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Chief Transit Architect

New York, NY, USA | STV

  • Industry:
    Architecture / Construction / Civil Engineering
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    15-20 years
Job Description:
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Key responsibilities will include working with, and coordinating, an architectural/engineering team in preparing documents for projects focused on transportation.The ideal candidate will perform detailed phases of Architectural design work for projects requiring interface and collaboration with various disciplines, clients, and consultants. Prepares Architectural plans, and/or supervises their execution. Performs analysis of design and construction systems, planning studies, design layouts and construction details. Oversees research used in writing specifications, including coordinating with manufacturers. Conducts site and construction inspections for information-gathering purposes, preparing interpretive reports. Executes code analysis, material selections, and technical solutions. Analyzes design and construction systems, design layouts and construction features, which require researching, compiling and recording information for assigned project work. Coordinates with other disciplines. Plan, schedule, coordinate, manage and oversee the work.

Required Experience:

Professional Degree in Architecture (B. Arch or M. Arch preferred)

Minimum of 15 years of experience as a project architect working within the rail/transit sector. 

Transit Architecture design experience including station and related facilities is required

Registered Licensed Architect in the State of New York

Experience in the transportation sector is preferred but not required. 

Proficiency with Revit, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite are required. 

Experience in Rhino, 3-D Max, Sketch-up is a plus and LEED Accreditation is also a plus.

Excellent design, technical detailing and strong presentation skills, both verbal and visual, are essential.The candidate should be a self-starter with a passion for problem solving, an understanding that project success comes through teamwork, and a firm focus on client needs.

Essential Duties Include:

Determine collectively with multiple design disciplines, the technical approach and design criteria for projects.

Lead and coach junior architectural staff

Perform independent investigations, studies, and architectural analysis.

Develop design details, plans and specifications.

Serve as quality control reviewer.

Use computer software as a design tool for solving complex architectural problems.

Contribute new designs, or techniques which are of material significance in the solution of important problems.

Remain current in codes and technologies appropriate to the architecture discipline including IBC, NFPA, etc. 

Ensure conformance with standards, established architectural practices, applicable codes, and technical adequacy of design and construction.

Review shop drawings and Requests for Information (RFIs)

Must be able to fulfill essential job functions in a consistent state of alertness and safe manner.


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