The Senior Architect or Senior Engineer is an expert in the planning, design, and construction of Federal Reserve Bank facilities and serves as an advisor to the Board and Reserve Banks on facility matters. The Senior Architect has specific professional expertise and experience in architectural design of major buildings. The Senior Engineer has specific professional expertise and experience in one or more of the major building design engineering disciplines, may be an architectural, civil, electrical, mechanical, or structural engineer. Although the Senior Architect or Senior Engineer may have specific expertise and experience in the architectural or engineering design of major building programs, advice and technical guidance is provided for all design disciplines for assigned projects. Performs required analyses and program coordination for facility projects and independently analyzes and develops sound justification for recommended actions on proposed Reserve Bank facility projects. Supports other section staff on projects and leads section efforts on assigned projects that could include major projects.
Senior-level licensed professional architect with a minimum undergraduate degree in architecture, architectural engineering, or equivalent. A minimum of ten (10) years of senior level architectural building design experience, preferably with an architectural or architectural and engineering consulting firm. Building project experience is required in planning, designing, and construction administration activities. A minimum of six (6) years of project management experience of overall projects and professional design services that include large complex building projects for commercial and government clients with an emphasis on secure and technology intensive projects. Specifically, experience that includes strategic facility planning, consultant/contractor fee negotiations, professional services contracts, development of statements of work for services, life-cycle cost analysis, commissioning services, and project scheduling, cost control, and value engineering is desired. Also, project experience in the areas of sustainability, physical and electronic security systems and concepts, building engineering systems, technology and building management systems, and resiliency are highly desirable. LEED accreditation, and multi-disciplined background are desirable. General business knowledge and excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills are required. Specifically, the ability to evaluate issues and effectively build consensus between Reserve Bank and Board of Governor staff on complex governance, technical, and project management issues. Ability to provide oversight and guidance to senior management and consultants and make presentations to a variety of audiences is essential.
Remarks: Working knowledge of Computer-Aided Design (AutoCAD) software is desirable. Frequent travel within the United States is required.
The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. It performs five general functions to promote the effective operation of the U.S. economy and, more generally, the public interest. The Federal Reserve
•conducts the nation’s monetary policy to promote maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates in the U.S. economy;
•promotes the stability of the ...financial system and seeks to minimize and contain systemic risks through active monitoring and engagement in the U.S. and abroad;
•promotes the safety and soundness of individual financial institutions and monitors their impact on the financial system as a whole;
•fosters payment and settlement system safety and efficiency through services to the banking industry and the U.S. government that facilitate U.S.-dollar transactions and payments; and
•promotes consumer protection and community development through consumer-focused supervision and examination, research and analysis of emerging consumer issues and trends, community economic development activities, and the administration of consumer laws and regulations.