Construction Administrator

Bowie Gridley Architects (BGA) is currently seeking a Construction Administrator with 8+ years’ experience to work on a variety of institutional projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • A professional degree in Architecture or equivalent from an accredited institution,
  • 8+ years of experience.
  • Be able to travel to construction/project sites as required.
  • Advanced knowledge of construction contract administration policies, procedures and concepts.
  • Advanced knowledge of project design and construction documentation and construction materials.
  • Advanced knowledge of building codes, specifications, building systems and engineering systems.
  • Proficiency in 3D modeling, visualization, and graphic software; Revit strongly preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Problem solving skills, attention to detail.
  • Collaborative and professional work ethic.
  • LEED AP or within 6 months of hire.
  • Architecture license.
  • US Citizen or permanent resident.

Job Description:

  • Manage and direct construction administration services on public and private institutional projects;
  • Identify what resources are necessary to be applied to address questions during the construction phase of a project and respond as necessary in a prompt and professional manner.
  • Understand and sensitivity to the impact of construction decisions on design concepts associated with the project.
  • Have strong technical knowledge of construction materials, building trades, means and methods, and the relationships among subcontractors, suppliers and manufacturers.
  • Be the primary point of contact for the Contractor and Owner’s site representatives and other agents employed by the Owner (Construction Manager, etc.,) with being involved in submittal reviews, documents interpretations (RFI’s / questions), and construction observations to verify that the requirements of the construction contract are being maintained.
  • Have strong working knowledge of BIM systems and other software employed in the documentation.
  • Review and know the contents of the Architect/Owner agreement and all deliverables within.
  • Review, know and understand the contents of Owner-Contractor agreements along with a knowledge and understanding of the master specifications
  • Rigorously enforce the design intent implicit in the Architect’s prepared Contract Documents (Drawings and Specifications), as well as have a working knowledge of the engineering design intent through documents prepared by consulting disciplines.
  • Be able to effectively represent the interests of the Owner, the Architectural Firm, and the supporting Engineering Consultants during the construction phase.
  • Participate in Owner/Architect/Contractor (OAC) Progress Meetings.
  • Support Project Architect(s)

BGA offers a work environment that nurtures personal growth, encourages creativity and excellence, and rewards initiative and performance. Applicants should submit their resume, as well as examples of work, to