Architectural Manager

Location: Pittsburgh

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

The Architectural Manager is responsible for the day-to-day Management of the Drafting Team.

General Responsibilities: • Assist and setup all control logs with the Homes Divisions (RFI, Change Orders, Etc.). • Attend and prepare for weekly/monthly coordination meetings. • Communicate project needs to the staff, homes divisions, and estimating. • Communicate the daily, weekly and monthly tasks required to meet project milestones to the project CAD team. • Interpreting contract documents using multiple software packages. • Oversee the maintenance of home design files, including but not limited to daily home design updates, distribution of current MEP models, and maintain up to date blue prints. • Home design and job review (MicroStation/ArchiCAD). • QA/QC deliverables prior to distributing to the homes divisions (permits/start requests for multiple states). • Review and understand the project requirements in its entirety, especially the special conditions and or any special requirements. • Review and understand the project estimate. • RFI review and tracking. • Site inspection and liaising with field personnel and trade contractors. • Upload/Download of drawings to/from internal and external sources. • Oversee recruitment efforts to staff project teams with architectural and engineering personnel as needed and provide top-level management for all design and engineering teams. • Innovate and develop new standards, policies, and procedures for architectural design and engineering work as necessary to minimize costs and maximize efficiency.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Strong understanding of RFI’s, submittals, and interpreting blueprints/specifications. • Knowledge in residential construction as well as mechanical systems. • Product / Option knowledge 1.) Able to direct internal staff and external staff. (Standard items / options) • Building code knowledge 1.) Multiple states and codes 2.) Ability to provide information to plans examiners when required (rejection letters) 3.) Ability to get code clarification letters from the ICC when disputing codes with inspectors. • Engineering ability 1.) Ability to size wood and steel beams along with concrete footings. 2.) Generate calculations of three items above for outside party to stamp when required. 3.) Knowledge of engineered products, microlams, Timberstrand headers, PSL posts, etc. • Building component knowledge 1.) Roof truss, floor truss, and wall panels. 2.) Able to communicate these items with internal and external stake holders; plans, options, etc. per start. • Basic understanding of estimating and procedures 1.) Ability to know when and what will affect the estimate/cost. • Single and Multifamily design.

Education and/or Experience: • Bachelor’s degree related to Architecture, Engineering, and Construction or equivalent technical training or prior work experience in the building industry. • Proficiency with MicroStation, AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, and Bluebeam. • 5+ years or coordinating BIM/CADD Projects either as a Residential Builder, General Contractor or Subcontractor. • Project Field Experience as a Project Engineer, Superintendent, Installer a plus.

Language Skills: • Ability to read and interpret documents such as work scopes, codes, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. • Ability to speak effectively before guests and associates of the organization. • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Physical Demands: • May be required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects. • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. • Occasionally required to sit for extended periods, also stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. • Required to frequently reach with hands and arms. • Regularly required to talk or hear.

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