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Architect Senior - Conceptual Design

Company: Arizona State University
Location: Tempe
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Architect Senior - Conceptual Design

Arizona State University

FDM Office of Univ Architect

Campus: Tempe


Job Description

Facilities Development Management, Office of the University Architect (OUA), seeks an Architect Senior- Conceptual Design, to act on behalf of the Office of the University Architect as the owners Design Manager during the design phases of construction projects. The primary role of the Architect Senior - Conceptual Design, is to develop the scope, estimated cost and schedule for proposed building projects to confirm feasibility prior to hiring an external design professional to prepare construction documentation.

ASU maintains several campus locations, each with a unique and distinctive set of characteristics. "One university in many places" symbolizes the diversity and richness that ASU embraces in its student body, educational programs and physical settings. OUA plays a pivotal role in ensuring the success of the university and stewardship of its resources.

The Facilities Development and Management department (FDM) at ASU is comprised of The Office of the University Architect (OUA), Capital Projects Management Group (CPMG) and Facilities Management (FM). FDM is responsible for the development and construction of all institutional facilities along with the maintenance and operations programs. FDM manages capital projects of all sizes, including but not limited to tenant improvements, site improvements and new construction.

Salary Range

$85,000 - $88,400 per year commensurate of experience and education. ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package with the State of Arizona

Close Date


Essential Duties

Work closely with the University Planner and leadership of various academic and administrative departments within the University to develop project definition reports outlining the feasibility of proposed building projects.
Project definition includes development of the initial scope, budget, schedule and existing conditions assessments, with the assistance of internal resources, prior to engaging external design professionals, this will include preparing preliminary condition reports, sketches, space plans and presentations.
Ensure that all proposed projects meet Arizona Board of Regents policies as well as University goals, guidelines and contractual obligations.
Assist with updating University standards and guidelines.
May supervise activities of subordinate staff members as part of a project team and perform other tasks as assigned.
Work with end users to prepare detail program needs.
Think critically and present relevant data and information.
Participate and encourage support of the institution's sustainability programs.
Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
Use ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.

DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or related field and five (5) years of architectural experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Registered as an Architect in the State of Arizona OR NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) Certification and become a registered Architect in the State of Arizona within six (6) months after date of hire. Employee must possess a valid US Driver's license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in:

Architectural design experience in interior tenant improvements, renovations and additions (e.g. laboratory, office/classroom). Eight (8 years)
Architecture and architectural principles, practices and techniques.
Reviewing and interpreting federal and state building and accessibility code requirements.
Developing test fits for space planning purposes.
Preparing room data sheets .
Conducting, interpreting and preparing building condition assessments.
Preparing budgets during the conceptual design phase.
Higher education or municipal government environment.
Managing multiple projects and coordinating the work of a design team to ensure compliance with the program statement.
Organizing and coordinating the work of others.
Managing various project delivery methods including Job Order Contract (JOC), Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) and Design Build (DB).
Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk AutoCAD, Bluebeam Revue and PMIS (project management information software) programs.
Working with professionals including architects, planners, interior designers, landscape architects, engineers and other specialty consultants.

Demonstrated knowledge of:

Building materials and construction methods.
Programming and conceptual design processes.
Structural, mechanical and electrical engineering systems relating to building functions and costs.
LEED and current sustainability concepts.

Evidence of effective communication skills

Working Environment

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work. Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds. Drives University vehicle and/or cart to campus site.

Department Statement

ASU Facilities Development and Management (FDM) maintains and services all university-owned property, and develops and constructs innovative and sustainable facilities. FDM's vision is to contribute to and guarantee the success of the university's mission by creating and caring for the ASU campus and environment. We provide quality customer service, effectively steward our resources, and meet the needs of the university through creative and collaborative efforts.

ASU offers a comprehensive benefits package at very competitive rates to enhance the total compensation of its faculty and staff. This package includes low-cost health and life benefits to insure you and your family, a wellness program for preventative health education and screenings, a disability and leaves program for income protection, employee assistance for free and confidential behavioral health services, access to world-class educational opportunities at ASU/UofA/NAU at deeply discounted rates for you and your eligible dependents, disability resources for Americans with Disabilities (ADA), a retirement program with a variety of retiree benefits to ensure your financial security at the end of your career, paid vacation and holidays - and more. For more information, please visit the Office of Human Resources, Benefits website, at https://cfo.asu.edu/benefits

ASU's comprehensive benefits package is a significant part of your overall total compensation - and ASU pays for most of it when you are a benefits-eligible employee. https://cfo.asu.edu/compensation-estimator

For more reasons to join ASU, please visit: https://cfo.asu.edu/why-work-asu

Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States. Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

This position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ (on Rural Road south of Apache Blvd).

This position requires that you must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment. Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

This position is dependent on the continuation of funding from a specific source other than general operating funds. As such, this appointment may terminate when the funding is no longer available.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance - For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00pm Arizona time on the day indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of "equivalent combination" in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor's degree is equal to four years of experience.

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