This position will be responsible for numerous maintenance, Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), renewal and customer funded projects, to ensure timely completion, proper design and compliance with state, federal, local codes and jurisdictional requirements. The position takes projects from conceptual phase through construction administration and project closeout, coordinates work between consultants, contractors, vendors and internal support groups and reviews and approves design drawings by consultants. The position will also support Design and Construction goals and design vision by gaining unit support of designs prior to execution. Will assist in the interview and hiring of consultants, coordination of project reviews with state officials and ADOT users, work with city and state officials, assist Procurement during bidding and award or construction contracts on projects, participate in field observations and various construction meetings, create budget estimates for planning and construction purposes, create studies and reports to support projects and goals. Will work with ADOA’s Building and Planning Section for approval of contracts and certain plan review. Will work closely with Central, North and Southern Region building maintenance personnel to provide technical guidance for maintenance projects on a “as needed” basis. Will work with upper management, end users, in-house design professionals and trades, involved with new facilities or modifications of existing facilities. Will ensure that funds appropriated by the State Legislature are expended as intended, in a timely manner and with proper control and accountability. Will be required on occasion to travel and work outside normal working hours.
The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State’s Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Provide architectural design and technical services on CIP, Renewal, customer-funded, tenant improvement and maintenance projects. Project responsibility will be from initiation through close-out. Design services including space planning and layouts including furnishings and specifications, construction documents, vendor oversight, construction administration and code compliance.
Primary point of contact on assigned CIP, Renewal, customer funded and maintenance projects. Prepares the scope of work, budget estimates; determines the required project support (internal or outside consultants); develops project timeline and construction schedule.
Meets with customers to develop project programming. Determine consultants needed. Develops Requests for Qualifications for outside architects and engineers as needed. Participates in the consultant selection. Reviews consultant documents for accuracy and design intent.
Space planning, furniture layout, equipment layout. Review with customers for functional needs. Work directly with all ADOT retained vendors and internal work force such as ITG.
Collaborate with Design and Construction Unit staff for peer review of designs, technical assistance, code compliance, and ADA 10 requirements. Brainstorming and problem solution meetings. Support and held direct the Design and Construction unit vision. Continuous improvement ideas.
Building Codes; IBC, ADA regulations and others
Construction means and methods
Architectural design, programming, schematic, design development, construction document preparation and project management
Understanding of design principals for office space, storage, shops, and other various types of buildings
Project cost estimating and project scheduling.
Field observation requirements
Change order processes
AIA documents and other contracts
Accounting and cost control pay applications
Providing the full range of design service of programming, scope of work development, schematic design, design development, construction documents, construction administration and project closeout
Negotiate costs, construction changes, and alternate design solutions
Strong written and oral communication skills
Managing schedules, time lines, resolving unanticipated issues/emergencies, preparing plans and specifications
Proficient in AutoCAD 2016 and Revit 2018
Microsoft Office and Google Suite Applications
Analyzing and evaluating a wide variety of technical data including building plans, specifications, site plans, reports and observations
Identifying substandard workmanship, installations and materials
Navigating computer networks, maintaining existing filing systems, and use of typical office equipment
Analyze and resolve construction problems
Organize, plan, coordinate and execute daily work activities to ensure timely completion of duties
Establish priorities and show meticulous attention to detail/accuracy
Identify inefficiencies and offer solutions; continuous improvement
Read, understand and interpret construction plans and specifications
Manage multiple projects in all phases of work at one time and manage and direct contractors and vendors on site, lead meeting during bidding and negotiation and in the field
Learn to use and integrate into daily work, new computer software, processes and procedures
Learn and use Procurement procedures
Lead and direct team members as needed for specific projects
The ideal candidate for this position will have:
A Bachelor's Degree in Architecture.
10 years of experience as a Project Architect on a variety of project types from the conceptual phase through construction and project closeout of new construction and renovations.
This position requires registration as a licensed Architect in the State of Arizona.
This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete and sign the Driver Form (page 5) of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.11 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.
The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.
Mandatory participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) is required.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 712-7279. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. ADOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.