trains, supervises and evaluates the work of assigned staff, as assigned.

Prepares and reviews requests for consultant services, design and preparation of plans and specifications, and cost estimates for a wide variety of architectural projects, including but not limited to new construction, additions, remodels, space planning, roof repair and roof replacements.

Oversees and coordinates the work of consultants and contractors for architectural contract and compliance requirements.

Performs difficult architectural design and project management work.

Conducts construction administration activities for municipal projects, as assigned.

Prepares cost estimate reports and assesses economic feasibility of proposed designs.

Develops and monitors the status of projects including schedules, budgets and account balances. Recommends strategies for funding architectural projects.

Coordinates and interacts with City staff, outside agencies, local interest and community groups and the general public to respond to inquiries and resolve disputes and conflicts related to assigned projects and clients.

Prepares grant applications and ensures compliance with grant guidelines.

Interprets and applies Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines.

Oversees the work of professional, paraprofessional and administrative staff involved in architectural support and project activities.

Prepares and presents reports to City Council, City staff, private and public organizations, boards and commissions and outside agencies.

Visits construction sites to evaluate projects and contracts in progress and ensure compliance with plans, specifications, and construction and safety standards.

Implements concepts of green buildings, sustainability, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Performs other related duties, as assigned.
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Two Roads is an Equal Opportunity Employer: EEO/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disability
Knowledge of:
Principles, concepts and methods of architectural design.
Governmental processes and procedures related to bidding, consultant/contractor selection, design and construction.
Project management techniques.
Principles and practices of budget management.
Applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances.
Effective leading and coordinating techniques.
Effective customer service techniques.

Ability to: .
Lead and coordinate the work of others.
Please ensure that the candidates you qualify have project management experience.
Read, interpret and review architectural plans and drawings.
Interpret and apply policies, rules and regulations.
Analyze problems, identify alternatives and make recommendations.
Manage multiple assignments and meet strict deadlines.
Use computer-aided design and drafting software (CAD, CADD; Revit; Bluebeam).
Prepare and present clear, concise and comprehensive oral and written reports.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Provide effective customer service.
Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals, including City employees, contractors, developers, boards and commissions, outside agencies and the general public.

Skill in:
Project management.
Architectural design.
Using a personal computer and applicable software applications.
Interacting effectively with various stakeholders.
Education. Training and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture or a closely related field. .
Five years of recent, paid and progressively responsible work experience as a professional architect managing large scale projects. A Master's degree in Architecture may substitute for one year of the required work experience.
Two years in municipal architectural design and project management is desirable.

Licenses and Certificates:

Possession of a valid class C driver license.
Current registration as a Professional Architect in the State of California is a must.
Possession of LEED Professional Accreditation, or other green building rating system, is desirable.

Kristan Anderson


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