Summary of Position Serves as lead architect; provides direction, training, and assigns tasks to staff and students as it relates to project coordination and management. Administers policy, provides staff assistance, professional architectural services, designs, and administers capital and university funded projects; provides architectural and construction services required for maintenance and operation of facilities.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Serves as lead architect; assists in directing the work of staff architects and student employees; provides direction, training, and assigns tasks as it relates to project coordination and management.
Plans, gathers data, designs, drafts using AutoCAD, evaluates, reviews, and monitors assigned capital improvement projects including moveable equipment and their selection; acts as the contact person and liaison with all involved University end users or departments.
Performs field investigation, prepares concept sketches and renderings, develops preliminary drawings, final construction drawings and specifications, develops project cost estimates and budgets, and provides construction management and administration for State funded and local funded construction, remodeling, and renovation projects. Coordinates projects with campus constituents and departments as needed.
Acts as liaison on projects as assigned. Attends, prepares, updates, and presents at staff meetings, cabinet meetings, and Board of Trustees meetings as necessary or required. When appropriate, attends Controlling Board meetings to provide information for release of funds. Where appropriate, presents to City of Youngstown and local development organizations.
Represents the University at all assigned project meetings, recommends contract awards, monitors job progress, negotiates change orders, and reviews and provides approval on payment requests.
Provides analysis of current space utilization, planning information, departmental needs, projects, current and future growth; reassesses functionality, estimates new construction and renovation costs, recommends effective and efficient use of space and administers construction.
Provides interior design services, color/finish selections, material selection, coordinates existing and new finishes, furniture evaluations and selection, and purchasing graphics selection, all as they apply individually or collectively to any project.
Provides architectural evaluation, LEED and sustainability review, and building code compliance review for capital improvement requests, building programs and long-range facility planning, including presentations and providing useful information.
Responsible for maintaining University plan room, filing drawings, converting paper drawings to digital files, and signing drawings in and out. Maintains HEI building data files, making necessary revisions and submitting files to the State of Ohio as required.
Other Functions and Responsibilities: Performs other related duties as assigned.
Equipment Operated: Computer and all other standard office equipment; AutoCAD.
Work Schedule: Typically, Monday through Friday; available to work evening and weekend hours as needed.
Supervision Exercised: May exercise supervision over student employees. May act as a lead worker.
Reports to: Associate Director, Planning and Construction
Qualifications and Competencies
Required Certifications, Training, and/or Licensures: Registered Architect, State of Ohio
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of: University policies and procedures*; office practices and procedures; department/division goals and objectives*; department/division policies and procedures*; workplace safety practices and procedures*; English grammar and spelling; records management; office management; project management; policy administration; process improvement.
Skill in: use of office equipment; typing, data entry; computer operation; use of computer software and other programs applicable to the assigned department/division*.
Ability to: deal with problems involving several variables within familiar context; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; determine material and equipment needs; calculate fractions, decimals, and percentages; compile and prepare reports; use proper research methods to gather data; understand a variety of written and/or verbal communications; prepare accurate documentation; maintain records according to established procedures; travel to and gain access to work site; effectively interact with personnel and public to answer routine questions; train or instruct others; move quickly and effectively from one tasks to another; work independently and in a team environment; develop and maintain effective working relationships.
(*) Developed after employment.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in architecture, Ohio architectural professional registry with at least Three years of relevant professional experience beyond the initial registry date; experience in developing bid documents for commercial construction/renovation projects; proficient in the latest versions of AutoCAD; proficient in writing specifications for building construction/renovation; demonstrated knowledge of the Ohio Building Codes and their application to commercial/university construction and renovation projects.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in architecture.