Announcement Number: Nairobi-2022-090
Hiring Agency: Embassy Nairobi
Position Title: Architect - All Interested Applicants
Open Period: 09/30/2022 - 10/14/2022
The U.S. Mission in Nairobi is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Architect in Facilities Maintenance.
Under the supervision of the Senior Facility Manager, the Architect is the technical lead for the Facility Management (FM) section. Working with a team of skilled tradespersons and is responsible for maintaining the Embassy/New Embassy Compound building systems, including component assemblies and finishes, both interior and exterior. Oversees the design and project management of sustainment, modernization, repairs, building improvements, alterations, extensions, or restoration projects; reviews Statements of Work (SOW) and building documents to ensure designs are code compliant, functional and within budgetary restraints; acts as Contract Officer’s Representative (COR), Government Technical Monitor (GTM) or the equivalent on post facility contracts; implements all safety regulations on post facilities and residential properties.
Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent, in Architecture or Architectural Engineering or similar architecture degree.
The degree curriculum must:
(1) be in a school of architecture with at least one curriculum accredited or equivalent by the National Architecture Accreditation Board (NAAB) or Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), or equivalent host-country architecture or engineering board, as a professional architecture curriculum.
English - level IV (Fluent) Written/Speaking/Reading is required. In order to translate local technical information, contract documents, and correspondences from the local language into English for the Senior/Deputy Facility Manager.
Kiswahili - level IV (Fluent) Written/Speaking/Reading is required in order to communicate with local contractors and other LE Staff.
Must have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience working as a project architect at a major resort, hospital, office complex, large university/school system, or similar building complex managing a preventative maintenance program that uses a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to track maintenance requests and their expenses.
The job holder must demonstrate a progression of increased responsibility including developing scopes of work, construction documents (plans and specifications) and cost estimates for new construction projects, building repairs, equipment overhauls, and equipment replacement schedules.
The job holder’s experience should include one (1) year of supervisory experience.
Must know principles of developing planning specific objectives, milestones, and phases for simple to complex projects, and makes needed innovations and modifications.
Must have the ability to guide and evaluate Architectural/Engineering (A/E) contractor and construction efforts and assesses technical and project progress in relation to the established schedule and resources allotted.
Must have knowledge of various types of local construction contractors and supply stores that can provide materials and/or service support.
Must have detailed technical knowledge to lead a multi-disciplinary team performing Facility Condition Assessment inspections.
Must have knowledge in design and construction practices with U.S. building codes and specifications; thorough professional knowledge in architectural design calculations and criteria; preparation of construction drawings and specifications.
Must be able to prepare Statements of Work (SOW), cost estimates and draft and design computer aided designs in AutoCAD.
Must be able to read and interpret construction drawings, and other construction documents.
The Architect needs to use CADD technology to create plans as part of building information modeling (BIM).
Must have good computer skills, able to use and navigate through the Microsoft Office Software suite package using MS Word, Office, Excel, Database entry, Auto CAD, and MS project.
Must be proficient with architectural drafting, project management software, preparation and maintenance of daily construction inspection logs, capable of reviewing coordination design drawings for code compliance, and have the ability to create construction cost estimates and provide briefings to the Senior/Deputy Facility Manager, the Management Counselor, and other stakeholders on architectural/planning issues.
Must be skilled at drafting detailed and concise written reports in English for the Senior/Deputy Facility Manager.
Ability to lift and carry tools, equipment, or parts, maximum weight 25 kilos.
Driver's license with a clean driving record is required. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to handle a large workload and multiple tasks simultaneously.
Must be highly organized.
A keen aptitude to work independently, with impeccable integrity, strong initiative, good judgment and to maintain confidentiality
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation
All applications to be submitted through the link before 14th October 2022 https://erajobs.state.gov/dos-era/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail.hms?_ref=wenacjjnpt0&returnToSearch=true&jnum=39908&orgId=25