Ross & Baruzzini
  • - St. Louis, MO
  • Full Time

Ross & Baruzzini provides consulting and design expertise for diverse industries including government, transportation, healthcare, higher education, utilities and mission-critical facilities. Our market groups are populated by talented engineers, design technicians, commissioning agents, and construction management professionals. We serve a range of agency and institutional clients that own and operate their own facilities and require long-term, high-performance solutions that are cost effective, energy efficient, and easy to maintain. Our architects and engineers design and plan the systems that enable buildings to perform, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, communications, transportation, smart cities, and more. By ensuring that these systems are fully integrated with each other and with the building structure, we help people, equipment, and processes operate with maximum efficiency and value.

 

Title: Project Architect

Market: Government

Location: St. Louis, MO  

 

Project Management Responsibilities:

Summary: Manages Ross & Baruzzini's services and administers projects as R&B's primary single source contact from initial project inception through completion. Plans, directs, and coordinates project activities to ensure that the goals and objectives of the project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors:

Essential Duties:

  • Assists market group leaders in pursuing potential project opportunities and presenting R&B qualifications to prospective clients.
  • Develops and presents proposals for R&B's services including determination of project understanding; summary of services; deliverables; schedule and fee.
  • Periodically reviews the contractual agreement document to assure that client and R&B are fulfilling respective obligations.
  • Establishes work plan and staffing for each project phase and arranges for recruitment or assignment of appropriate personnel and consultants as appropriate.
  • Supervises projects as R&B's primary professional services coordination from initial project inception through completion. Plans, supervises, and coordinates project activities to ensure that the goals and objectives of the project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate personnel.
  • Prepares, monitors and periodically updates project schedule identifying milestone project dates for the entire team.
  • Establishes and monitors project hours, delegate's project work to track the hours of the project. Takes appropriate corrective measures to prevent hour overruns. Identifies additional effort for changes in services as appropriate to the Project Manager.
  • Performing the BIM Implementation Plan for the project will include clash detection and conflict resolution based on the complexity of the project. The BIM Manager defines the minimum requirements for all BIM projects. The Project Architect will follow the requirements as outlined in the BIM Execution Plan for their duties.
  • Prepares monitors and periodically reviews project progress with project schedule against milestones and set project dates.
  • Assures coordination is taking place (during all project phases) between in-house disciplines, consultants, client, client's consultants and contractors.
  • Oversees production of drawings, specifications, reports, cost estimates and other documents and assures that quality standards are maintained.
  • Oversees the construction procurement process including assisting the client in establishing list of bidders; obtaining competitive bids; evaluating bids.
  • Oversees the proper close-out of the project.
  • Produces and coordinates drawings, specifications, reports, cost estimates, and other documents during the design process in accordance with established quality standards.
  • Assists the Owner in the organized close-out of the project including final site
  • observation and development of punch list; certificate of completion; coordination and preparation of record drawings and other closeout documents.
  • Maintains a good working relationship with all members of the project team, confers with them and assures that proper communication and documentation are taking place.
  • Oversees production of drawings, specifications, reports, cost estimates and other documents and assures that quality standards are maintained.
  • Assures coordination is taking place (during all project phases) between in-house disciplines, consultants, client, client's consultants and contractors.

Software Proficiencies:

Working supervisory and production knowledge of electronic software systems (such as Revit, AutoCAD, Navisworks, Bluebeam) as required for assigned projects. With the rapid nature of evolving production methods, the position may be required to learn new software to perform the basic job duties.

Client Responsibilities:

  • Represents, advises, and consults with the client during construction administration.
  • Researches, plans, design, and administer building projects for clients; applying   knowledge of design, construction procedures, building codes and materials.
  • Consults with client to determine functional and spatial requirements for new structure or renovation, and summarizes information regarding design, specifications, color, equipment, furnishings, estimated costs, and construction time.
  • Presents and explains design of the project to client and other team representatives.
  • Assists the client in filing documents for jurisdictional approvals and permits.
  • Assists the client in obtaining competitive bids or negotiated proposals.
  • Takes an active role during construction administration to represent, advise, and consult with the client.

General Responsibilities:

  • Maintains a good working relationship with all members of the project team, confers with them, and assures that proper communication and documentation are taking place.
  • Develops building and site designs including the evaluation of alternative building materials, building systems and equipment together with other considerations based on program, budget, and aesthetics.
  • Coordinates all components that will comprise the building project including site, interiors, structural, and MEPFP disciplines and integrates these elements into a unified design.
  • Coordinates and prepares submittals at appropriate intervals during the design process for submission and review with the client.
  • Maintains an organized project file documenting the entire design and construction process.
  • Assists the client in filing documents for government approvals and permits.
  • Oversees the construction procurement process including assisting the client in establishing list of bidders; obtaining competitive bids; evaluating bids; and preparing contracts for construction.
  • Represents, advises and consults with the client during construction administration.
  • Oversees the proper close-out of the project.

Education/Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (BA) from an accredited college or university with a minimum of eight to ten years related experience and/or training; registration preferred.
  • REVIT skills are required to perform the duties with this position.
  • Rendering skills preferred, proficiency with SketchUp, Lumion, Revit, Photo Shop is a plus.

 

This description reflects the core activities of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive and other duties within the group/department may be required in addition to changes in the emphasis of duties as required from time to time. There is a requirement for the position holder to recognize this and adopt a flexible approach to work.

R&B is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

 

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