Facilities Architect is responsible for the planning, design and management of the University's capital improvement projects. This position will work under the general direction of the Assistant Director of Facilities Planning and Design. The primary responsibilities of this position include serving as a project manager for the capital improvement projects, providing design services for minor renovations and alterations, managing consultants on the Annual Open-End Design Agreement and providing architectural support to other units within the Facilities Division and to the University community. This position will work with University students, faculty and staff and various State agencies to assure that the projects are executed in accordance with the required guidelines and procedures.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment and one year of related experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Licensed to practice architecture or landscape architecture by the North Carolina Board of Architecture or the North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Full knowledge of professional architectural theory, techniques, practices and procedures; skilled in applying this knowledge. Ability to apply comprehensive knowledge of local, state and federal rules/regulations governing the area of work. Knowledge and ability to manage budgets/contracts of limited scope and complexity including resources such as budget, personnel, and equipment within timelines.
Ability to analyze moderately complex situations. Ability to recommend solutions and options; ability to alert leadership to impact on program. Ability to recognize problematic processes and procedures affecting operational or physical product. Ability to recommend response to a moderately complex situation based on application/determination of local state and federal rules/regulations and standards. May require ability to implement response to a situation based on interpretation of local, state and federal rules/regulations and standards. Ability to recommend modifications to program policy and procedures to minimize risk. Ability to weigh alternatives in addressing architecture design issues considering the opinions, facts, and tangible/intangible factors.
Ability to provide professional services typically involved in all phases of development, from the initial discussion with the client through the entire construction process. Ability to handle project initiations, designer selections, and project planning. Ability to complete reviews of projects through all phases – programming and site analysis; schematic design; design development; and construction documentations. May require ability to coordinate bidding activities with out-side contractors, bid negotiations, and award contracts.
Ability to communicate moderately complex programmatic information or architectural considerations internal or external to the organization. May require ability to interpret rules and regulations internal to the organization. May require ability to serve as a technical resource in developing response to the media. Ability to review and approve written reports, often of moderate complexity. Ability to ensure that rules and regulations are interpreted correctly. Ability to develop contacts and relationships with interested parties in achieving work goals.
Successful candidate should possess knowledge and experience with managing capital projects, extensive knowledge of building design and construction industries and supervision of design professionals. Minimum of 7 years of related experience, strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to build consensus among divergent groups.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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