Architect (#MFBZ01)
$57,568.00 Yearly Min / $71,960.00 Yearly Mid / $86,352.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

This class incumbent performs technical administrative work involving project management, review and approval and technical assistance regarding mechanical assistance and instrument support systems in all new or remodeled State buildings.

Nature and Scope

This incumbent reports to the Chief of Engineering and Operations for the Division of Facilities Management and is responsible for reviewing and approving all specifications and drawings relating to the design and installation of basic systems and accessory sub-systems in State owned or leased facilities; evaluate alternatives; consider administrative and technical impact and determine cost-effective solutions. Significant aspects of work in this class involve preparing recommendations for new construction and/or remodeling of old facilities, electrical and mechanical support systems; preparing reports, correspondence and initial plans and drawings as well as interpreting other's reports and correspondence.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Provides pre-design services, planning, programming, development of scope work and construction cost estimates for facility construction and renovation projects for all State building projects including correctional, higher education, health, office, recreational, court and residential facilities.
  • Provides recommendations and guidance to state officials including agency heads for the review, development and coordination of various types of State construction, planning and renovation projects.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable building and construction codes as they relate to the life safety, height and area standards, means of egress and barrier removal.
  • Analyzes long range space and projects funding needs for Department and other State agencies. Negotiates space requirements and design standards with other State agencies.
  • Negotiates contracts for architectural services serving agencies Statewide and individually.
  • Draws final architectural space design plans for new and renovation projects.
  • Draws final architectural space design plans for new and renovation projects.s final architectural drawings for small building and minor capital improvement projects. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
  • Knowledge of general mechanical and electrical engineering theories and application.
  • Knowledge of budget, time and manpower management.
  • Knowledge of methods, techniques, and equipment used in single or multi-story buildings.
  • Knowledge of the building and supervision of construction and major alteration projects involving mechanical, electrical and instrument systems.
  • Knowledge of heating, ventilation and power distribution requirements for major buildings or a building complex (institutional).
  • Skill in analyzing system designs, evaluating alternative and providing cost-effective solutions.
  • Skill in problem identification and diagnosis.
  • Skill in assimilating and presenting information.
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds and capabilities.

Job Requirements

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a certificate of registration as a Delaware Architect.