Location: Rockville, Maryland
Montgomery College, Central Services Campus, has an immediate need for a FT Senior Architect in the Office of Facilities. The work schedule is 5 days, 40 hours weekly. This is a Non-Bargaining, Exempt, grade 31 position. Montgomery College promotes and creates a working and learning environment rooted in the basic tenets of fairness, diversity, and inclusiveness. This position is eligible for telework up to 2 day(s) per week after successful completion of initial employment probationary period.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Under the overall design leadership and technical oversight of the College Architect, this position provides architectural, engineering design and project management services for the assigned in-house projects with minimal supervision. This position will act as job captain for the assigned project(s) to ensure that the project construction documents produced meet client aesthetic and functional needs and that they are well coordinated among disciplines, conforming to the code and adhere to the budgets set by the College architect.
Prepare work plan and schedule of project milestones.
- Prepare construction documents for assigned in-house construction projects.
- Meet Code officials to discuss the in-house design projects when permitting is required.
- Review construction documents produced by outside A/E for conformance to College Design Standards and present findings to the College Architect before inclusion to College's formal design review response to outside A/E at various stages of the project.
- Solicit and negotiate sub-consultant fee proposals as required by individual project design needs and present them to the College Architects for acceptance.
- Verify the accuracy of submitted pay requests from outside A/E or contractors and make recommendations to the College Architect for approval.
Assist College Architect and contribute to the management of in-house construction projects to ensure that sound construction practices are used and the project is constructed following design intents.
- Make inputs in developing construction schedule for in-house construction projects.
- Provide periodic site visits and inspections to ensure that the constructed projects follow the design intents.
- Resolve site conflicts due to unforeseen conditions.
Assist College Architect to identify and make assessment to deferred maintenance projects, planned lifecycle asset replacement, capital renewal, roof replacement, elevator modernizations and site improvements needs.
- Provide drafts to project scope descriptions.
- Identify probable costs to the projects.
Provide assistance to the College Architect for maintaining Facilities Information System.
- Review as-build documents as provided by outside A/E once the project is completed before accepting them as Master Drawings.
- Supervise Staff Architect to update existing Master Drawings to reflect the changes modified by small in-house projects.
- Communicate and coordinate with Space Analyst to ensure that spatial utilization data is kept up-to-date.
- Manage and maintain GIS systems.
Provide technical support to ensure that all College design standards and other applicable codes and regulations are followed in the preparation of A/E designs.
- Make contributions to update MC Design Guidelines via lessons learned review at the conclusion of projects and best practices.
Establish BIM program at Montgomery College. Speak with various stakeholders and end user to explore how BIM technology can be leveraged to increase efficiency and ease collaboration.
- Understand existing processes and figure out how BIM can be incorporated to increase efficiency.
- Document BIM Standards for the College.
- Establish BIM related resources, such as library, templates, models.
- Collaborate with Project Managers, A/E, Contractors, and Campus Facilities to identify streamlined process for transfer of facility data.
- Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship
- Bachelor's of Architecture.
- Four years of progressively responsible experience as a project architect. Design and construction administration experience with commercial buildings.
- The equivalent combination of education, training, certification and/or experience that provides the required knowledge and expertise to perform the essential functions of the job as permitted by the Maryland Board of Architects may be considered.
- Maryland Board of Architect license or eligible for a MD license through reciprocity upon employment.
- Considerable knowledge of building mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
- Substantial knowledge of Green Building Technology, building sciences, building envelop, energy conservation, life cycle cost analysis, building, life safety, and ADA codes.
- LEED AP
- Ability to use and oversee BIM software (Revit) and as-built databases, install and update BIM software within the office.
Salary Range: $74,445 to $96,786 annually. Initial salary placement is based on candidate experience and internal equity.
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As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:
Successful completion of a background check and degree verification (if applicable).
For international degrees, you must provide US degree equivalency verified by a nationally recognized credential evaluation service.
Participation in a retirement plan. If you are retired from the Maryland State System, you may not enroll in either the pension, or optional retirement plan, per state law.
Our benefits package includes: generous paid vacation, sick, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes.
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