About the Job
Manages plans, designs, and bid drawings, specifications, and cost estimates for various building projects including nature centers, picnic shelters, police stations, maintenance facilities, restroom facilities, and other Forest Preserve facilities.
Assists in implementing the day-to-day operations of the building architecture section by preparing work schedules, reports, correspondence, budgets, plans, and directives relative to proposed projects and/or works in progress.
Assists in developing and maintaining the District’s capital improvement plan that is used in strategic planning for all District capital improvements and other comprehensive plans and studies relating to the District’s buildings.
Provides technical guidance and assistance to engineers, staff, and other managers in connection with various projects.
Attends department review meetings to provide input and discuss goals and objectives.
Manages and directs outside consultants in connection with development projects for District buildings and facilities.
Inspects construction work in progress for compliance with established contract specifications and applicable codes and standards. Conducts detailed on-site assessment of existing buildings and facilities for building code compliance and need of restoration.
Confers with building and zoning officials, fire officials, and other District staff in accordance with various projects or other issues and concerns that may arise.
Maintains neat and accurate records, logs, and drawings for projects.
Reviews and approves pay applications to vendors.
Confers with, consults, and advises the Chief Building Architect and other District officials in all related matters, as necessary; recommends the safest and most effective use of buildings and facilities from an architectural perspective, based on the latest trends and developments in the field.Minimum Qualifications Must possess a bachelor’s degree or higher in architecture from an accredited college or university and at least 5 years of full-time work experience as an architect, including at least 1 year of full-time work experience as a construction administrator or project manager on architectural construction projects. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must be licensed as an architect in the State of Illinois.
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