The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) serves as the City's primary capital construction project manager. We build many of the civic facilities New Yorkers use every day. We provide communities with new or renovated structures such as firehouses, libraries, police precincts, courthouses, senior centers and more. To successfully manage our portfolio, we collaborate with other City agencies, as well as with emerging and world-renowned architects and consultants. Our work doesn’t stop at buildings - we also design and improve vital infrastructure. Our staff delivers roadway, sewer, and water main construction projects in all five boroughs. We provide sidewalks, street reconstruction, water mains, sewers, and pedestrian ramps - quality infrastructure that is essential for a healthy, resilient city. As our city grows, so does DDC.
The Public Buildings Division seeks an Administrative Architect. The selected candidate will provide leadership to the division’s capital portfolio and program units, and will be responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating every aspect of an architectural/building project, controlling projects from initial site preparation to building completion to ensure high quality, innovative, functional designs, and defined construction standards. The Associate Commissioner will develop architecture in line with sponsor needs, building usage and environmental impact. This includes accountability for the division’s capital construction project portfolio, valued in excess of $6 billion; supervising 320 engineers, architects, and construction professionals; acting as a liaison between the division’s senior management; and interacting with other agencies, community boards, and elected officials. The candidate will utilize technical best practices and standards; meet with sponsors and technical delivery/management teams; guide the delivery of cost-effective, high-performance projects; and translate the division’s objectives into relevant and tangible goals. Additional responsibilities include: monitoring the division's project delivery for alignment of scope, scheduling and budgeting; reviewing annual sponsor portfolio reports; overseeing systems and process enhancements; analyzing workload and workflow across the division; ensuring efficient distribution of resources; and participating in citywide initiatives and programs.
A valid New York State Registration as an Architect is required. Candidate must have six years of full-time paid experience in architecture, designing and participating in the delivery of complex design and construction projects, and at least two years as a manager of a major business unit, within a multi-divisional Architecture & Engineering organization (public or private). Familiarity with Local Laws pertaining to Green Building/LEED standards and requirements is required; LEED AP certification is preferred. Experience with Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a plus.
Great Benefits Package
Multiple Health Insurance Plan Options, Vacation & Holiday Pay, NYC Pension Plan, 457, 401(k), and Roth IRA Savings Plans, Union Membership, and full curriculum for occupation-specific training.
To apply, please go to NYC Careers – www.nyc.gov/jobs, either login or create an account to search for Job ID # JO 416442.