Senior Architect

City of Santa Monica City of Santa Monica Employer:
Santa Monica, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Nov 6 '17Posted on:

Job Summary:

Plans, organizes, coordinates and performs a wide range of architectural design and project management activities. Supervises, coordinates and evaluates the work of assigned staff.

Knowledge of:
Principles, concepts and methods of architectural design; project management principles and practices; governmental processes and procedures related to bidding, consultant/contractor selection, design and construction; principles, practices and procedures of budget management; contract administration; design and documentation software applications; applicable federal, state local laws, regulations and ordinances; safety standards and safe work practices; supervisory principles and practices; effective training and coordinating techniques; effective customer service techniques.

Ability to:
Select, train, supervise and evaluate staff; schedule, lead and coordinate the work of staff; read, interpret and review architectural plans and drawings; interpret and apply policies, rules and regulations; analyze complex problems, identify alternatives and make recommendations; perform field work and conduct job site inspections; manage multiple assignments and meet strict deadlines; prepare and present clear, concise and comprehensive reports; make oral presentations; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; provide effective customer service; establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with City employees and the general public.
Skill in:
Project management; architectural desig; using a personal computer and applicable software applications; interacting effectively with various stakeholders.
Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture or a closely related field.  
Five years of recent, paid and progressively responsible work experience as a professional architect managing large scale projects. Two years of the required work experience must have included leading and coordinating the work of others. Successful completion of the City of Santa Monica Pre-Supervisory Academy may substitute for one year of leading and coordinating the work of others. A Master's degree in Architecture may substitute for one year of the required work experience. 
Two years in municipal architectural design and project management is desirable.
Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid class C driver license. 
Registration as a Professional Architect in the State of California. 
Possession of LEED Professional Certification is desirable.


For more information on this position and details on how to apply, please visit the City of Santa Monica Human Resources website at before the filing deadline of 5:00pm on Friday, November 17, 2017.


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