Under direction, is responsible for performing professional work reviewing City buildings to be constructed and for providing technical assistance to other related building construction as directed by the City Architect. May exercise functional supervision over assigned staff.
This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status, and can be terminated at any time for any reason;
Essential Job Functions:
- Reviews City building plans, specifications, blueprints, and cost estimates before and during project construction.
- Inspects buildings and construction sites during construction.
- Develops designs and drawings on projects to be completed by City workers and outside contractors.
- Researches and develops cost estimates for City building projects.
- Coordinates with contractors and other City departments on construction and building projects.
- Develops reports and presentations on various projects.
- Maintains records and files on all architectural work completed and on-going projects.
- Directs firms and multidisciplinary groups of professional architects, engineers, and contractors engaged to provide work for the City.
- Approves and/or rejects final construction documents for bidding purposes.
- Programs, designs, draws, and writes technical specifications for City projects.
- Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
- Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in architecture.
- Valid Class 'C' Texas Driver's License.
- Licensed to practice as a Registered Architect in the State of Texas or the ability to obtain a license to practice in the State of Texas within one (1) year of employment.
- Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 5 pounds.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of architectural principles and practices, particularly in the construction of governmental, commercial, and institutional buildings.
- Knowledge of construction practices and materials.
- Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques used in estimating costs of building construction.
- Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.
- Ability to read plans and blueprints.
- Ability to prepare clear and concise reports.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the general public.
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