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Bond Managing Architect

Portland Community College

Job - Education

Close Date: 03/29/2018

Bond Managing Architect

Portland Community College

Requisition Number: 09327

Location: Capitol Park

Address: 9700 SW Capitol Hwy

Hours of Work: Varies

Position Status: Management; Level M; Full-time; Exempt

Starting Salary Range: Minimum $80,430 to range mid-point of $98,528. Placement generally will not exceed the mid-point, based on qualifications, experience and internal equity. (Full Range is $80,430 to $116,623)

Job Close Date: For best consideration apply by February 27, 2018

Job Summary:

PCC is looking for a Managing Architect in the Bond Program who will lead project planning for capital improvement projects. Under the supervision of the Director of the Bond Program, this position will lead project managers and multi-disciplinary teams in the development and delivery of responsive and innovative design and construction projects. Work in a dynamic and collaborative environment with skilled staff to coordinate design and construction processes; develop and maintain design criteria; and ensure project documentation is consistent with college needs among other responsibilities. Additionally the Managing Architect will promote the creation of physical space that resonates with PCC's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and manage the overall vision for the college's built environment.

If this sounds like a learning community that you would like to be a part of, and an important role that you would like to play for PCC, please review the minimum qualifications for this position and apply today.

Here is our Intended Recruitment Timeline

February 27, 2018 - Best Consideration Date
March 8, 2018 - Supplemental Questions to selected applicants
March 15, 2018 - Responses to Supplemental Questions Due
March 21, 2018 - Interviewees determined
April 11-12, 2018 - Video interviews conducted
Week of April 23, 2018 - In-person interviews with Bond staff and Director

PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employers Retirement System (PERS) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS. PCC also provides a 2% contribution to a 403(b) account for eligible management personnel. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Paid Leave:
14.67 hours of Vacation leave per month
1 day of Sick Leave per month
11 Holidays
3 additional Personal Leave days per year

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children under 24 years of age, as well as tuition reimbursement for full-time employees at other accredited institutions.


Typical Job Duties and Responsibilities

1. Lead physical design planning and processes consistent with program and major project scopes; facilitate design response to characteristics of place and functional needs; develop and maintain college standards and design criteria; ensure appropriate building systems technology consistent with college standards and operation/maintenance needs; ensure compliance with planning ordinances, building codes and jurisdictional requirements; ensure compliance with accessibility standards; develop and monitor contracts for professional architectural/engineering and construction services.

2. Supervise and/or provide support to project managers, technical/support staff and/or classified staff. Hire, evaluate, train, discipline, and recommend dismissal of staff as necessary.

3. Manage overall architectural effort against work scope and authorized funding limitations, including review and processing of billings.

4. Establish a capital projects review schedule for the Bond Director. Content for review includes such project milestones as: planning, design, construction, and occupancy.

5. Ensure design professionals adhere to established processes throughout the execution of their services; including adherence to schedules, stakeholder involvement in the design process, structured reviews and sign off for deliverables at appropriate milestones.

6. Support project managers in project processes and vendor performance using appropriate metrics, such as; scope management, change orders, requests for information, performance against schedules, and customer satisfaction reviews.

7. Lead processes that identify/reconcile building cost estimates with available construction funds and project development funds.

8. Minimize disruption during the design and construction process to ensure business continuity of college operations at all campuses and centers.

9. Integrate necessary maintenance projects into overall larger capital project scope where applicable and coordinate plans to address such work with appropriate staff.

10.Monitor and ensure continuity of planning, design and construction processes and documents, with maintenance operations to achieve effective integration of new facilities, systems, and technology.

11.Oversee construction record document maintenance and other related project information associated with bond projects, and ensure integration with existing college facilities documentation.

12.Participate in the selection process for vendors and contractors. Participate in defining the terms and contract agreements.

13.Monitor planning and design budgets to identify potential financial overruns and variances; makes appropriate recommendations to alleviate financial implications.

