Technical Advocate, functions as an in-house consultant for a broad range of topics, including building codes, federal accessibility laws, fire/life safety strategies, system selection, product or material selection, technical detailing, best practices/industry standards, office standards, document production, consultant coordination, and contract administration. Technical Advocates are expected to exemplify the following qualities and perform the following responsibilities.
Collaborate with project teams to develop QA/QC plan for projects and facilitate that plan throughout the life of the project.
Provide guidance to teams at regular intervals over the life of the project.
Serve as a resource for building codes, Fire/Life Safety strategies, system selection, product or material selection, technical detailing, best practices/industry standards, office standards, document production, consultant coordination, and contract administration.
Coach Teams as appropriate to achieve success.
Be an advocate for high-quality design and documentation, and use of company practices, standards, and procedures.
Maintain and track project schedules within the TAG Project Schedule.
Conduct face to face meetings with the project teams to explain the results of those reviews as needed. Interpret and strategize responses to third party reviews.
Attend and participate in Phase Kick-off meetings for the TA’s assigned projects.
Encourage proactive specifications development and close, timely coordination between project team and the specification team. Provide advice and research to any staff; Connect staff to expertise and resources for technical information, focusing on teaching rather than just giving answers.
Be a champion for AMA published minimum project quality standards.
Attend project team meetings as appropriate to stay appraised of the project progress and schedule.
Provide periodic QC reviews of the documents at key milestones using minimum review qualities established by TAG at a minimum.
Office/Firm Focused Work:
Attend and participate in regular Technical Advocate Group meetings.
Collaborate with other Technical Advocates towards developing and maintaining consistency among documents and office standards.
Share lessons learned as appropriate with TA group and disseminate ‘Take-Away’ messages (technical alerts).
Provide training for staff members as needed to assist them in their assigned responsibilities, through formal seminars or informal small group discussions.
On board new staff in AMA technical standards and resources.
Identify areas for firm technical improvement and collaboratively develop solutions to firm processes and policies.
Attend outside training events to stay current on Codes, trends, products and industry changes
Bachelors or Master’s degree in Architecture
Strong communication and presentation skills
Strong leadership and collaboration skills
Strong technical and detailing skills
Basic navigation and modification of document skills with Microsoft Suite, Bluebeam, and Revit.
15 years minimum experience in the Design and Construction industry.
Construction Administration experience is required.
About Ankrom Moisan
Architects Stewart Ankrom and Tom Moisan formed Ankrom Moisan in 1983 to provide integrated architectural, interior design, and urban design services to our clients. The mission of Ankrom Moisan is simple: Create Places Where People and Communities Thrive. We believe that when we achieve this, we help our clients achieve success.
We attribute much of our success to the work we’ve completed in Portland’s renowned Pearl District. Located just north of downtown Portland, we completed the first conversion of a warehouse to housing and played a dominant role in the development of this vibrant neighborhood. Ankrom Moisan has designed more than 2,132 housing units and 22 projects, including restaurants, offices, retail, and housing in this district alone.
We are now a national firm of more than 350 staff members and offices in Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco. Our portfolio includes award-winning mixed-use housing, condominiums, apartments, affordable housing, senior housing, student housing, healthcare, offices, hospitality, and retail. Much of our work is in urban environments and many of our projects include a mix of uses