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Susan M. Smith
Senior Vice President, CHRO
GLMV Architecture
susansmith@glmv.com
Phone 316.265.9367
1525 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67211

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Civil Engineer—Kansas City

This is a unique opportunity to be the most welcome first engineer of any discipline in an architectural services firm. There are two reasons we are seeking a civil engineer. First, we have a large volume of quick-turnaround projects throughout the country requiring site analysis and development. We believe that an engineer working directly with…

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This is a unique opportunity to be the most welcome first engineer of any discipline in an architectural services firm. There are two reasons we are seeking a civil engineer. First, we have a large volume of quick-turnaround projects throughout the country requiring site analysis and development. We believe that an engineer working directly with us will be better able to prioritize collaboratively and have quick access to project information as needed. Second, we have a partnership with a civil engineering firm that has resulted in a substantial volume of work that could be better served by a person in a civil engineering and liaison role on site. This partnership will also provide our in-house civil engineer with peers to consult for ideas or assistance working out complex solutions and for quality assurance activities as needed. This position includes frequent interaction with professional staff and clients.

Responsibilities Will Include

  • Develop design documents and calculations as appropriate for architectural project site analysis and development and other civil engineering related projects.
  • Assist architects, landscape architects and other licensed civil engineers with projects, calculations, and drawings as needed.
  • Assign tasks to and coordinate with technicians or administrative staff.
  • Create and edit/revise CAD drawings consistent with client requirements for format, standard, quality and timeliness.
  • Conduct research and investigation on site requirements with local jurisdiction
  • Create detailed design documentation.
  • Assist in estimating time and costs required to complete projects.
  • Produce final hard and soft copy documents suitable for submission to clients, consistent with contract requirements.
  • Produce draft and final design specifications using standard guide specifications.
  • Participate in site visits and conduct field measurements to validate existing site and as-built conditions.
  • Meet with municipal officials or regulators and other authorities, in person, by phone, or through conferencing media, as needed on project requirements.
  • Meet with contractors, as needed, for construction administration and design clarifications
  • Engage with clients regarding project requirements, concept and design development, and design presentations.
  • Support project management activities such as, but not limited to, contracting actions, scheduling, and communication with consultants.
  • Support and manage Construction Administration (CA) activities on behalf of clients.
  • Maintain submittal process including register.
  • Conduct field inspections.
  • Review contractor schedule and progress for compliance.

Examples of job responsibilities are not intended to be all‑inclusive. GLMV reserves the right to assign additional responsibilities as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations impacting site development.
  • Ability to locate and interpret relevant code information and write or converse with code officials regarding interpretation and compliance alternatives.
  • Ability to travel to sites and move about potentially uneven and undeveloped terrain to inspect aspects relevant to developing the project.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, using the English language.
  • Proficiency with AutoDesk products such as Auto CAD; Civil 3D; and standard office software such as Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Power Point, MS Outlook, MS Excel).

An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

Minimum Credentials and Education Required

  • BSCE from an ABET accredited program.
  • Licensed P.E. in at least one state in the U.S.
  • National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) current member preferred.

Equivalent combinations of credentials, experience and education will be considered.

 

Architect/Business Leader—Kansas City

This leader is a licensed design professional with the technical knowledge and competency to lead the design and production of great buildings, as well as the client services skills sets that lead to new and repeat business. The successful business leader will build trust with clients and within their own teams, demonstrate understanding of the…

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This leader is a licensed design professional with the technical knowledge and competency to lead the design and production of great buildings, as well as the client services skills sets that lead to new and repeat business. The successful business leader will build trust with clients and within their own teams, demonstrate understanding of the true needs of clients, and articulate and deliver on a value proposition that resonates with all stakeholders. This position works in collaboration with peer positions to develop and accomplish the business of the organization; and seeks direction, consultation and coordination as needed with the officers responsible for marketing, operations, human resources, and finance and is accountable to the management team and the ESOP.   This position is indirectly responsible for the professional training and development of less experienced design professionals, working directly with senior staff to determine and fulfill coaching and training needs.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build, develop and engage appropriate senior staff to share in maintaining relationships with potential and existing clients.
  • Build effective collaborative relationships with consultants, project partners, and internal leaders.
  • Research, identify and track future opportunities.
  • Estimate fees, determine scope of work, and prepare proposals and contracts on complex projects in accordance with the policies and practices of the organization.
  • Provide leadership and oversight
    • Oversee design presentations, monitor project design development, and provide design direction and support to ensure appropriate and consistently high-quality design.
    • Monitor project management and/or construction document development and facilitate direction as needed to ensure timely completion of quality construction documents within project budgets.
    • May seal documents
  • Maintain high-quality staff.
    • Effectively delegate oversight and monitoring of work of less experienced design professionals.
    • Effectively engage in and/or delegate career development of design professionals.
    • Directly and indirectly monitor and evaluate performance of all studio members.
  • Participate in coordinating and balancing the workload of the organization.
  • Participate in positioning the firm to take advantage of opportunities for growth and marketplace expansion.
  • In conjunction with other senior leaders, is responsible for realization of profits compatible with interests of clients and the firm.
  • Examples of job responsibilities are not intended to be all inclusive. GLMV reserves the right to assign additional responsibilities as needed.

