Campus Architect/ Project Manager
Job no: 494605
Department: Plant Administration
Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Campus Architect/ Project Manager will serve as the Owner’s Representative for design and/or construction of a portion of the college’s capital projects and/or campus plans, large and small. The Campus Architect/ Project Manager will liaise with campus constituents, and will manage the project budget, timeline, quality, and adherence to campus goals and standards. Projects are distributed to this position and other Project Management positions based on workloads and specialty talents.
- Provide leadership through third-party design processes as the Owner’s Representative. Assemble campus constituents with design teams, translate user needs into design language, recommend solutions and ideas, and shepherd processes toward design progress.
- Develop and maintain campus standards to communicate to users and design teams. Collaborate with college maintenance trades to ensure quality and maintainability of designed products.
- Perform owner-side construction administration duties, including quality control inspection, answering requests for information, managing project budgets and expenses, observing daily work, and project close-out. Coordinate and communicate interface and conflict points of the construction work with the campus and/or community.
- Maintain documentation and as-built records of projects, for archival storage and future operational uses. Records include meeting minutes, progress photographs, expense tracking, construction as-builts, vendor information, warranty information, and maintenance and care information.
- On occasion, provide interpretation and application of building codes for college operational purposes, including but not limited to: codes for accessibility, occupancy, and permitted uses. Interface with code officials for consultation and special permits.
- On limited occasion, provide concepts or designs for small-scale projects not meeting thresholds for permitting.
- Serve on some community committees and boards, typically related to the trade, as college representative.
- Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or related field, and 10 or more years of experience in architectural design and project management.
- Must be a certified Architect.
- Must be able to interpret and apply rules and regulations; manage work and provide guidance to colleagues; make presentations and prepare reports; manage and prioritize a large and complex work load; make decisions with limited information and a strong experience base; resolve problems and communicate outcomes; interpret plans; accomplish tasks in a timely and often expedited manner; interact with various levels of personnel; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; use technology; and build teams and involve stakeholders.
- Must have knowledge of AIA contractual agreements and responsibilities.
- Must have knowledge of CAD software and Adobe Creative Suite.
- Office environment and Jobsite environment. Will sometimes be in inclement weather conditions and/or in dusty, muddy, hot, cold, wet and noisy environments.
- Some night and weekend work required, commensurate with the needs of the project.
- Able to navigate difficult terrain, climb, crawl, and carry loads of fifty pounds or less.
Information about how to apply can be found at https://employment.davidson.edu
At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions and worldviews, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, veteran status, cultures, and national origins.
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