Perform technical review of project documents, oversight to construction standards, and applying related design and construction principles and practice to complex, extensive and diversified projects in the specialty area.
As technical expert, independently evaluates the plans and specifications for projects prepared by other architects, engineers and other design professionals. Perform reviews in conjunction with and coordinated with other disciplines of architecture and engineering ensuring project schedules are met and minimizing the effect of inflationary construction costs. Works independently in resolving highly complex and technial issues related to design and construction. Apply related professional skills and knowledge during construction leading to compliance with building codes, UT Standards on a needs basis as directed by supervision. Participate in providing input and updating the related discipline specific requirements in the UT Austin Standards. Assist and interact with Facilities Maintenance and other University personnel in the performance of all phases of the specialty area Ensure associated required record-keeping systems are maintained. Perform value management engineering studies and evaluation of schematic design, preliminary design, and when so determined in construction management costing or post-bid costing to achieve aesthetic and technical value at reduced or increased costs consistent with life cycle costs for maintenance, durability, and energy conservation. Secure and maintain required discipline license including any continued education criterion.
Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.
Other related functions as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree Engineering, Architecture, Construction or related field. Ability to apply thorough knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures for the area of expertise to difficult and unique assignments. Ability to develop and review requests for code or design exceptions. Knowledge of the codes in the area of expertise. Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team environment. Strong communication skills. Strong computer skills. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Master's Degree or advanced degree in Engineering or Architecture. Four or more years of experience in design and construction with emphasis on working knowledge in the areas of code enforcement, design documents and specifications, and construction practices. Knowledge of specialized standards related to construction in the area of expertise. Professional engineer or Architectural license or ability to obtain within one year of employment. Demonstrated experience with the evaluation of complex designs to make professional judgments as to the acceptability of alternative technical practices. On-site experience at major construction sites with familiarity of building systems including foundations, structures, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems.
Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.
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