Manager of Design and Architecture is to perform project management responsibilities on small projects, multiple task orders, and/or on an assigned segment of a larger project, including but not limited to the coordination of the design, procurement, and construction activities for the New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB). Including program planning, budgeting, design, contract pro¬curement, fiscal administration, construction management and quality assurance as it relates to architectural projects. Responsible for administration and technical supervision of capital projects and for participating in the determination of departmental policies and planning. Prepares the capital budget, the expenditure of capital funds and the approval of construction plans and designs as it relates to vertical construction and architecturally designed projects. The Manager of Design and Architecture manages, plans, and coordinates, with the Aviation Board, all activities of the project to ensure that goals and/or objectives of projects are accomplished within the project time frame and budget.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of Architecture principles, practices and methods.
Knowledge of project management, construction and contract management.
Knowledge of principles of organization and management, including personnel administration and budgetary control.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations, including FAA regulations.
Skill to use computer skills for data entry, word processing, and spread sheet development.
Skill to prepare routine, recurring and special reports for management.
Ability to write clear, concise reports and procedural documents and prepare/maintain accurate and complete records.
Education, Experience, Licensing:
Either a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture, or a related field from an accredited college or university, current registration as a Professional Architect from any state, or an equivalent combination of experience and training.
Three (3) years of increasingly responsible management experience in public works projects architecture & construction AND two (2) years of management and supervisory experience.
Aviation experience preferred
A valid driver's license is required at the time of application.* Applicants must be eligible for coverage under the airport's auto liability insurance policy.
Incumbents must obtain within one (1) year a valid Certification of Registration as a Professional Architect in the State of Louisiana.
Additional Salary Information: •Salary commensurate with experience. Looking to hire at midpoint $113,261.00
This position may be deemed to be essential personnel as part of NOAB’s Emergency Response Team, and may be required to respond to airport incidents as requested/required.
•NOAB provides medical coverage for eligible employees and retirees, dependents and domestic partners. Coverage includes medical, mental health, office visits, prescription drugs and inpatient and outpatient services, dental and vision.
•NOAB offers a generous defined benefits retirement plan. After ten years, employees receive 25 percent of their highest five years of salary. Benefits increase each year thereafter by two percent annually.
•NOAB’s Deferred Compensation Plan (457b) allows employees to defer up to $18,500 of their pretax income each year to reduce taxes and supplement retirement savings.
•NOAB provides all full-time employees Life Insurance at no cost.
•Employees receive 10 paid holidays and earn up to 13 days of annual leave and 13 days of sick leave each year.
About Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is the gateway to one of the most exciting cities in the world - New Orleans, legendary for its history, food and good times. At MSY our vision is to offer new gateways that connect the global economy to the region and the spirit of New Orleans. We aim to provide unmatched service, convenience, and a unique New Orleans experience as a global transportation gateway. We value integrity and are proactive to the dynamic needs of the aviation industry. The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is owned and operated by the City of New Orleans. The Airport has launched a $1.029 billion capital program involving the construction of a new world class terminal and related facilities on the north side of Airport property and is scheduled to open May 15, 2019.