Architectural Designer

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Wed, May 9 '18Posted on:

Architectural Designer

NYC Parks is an award-winning city agency that designs, builds and preserves public spaces for New Yorkers to connect, play and enjoy. NYC Parks cares for 14% of the land in New York City, and a diverse array of structures sit on these public spaces.  These structures include recreation centers, sporting facilities, historic houses, pool facilities, nature centers, marinas and comfort stations.  

NYC Parks offers competitive pay & a generous benefits package that includes pension, excellent health coverage, vacation/sick days & a healthy work-life balance. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

• Under direction, prepare construction drawings and specifications of existing Department NYC Parks building facilities.
• Provide construction administration support, including submittal approvals and design solutions to unexpected field conditions.
• Develop requests for proposals to obtain architectural, engineering or construction management consultant services. 
• Manage consultants to ensure contract compliance with the project’s budget and schedule. Coordinate other agency reviews such as landscape architectural design and engineering trades.
• Utilizing AutoCAD and other software, prepare and/or supervise the preparation of contract drawings and specifications.
• Coordinate with in-house or consultant engineers to produce comprehensive design solutions.
• Investigate and document existing building conditions.
• Lead scoping meetings with project stakeholders to identify project goals.
• Liaise with project stakeholders to keep them apprised of progress.
• Coordinate with the budget, accounting and legal units to ensure efficient bidding and contract registration.
• Actively contribute to the Architecture Unit’s development of production standards and systems.

1. A baccalaureate degree in architecture from an accredited college or university and two (2) years of full-time experience in planning, design, research, investigations and/or studies related to urban design development programs; or 
2. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” above. However, a baccalaureate degree in architecture is required of all candidates. Graduate work leading to an advanced degree in architecture, urban design or city planning may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis.

Residency in New York City, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Putnam or Westchester Counties required for employees with over two years of city service. New York City residency required for all other candidates.

1. LEED Certification or a strong knowledge of sustainable and universal design principles. 
2. Strong skills in Photoshop and PowerPoint and experience utilizing SketchUp or an alternate 3D rendering.
3. At least one year leading a multidisciplinary team of professionals or managing consultant contracts.
4. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
5. A driver license valid in New York State.
6. Valid New York State license to practice architecture or engineering.
7. Ability to work independently and efficiently.
8. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple substantial architectural projects.
9. Experience with public speaking and leading meetings. 
Salary: $70K - $75K plus excellent benefits

Apply by: 06/01/18 

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