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Planning, Design, and Construction Manager/College Architect

  • Title: Planning, Design, and Construction Manager/College Architect
  • Category: Management
  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Grade: L

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Director, provides technical expertise and professional leadership for all levels of College-wide planning, design, and construction for major and minor capital, modernization and renewal projects. Typical responsibilities include: coordinating the planning and design processes; developing design criteria; ensuring appropriate building systems technology; assuring compliance with life safety and accessibility; controlling project costs and schedules; managing professional consultant teams; collaborating with all FMS departments, the Bond Program, architecture and engineering firms and contractors on project execution; and, providing continuity between the plan, design, construction, commissioning and occupancy phases.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Monitors and reviews architectural design services provided throughout the College to ensure the needs of the institution are met, which includes: coordinating planning and design processes; facilitating programming and responses to functional needs; developing design criteria and College standards; overseeing contracts for professional services and contracts for construction; ensuring appropriate building systems technology; ensuring compliance with life safety, accessibility, and jurisdictional interfaces; controlling project costs and schedules; and/or, performing other related activities.
  2. Ensures the integrity of the College’s architectural heritage and compliance with applicable College goals and directives.Manages project execution and implementation.
  3. Manages professional consultant teams, contractors/vendors and construction processes associated with defined projects.
  4. Monitors and ensures the continuity between the planning, design, construction processes and documentation for Facilities Management Services operations to achieve efficient and effective integration of changes and additions of new facilities, systems, and technology. Collaborates with applicable internal departments on project execution methods and procedures.
  5. Develops and maintains construction record documents and other related project information associated with College facilities.
  6. Participates in developing capital project and modernization priorities and spending plan for bond measures.
  7. Participates in the selection of vendors and contractors. Develops or participates in defining the scope of work, terms of contract agreements and ensures work is completed satisfactorily. Monitors the performance of contracts to ensure compliance with applicable specifications.
  8. Monitors project budgets to identify potential financial overruns and variances; makes appropriate recommendations to alleviate financial implications.
  9. Develops and manages the College’s space planning and inventory.  This includes the space management process.
  10. Manages and has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of code (e.g. building, ADA) requirements.
  11. Provides leadership and participates on/chairs committees in a collaborative and participatory approach.
  12. Positions in this classification may perform all or some of the responsibilities above and performs other related duties as assigned.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

Work is generally performed in both an office and outdoor environment (e.g. dusty, dirty, construction site), with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. Ability to drive to all PCC teaching sites and meetings/trainings session as needed.  Frequent climbing, balancing, sitting, reaching, walking, standing, lifting, stooping, or carrying of equipment and materials may be required. Incumbents may be required to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Planning, Construction Management, Facilities Management or similar program, including registered Architect license in the state of Oregon, or registered architect license out of state and able to obtain within 12 months of hire, and eight years progressively responsible project/facilities management experience.

Oregon Class ‘C’ Driver’s License

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:
  • Architectural principles and practices;
  • Project management principles;
  • Construction principles and practices;
  • Contract management principles and practices;
  • Sustainable design principle and practices;
  • Project delivery methods;
  • Budgeting principles;
  • Leadership in best practices for sustainable building design;
  • Capital planning principles and practices:
  • Developing and managing industry best practices.
Skills in:
  • Developing design criteria;
  • Controlling project costs and schedules;
  • Managing projects;
  • Managing external consultant teams and contractors;
  • Leadership skills in creating an engaged team environment;
  • Planning and managing capital projects;
  • Reading and interpreting construction documents,schematics, and related plans;
  • Managing a budget;
  • Utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting;
Ability to:
  • Work with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff;
  • Managing a team in all aspects of planning, design, and construction;
  • Communicate effectively through oral and written mediums.

Reviewed: 12/2018

  • Revised: 11/2016
  • Replaces: Architect