14.Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

The education and/or work history sections of your online application form must demonstrate that you meet all of the following Minimum Qualifications. The information on the resume/cover letter will not substitute for the completed application.

Satisfactory references and successful completion of the criminal background check are required to meet the minimum qualifications for hire into this position.

Minimum Qualifications
To be considered for this position, your application materials must show how you meet the following requirements:

Note: Experience requirements use full-time equivalent

- Bachelor of Architecture
- Licensed Architect of Oregon or the ability to obtain an Oregon license within one year of hire date
- Ten years' experience in building design, construction management, and facility/land use planning is required.
- Five years of progressively responsible management experience that includes staff supervision.


Knowledge of:
?Leadership and management principles;
?Public relations principles;
?Architectural principles and practices;
?Project management principles;
?Construction principles and practices;
?Budgeting principles;
?Capital planning principles and practices;
?LEED principles and practices;
?Project management software and databases.

Skill in:
?Supervising subordinate staff;
?Developing design criteria;
?Controlling project costs and schedules;
?Managing projects;
?Managing external consultant teams and contractors;
?Planning capital projects;
?Reading and interpreting construction documents, blueprints, schematics, and related plans;
?Managing a budget.

Able to:
?Work in a group environment with shared responsibilities;
?Work effectively with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds;
?Utilize computer technology for communication, data gathering and reporting;
?Communicate effectively through oral and written mediums.

Special/Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications
These qualifications and characteristics are critical to success in this important role at PCC. Please clarify in your application materials the experiences, successes and techniques evidencing how you bring these strengths:

1.A collaborative and adaptable leader with the ability to integrate project goals with the college's mission of equitable student success. Can be proactive, agile, responsive and a team player, in a highly driven yet ever-changing environment.

2.A proven track-record of accomplishments managing capital projects from inception to construction, records documentation, project commissioning and close-out. Maximizes efficiencies through innovative and creative actions.

3.Demonstrated ability to present complex issues both orally and in writing, in a clear manner that is understandable to both technical and non-technical staff. Comfortable with facilitating meetings and planning sessions, as well as guiding, directing, and organizing key parts of a work project with groups of all sizes and talents. Excellent active listening skills. Experienced in seeking and obtaining feedback from participants, with demonstrated talent in problem solving and conflict resolution.

4.Possesses advanced internal and external customer service skills, strong interpersonal skills, and a highly collaborative work style. Demonstrated skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Work within a large and complex organization that has multiple locations and serves populations from diverse racial, cultural, socio-economic, gender, age, and educational backgrounds.

5.Highly skilled at supervising experienced staff and committed to cultural competency both within the department and the college. Supports a climate of learning through training opportunities and progressive responsibilities. Serves as a technical resource to the college.

Important Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:
- Leadership and management principles;
- Public relations principles;
- Architectural principles and practices;
- Project management principles;
- Construction principles and practices;
- Budgeting principles;
- Capital planning principles and practices;
- LEED principles and practices;
- Project management software and databases.

Skill in:
- Supervising subordinate staff;
- Developing design criteria;
- Controlling project costs and schedules;
- Managing projects;
- Managing external consultant teams and contractors;
- Planning capital projects;
- Reading and interpreting construction documents, blueprints, schematics, and related plans;
- Managing a budget.

Able to:
- Work in a group environment with shared responsibilities;
- Work effectively with diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff;
- Utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting;
- Communicating effectively through oral and writing mediums.

Additional Posting Information:

To apply for this position, please submit:
1. Completed online application
2. Cover Letter (attach document)* Please state how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications.
3. Current Resume (attach document)*

* When you apply for the position, you will be given an opportunity to attach the above documents. They may be attached in either "Microsoft Word" or ".pdf" formats.

Applicants selected for further consideration may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.

Notes to Applicant:

- Upon hire candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for all degrees earned.

- Applicants selected for hire will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

- Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.

- As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Documents that must be associated with this posting:

Cover Letter

Documents which can be associated with this posting:

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

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As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

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