Sr. Project Architect, Greater Los Angeles
Parsons Corporation - Los Angeles, CA

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Sr. Project Architect, Greater Los Angeles, CA

Parsons is an industry leader in delivering technology driven solutions to promote safer, healthier and sustainable world class infrastructure to communities throughout the world. Our landmark projects and capital improvement programs support global initiatives in infrastructure, water, energy, power, renewables, environmental, healthcare, education, and communications. We are hiring colleagues with an entrepreneurial spirit who thrive on professional challenges in a high energy environment.

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Parsons is in need of a Sr. Project Architect for the Greater Los Angeles area to work on various educational facilities.
      Position Overview:
      Manages, develops, and coordinates the District’s master planning and design process for the Facilities Services Division to ensure that plans are within functional program, budgetary, environmental and legal requirements
      Responsible for the technical excellence of the architectural tasks and analyses performed, and for on-schedule completion within or below budget in accordance with contractual obligations. Reviews project documents for technical accuracy and conducts in-field reviews of project quality to ensure adherence to project plan.

      Specific Responsibilities:

      Manages multiple projects through interaction with Architects, consultants, and District personnel from project conception, through draft to final review, approval, and handoff to project execution.

      Oversees the campus master planning and building design process to ensure compliance with client standards and guidelines for the District by working with design professionals and various District administrators to ensure that new and modernized structures meet both educational and building standards requirements.

      Establishes and follows a process to identify, select, and procure the architectural firm best suited for each project based on the firms qualifications and ability to meet performance standards.

      Provides Architects with clear and consistent direction with regard to goals and objectives, standards, site, schedule, and budget for each project.

      Establishes and follows an effective and efficient design review process to ensure that the design meets the overall goals and objectives for the project, provides maximum value for dollars budgeted, and are appropriate and enduring to meet the functional needs of the District, the local community, and the environment.

      Ensures that decisions are made in a timely manner.

      Ensures that all steps within the project are documented and that the documentation meets legal requirements.

      Reviews design changes submitted to ensure project remains within budget.

      Establishes and maintains list of pre-qualified Architectural firms for consideration. Establishes a review panel of Architects for design consultation.

      Participates in community relations and outreach programs to create understanding and acceptance of District building project design within the community.

      Recruits, develops, and manages a professional staff to support the design function for the District.

      Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

      Qualifications
      Requirements:
      Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (or equivalent) with 15+ years of relevant experience managing educational facilities design , or the planning, and coordination of capital projects that includes managing the overall design, contract administration, cost estimating, and scheduling activities. The educational facilities experience is required.
      A valid Certificate of Registration as an Architect by the California Architectural Board or Professional Engineer by the California State Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors is highly preferred.
      • Requires proficiency in the application of architectural design standards, practices, techniques, and concepts.
      • Proficiency in CAD and other PC software packages typically associated with architectural design is also required, as well as demonstrated leadership capabilities and strong presentation skills.
      Parsons offers an ethical, challenging, diverse, rewarding and fun work experience where enthusiastic, responsible people use their energy, talent and dedication to make a difference in the world.
      We provide career growth and development, a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; tuition reimbursement program; credit union membership; Employee Stock Ownership Plan and a 401(k) plan. Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. M/W/D/V.
      Founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $2.7 billion in 2011, is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide as well as to federal, regional, and local government agencies. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, environmental, and defense/security. Currently, more than 11,500 Parsons’ employees are engaged in more than 2,200 projects in 50 states and 26 countries. These dedicated workers speak 79 languages collectively, and hold more than 7,700 college degrees and professional registrations. Parsons' employees continue to go anywhere in the world, meet every technical and management challenge, and persevere until the job is done.
      Job Other Engineering/Architecture
      Primary Location US-CA-Los Angeles

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