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Arquitectonica
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Posted on 04.09.19 
Job Title: Intermediate Construction Administrator
Job Location: Los Angeles, California
Job Description: Position Summary

Arquitectonica is an award-winning, design-focused architecture and planning firm that began in Miami in 1977. Led by Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear, the studio has evolved into a worldwide practice of 500+ employees, combining the creative spirit of the principals with the efficiency of delivery and reliability of a major architectural firm.

Our Los Angeles Office is committed to upholding the values of the firm and developing elegant, high-quality and efficient buildings. Our office is currently involved in the construction of a 900,000+ square foot mixed use development in San Francisco, California. We are seeking an Architect with a minimum 8 years of experience to join our office and collaborate with the Project Team in successfully delivering the project through project close-out and completion.

This position is intended for candidates who have been an integral part of a project team during the Construction Administration phase of multiple projects. This is an INTERMEDIATE level position (Architect II or greater), requiring a minimum 8 years of practical experience with 5 of those years working as part of a Construction Administration team. The successful candidate will present examples of their own prior Construction Administration work, in the form of Field Observation Reports, Change Order evaluations, RFI/ Submittal Tracking and through images of built work.

Essential Responsibilities and Qualifications
•The successful candidate must be committed to design excellence and illustrate a proven ability to translate the design process successfully into the built environment.
•The successful candidate will become an integral part of the project team during the Construction Administration phase of the project.
•As a member of the project team, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with a team of other, equally experienced Architects to successfully deliver the project through close-out.
•The successful candidate will have a collaborative approach to their responsibilities and the maturity to work efficiently and cooperatively with all involved.
•He/She will be involved with maintaining daily relationships with the Owner, Contractor, Design Consultants and Project Team.
•Strong written and verbal communication skills are required for daily interaction with the Owner, Contractor, Design Consultants and Project Team.
•He/She will be responsible for receipt, distribution and tracking of contractor RFIs and Submittals on a day-to-day basis.
•He/She will utilize the project data base, including the contract documents (e.g. Printed Drawings, Specifications and Revit Model) to develop draft responses to RFIs and Submittals.
•He/She will occasionally be required to supplement the contract documents by developing architectural drawings that are clear, concise and coordinated with the work of other design consultants on the project.
•He/She will evaluate Contractor Change Orders on behalf of the Owner and observe validity and entitlement of the Contractor’s requests.
•He/She will participate in weekly OAC meetings, maintain an internal record of topics discussed during the OAC and regularly present the status of critical RFI / Submittal responses.
•Travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco on a regular basis may be required of the successful candidate. Travel will include attendance at OAC meetings, regular onsite field observation and reporting, punch list observations and project close out.
•Experience interacting with superintendents, foreman and subcontractors at the jobsite is necessary.
•Strong technical knowledge of California Building Code, building systems, waterproofing concepts and working drawings is necessary.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, email a PDF cover letter with resume to employmentla@arquitectonica.com.
•The PDF attachment should be no greater than 5MB in size.
•Provide a subject line of: LA Intermediate Construction Administrator– Your Name.
•The cover letter should include your number of years of architectural experience, jurisdiction of registration with license number, and salary requirements.
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