The Facilities Design & Construction mission is the implementation of the Health System's Capital Improvement Program in keeping with the Long Range Development Plan ( LRDP). This includes the authority and responsibility to manage acute care capital improvement planning, design, and construction projects. This position has the primary responsibility for implementing and achieving the department purpose.
This position is responsible for supervision and leadership of the Design Group that is focused on the management and development of feasibility studies, design and construction documents for smaller scale capital improvement projects. Responsible for the success of the Design Group in providing accurate project budgets, keeping projects on schedules and maintaining excellent client relationships.
Serves as a building code and constructability expert resource for the campus on projects of all sizes and provides guidance and review of design and construction documents developed by outside consultants. This position also provides key support to the Principal Architect for the developing of long term campus goals, campus standards, specifications and process improvement.--Possession of a valid certificate to the use the title of ‘Architect’ under the statutes regulating the practice of architecture in California. Minimum 10 years of experience as a Senior Architect managing projects, providing architectural services and supervising staff. --Knowledge and experience with architectural and engineering practices and procedures to provide guidance and leadership to Project Managers regarding design and construction issues. --Demonstrated experience supervising personnel including recruitment, training, work assignment, setting expectations, evaluating performance, and initiating reward or corrective action as required. Ability to motivate employees and maintain good morale. --Demonstrated experience in the preparation of architectural programs, including the ability to develop small plan sketches, relationship diagrams, and functional matrices as well as the ability to gather. Artistic and architectural experience developing graphics. Skill to present sketches, designs, and reports to large groups. --Demonstrated experience in the preparation of architectural construction documents. Skill to analyze architectural and engineering details, review constructability and anticipate problems in implementation of design. Ability to recommend alternate approaches to eliminate such problems. --Competence to utilize the current version of AutoCAD drafting software to solely produce construction plans and details as well as direct others. Ability to convert to University standard of ‘CorelCAD’ software. --Knowledge of applicable building codes and regulations for healthcare facilities including CBC, Title 22, NFPA 13,72,80,99,101, OSHPD PINs/CANs and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). --Knowledge of best Sustainable practices, University Sustainable Policy and the requirements of the LEED Green Building Rating System. LEED AP Certification desirable. --Knowledge of review, permitting, and construction processes under the Office of Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) being the Agency Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) as well as office of the State Fire Marshal. Knowledge of the Joint Commission requirements and inspection procedures. --Knowledge of Healthcare planning and best practices for both inpatient hospital and outpatient ambulatory clinic operations including knowledge of construction of such. Knowledge of hospital functions and general policies and procedures. Understand and be conversant with concepts of desirable spatial relationships for medical and support functions. --Knowledge of current project and construction costs and experience with industry standard cost estimating systems. Financial skills to prepare, monitor and manage detailed project budgets, evaluate independent cost estimates, and review and approve payment requests. Strong working knowledge of spreadsheet computer software such as MS Excel. --Demonstrated experience with design and construction contracts, contract law and construction claims procedures. --Sufficient financial and accounting skills to develop and manage project budgets. Knowledge of construction sequences and practices to prepare and/or review project schedules. --Superior oral and written communication skills. Ability to deal effectively with a broad range of individuals from construction workers to the highest levels of University's management personnel, occasionally under stressful circumstances. Written communication skills to prepare clear, concise and professional reports and correspondence.