Architect

University of North Texas System

3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Contact

jackie.brown@untsystem.edu

Description

Senior Project Architect - Senior Facilities Planner

Please apply online at: jobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59112

With a staff of 20 architects, interior designers and other construction and administrative professionals, this office provides professional planning and construction management for the campuses and System Administration for all major renovation and construction projects.

These responsibilities range from initial project development through programming, design, construction and commissioning. Working closely with the administration, faculty, staff and students, the System Facilities Planning and Construction Office implements the highest standards in design, particularly focusing on high-performance, efficient, and sustainable facilities.

The University of North Texas is a state employer offering great benefits, including medical, dental, life, retirement, ample paid time off, and great work/life balance.

The Senior Facilities Planner serves as the lead point of contact for capital projects and coordinates all day-to-day activities with campus representatives, local officials, and project design professionals.

This position is responsible for the management of capital projects greater than $2 million for major renovation projects and new construction for the campuses that comprise the University of North Texas System (UNTS). This owner's representative position includes all aspects of project management including consultant selection, technical design reviews, and construction administration. Work is performed under the supervision of the Director of System Architecture.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
* Manage and monitor project development to ensure meeting project goals, UNT System standards and compliance with applicable building and life safety codes and industry standards.
* Project Management including participation in consultant selections, planning, design, construction and closeout.
* Manage project scope, budget, and schedule.
* Ensure effective communication and coordination among internal and external project committee members including stakeholders, clients and customers.
* Assist with the preparation of proposed assigned project budgets and maintain approved budgets through completion of the project.
* Coordinate project activities with college/university departments such as facilities maintenance, public safety, IT, risk management and administrators to ensure all parties are well informed and that work proceeds on schedule.
* Direct the selection and acquisition of furniture, fixture and equipment (FF&E) for assigned projects.
* Direct the coordination of client move services for assigned projects.
* Participate in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposals (RFP) processes for selection and approval of professional service providers and contractors including review and negotiation of proposals.
* Review, track and process project documentation.
* Research, prepare and present reports and presentations as needed.
* Represent UNTS at local, regional and state agency meetings when directed.
* Ensure that campus-wide reviews are conducted at the end of each design phase and that a detailed technical review of final construction drawings and specifications is conducted within the time allotted by the approved schedule.
* Coordinate, supervise, and review work of professional service providers and contractors engaged to serve UNTS in the development of its physical facilities.
* Perform other job related duties as required or assigned by the Director of System Architecture

UNT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide Equal Employment Opportunities (including provisions for training, development, transfer and promotion) for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran's status.

Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, or related field and five years of professional related experience; or any equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Licensed Architect in the State of Texas.

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are
required:
* Strong project management skills
* Physical ability to access work areas which may be in confined spaces or elevated heights
* Ability to plan, design and prepare construction documents
* Ability to analyze construction documents and codes
* Knowledge of appropriate safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed
* Proficiency in specific software may be required
* Valid driver's license and ability to drive a vehicle, and maintain coverage under University auto insurance policy, if required to drive University vehicles

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Master's Degree, preferably in Architecture or closely related field.
* Experience related to campus planning, design and construction.
* Knowledge of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board relating to reporting and usage of physical facilities construction or renovation projects.
* LEED AP BD+C accreditation
* Knowledge of AutoCAD, Photoshop and/or Publisher
* Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Please apply online at: jobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59112