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Architect 5 - Water Business

MO-Kansas City

Req#: 30470BR

Date published: 2-Apr-2017

Opportunity: Experienced Hire

Business Line: Water

Business Plan: ARC

Level: 005

Black & Veatch delivers design, procurement and construction solutions that help to provide safe drinking water and effective wastewater management to communities worldwide. We serve public and private clients of every size with a strong focus on life cycle economy, efficiency and reliability.<br><br>We find innovative solutions to protect water at its source, treat it to the highest standards, and deliver it to homes and businesses. Then we collect and treat wastewater before reintroducing it safely back into the environment.

Primary Purpose:
Functions as a technical specialist or in a lead role. Under general direction, develops and applies advanced techniques, concepts and approaches to complex architectural problems. May provide technical guidance over a group or supervise architectural staff on projects of low to medium complexity. May be responsible for developing, validating, and presenting specialist/technical output.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides guidance and direction on department design guides, standards, systems, applicable codes and B&V policies. Assists in developing, maintaining and updating architectural standards. Provides technical guidance to others regarding projects and disciplines. Independently applies knowledge and complies with B&V quality program relative to assigned tasks. May be responsible for ensuring compliance with B&V quality program. Provides related guidance and direction to others. Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts. Prepares a variety of complex architectural deliverables for larger or multiple projects. Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection. Oversees collection, assimilation, and management of data for architectural work. Prepares architectural calculations following standard methods and principles. Manages assigned budget, schedule, and quality requirements. Independently applies advanced techniques and analysis problems and methods. Reviews lower level architectural work or assignments. Is responsible for one or more of the following: leading larger production teams; coordinating multiple discipline activity; and serving as the responsible charge for a project. Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on moderately complex projects. Responsible for assisting with identification of key client interests and drivers on moderately complex projects and may determine the key clients in some instances. Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work on moderately complex projects. May offer other services to the clients. Typically provides support to business development or pursuit activities. Serves as a technical specialist and has knowledge and skill set to provide consultation and guidance to project teams in a particular practice area. Typically supports multiple projects on the complex technical challenges. Actively fosters knowledge management and provides mentoring. Develops and applies advanced concepts and approaches to unique architectural problems. Typically assists with performance management process, mentoring, recognition, and any corrective actions required. May participate in career planning, and learning and development. Implements resource management strategy. Manages architectural resources for small groups of a single discipline. Administrative responsibilities may include office administration. Ensures policies, procedures, and processes are effectively implemented and communicated for workgroup. Ensures adherence to corporate and division programs. May approve timesheets and expense reports.

Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a bachelor's degree in architecture from an NAAB or a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. Typically a minimum of 8 years related work experience All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Job Qualifications:
Preferred Competencies: written communications, drive for results, decision quality, priority setting, planning, delegation, directing others, conflict management, informing, listening, dealing with ambiguity, customer focus, building effective teams, advanced knowledge of architectural design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned architectural discipline, intermediate knowledge of other disciplines, advanced ability to interpret architectural deliverable content as assigned, intermediate industry knowledge and technology trends, intermediate knowledge of company quality program, intermediate knowledge of construction and constructability practices and principles, intermediate knowledge of procurement and contract administration, working knowledge of process, procedures for project controls and estimating, intermediate knowledge of technical aspects of the proposal process, intermediate business and financial acumen, intermediate knowledge of company/division/HR programs, policies, procedures, and organization structure, intermediate knowledge of management techniques and administrative practices.

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