Provides the highest level of technical expertise in the field of architecture; responsible for the most complex architectural design assignments.
Senior architects are responsible for the preparation of design documents for complex construction projects.
The work includes the development and preparation of program requirements, schematic designs, preliminary design documents, and final design working drawings and specifications.
Responsibilities also include providing post-design support and observance of construction activities.
Provides the highest level of technical expertise, review and approval of the architectural design work within the Engineering Services; reviews work within area of responsibility for effectiveness, design, constructability, thoroughness, and adherence to technical standards, codes and procedures.
Maintains and improves standards such as design and specifications.
Assists with quality assurance/quality control activities, including checking, serving on specifications for resolving technical issues; provides leadership and technical guidance within area of expertise.
Performs feasibility and conceptual studies, detailed studies and evaluations, assessments and/or designs within discipline area; provides technical input on project planning, design, studies, evaluations, and other documents.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in architecture from an accredited college or university and ten years of increasingly responsible experience in the field of architecture, of which two years must have been at the Senior Architect level.
Required Knowledge of:
Principles of architectural design and standards of practice within the field of architecture; building design and sustainability practices; construction management; project management; construction techniques; budgetary concepts and procedures; administrative practices; and local laws related to design, construction and value engineering.
Theoretical and practical knowledge of RIBA standards.
Required Skills and Abilities to:
Resolve the most complex architectural problems; prepare building program requirements and design criteria; develop preliminary design documents; prepare final design documents including working drawings and specifications; evaluate and develop requirements for building design and sustainability practices; plan and organize the work of a project team; encourage and facilitate cooperation; train and mentor staff; exercise considerable judgment and discretion; effectively communicate orally and in writing on complex administrative and technical topics; use business, project management, and engineering applications; determine training needs of staff; and resolve issues in a positive and proactive manner.
Please, send your CV/Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Vacancy:Design Office Manager” subject.