 

Required knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of architecture practice, including, but not limited to design, building materials, construction methods, integration of engineering disciplines, and building costs and regulatory agencies.
  • Thorough knowledge of the target market area(s) and relevant client trends, concerns, and needs.
  • Working knowledge of relevant design and construction document development tools and techniques
  • Capacity to understand the operating environment, its influences and the human factors and dynamics.
  • Ability to manage clients, project partners, and staff effectively, resolving issues arising from competing interests.
  • Ability to influence others to accomplish tasks and follow your guidance.
  • Ability to develop solutions and present project designs and plans to client personally.
  • Ability to find and develop unique opportunities to create value.
  • Ability to monitor ongoing client satisfaction and staff and project performance for multiple projects
  • Ability to verbally and in writing convey a message that facilitates action, using the English language.
  • Ability to acquire reciprocal licensure as needed

An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

 

Minimum Education, Credentials and Experience

  • License to practice architecture in at least one state in the United States
  • NCARB certification preferred
  • Experience:
    • client relations management
    • winning project interview preparation and execution
    • experience building client and business relationships
    • producing and assembling full construction drawing sets for new steel-frame construction and renovation projects of substantial complexity
    • training and developing intern architects and/or drafting technicians
    • proposal development and preparation
    • planning and managing projects to contract requirements.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

 

 

PROJECT ARCHITECT–Houston

The Project Architect (PA) has full responsibility for the production of the construction drawings and specifications for a project and varying levels of responsibilities for design and construction administration. Work may be performed alone or with the assistance of less experienced architects, interns and/or drafters. The PA is responsible for training and development of those…

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The Project Architect (PA) has full responsibility for the production of the construction drawings and specifications for a project and varying levels of responsibilities for design and construction administration. Work may be performed alone or with the assistance of less experienced architects, interns and/or drafters. The PA is responsible for training and development of those less-experienced staff. This position will also provide quality checks for other projects and will have the opportunity to participate in and learn project management and/or business development activities.

 

Responsibilities for this position typically include:

  • planning, guiding, and checking the work of less-experienced architects and/or interns in architecture through design development and construction drawings
  • providing design direction to landscape architecture staff and interior design staff, and coordinating their construction drawings
  • providing design direction and drawings to engineers to facilitate their design of the electrical, mechanical and structural components of the project; coordinating their drawings to ensure that all considerations are met and that there are no clashes or conflicts in their drawings with other components
  • oversight of project under construction shop drawings and requests for information (RFI).
  • other duties as assigned.

 

The project architect may also participate in:

  • proposal preparation
  • programming the features of the project to the owner’s needs
  • design charrette and/or conceptual design
  • facilitating project team meetings with owner representative, engineers, contractors, and specialty project team members
  • value engineering
  • pre-bid meetings
  • LEED certification application development

The Project Architect may receive training and development for project management including contract preparation and management, subconsultant negotiation and contracting, work planning, budget preparation and management, and progress tracking and reporting. The Project Architect may receive training and development in business development.

Examples of job responsibilities are not intended to be all‑inclusive. GLMV reserves the right to assign additional responsibilities as needed.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Oral and written proficiency with the English language
  • Ability to be thorough and detailed in reviewing own work and that of others
  • Interpersonal relationship building
  • Physical abilities include:
    • Travel by plane
    • Drive and travel by automobile
    • Walk, step over, bend, stretch, climb ladders as needed to inspect buildings and sites
    • Use computers effectively to prepare documents, draft construction drawings, and communicate with others.
    • Use the telephone effectively to communicate with others.

An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

 

Education, Credentials and Experience

  • Professional five-year or master’s degree in Architecture from an NAAB-accredited program and/or license to practice architecture in at least one state in the United States.
  • NCARB certification preferred.
  • Experience in producing and assembling full construction drawing sets for new steel-frame construction and renovation projects of substantial complexity.
  • Experience training and developing intern architects and/or drafting technicians.
  • Specific experience in healthcare preferred.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered

Wichita 316.265.9367
Kansas City 816.444.4200
Houston 281.870.1914
architects@glmv.com

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