Architect firm specializing in Healthcare located in SE Portland, Architect with a minimum of 5years Healthcare design experience.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities are listed below. Other duties may be assigned as required by the nature of the employee’s work or the evolution of the job description over time:
Documentation and detailing from schematic design through construction drawings;
Assist with presentation media as required;
Product and materials research/specification;
Code research and compliance;
Space planning, programming, and scheduling;
General project management activities (meeting minutes, consultant coordination, etc.);
BOMA and square footage calculations, marketing drawings, stacking plans, fire life-safety drawings and fire evacuation plans;
Punch list documentation and administration;
Construction administration and management, both in-office and on-site;
Client meetings and presentations, as well as consultant and contractor meetings;
Quality control and document review;
Ongoing maintenance and support of office literature, materials libraries, policies and procedures.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations shall be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
*A four-year Bachelor of Architecture degree from an accredited school, a four-year Bachelor of Science in Architecture (or similar degree) from an accredited school, or a Master of Architecture from an accredited school is the preferred educational backgrounds. Five years experience in the architectural profession in the healthcare design field is also preferred. Additional experience is considered advantageous.
*The successful manager must be proficient with the following computer programs:
Microsoft Word – No minimum WPM requirement.
Microsoft Excel – No minimum WPM requirement.
Microsoft Outlook – Ability to enter data, update and maintain accurate database.
AutoCAD or Revit – Proficiency in AutoCAD or Revit
Adobe Acrobat – Basic file conversion and distribution
Corel, PhotoShop, etc. – Any experience in rendering, design, or photo-manipulation software and programs is highly encouraged.
*The ability to read, write and interpret documents such as codes, manuals, specifications, product literature, jurisdictional requirements/decisions, contract documents, service proposals, addenda and field orders, change proposals and other professional documents is imperative to the successful management of any project. Verbal communication is also a critical aspect of project management and successful employees will be able to converse knowledgeably to clients, contractors, subcontractors, building officials, consultants and other involved parties in a variety of methods and settings, including but not limited to the telephone, one-on-one, small groups and large presentations. Finally, with the growing importance of e-communication, successful managers will be able to properly compose and send job-appropriate e-mails as necessary.
Job-specific skills shall include a working familiarity with the CSI Master Format as well as the ability to write, edit and read specification sections for projects; the ability to review shop drawings for conformance with the construction documents; and to review and approve/reject proposed substitution requests. In addition, project managers should be able to review any and all change orders, pay application requests, and lien releases prior to submission to the principals for signature; compose and edit Excel spreadsheets; and compose/edit Microsoft Project scheduling worksheets.
Knowledge of a foreign language (especially Spanish) is advantageous but not required.
*Relevant mathematical skills for project management include square footage and volume calculations; roof/ramp/grade slope calculations; basic quantities addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; percentages; limited trigonometry and area mathematics; and use of fractional and decimal numbers. Of perhaps even greater importance is the ability to review, proof and check calculations for accuracy
*Successful project management begins with successful drawings. It is imperative that the project manager be able to draw/draft/design schematic, design development, and construction documents using drawing-appropriate techniques, nomenclature, standards, and rendering, both by hand and on the computer. The drawings should clearly illustrate the intended look, view, description or assembly without clutter, confusion or repetition. Also, the manager should be able to review and check drawings for completeness, clarity, and required detail. Document coordination is very important.
*The successful manager should have the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of fluid variables in situations where only limited standardization exists as well as the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Additionally, creative managers are able to provide viable options and alternatives within the given constraints of the design/program/code compliance parameters by analyzing all of the requirements and then synthesizing the various components into an integrated solution.