GENERAL STATEMENT OF FUNCTION: The College Architect is directly responsible to the Executive Vice President of Administration & Finance. Responsibilities include all matters involving the capital planning and project delivery process, the college’s energy management plan, and other duties as assigned.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Provides leadership for all phases of the capital planning and project delivery process, including, but not limited to, scope, feasibility, programming, schematic design, design development, construction documents, construction, move in and close out.
2. Advises the Executive Vice President and communicates frequently on all matters related to construction projects.
3. Coordinates architectural input regarding projects; evaluates the feasibility, risk and cost involved in architectural alternatives.
4. Serves as principal liaison between the college and project architects, contractors and agencies retained for service on projects.
5. Meets regularly regarding all phases of college capital projects and communicates frequently with college leadership about projects.
6. Drafts agreements for the college between other architects, engineers, contractors, and subcontractors.
7. Designs in-house projects on behalf of the college.
8. Responsible for the formulation and administration of college physical planning policies, college design standards, and practices.
9. Reviews and submits pay applications for approval.
10. Monitors all projects electronically.
11. Assures compliance on the part of architects and contractors with college standards of quality and function of facilities and with existing contractual terms.
12. Supports college facility strategic efforts and capital campaigns.
13. Represents the college in project negotiations with outside agencies on a wide variety of issues related to capital planning.
14. Develops the college’s facility master plan to include space utilization, deferred maintenance planning, and college repairs and renovations.
15. Assists with the college’s annual capital planning process.
16. Maintains an effective professional relationship with campus personnel and college leadership, city, county, and state representatives, contractors, architects, engineers, and others.
17. Assists in providing timely reports to entities, including, but not limited to, state agencies, federal agencies, and the Mississippi Community College Board.
18. Identifies all cost savings measures during project design phases and recommends implementation of those measures.
19. Represents the college at construction meetings, other meetings, and conferences.
20. Accommodates a work schedule that may vary according to operational needs which may include nights and weekends.
21. Serves on college committees and other leadership teams as assigned.
22. Provides leadership as a change agent who values continuous improvement.
23. Leads the college’s energy management plan and is involved in all facets of the plan.
24. Other Duties as assigned by the Executive Vice President of Administration & Finance.
MANDATORY: (M1) Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. (M2) Minimum 5 years of experience in the development of program/project scope and preparation of bid documents and specifications. (M3) Contract/agreement review experience. (M4) Registered and licensed professional through the MS Board of Architecture. (M5) Construction management experience. (M6) Demonstrated computer literacy inclusive of CAD or equivalent software. (M7) Demonstrated written and and oral communications skills.
DESIRABLE: (D1) Experience in the administration of public works project design and planning. (D2) Master’s Degree in a related field. (D3) Strategic planning and procurement experience. (D4) Experience in fiscal management, preferably in a large institutional setting. (D5) Campus and facility master planning experience. The
About Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College District serves a four-county area with three major campuses, the Community Campus and four centers including: Perkinston Campus, Perkinston, MS; Jefferson Davis Campus, Gulfport, MS; Jackson County Campus, Gautier, MS. Additionally, Mississippi Gulf Coast Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center, Gulfport, MS; Keesler Center, Biloxi, MS; West Harrison Center, Long Beach, MS; and George County Center, Lucedale, MS.
State and regional associations accredit Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, and several programs are accredited nationally. Offerings include academic, technical degree, vocational skill and adult continuing education programs.