Architectural Design Manager

Job Description

Reporting to the Housing Project Management Director, the Design Studio Manager will have management responsibility for planning, staffing, organizing, supervising, and controlling all internal design services provided by Housing Project Management. Provide oversight and guidance to staff professionals for planning, renovation and new construction projects and evaluate their performance; frequent review of and travel to work sites, requiring ability to climb ladders, walk and work in various rough graded sites, and lifting/lowering of weighted objects. Serve as the executive architect who has professional signatory authority on all construction documents developed by staff professionals.

Develop business services model and best practices for internal architectural services including computer aided drafting (CAD) protocols, design standards, construction document formatting, and work monitoring/control systems.

Serve as the department’s liaison with governing agencies including Fire Marshal, Environment Health and Safety, Campus Architect, Campus Building Official and other Planning and Design personnel at Capital Programs.

Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited professional program in Architecture or related field. Master’s degree preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Required

Minimum of ten years of professional experience in design and building industry in private practice, corporate and /or institutional settings, preferably with universities, colleges, or school systems. Required

Licensed Architect in California. Required

Demonstrated record of successful planning, budgeting, financial analysis and fiscal management, including skill in budget preparation, analysis and controlling costs of multiple, multi-million dollar budgets. Required

Skill in formatting and analyzing statistically based data and financial reports. Required

Interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively and tactfully with diverse departments/University personnel at various levels, and with the public. Required

Ability to handle diverse and conflicting constituent needs. Required

Ability to mediate between contending parties and affect a successful resolution of differences using appropriate conflict management techniques. Required

Skill in negotiating and exchanging ideas with others to formulate policies and programs and to arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions or solutions. Required

Demonstrated skill in management and supervision of technical, administrative, service, and student personnel. Required

Skill and knowledge in employee development, including the ability to develop and implement effective training and recognition programs. Required

Skill and temperament to provide an open climate that encourages opportunities for employee communication and positive departmental interaction. Required

Ability to determine critical paths and to coordinate and prioritize workloads accordingly; Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Required

Ability to work in fast paced environment to meet deadlines and time frames. Required

Knowledge of methods of soliciting, collecting and analyzing customer and employee satisfaction including problem analysis and solving and assessing needs. Required

Skill in recognizing appropriate mid-range objectives based on data accumulated and demonstrated ability to realize long-range objectives through tactical planning. Required

Knowledge of work order data based computerized programs. Required

Skill in preparing planning documents and recommendations for annual major maintenance projects. Required

Skill in scheduling and implementing preventive maintenance programs and files. Required

Skill in managerial techniques to effectively utilize staff in roles responsible to the development and implementation of a designed maintenance program. Required

Ability to communicate effectively through written reports and oral presentations. Required

Knowledge of fire, safety and building codes. Required

Skill with Network based Personal Computing software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Includes experience with data based applications. Required

Ability to drive a University Vehicle to travel to various offsite work locations. Required

Ability to stand, climb, stoop, push, pull and crouch for extended periods of time, as required to complete job assignments. Ability to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds with assistance. Required