AHL, formerly Architects Hawaii Ltd. is a local, award-winning, and internationally recognized architectural firm with over 73 years experience in architecture, planning, interiors, sustainability, and historic architecture. With a passion for creating designs that inspire, AHL delivers innovative and thoughtful designs through careful consideration of each project and client’s history, culture and environment. AHL provides services for projects in all market sectors including high-rise residential, commercial mixed-use, healthcare, education, hospitality, retail, industrial, institutional, and military.
AHL’s office in downtown Honolulu is seeking a Construction Administrator to join our highly creative and collaborative team. The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for the Construction Administration of large and complex projects.
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university preferred.
Minimum of five years related experience including substantial experience in all phases of architecture and/or engineering with specific emphasis on field and office construction administration.
LEED Accreditation preferred.
Architectural or engineering registration desirable.
Must have valid driver’s license with a clean abstract and daily accessibility to vehicle. Must be able to drive to job sites when needed.
Extensive experience of construction techniques, building materials, codes, testing, procedures, job accounting procedures, liability laws, ethics and office policies and procedures.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Experience with Newforma Database and Construction Administration software preferred.
Conducts observations of the construction work to insure reasonable compliance with the plans and specifications, answers contractor's questions, and is knowledgeable of the progress of the work.
Assumes duties of day-to-day contact with the Owner or Owner’s representative. Conducts meetings as required to resolve questions or to discuss changes proposed by the Owner or Contractor.
Exercises discretion and independent judgement with respect to construction administration matters of projects undertaken by the office.
Checks shop drawings on architectural portions of the work.
Responds to Contractor RFIs.
Prepares and issues Instruction Notices and other field related correspondence.
Maintains log of communications regarding project progress and manages resolution of construction issues.
Maintains and updates RFI and Submittal logs.
Requests inspection assistance from engineer consultants when required.
Evaluates quotations on requests for change orders and prepares change orders.
Evaluates applications for payment from contractor and prepares certificate for signature.
Makes detailed final inspection of the project and discrepancy checklists in writing.
About AHL (Architects Hawaii Ltd.)
AHL is passionate about design and understands the importance of essential functions, and goals of every project. The firm believes that embracing stakeholder collaboration is crucial in serving clients’ evolving needs. AHL’s design culture utilizes an Integrative Design Approach focusing on collaboration between the client, architect design team, and consultants. With a diverse team of qualified professionals, AHL delivers award-winning projects efficiently, on schedule, and within budget. Since opening in 1946, AHL has developed into a multidisciplinary firm with experience in architecture, planning, interiors, historic, and sustainable design. As one of the largest architectural firms within the Pacific Region, AHL has an international reputation as a versatile, progressive design firm.