Purpose of Classification:
Performs professional architectural work and may supervise a production area staffed by Drafters. Performs the in-house design of architectural projects and/or coordinates outside consultants in the design of capital construction projects. Participates in negotiations of construction projects with outside agencies in contractual arrangements.
This is second in a series of two classifications and is distinguished from the Architect in that the Architect, Senior coordinates and manages projects in accordance with Arizona Board of Regents policies.
Example of Duties:
- Supervises activities of subordinates.
- Coordinates and manages projects in accordance with Arizona Board of Regents policies.
- Meets with requester to discuss design solutions which meet the needs and budget of requester; manages the preparation of and/or prepares design and construction contract documents; prepares conceptual costs estimates.
- Prepares project budgets at various stages and carefully monitors the project costs to ensure that the project budget is not exceeded.
- Prepares request for proposal for outside construction managers, architects and contractors; writes advertisement based on bid calendar, reviews bids, conducts consultant selection process and makes recommendations for award of contract.
- Negotiates fee with selected construction manager and/or architect and prepares contract ensuring cost will be within Arizona Board of Regents guidelines.
- Coordinates with outside construction manager and architect to implement project and carefully monitors the project schedule.
- Reviews work of consulting architects and construction managers to ensure that University standards and contractual requirements are met.
- Resolves design conflicts during construction phase with construction manager.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of architecture and architectural principles, practices and techniques.
- Knowledge of building materials and construction methods.
- Knowledge of federal and state facility and code requirements.
- Knowledge of structural, mechanical and electrical engineering relating to building costs.
- Skill in the drafting of architectural plans.
- Skill in organizing and coordinating the work of others.
- Ability to effectively communicate.
- Bachelor's degree in Architecture or related field AND five years of architectural experience; OR,
- Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.
- Registration as an Architect in the State of Arizona.