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The University of Utah
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Posted: 04/20/2017
Project Architect

Position Title

Project Architect

Classification Group Title

Facilities Manager




Facilities Management


Facility Management

FLSA Status

Overtime Exempt

Employee Category


Pay Range

$57,000.00 - $78,000.00 per year

Type of Appointment

Fiscal Year



Full Time/Part Time

Full Time

Position Responsibilities

Position Summary

The A&E Project Manager provides a wide range of architectural and engineering project design and project management services. Responsibilities include managerial and oversight services during all phases of planning, programming, design and construction of major new facilities, major renovations, other renovations and remodeling, building maintenance and systems repair / replacement projects, exterior campus and site development projects, safety / security / ADA projects, feasibility studies and planning evaluations, technical infrastructure and other projects. These duties require the use of a variety of project delivery methods ranging from in-house design and construction to the management of contracted architectural, engineering and construction services, including coordination with Local, State and Federal code and construction administration agencies.


Job Duty Function

Contribute to the successful implementation of the university's capital improvement strategy by:

Job Duties/Responsibilities

-managing and overseeing the project delivery of major new facilities, major renovations and other capital improvement projects by contracted providers of architectural and engineering services;

-preparing reports, plans, drawings, and related documents; preparing evaluations;

-developing options and providing solutions to capital and facility maintenance needs and issues;

-developing cost estimates, project budgets, cash flow predications and project acquisition schedules;

-ensuring UI objectives, issues and concerns are incorporated into the construction documents and execution of projects administered by the State of Idaho Division of Public Works (DPW);

-developing a successful relationship with the DPW managers to facilitate university projects administered by the Division;

-coordinating design and code compliance reviews of individual design and construction projects with the State of Idaho Division of Building Safety and other code and regulatory agencies;

-participating in construction administration phase in cooperation with the construction manager;

-assuring that individual projects are designed and executed in alignment with the strategic goals and objectives of both the university’s strategic plan and the long range campus development plan (LRCDP);

-managing project budgets to ensure project expenses align with available resources;

-providing clear and consistent direction to architectural and engineering consultants;

-managing project schedules, budgets and cash flow to ensure that university commitments are maintained to stakeholders and using agencies;

-and coordinating with external agencies in the execution of job responsibilities.

Job Duty Function

Design, plan and execute internally developed projects and programs by:

Job Duties/Responsibilities

-consulting with clients on space utilization and programming for their future needs;

-supervising development of design and construction documents to facilitate remodeling and renovation;

-integrating mechanical and electrical design information from staff and consulting engineers to produce complete design development and construction documents;

-making recommendations on graphic and interior designs;

-preparing cost estimate information for departmental remodel projects.

Job Duty Function

Coordinate project delivery of light construction program projects by:

Job Duties/Responsibilities

-functioning as point of contact between departmental clients and construction personnel;

-ordering special materials and preparing technical specifications required for construction;

-inspecting potential and active project sites to ensure quality and conformance with construction documents;

-providing support and technical expertise in the development of the annual capital improvement strategy budget and detail;

-providing experience and feedback to the Director in debriefing the success level of projects’ policies and procedures.

Job Duty Function

Accomplish related results by:

Job Duties/Responsibilities

-serving as an information source to the construction manager for code, materials and design information;

-assisting construction manager in construction administration and coordination of contractors;

-soliciting proposals for consultant services;

-and performing additional duties as required and as assigned.

Job Duty Function

Contribute to team effort by:

Job Duties/Responsibilities

-communicating with peers within Architectural & Engineering Services to constantly improve the policies, procedures and efforts of the unit;

-coordinating with the CADD Supervisor and peers to facilitate scheduling of drafting resources;

-developing positive working relationships with other Facilities staff and clients;

-and reviewing documents for compliance with applicable codes and standards.

Position Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

-Professional degree in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Engineering, Landscape Architecture or closely related design-oriented field from an accredited institution.

-Extensive experience (approximately seven (7) years or more) in the general practice of architecture, engineering or landscape architecture which has included the following: simultaneously planning, organizing and executing numerous architectural and engineering projects and contracts at various stages of development and execution; maintaining project records; developing architectural or engineering programs; inspecting potential and active construction sites to ensure quality and conformance with design and specifications; analyzing projects for code compliance; preparing and monitoring project budgets; evaluating emergent design and construction problems and recommending appropriate action; supervising others; coordinating groups and team efforts to produce successful project results; communicating skillfully both verbally and in writing; and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others.

-Specialized knowledge of: space utilization and planning principles; cost estimating techniques; preparation of construction contracts and documents; and analysis of plans and specifications for conformance with building codes and standards.

-Operational knowledge of building systems such as structural, plumbing, HVAC, mechanical, electrical and site development systems.

-Skilled in the use of computer applications commonly used in administrative and project management work (e.g., electronic mail, word-processing, spreadsheets, project scheduling software, etc.)

-Must possess: a valid motor vehicle operator’s license and be able to meet policy requirements for driving University vehicles.

Preferred Qualifications

-Significant experience (approximately three years) with a facilities design, construction and/or project management group which provides for the maintenance and operation of a complex and diverse system of buildings and structures in support of the strategic goals of a larger institution or organization.

-Possession of a current, valid professional registration or license in architecture, engineering, landscape architecture or related professional design field.

-Possession of current, valid State of Idaho professional registration or license in Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, or other related design field, or eligible for reciprocal registration as provided by Idaho Code.

-Skilled in the use of computer applications commonly used in architecture, engineering and landscape architecture (e.g., CADD, 3-D modeling and rendering, and web applications such as HTML.)

Posting Information

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Posting Date


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

Position is “Open Until Filled” with the first review date of 05/14/2017.

We expect to hire two positions off this posting.

Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

EEO Statement

The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any other reason prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. EOE AA/M/F/D/V