Montana State University - Bozeman, MT

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Facilities Planning, Design & Construction (FPDC) at Montana State University is charged with the management of all planning, design, and construction efforts for new structures, renovations, major maintenance, and infrastructure projects for all University facilities. In addition, the office provides space programming, long range campus and facilities planning, project estimating, Long Range Building Program planning, and is the liaison with local, state and federal agencies as related to planning and construction issues. FPDC consists of two service management sections which include Planning and Design & Construction.

Reporting to the University Architect, the individual in this position is responsible for the design and/or management of construction projects (both new and remodeling) at the MSU campuses, and serves as a liaison between the University clients, contractors and consultants to ensure a successful project process and completion. Position may supervise project support personnel. Primary areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:

Conceptual programming studies;
Programming and schematic design;
Prepare and coordinate architectural drawings, specifications, and presentation materials;
Design development and construction documents;
Project and budget management; and

Contract enforcement.

Please respond, on separate sheet(s) of paper, to EACH required and preferred qualification listed below by summarizing how your work experience and training relates to each of them. Specific examples should be included to aid the search committee in evaluating your qualifications.

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1. Professional degree in Architecture from an accredited college or university, plus three years full-time ( or part-time equivalent) progressively responsible architectural experience, post Intern Development Program (IDP) , in the areas of:

Design services;
Plan and specification productions; and
Project management.
2. Current registration as a Professional Architect. (If from out of state, must obtain Montana license within 6 months of start date.)
3. Architectural experience which demonstrates competency in each of the following areas (please address each area):

Architectural planning and design development;
Budget and project management;
Organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to manage diverse activities and people; and
Leadership, team building, motivational, and interpersonal skills.
4. Demonstrated experience with AutoCAD. (Working knowledge of AutoCAD Architecture 2010 required.)
5. Demonstrated competence applying a working knowledge of the International Building Codes (IBC), as well as other applicable state and federal codes.
6. Demonstrated excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written.
7. Demonstrated competence identifying and implementing imaginative and cost effective solutions to complex problems.
8. Demonstrated ability establishing productive relationships with a highly diverse range of internal and external constituents, such as faculty, staff, students, and the general public.


1. Five years full-time ( or part-time equivalent) progressively responsible architectural experience, post IDP , in the areas of: design services; plan and specification productions; and project management.
2. Current National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) file.
3. Experience working an architectural design in a university or institutional environment.
4. Working knowledge of AutoCAD Architecture 2013 and SketchUp.
5. Experience in personnel supervision.

The Successful
Candidate Will

The successful candidate will also have the ability to : consistently exercise initiative and good judgment while prioritizing workload to meet deadlines with minimal supervision; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, with employees and the public; establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and the public in a team-oriented environment; and represent the department and MSU to others in a professional and courteous manner.


1. In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
2. Physical demands include; ability to stoop, bend, crawl; access confined areas, manholes, vaults, tunnels, roofs, catwalks, scaffolds, and ladders; exposure to temperature extremes, strong odors, noise, heights; work in adverse weather conditions; and exposure to physical, chemical, and biological hazards.


Screening of applications will begin April 22, 2013 , and will be accepted until a suitable candidate is hired.


To apply, please submit the following application materials:
The MSU Application Cover Sheet. Download the MSU Application Cover Sheet and pertinent application information by clicking here MSU Classified Employment Application ;
Written responses to the Required and Preferred qualifications listed above;
Employment History or Resume; and
At least three (3) supervisory/professional references with contact information (most recent/current supervisor preferred.

Electronic submissions in Word or PDF are highly preferred but hard copies will be accepted. An original signature on the MSU Application Cover Sheet is required via scanned PDF, fax, or hardcopy original to the address below. Submit materials to:

Kerry Evans, Personnel Officer Montana State University Facilities Services Plew Building, 6th & Grant P.O. Box 172760 Bozeman, MT 59717-2760 Phone: (406) 994-7664 Fax: 406-994-6572

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