Project Architect

California State University, Stanislaus California State University, Stanislaus Employer:
Turlock, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Aug 28 '19Posted on:

Project Architect

Job no: 493343

Department Business & Finance

Work type: Management

Location: Stanislaus - Turlock

Categories: MPP, Architecture, Business/Management, Full Time

Position Summary

Full-time position available on or after July 15, 2019 for Facilities Design and Construction.  Classified as Administrator II under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP).

Under the general direction of the Associate Vice-President for Capital Planning & Facilities Management, the incumbent will work with campus representatives, the campus master plan architect, and/or other project architects and engineers to prepare, design, and develop plans and specifications and obtain plan approvals for projects in accordance with all applicable codes and standards. Provides project management during design and construction to ensure project continuity, as required. Independently manages, schedules, and tracks consultant contracts from project inception through construction bid and award associated with approved projects. Advises the University Deputy Building Official, responsible for the enforcement of all applicable building codes and standards.

Job Duties

Duties include but are not limited to: 

• Works with campus representatives, design and engineering professionals to prepare, design, and develop plans and specifications and obtain plan approvals for projects in accordance with all applicable codes and standards, including those specific to the California State University system. Develops architect scope of work, timelines, and budgets for contracted professional design services. Manages the solicitation and interviews for contracted professional design services. Represents CP&FM as principal liaison concerning campus design projects regardless of size or fund sources utilizing various design and engineering teams. Independently manages, schedules, and tracks consultant contracts from project inception through construction bid and award associated with approved projects. Conducts thorough construction document reviews. Coordinates constructability, plan check, ADA, seismic and mechanical peer, fire marshal, health/safety, University, Chancellor’s Office, and energy reviews of public works projects. Obtain appropriate approvals.

• Provides project management during design and construction to ensure project continuity, as required. Provides support to project managers to interpret drawings. Works with project managers in tracking and coordinating project progress and costs; reviewing construction pay estimates, change order proposals, and other construction contract documents as assigned. Works with building inspectors in monitoring construction progress through on-site inspection and review.

• Prepares and/or reviews plans using AutoCAD (and other design software programs), studies, estimates, construction bid documents and specifications for in-house and public works projects at the University. Provides design for minor capital projects.

• Advises the University Deputy Building Official, responsible for the enforcement of all applicable building codes and standards. Provides advice and professional support to campus representatives on matters related to physical master planning in support of the academic mission of the University.

• Supervises drafting technician. Provide on-time performance evaluations and training as needed. Oversee the storage and upkeep of University drawings.

• Prepares, reviews, and integrates building permit and construction planning policies, procedures, and bid processes as assigned. Participates in conferences, seminars, CSU trainings, and professional organizations in order to improve department performance.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  Bachelor's degree in Architecture from an accredited university Experience:  Minimum of two years of progressively responsible related experience.

Experience using AutoCAD, Blue Beam, and/or BIM software.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in the development of program scope, preferably associated with design and planning of public works projects, including preparation of bid documents and specifications, low bid contract administration, construction law, and fiscal management in a large institutional setting.

• Experience working in a University, a large institutional setting, or public work environment.

Required Qualifications

• Comprehensive knowledge of construction, engineering methods, contract management, California Building Standards Code, and Health and Safety codes, and other State and Federal codes/regulations and local ordinances as related to construction and buildings.

• Knowledge of project management, project estimating and scheduling, and construction accounting.

• Strong leadership qualities to effectively lead the efforts of the design team(s).

License or Certifications

Possession of a State of California Architect License. Architect licenses from other United States jurisdictions will be accepted with the requirement that the successful candidate attain reciprocal licensing in California.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This is a 12-month, full-time, CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position with an excellent benefits package. As a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.   For detailed information on management benefits please refer to the following benefit web page:

How to Apply

To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button at the top of this page.

Application Deadline

OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN JUNE 17, 2019. (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

Criminal Background Clearance Notice

Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Additional Information

Campus & Area California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:

CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


Clery Act Disclosure

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382, or by calling 209-667-3572.


The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.



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