Architect – Aviation Facilities & Infrastructure

  • Full Time
  • Seattle, WA
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • May 22, 2022

Port of Seattle

Some of what you’ll be doing:
As an Architect in our Aviation Facilities and Infrastructure department, you will be integral in design for all facilities at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), as defined by the airport’s design vision and strategic plan. This includes architecture, facility planning, landscape architecture, the public art program, and signage and graphics.

  • You will review design options, construction drawings, direct graphic design development, review building code, and provide direction to and ongoing coordination with outside consultants and Port Construction Services.
  • You will support the Sign Manager on specific projects and tasks, including the planning and implementation of sign projects.
  • You will conduct architectural reviews and inspections for airport projects and improvements such as document reviews, design review meetings, and site visits. Additionally, you will serve as back-up to the Architecture Manager for the airport’s Architecture Review Committee.
  • You will support and assist the Architecture Manger in providing oversight, direction, guidance, information, design options, and technical recommendations regarding architectural and related design. In addition, you will coordinate architectural requirements and considerations with systems and operational requirements and considerations.
  • You will lead and manage planning and implementation of facility related projects such as architectural support for small projects, landscape improvements, ADA/accessibility initiatives, holiday decorations and life safety related projects.
  • You will write, maintain, update, and enforce applicable design vision, guidelines, and standards including Architecture Design Guidelines, Architectural Standards, Casework Standards, Landscape Standards, and Restroom Standards.
  • You will support the Architecture Manager with accessibility related tasks such as Port of Seattle review of accessibility website and facility audits.
  • You will conduct ongoing architectural asset inventory and management activities for all airport facilities. This involves verifying existing assets, documenting changes to assets, assessing asset condition and life, and identifying asset replacement costs. Additionally, you will coordinate with the Art Program and Sign Manager on specific projects and tasks, including the planning and implementation of art and sign projects.

Who you are:

  • Experienced – You have five (5) years of progressive experience in architecture and design.
  • Educated – You possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture.
  • Desired – We hope you have a Masters degree and eight (8) years of experience with architecture, design, and project management in a major airport or similarly large high-volume facility and/or a Washington State Architect License.
  • Committed to Equity – You will apply equity and exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices in all aspects of the work.  At the Port of Seattle, equity is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all Port employees.
  • Knowledgeable – You are knowledgeable of architectural design concepts and methods including aesthetics, sustainable design, standards and practices, International Building Code (IBC), Washington State building codes, building maintenance practices, and current ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) regulations regarding people with disabilities.
  • Problem Solver – You are skilled in identifying the best solutions to address problems, apply conflict resolution and de-escalation techniques to result in the best possible outcomes.
  • Collaborator – You are someone who can work with diverse internal and external stakeholders at various levels of the organization to build relationships while providing excellent guidance and customer service.
  • Effective Communication – You have effective communication and interpersonal skills, including persuasion and negotiation skills, teambuilding, and consensus building.
  • Project/Program Management – You can work on multiple projects simultaneously, make timely decisions, and provide feedback while thinking holistically about current projects and future plans/vision.
  • Technically Savvy – You are skilled in AutoCAD, Adobe and other design software.

What else you need to know: 

  • Driver’s License – You will need a valid Washington State Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain one, is required in order to travel locally to project sites.
  • Work Schedule – Your normal work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week).
  • Work Environment – You will primarily work in an office environment.
  • Washington State Residency Requirement – Employees must establish a residence in Washington state within 30 days of their first day of employment and must maintain a residence in Washington State during their employment with the Port of Seattle. If a position is eligible to telework, work performed while teleworking must be performed in Washington State.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement – Effective, November 15, 2021, the Port of Seattle will require that at the time of hire, and as a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be able to provide proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination status, as part of the hiring process. This is a condition of employment for all positions at the Port of Seattle. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.  Prior to employment, candidates may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
  • Security Requirements – As the successful candidate, you must pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check as well as a criminal history background check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Your employment will be contingent upon obtaining a Port of Seattle ID badge upon clearance. You will also be required to obtain a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Customs Seal within 30 days of hire.
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