The New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA) builds and renovates public schools throughout all of the boroughs. We believe that schools should be efficiently designed and constructed; they should be safe, attractive, and environmentally sound. The SCA’s responsibilities span the life of each project (new schools, additions, and capital improvements to existing schools) from planning, real estate, budgeting, scoping, and designing, to construction completion.
The SCA is seeking a Managing Architect who is responsible for the planning, implementation, and oversight of major, complex and varied school construction projects to determine conformance with professional standards and to ensure that the project meets relevant schedules and requirements.
Manages technical resources, guides interdisciplinary teams assigned to departmental projects.
Ensures adherence to the schedule, budget, and/or standards.
Participates in day-to-day operations to address and resolve specific managerial, operational, & administrative problems.
Performs managerial functions such as reviewing and writing reports, approving expenditures, enforcing rules, making decisions about design-related services and materials, and/or making recommendations regarding personnel selection.
Participates in meetings on issues relating to departmental and interdepartmental functions of the department/unit.
May supervise lower-level architects and /or engineers; may act on behalf of or in the absence of the Studio Director.
Attends Capacity meetings to document technical and procedural issues.
In collaboration with the Design Studios, as well as outside experts, research new materials and products to align with agency and departmental goals.
Fosters inter-studio communication and collaboration to review and discuss Design Requirements and other Standards for updates and coordination.
Considers and leads interagency work to improve/update/reconsider regulatory requirements related to schools.
Attends the periodic Technical Discipline meetings regarding technical standards, project needs, and lessons learned. Develop related resource documentation and training for technical staff.
Coordinates "Lessons Learned" for Capacity and CIP projects, and survey A&E staff for ideas and issues.
Manages the process of updating A&E departmental policies and procedures.
Assists TSS in facilitating and coordinating the GSG process with the A&E design studios.
A valid New York State license as a Registered Architect (RA). Current New York State license must be maintained for duration of employment; and
Level A requires: Eight years of full-time progressive experience as a Professional Architect three years must have been as a project leader, project architect, or major project contributor or a satisfactory combination of education and experience.
Level B requires: Ten years of full-time progressive experience as a Registered Architect; five years must have been as a project leader, project architect or major project contributor or a satisfactory combination of education and experience.
We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, prescription and vision coverage; retirement savings plans including pension, 401K, 457 and IRA options and generous paid time off are just a sample of our benefits.
The School Construction Authority's (SCA) mission is to design and construct safe, attractive and environmentally sound public schools for children throughout the many communities of New York City. We are dedicated to building and modernizing schools in a responsible, cost-effective manner while achieving the highest standards of excellence in safety, quality and integrity.