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Campus Architect, Facilities Services

University of Montana
Job Location:
Missoula, 59812
Facilities Management
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Job Description

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Staff Vacancy Announcement

Facilities Services- Planning and Construction invites applications for a Campus Architect to join an exciting design team in beautiful Missoula, Montana. 


  • Provide full in-house architectural design services and cost estimating for new, remodel and maintenance type projects on UM-Campus & affiliate campuses. Supervise 3rd party contractors in the construction of such campus projects
  • Provide design services and construction project management of new capital or remodel projects at the UM-affiliate campuses at Flathead Lake, Lubrecht Forest, MT. Tech. in Butte, UM Western in Dillon and Helena College in Helena
  • Work with 3rd party design professionals to engage their services, contracts and scope of work. Take a leadership role in these projects and engage campus stake-holders, faculty, students and general public as required to solicit design ideas and comments. Take a leadership role in presenting projects to various campus committees for approvals at key project phases.
  • Work with the City of Missoula permitting policies and Fire Marshall’s office as well as conformance with State of Montana, Board of Regents and Commissioner of Higher Education’s policies and procedures
  • Work with the State Historic Preservation Office on all campus heritage properties being remodeled and/or added to
  • Maintain and file project communication, budgets, drawings and specifications, completion and Operation Manual files
  • Prepare and submit Project Authority requests to the Board of Regents, Commissioner’s Office and State A/E office for projects
  • Prepare and maintain the list of projects required for the biennial Long-Range Building Program (LRBP)
  • Be a leader in advocating high design and aesthetic standards for the overall campus infrastructure. Contribute to campus design standards to achieve these goals
  • Oversee, supervise and manage work load of staff and provide technical direction to staff on building codes, design, finishes, specifications and details
  • Provide initial conceptual design for new projects that campus leadership is thinking about and needs help with planning and budget formulation
  • Maintain & update campus maps in AutoCad to reflect changes made to underground utilities, tunnels, sidewalks, grounds and buildings
  • Develop and maintain CAD standards for drawings done in-house using Autocad software, latest edition
  • Maintain and update the Campus Design Standards in coordination with other Planning, Design and Construction staff, Facilities trades and custodial supervisors and UM engineers
  • Prepare schematic and construction drawings, cost estimates and specifications for construction projects for campus departments as required. Provide contract administration for these projects.
  • Maintain electronic file management and archiving of completed campus projects on facilities servers
  • This position has direct supervision over staff members and assists in managing the workload of PDC staff
  • Other duties assigned by the Associate Director of Planning, Design and Construction
Required Skills
  • Knowledge on IBC Building Code, ADAAG standards, Energy Code, LEED or similar Green standards, basic mechanical, electrical and plumbing code
  • Board of Regents construction policies and procedures as well as State of Montana rules, policies and procedures regarding construction projects
  • Exceptional planning skills and construction knowledge is required. Ability to effectively communicate ideas and plans to the campus community is essential. Auto-CAD 2019 proficiency is required. Good proficiency is MS Office suite is required. Ability to use Sketchup or other 3D modelling software is a bonus. Experience with architectural concepts, practices, procedures, construction documents, specifications, materials and construction practices
  • Experience managing approval process through local municipalities. Full understanding and working knowledge of construction practices, building and life/safety codes for compliance
  • Execute projects using off-campus contractors and Facilities Services shops. Provide design drawings and documents that clearly communicate the projects intent. Ability to prepare cost estimates for construction projects of various sizes. Adherence to UM design standards
  • Assist with LRBP projects, FCI reports and major deferred maintenance items on campus. Ability to inspect campus buildings and other infrastructures and identify defects and propose remedial action. Ability to cost estimate these proposals is required
  • Establish achievable deadlines for various tasks assigned by supervisor. Takes a leadership role in project development. Ambitious self-starter with get-it-done attitude, who strives for results and performs well under pressure Ability to multi-task, communicate with excellent written and verbal communication skills, presentation skills, problem-solving abilities
Minimum Required Experience
  • Accredited Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture and five (5) years of post-graduation experience in an architectural design office or public institution setting
  • Possess a Montana architects license or ability to obtain license within six (6) months of accepting this position
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Bluebeam and Acrobat
  • Experience using AutoCad for at least five (5) years including the latest version of AutoCad. Revit experience not required but will be considered a bonus
  • Be familiar with design-bid-build and alternative delivery methods like GCCM, Design-Build, Public-Private-Partnerships
  • Be familiar with Mass Timber construction
  • Be LEED certified or similar Green Building certification or ability to obtain certification within six (6) months of accepting position
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree and/or ten (10) years of work experience as an architect and/or facilities administrator 
About the Facilities Services- Planning and Construction and UM

The mission of Planning and Construction is to provide all necessary professional design, planning and construction related services required to maintain and create a safe and aesthetically pleasing campus environment conducive to exceptional higher education.

The University of Montana is a flagship, R1 research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains where three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.  The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

Position Details

Position Title:             Campus Architect (Architect II)

Position Number:       084330

Department:                Facilities Services- Planning and Construction

Work Schedule:          Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week),

     Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 12 months/year

Salary:                          $80,000- $90,000

Union Affiliation:         None

Probationary Period:  Six months minimum

Benefits Include:           Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan,

     partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with university regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Must be eligible to work in the United State upon hire. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: Monday, July 1, 2024 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below.

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience
  3. Three (3) Professional References – names and contact information

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