The successful candidate will be responsible for providing Project Management and Architectural Design oversight in the coordination of activities for Hospital and Health Center Units in the planning, programming and design of assigned operating/capital projects and project investigations.
Supervises and leads the preparation of preconstruction scope of work and cost estimates for maintenance, repair and construction project requests of all sizes and complexity.
Acts as the primary architectural liaison between the Facilities Planning Office and Clients (owned and leased spaces) for all pre-funded project requests
Oversees the planning, conceptual design, scope review, probable cost development and communication between the department and client
Supports the project/work order request intake, review and communication process
Participates in template review, workflow updates and department education pertaining to Project Budget and Handoff Worksheets
Oversees the handoff/communication of projects across disciplines post funding
Tracks and analyzes actual project costs to original estimates in support of ongoing process improvement and learning
Supports and utilizes the Facility Condition Assessment program for building related requests and topics
Provides Project Management and Architectural Design oversight for the Planning, Programming and Design of assigned operating/capital projects.
Preparing, communicating and managing design activities, schedules, budgets, reports & client communication for multiple projects of small to moderate size, complexity and duration.
Managing client interaction & decision making relative to design, budget & schedule
Directing the contracting for and the activities of architects, engineers and other retained consultants for planning, programming and design of assigned capital projects and project investigations.
Reviewing and approving fee proposals and payments for services provided by retained consultants.
Managing the project’s design documentation to represent the established direction/decisions of the team
Working to ensure all design development & construction document packages are technically correct, meet design standards & meet all applicable codes
Reviewing design documents and changes during construction to assure compliance with client expectations and Michigan Medicine guidelines.
Providing advice and mentoring across peer teams as well as client administrators and end users on the process, criteria and principles for Facility Planning, Design and Construction.
Bachelors degree in Architecture or related field
15+ years experience and demonstrated ability in Health Care Design, Planning and Operations
Working knowledge of building technologies, engineering systems, health care procedures and equipment
A thorough understanding of each phase of the Design Process (Concept & Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation & Construction Administration)
Knowledge of National and State building codes including Barrier Free Requirements
Professional registration as a Licensed Architect
Knowledge and proficiency in AutoCAD
Work experience with applying Lean Facility Design principles and tools
As an Architect Specialist, you must possess:
Ability to develop & complete work requests without continued direct supervision
Strong communication skills – ability to communicate effectively in presentations in writing + team interactions across variety of internal clients and team members as well as external consultants (Architect, ID, MEP, Lighting, Structural)
Proficiency in time management with an ability to adjust work accordingly while managing multiple deadlines, team members + projects & provide high quality service to clients
Capability to research and gather information and photographs relating to projects and execute and complete field/site work
Skill in project management, guiding design teams and peers with a collaborative leadership style that puts value on relationships (internal & external),
Understanding of construction approach and methodology
Creative problem solving skills to both grasp, understand and help solve team, site and organizational issues.
Work effectively with peers & teams within and outside of organization to accomplish goals
Our Facilities Planning and Development team embraces the principles of Lean Facility Design, and incorporate a variety of Lean tools throughout the design process.
The selected candidate should have a working knowledge and understanding of Lean Facility Design but more importantly, a passion to learn and apply it.
Our department believes strongly that the best team members “Give Energy” not “Take It”. Therefore, only candidates possessing the Energy Giver Traits listed below should consider joining our team:
Encompass courage, gratitude, forgiveness and humility
Selflessness in actions
Embrace open and honest communication
Ignite untapped fuel in others
Are flexible in approach
Possess an ability to grow from crisis/mistakes
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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