Work Location: Office of Facilities Planning, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, La.
Job Description: Primary duties include:
Organize, coordinate, manage, and direct (with supervision, as required), multiple construction projects; both architectural and engineering.
Conducting site, inspections, observation, and prepare detailed observation reports & documentation.
Maintain and update the project database and One Drive Project Files.
Meet with clients, to develop project design programs, schematic design development, and construction documents, and develop cost estimates at each phase.
Provide construction administration, project close-out & conduct inspections & prepare detailed punchlist with dollar values assigned.
Prepare project addenda, change orders, CCDs, schedules, & time extensions.
Review and approve applications for payments from constructors and designer’s invoices.
Conduct field investigation in order to prepare measured drawings of existing structures; convert hand drawn plans into CAD files and PDFs.
Conduct field investigations, and other research to develop Historic Structures Reports.
In state travel will be required; some projects may require overnight stays.
Reviewing and providing salient comment on project plans, and specifications.
Provide assistance as required to the Senior Project Manager.
Primary skills include:
The ability to work and communicate effectively with a variety of clients, including university professors and researchers, private foundation boards and committees.
The ability to communicate effectively and work with outside designers, constructors, labor trades, Ag Center facility staff office colleagues, representatives of LSU A & M Property & Facility Oversight, the State office of Facility Planning & Control, the State Fire Marshal, as well as other state and local agencies.
The ability to interpret & apply building codes, and to perform code analysis.
The ability to read, write, and reason independently.
The ability to use Auto-Cad, Revit, surveying equipment, including GPS based technology.
The ability to draw and sketch by hand and with drafting tools.
The ability to negotiate and compromise to obtain desired outcomes.
The ability to diagnose building system issues and problems, including architectural, civil/ structural, mechanical and electrical and to provide efficient design solutions to resolve same.
The ability to collaborate with colleagues, outside designers, and clients.
The ability to provide clear direction and instruction to designers, constructors, suppliers, and station personnel; and the ability to follow direction and instruction.
The ability to maintain professionalism, and emotional control under pressure.
The ability to recognize and take action to protect the LSU AgCenter’s interest in projects, even those that are collateral, adjacent to Ag Center Property, or being executed under the authority of another organization.
Qualification Requirements: An undergraduate, or graduate degree in architecture, a professional license to practice architecture, and three to five post licensure years of design and construction management experience is required. Two years of appropriate Project Management experience, may substitute for 1 year post licensure experience Other related degrees combined with work experience may be acceptable.
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.
Application Deadline: June 30, 2021 or until suitable candidate is located.
Date Available: Upon completion of interview process.
Application Procedure: Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching biographical data, academic transcripts and two letters of recommendation. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to:
Mr. Richmond G Savoy, M.S.
Office of Facilities Planning
LSU Agricultural Center
204 J. Norman Efferson Hall
Baton Rouge, LA70803