Performs assignments designed to continue to develop professional architectural work knowledge and abilities, requiring application of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related architectural tasks. Assignments require sound independent judgement and application of a non-routine, complex nature, under the supervision of the Director. Assignments shall include more variables and be more complex. Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of architectural principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields. Makes decisions independently on architectural problems and methods, and represents the company in conferences to resolve important questions and to plan and coordinate work. Requires the use of advanced techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices of architecture. The knowledge and expertise required for this level of work usually result from progressive experience. Assignments usually include complex architectural tasks and calculations with limited technical guidance on non-standard issues. Must coordinate with and help resolve conflicts with other disciplines based on an excellent understanding of the design process. Responsible for the preparation of project specific construction specifications and construction administration.
Prepares reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, cost estimates and permits for projects.
Has a working knowledge of computer aided design drafting to produce designs into routine final drawings.
Understands codes and standards and has ability to research code issues, present interpretation, and properly apply in the daily work.
Perform Life Safety and Code Analysis and prepare Life Safety Plans.
Has an excellent understanding and knowledge of construction techniques and constructability.
Visits construction site to review, monitor, and report progress and perform other construction administration duties, such as shop drawing review, attend construction site meetings, review RFI’s, prepare ASI’s, PR’s, prepare status reports, per the contract documents.
Uses company and discipline department computer assisted drafting and design software and equipment to prepare architectural and design documents. Must be proficient in the use of personal computers.
Assist in supervising, coordinating and checking the work, as well as instructing, leading and mentoring Architect Levels I, II, III, and IV, as well as Designers and Drafters.
Perform checking of one’s own work and work prepared by drafters, designers and other architects.
Provide coordination of all applicable project discipline’s drawings and specifications.
Prepare and assist in preparing design budgets, marketing proposals and cost estimates.
Assist in client contact and communication pertaining to specific projects.
Promote communications, cooperation and quality among staff.
Miscellaneous department product/systems selection and sizing software.
Knowledge of the latest computer software for architectural renderings and building energy analysis.
Basic knowledge of sustainable/green strategies
Basic knowledge of different contractual delivery methods
Promotes and represents the firm in a professional manner.
Responsible for job specific standards, practices and quality as defined in BRPH Systems Manuals.
Develops proposals and agreements for assigned projects within the department.
Prepares forecast of workload and resources for assigned projects and/or department.
Prepares and monitors project budgets. Has overall responsibility for the profitability of his/her projects.
Responsible for meeting project schedules, timely completion and quality of assigned projects.
May serve as a project manager or project architect on assigned projects.
Should be active in professional trade organizations.