In response to the unprecedented crisis of COVID-19, AIA is creating a “Staff Sharing” job type that allows firms short of staff and not able to hire to connect with firms that may be short of work but wanting to retain staff.
The incumbent will have technical and professional responsibility to interpret, plan, schedule, conduct, or supervise all phases of various Public Works projects and functions as assigned. This will include directing electrical, mechanical, architectural, civil, and structural activities for Borough owned facilities.
Serve as an architect or engineer on Public Works projects.
Develops project scopes, schedules, and cost estimates for projects.
Maintains direct responsibility during all phases of a project to ensure continued feasibility of the project and conformance to approved scope of work, department procedures, and project contract requirements.
Provide direction and supervision to Project staff.
Advise Public Works Managers on the technical and administrative aspects of projects to include all design disciplines plan review.
Negotiate and manage professional services contracts with consulting engineers and architects.
Responsible for performing and coordinating condition inventory of Borough facilities.
Responsible for the preparation of preliminary and final plans, surveys, reports, and construction documents including the signing and sealing of all final documents.
May perform all typical functions as listed for a Project Manager including professional management of design and construction projects.
Architect or engineering consultant for Borough concerning facility issues and future needs for Borough facilities. Advise and support on design and construction issues dealing with building systems for the Borough’s various building types and associated site improvements including parks and recreation facilities.
A professional degree in Architecture or Engineering (Electrical Engineer preferred) from an ABET accredited college with an emphasis in commercial and public facilities design and construction.
Professional registration as an architect or electrical engineer and the ability to become registered in the State of Alaska within six (6) months of hire is required.
Six (6) years’ experience in the planning, design, and development of projects of which four (4) years should involve direct supervision of projects over $500,000. Four (4) years demonstrated experience in commercial building electrical systems required.
Experience in construction and maintenance of public and commercial facilities.
Demonstrated experience as an effective supervisor.
Demonstrated knowledge of procurement and contracting procedures.
Must be capable of functioning with minimal direction; perform work in an organized and professional manner under stressful situations and pressures of short deadlines.
Demonstrated familiarity with building codes, electrical codes, and standards.
Considerable knowledge of current trends and developments in construction practices.
Ability to perform mathematical computations relevant to architecture or engineering, a demonstrated drafting capability required of the profession, and the capability of clear oral expression and comprehensive report writing.
Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer for a variety of computer programs (MS Word, MS Excel, and AutoCAD required: Database preferred) type at a proficient level.
Ability to maintain effective, harmonious relationships with staff and the general public.
Must have and be able to maintain a valid driver’s license. Must meet insurance standards and maintain insurability under the Borough's insurance program. If personal automobile is used for Borough business, proof of automobile insurance at statutory limits must be provided. (A CURRENT COPY OF DRIVING RECORD WILL BE REQUIRED AT TIME OF INTERVIEW)
This position requires a criminal background check.
General public, all levels of Borough staff, other governmental agencies, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District including administrative staff, teachers, maintenance personnel and planners, consulting engineers and architects, contractors including subcontractors, suppliers and manufacturers, and code officials.
See basic functions and typical duties.
General office where conditions are pleasant, good and clean. Conditions where accidents/hazards are negligible; requires short periods of light lifting, pushing or pulling (1-26 lbs.). Frequent coordination and inspection visits to job sites with exposure to common construction site hazards.
Individuals interested in applying for this position must submit a completed online application on or before the closing date and time as specified in the Job Posting. Online applications can be located at www.fnsb.us then click on the “JOBS” tab.
For additional information please call (907) 459-1202 or the Borough Direct Job Line at (907) 459-1206.
The Borough complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/interview/selection process, contact the Human Resources Office at (907) 459-1202 or the EEO office. The EEO Compliance Officer can be contacted at (907) 459-1309.
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