This position is open due to explosive growth in our Retail/Restaurant Development Business Unit and to support the continued expansion of that group in Southern California. We are seeking a Project Architect to contribute to our Retail program's prospering multi-site due diligence, existing conditions and accessibility assessment services. The program primarily serves Quick Service Restaurant and Gas Station/Convenience Store clientele. The successful candidate will perform a variety of duties encompassing review of drafting and reporting deliverables, management of services delivery, and code analysis as needed for solutions-oriented client recommendations. Hands-on experience in the full development cycle for commercial real estate projects to include the following: site selection, due diligence, entitlements, Civil, Architectural, MEP and Structural Design, Construction and Project Management is required.
Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of Existing Conditions, Preliminary Design, Schematic Design, and Construction Drawings and Documents, including specifications, throughout the project life cycle.
Ability to perform Zoning Ordinance and Building Code analyses and apply the provisions of these items as they affect compliance depicted within the Construction Documents.
Ability to perform construction administrative duties.
Manage the deliverables and reporting for the Retail A&E Team.
Schedule and Manage the Retail A&E staff.
Assist in the Business Development efforts for Retail A&E.
Assist in the growth of the Retail A&E program through the recruitment, training and development of architects, engineers and drafting candidates with other specialized experience.
Assist with price proposals, invoicing, contract development and management.
Report financial information for projects.
Prepare and manage plan, schedule, and budget for each assigned project.
Provide day-to-day leadership, mentoring and development to the Retail team on assigned projects and programs. Determine staffing requirements and obtain commitments to meet the needs of each project.
Supervise the administration, planning, operations, and work of assigned consultants and subcontractors, independent contractors and ensures meeting of defined deliverable dates. Review and approve payment of vendor and subcontractor invoices.
Prepare reviews and/or approve various reports, forms, correspondence, e-mail messages, logs, budget documents, and group goals and objectives. Ensure quality and completeness of documentation.
Communicate activities with team members, as needed.
As needed, attend field site visits for candidate and engineering viability.
Possibly identify outside vendors and coordinate contractual requirements.
Track and monitor progress on all open transactions.
Other duties or special projects as assigned.
10 year’s retail and commercial architectural industry experience.
5+ year’s Supervisory experience.
Knowledge of retail and commercial architecture industry.
Knowledge of construction document preparation.
Knowledge of building codes, handicap accessibility guidelines, and zoning ordinance requirements.
Basic knowledge and application of PM processes and financial management.
Basic understanding and application of contract commercial terms.
Basic skills for managing low risk projects.
Experience with communications and Telecommunications industry, a plus.
Ability to work independently or with others.
Excellent oral and written communications skills as well as problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to interface with clients and drive results.
Ability to provide quality audits for project and site specific documentation.
Ability to provide effective negotiations.
Ability to comprehend legal documents such as, but not limited to, legal descriptions, surveys, ground leases, easements, deeds, land purchase contracts, mortgages, title policies, subordination, and CAD drawings.
Proficiency in AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook. Experience with Revit a plus.