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Principal Architect

Company: Sutter Health
Location: Citrus Heights
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Job Description:

Position Overview:The Principle Architect represents Sutter Health and its affiliates in providing and/or managing the planning and programming and overseeing the provision of architectural services for capital improvement projects. The Principle Architect establishes the key capital project constraints - the project definition that shall be managed as the capital project is implemented. This project definition is critical to project success as it includes scope budget and schedule definitions that support the business plan and become the basis for expectations that the project shall be measured against. The Principle Architect ensures consistent, quality facility planning and programming processes and use of building standards. The Principle Architect provides timely input into business and master plan development. This position collaboratively engages the affiliate in planning the facility with an eye towards effective patient management. In conjunction with the Director, PD, the Principle Architect translates strategic planning demand/capacity models and optimized care models into spatial constraints or programs and leads the development of building system plans and design standards. The Principle Architect helps develop and review RFQs and projects-specific RFPs, offering selection recommendations of vendors. The Principle Architect partners with Project Management staff to determine and assist with securing specific project expertise needed within the Project Delivery Team including Architectural and Interior Design, Signage Design ,Engineering and Specialty Consultants, and Move Coordination as required. Additionally, the Principle Architect continues to be involved, in a leadership role with Project Delivery Teams for the duration of project implementation to assure project compliance with approved project scope parameters and with the Project Manager, assess the Project Delivery Team's performance. The Principle Architect shall also at times be called upon to fulfill the duties of a Senior Project Manager. In this capacity, the Principle Architect may manage the project delivery team staff to provide coordinated expertise, standardized tools and project management advice to the affiliate.Qualifications:Education:Bachelor of Architecture required. Master in Architecture preferred. Must be a professionally licensed architect. Professional registration in the State of California is strongly preferred.Experience:A minimum of 10-12 years architectural experience with projects of increasing complexity. Specializes in the design of health care facilities and has experience in three (3) of the following categories: Medical Office Buildings, Acute Care, General Hospitals, Out Patient Surgery Centers and Psychiatric Hospitals. Must have been in responsible charge of the design of major projects (over $50 million construction cost). Vendor management and contracting experience required. Included within the required years of design experience, the Principle Architect must also have been in responsible charge of implementing his/her designs. Project management experience with construction projects of increasing complexity is also required. Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills in the delivery of health care facilities including medical office buildings, acute care general hospitals, outpatient surgery centers and psychiatric hospitals from programming through facility activation. Must have been in responsible charge of the delivery of major projects exceeding $50 million construction cost and of significant complexity in at least two (3) of the above categories.Knowledge:Must be well versed with architectural and/or building systems concepts, health care construction building codes and regulations, space programming and allocation cost analysis, construction processes and procedures, and contract negotiation. Must be knowledgeable of the State of California building approval processes including OSHPD, the State Fire Marshall, and municipal discretionary approvals, as well as JCAHO regulation. Thorough understanding of project coordination/management, budgeting and scheduling concepts and procedures is required, as well as the process of project planning, design and construction. Must be familiar with hospital procedures and department functions. Knowledgeable on current trends in healthcare facility development and facility designs impacting patient care and operating efficiency.Special Skills/Equipment:Consultative skills to gather needs and translate requests into potential solutions. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, management techniques and technical knowledge. Experience in project management from design through final completion and licensing on major California hospital projects must be demonstrated. Strong client relationship management skills to maintain positive relations between FPD and affiliate leadership. Ability to team with staff across multiple projects. Demonstrated ability to lead teams, manage and balance multiple interests, build consensus among a wide range of stakeholders, delegate appropriate tasks to technical and non-technical support personnel. and resolve conflicts. The ability to work independently and as a team member and achieve designated goals and objectives are required. Familiarity with computer software programs such as Microsoft Word, Project and Excel is preferred.Physical Requirements:Must have current driver's license and be insurable to travel by car. Position requires some travel and may require flexible hours. Must be able to provide project site supervision. Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds. -Organization:Sutter Health System OfficeEmployee Status: RegularBenefits: YesPosition Status: ExemptUnion: NoJob Shift: DayShift Hours:8 Hour ShiftDays of the Week Scheduled:Monday-FridayWeekend Requirements: NoneSchedule: Full TimeHrs Per 2wk Pay Period:80Applications Accepted:All Applications AcceptedSchedule/Shift: Full Time/ Day

Keywords: Sutter Health, Citrus Heights , Principal Architect, Professions , Citrus Heights, California

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