Offers competitive benefits, Paid Time Off, and bonus opportunity.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
The Director of Architecture is the person in the firm empowered to ensure that the Architecture Division is operating within quality, cost and time expectations of the company. The Director of Architecture manages, directs and coordinates the successful execution of architecture projects from start to completion to achieve the desired objectives, margin and profitability goals as set forth by the company. The Director of Architecture could also serve in the role as a Sr. Project Architect if Project work load mandates. The Director of Architecture aids the President in formulating and administering organization policies by performing the following essential duties personally or through subordinate managers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Participate as a collaborative, tactical partner in the development and implementation of short-term and long term strategic planning.
Provides oversight of individual project budgets and schedules, working understanding of individual project progress, forecasts of future projects as well as forecasts of Department profitability. Establishes, monitors and evaluates, in congruence with the Controller and President/CEO, Architecture department budget, profit goals, cash flow projection and project profitability goals.
Risk Management – Architect of Record with Governing Agencies. Evaluates probability of success with each potential project. Monitors and if needed manages issues on individual projects or with individual clients.
Participate in evaluation of staff, identification of skills needed, implements training, mentoring, motivating, disciplining and delegation of work based upon evaluations. Conducts staff performance evaluations and makes salary recommendations. Reinforce adherence to standards and reporting on each project. Creates manpower projections and manages labor resources within approved budget relative to both present and forecasted needs.
Ensures the successful execution and completion of architecture projects by monitoring project progress so that that all reasonable activities are carried out to complete the projects within the scope, services, schedule and established budgets. Monitors and presents monthly reports on project performance as requested by the President/CEO.
Collaborates and coordinates with the Construction Department as well as Finance, Human Resources, Legal and Information Technology.
Seeks, fosters and maintains external relationships with clients and potential clients. Participates in new business presentations and assists in drafting new business proposals. Develop and maintain relationships with consulting engineers, contractors, vendors and other professionals for profitable partnering opportunities.
Administration and Management- Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Personnel and Human Resources- Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, and compensation.
Customer and Personal Service- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Economics and Accounting- Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
Sales and Marketing- Knowledge of principles and methods for promoting, and selling services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, and promotion tracking.
Psychology- Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation.
Job Skills required:
Judgment and Decision Making- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Critical Thinking- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Complex Problem Solving- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Social Perceptiveness- Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Management of Personnel Resources- Motivating, develop, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Coordination- Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
Negotiation- Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Management of Financial Resources- Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
Monitoring- Monitoring/Assessing and Managing performance and usage of time of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Active Listening- giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Management of Material Resources- Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities and materials needed to do certain work.
Quality – Attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence, looks for improvement opportunities, monitors quality levels, finds root causes and is accountable for problems.
Time Management – Manages a fair workload, prioritizes tasks, develops good work procedures, meets commitments, and manages one’s own time and the time of others well.
Oral Expression and Comprehension – The ability to communicate effectively so others will understand as well as the ability to listen and grasp ideas presented through spoken words and sentences to an English speaking audience. Can effectively present complicated information in an effective manner and respond to questions from user groups and clients.
Written Expression and Comprehension – The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand as well as the ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Deductive Reasoning – The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Problem Sensitivity – The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Inductive Reasoning – The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Personal Skills – Must be a self-starter, self-motivated, organized, practices self-development and poses effective inter-personal skills leading to the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of personalities and at all levels of the organization.
Teamwork – Promotes cooperation in a team atmosphere while meeting deadlines and responsibilities. Models willingness to respond to tasks as needed to be completed including working extended hours and travel for presentations or project meetings.
Physical Abilities - Employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear and is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop kneel or crouch. (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions):
Environment – Ability to withstand exposure to air-conditioned/heated office environment and low noise levels from office equipment and voices.
Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or Fifteen (15) years of Architecture practice experience.
California Architecture license and NCARB certification.
Klassen Corporation is a design-build Architectural and Construction Firm. We serve a variety of industries including Education, Agriculture / Industrial, Oil & Gas, Hospitality, & Commercial / Retail. We are growing and we hope to bring on team members that are eager to grow with us!