Reviews and develops architectural plans of proposed new construction, renovation, and remodeling projects;
Monitors construction and reviews plans for compliance with contracts, agency construction standards, and various local and state building codes;
Prepares freehand and computer-aided drawings and schematics illustrating proposed ideas and final designs;
Communicates in person and by telephone with department personnel, the public, contractors, vendors, etc.;
Prepares preliminary and updated cost estimates and specifications;
Develops and assembles construction contract documents and bid packages in accordance with pre-established standards;
Performs tasks associated with bid and construction administration, such as preparing and distributing bid packages, conducting pre-permit and pre-bid meetings with prospective bidders, evaluating incoming bids against contract specifications, and preparing formal recommendation for contract award;
Inspects construction in the field, answering contractor's questions, observing test procedures, checking that work is done according to plans and codes, and photographing project details;
Keeps track of quantities of construction materials used, maintains construction timetables, and recommends payment of contractor when appropriate;
Reviews shop drawings and inspects construction of mechanical and electrical systems such as plumbing, HVAC, fire extinguishing and communications systems, lighting fixtures, and heat pumps;
May supervise architectural assistants, or other personnel;
Writes field inspection reports and attends field meetings with contractors;
Reviews test results of construction materials in order to determine whether specifications are met;
Inspects agency-maintained buildings, gathers and assembles data concerning structural dimensions and conditions, and assists in the development of preventive maintenance programs and repair schedules for each building;
Proposes new construction projects based on field observations;
Evaluates and tests products prior to purchase such as furniture, paint, wall and floor coverings, etc.
Advises contractors and/or property owners on methods and materials to use in order to bring plans into compliance with mandated codes and/or contracts;
Acts as liaison between the agency and contractor, utilities, citizens, and officials of other jurisdictions.
Master's or Bachelor's degree in Architecture and three (3) years of professional architectural experience developing designs and administering contracts for the renovation of public or commercial buildings and structures.
Additional Salary Information: The City of Rochester offers an excellent benefits package, liberal holidays and vacations, and membership in the New York State Retirement System.
About City of Rochester, New York
The City of Rochester is a municipal government of roughly 2,700 employees serving the over 200,000 residents of Rochester, New York. A broad array of services are provided that impact the conduct of business and the quality of life in the City. In addition to the readily recognized positions of Public Safety providers (Police, Fire, & 911) and Environmental Services (water supply & distribution, street lightning, refuse removal, etc.) we utilize the services of architects, engineers, mechanics, lawyers, librarians, and recreation workers to enhance and enrich City living. We are working on our goal to be the best mid- sized city in America by focusing on the priorities of public safety, education, economic development, and customer service. We take pride in our work, pride in our City, and encourage you to join us by learning about the Civil Service process and employment opportunities at www.cityofrochester.gov.