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Metro Transit - City of Madison, WI

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Overall Job Objective General Description THE CITY OF MADISON IS DEDICATED TO ELIMINATING INEQUITIES AND ENCOURAGES WOMEN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR TO APPLY This is journey-level professional architectural work performed in the office and/or field in connection with the design, construction, and inspection of various remodeling and new construction projects.  Assignments are received from the Principal Architect and/or the Facilities and Sustainability Manager who generally defines the scope of the work; reviews progress periodically and upon completion certifies the results, if necessary. The work is characterized by the exercise of technical and professional judgment, the broader application of professional architectural expertise and proficiency in the operational and procedural aspects of the work, and the increased complexity of the projects.IMPORTANT: THERE ARE SUPPLEMENTAL ESSAY QUESTIONS ON THE JOB POSTING.  YOU MUST ATTACH YOUR ANSWERS TO ALL QUESTIONS IN THE ATTACHMENT SECTION OF YOUR APPLICATION. (To view the questions, click on the supplemental question tab OR view the bottom section of the job bulletin) **APPLICATIONS RECEIVED WITHOUT ATTACHED ESSAY RESPONSES WILL IMMEDIATELY BE ELIMINATED FROM CONSIDERATION.**  Examples of Duties and Responsibilities Architectural DesignProvide broad professional expertise and assume independent responsibility for the design of a wide range of remodeling and new construction projects as assigned.Perform, coordinate and oversee the in-house and hire consultant design of assigned public building projects. This includes the development of plans (architectural, plumbing, heating and electrical working drawings, including site plans, building plans, elevations, sections and details, etc.) and specifications from schematic design through construction drawings.Consult with owner agency regarding interior design, furniture design, interior signs, artwork, and other related architectural issues.Prepare and/or oversee preparation and refinement of cost estimates to assure project remains within approved budget.Coordinate internal and external multi-disciplinary team members to assure project remains on schedule and on budget. Identify risks and bring to attention of Principal Architect.Coordinate the production of plans and specifications to include all City required documentation. Project PlanningConsult with owner/agency to define the scope of the projects and design parameters.Perform and/or coordinate architectural-related research and special architectural studies.Obtain technical data in the field pertaining to construction sites, current building construction, etc.Assist in developing master plans, space programs, conceptual designs, and other pre-design information.Create building programs and designs based on information from agencies such as master plans, space programming, and designs for all types of building related construction.Prepare project and construction cost estimates.Prepare RFQ/ RFP's to hire architect/engineer consultants for various remodeling and new construction projects as assigned. Coordinate consultant selection team. Construction Project Management and Administration Provide broad professional expertise and assume independent responsibility in overseeing and coordinating the construction of assigned public building projects.Administer contracts per established City procedures (i.e. issue notifications to begin work, review and approve submittals.Schedule, coordinate and conduct required project related meetings (i.e., pre-bid, pre-construction, progress, etc.).Consult with building contractors and troubleshoot contractor problems in connection with construction projects and bids.Perform and/or oversee performance of inspections to assure work meets contract plans, specifications and related codes. Consult with project team to troubleshoot and resolve contractor problems in connection with construction projects and bids.Receive and review required Operations & Manufacturing materials and warranty documentation. Coordinate contractor training for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, custodial, telecommunications, audio/visual, and other operational staff.Assure that General Contractor has complied with all contractual obligations prior to project close out. OtherTrain and lead lower level employees in the development, design and construction of various remodeling and new construction projects as assigned.Coordinate public works contract standards and procedures.Prepare narrative and statistical reports, drawings, master specifications and other materials as necessary.Maintain related records, files, reference materials for all projects.Attend public hearings, neighborhood meetings, various City board meetings to provide project related reports and information. Such meetings will typically be outside of regular work hours (i.e. evenings and weekend).Perform other related work as assigned. Minimum Qualifications Master's degree in architecture or a closely related field PLUS two (2) years of professional architectural experience in the design, construction and inspection of new buildings, building additions, repairs, alterations, and remodels;-OR-Bachelor's degree in architecture (i.e. 5-year professional degree) or a closely related field PLUS three (3) years of professional architectural experience in the design and construction of new buildings, building additions, repairs, alterations, and remodels;-OR-Associates' degree in architecture, architectural technology or a closely related field PLUS six (6) years of professional architectural experience in the design, construction and inspection of new buildings, building additions, repairs, alterations, and remodels;-OR-Eight (8) or more years of professional architectural experience in the design, construction and inspection of new buildings, building additions, repairs, alterations, and remodels that would qualify the applicant to become a registered architect per the requirements of the  State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Architect license  If an applicant does not possess the specific requirements outlined above, HR will review the application materials to determine if the applicant possesses the following equivalent experience:Four (4) years experience in applying the following:Principles, theories, and practices of architectural/engineering design, planning, construction techniques,  and materials, particularly as they relate to the professional design and coordination of building construction and remodeling projects.Methods and techniques associated with the construction and inspection of public works projects. Construction plan review, cost estimating, governmental bidding, and contract processes.Building construction, contract administration, and space needs analysis principles and practices.Energy conservation, energy utilization analysis, and building maintenance principles and practices.Computer aided design systems relevant to building design and construction.Construction administration techniques. Computers and ability to use computer software applicable to the duties of the position, including computer-aided design software. Procedural aspects of the City's contracting and capital budgeting processes. Building Codes applicable to respective projects. The City of Madison strives to provide exceptional customer service to all its citizens and visitors.  Therefore, successful candidates will have demonstrated ability to work effectively with multicultural communities. Special Requirements Applicants must be eligible to obtain a WI driver's license at time of application. Successful candidate must obtain WI driver's license prior to end of twelve month probationary period.Physical Requirements:This position requires some work outdoors in all types of weather. The incumbent will be expected to physically visit construction sites and must be able to physically inspect the work at the site. Ability to traverse uneven terrain in all weather conditions and climb a ladder, stoop, reach, etc. to inspect active project sites.  Ability to operate a motor vehicle to get to project sites throughout the City. Ability to work for extended periods of time at a computer.*Portfolio review will be requested at the time of interview*

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