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Architecture August 9, 2018 University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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  • Manage the efforts of and provide expert technical assistance to retained consultants and support staff on a variety of projects primarily related to the alterations and repairs to the exterior of both contemporary and historical university structures.  Consultant’s project deliverables may consist of studies, invasive forensic explorations, recommendations related to remediation and material stabilization, contract documents and ad hoc repairs as part of invasive explorations.
  • Provide technical support to in-house architects and engineers, to capital project teams, and to retained consultants consisting of existing document research, field surveys and historical building certifications.  Conduct research on covenants and obligations related to variances, donors and other agents or agencies.  Assist with architectural trouble shooting and problem resolution.
  • Conduct historical research using library, on-line and other resources.  Prepare written historical surveys and update or correct existing historical surveys using the findings from this research.
  • Prepare project reports and building condition studies.  Prepare summaries and recommendations of consultant reports.  Manage the stakeholder review of such reports.  Update committees or individuals on findings and update record data and databases as needed in response to findings and responses.  In collaboration with managers, directors and consultants, prepare study budgets, construction project budgets and use these to administer projects or update forecast databases.
  • Assist with insuring that project plans comply with University standards, guidelines, and policies and conform to external regulatory requirements.  Provide quality control and peer review of prepared documents and presentations.  Help insure that appropriate internal and external agency reviews are obtained.
  • Assist with the development of department-wide design guidelines, operating procedures, applications and standards, research technical data to aid in adoption of the these.
  • Review and evaluate contract bids and proposals.  Review and approve or cause to be approved shop drawings.  Monitor progress during construction, review and approve changes during construction. Coordinate or conduct punch lists and approve waivers of lien as appropriate.
  • In collaboration with others, prepare plans, 2 and 3 dimension details, specifications, annotations, review packages, bid packages, administrative process documents, design and construction change directives and similar process control deliverables.

Required Qualifications*

  • Minimum 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in management and development of  design details or building failure solutions of highly complex architectural building systems.
  • Registered as a professional architect in the state of Michigan, or NCARB registration in another jurisdiction in the U.S. with ability to become licensed as an architect in the State of Michigan.
  • Evidence of excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Good interpersonal and customer service skills.

Additional Information

*****This is a two-year term position with potential for renewal.*****

Facilities and Operations seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Background Screening

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Closing date: August 15th, 2018