Associate Architect/Landscape Architect - Public Works Dept., San Jose, CA
City of San Jose
Location: San Jose, CA
Type: Full Time
Salary: $117,979.68 to $149,363.76
4 Year Degree
3 openings available.
Internal Number: 2201848
Please note that applications are currently not accepted through any third-party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers. The application deadline is 11:59 PM on December 15, 2022. Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline.
The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience.
The City Facilities Architectural Services (CFAS) Division of the Department of Public Works is currently seeking to fill multiple Associate Structure/Landscape Designer positions. Professional licensing (Associate Architect/Landscape Architect) is desirable but not required (premium pay of 1.5% is available for licensed employees). Under the direction of a Senior Architect, the Associate Structure/Landscape Designer manages projects and is responsible and accountable for the effective and efficient project management of CIP Projects through all phases of the project. This position will act as the single point of contact for project coordination including design, scope of work, cost estimating, contract administration, budgets, and schedules.
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
The Associate Structure/Landscape Designer project management duties may include, but are not limited to:
Interacts with various City departments on the development of the capital improvement project, including scope of work, schedule, and budget, as well as effectively communicating project status with stakeholders
Conduct meetings and presentations to committees, approval agencies, clients and the general public
Provides technical advice and assistance to other City departments, engineers, architects, and contractors for conformance with City policies and guidelines
Prepares technical reports and other documentation, designs, drawings, specifications
Analyzes/solves complex architectural problems/issues to ensure compliance with regulatory and performance standards and specifications; ensuring quality assurance, risk management, regulatory compliance and permitting is properly executed
Prepares and writes memos and reports on public works projects for City management and the public
Utilizes project controls, tracking, and reporting using Capital Project Management System (CPMS) or other project management software
Prepares and monitors project costs ensuring projects meet budget constraints; updating and ensuring the project stays on schedule
Reviews consultant and in-house work for aesthetics including layout, massing, hierarchy, vocabulary, rhythm, placement, color, and choice of materials
Prepares and writes consultant agreements, negotiates consultant design fees and verifies that the fees are appropriate with the scoped services
Reviews plans, and specifications prepared by consultants to ensure conformity to project program requirements, building codes and ordinances.
Manages construction contracts, conducts pre-bid meetings, evaluates bidders and conducts pre-construction meetings
Manages the work of consultants and contractors through the development of project requirements including project strategies, budget, schedule, and compliance with City policies, procedures, design and construction standards, regulations and codes
Negotiates/modifies contracts, resolve claims and disputes
The ideal candidate will possess a high level of professionalism, excellent customer service skills and a strong work ethic. The position requires excellent judgment, initiative, perseverance, integrity, organizational skills, flexibility, and written and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidate must have extensive experience in the delivery of capital improvement projects.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Landscape Architecture.
Acceptable Substitutions: Acceptance by the State of California for professional registration testing may be substituted for the degree requirement. Proof of acceptance must be provided at the time of application.
Experience: Three (3) years’ experience at the level of Structure/Landscape designer with the City of San José.
Certification or License:
Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration issued by the State of California required for Associate Architect/Landscape Architect.
Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.
About the Department: The Department of Public Works is responsible for delivering capital improvement projects for a wide variety of City facilities and infrastructure, maintaining City facilities and fleet assets, facilitating, and regulating development activities, and providing animal care and services.
The department is committed to high-quality service, collaborating with the community, and providing an excellent environment in which to work. We strive to constantly demonstrate the City values of Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect, and Celebration, and seek employees who do the same.
About the Division: The City Facilities Architectural Services Division of the Public Works Department manages the delivery of Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Projects, relating to public infrastructure and facilities, such as parks, trails, community centers, libraries, fire stations, police facilities, emergency housing, and various others City owned facilities for the residents of San Jose.
The Division consists of approximately 30 professional project managers, which include Architects, Landscape Architects, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Structural Engineers ...whose primary responsibility is to achieve project goals and objectives through resource management, facilitating project solutions, and coordination with internal/external stakeholders or agencies.