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US Court of Appeals 6th Circuit - Architect/Project Manager

Organization: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Date Posted: 2/13/2020
City: Cincinnati
Location: Ohio
Country: United States
Primary Category: Architecture & Engineering
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Description & Details

Do you thrive on demonstrating excellence in design, exceeding client expectations, and managing projects of varying scope and scale?  Do you enjoy a high degree of autonomy?  The United States Courts for the Sixth Circuit is seeking an innovative Architect/Project Manager to join our team. 


Position Summary

The Architect/Project Manager oversees construction, renovation, remodeling, cyclical maintenance, and tenant alteration projects within the Circuit.  The major responsibilities and duties of this position include:

  • Manage space and facilities projects for the court of appeals.  Serve as the architecture design, interior design and construction technical expert in reviewing drawings, specifications, schedules, cost estimates, and other documents ensuring compliance with the U.S. Court Design Guide, applicable judiciary and court policies, and the court’s preference.   

  • Translate functional requirements into space-needs plans defining design intent and objectives using computer assisted drawing software and similar computer design technology, complying with the U.S. Courts Design Guide.

  • Act as court of appeals liaison with other courts, government agencies, including the General Services Administration (GSA), third parties, and contractors to ensure court requirements are met.  

  • Conduct periodic meetings with all parties to review progress, discuss problems, and develop solutions.

  • Ensure project timeliness by coordinating stakeholder deliverables during successive project phases; provide continuous updates to concerned parties; recommend improvements or changes; perform cost evaluation and control during project phases.

  • Assist in the development of furniture layouts and assist in selection and procurement of furniture and furnishings.  Develop and execute move coordination plans.

  • Maintain project log of court actions, requests, conversations, and preferences related to each project.


Required:  Bachelor’s degree in architecture or related field.  Five years of experience in design, construction, or space and facilities oversight involving major project development, space coordination and design.  Ability to conduct in-depth research, analyze options, and manage complex projects.  Knowledge of CAD, MS Office products, project management applications, and other design-related software applications.  Excellent communication (orally, graphically, and in writing) and interpersonal skills; highly precise, detailed and self-organized. Ability to work under pressure and within the constraints of conflicting deadlines.  Proactive, problem-solving approach. Ability to work independently and collaboratively both with team members and cross-agency environments. Travel is required.

Preferred:  Current professional license. Related experience in a court, government agency, or equivalent environment.  Experience working with the General Services Administration.


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How to Apply / Contact

Please submit a single PDF application packet to that includes 1) a cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience performing the representative duties, and 2) current resume. To ensure consideration, applications must be received by March 9, 2020.

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