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Director Architecture/Planning & Design - Oakland, CA

Location: Oakland, CA Job Number: 490346 Date posted: 06/25/2016
Description: Management of the activities of Architects and/or Engineers involved in master planning and design and engineering for medical centers, medical office buildings, dental offices, parking structures, and administrative facilities. Applies diversified knowledge of architectural and engineering practices in project work. Reviews and approves conceptual designs. Directs development of new methods or techniques incorporating renewable energy and sustainable technology concepts into new generation hospital design and retrofit projects. Viewed as a content expert in their area of expertise. Makes decisions independently on architectural problems and methods and represents the architectural effort within the projects to which the position is assigned in the resolution of technical questions and the coordination of the architectural work. Responsible for the management of a department and/or direction of multiple departments or functions and all project and departmental budgets.

Essential Functions:
  • Leads the management team to establish strategic plans and long term objectives for the functions; may assist with developing cross-functional oriented objectives for NFS Medical Architecture and Engineering functions.
  • Leads and directs architectural/planning and/or engineering activities for multiple functions and/or NFS areas.
  • Accountable for performance and results for functional areas.
  • Executes functional business plans and contributes to the development of functional strategies.
  • Influences the development and execution of KP-wide policies and long-term goals.
  • Participates in development and methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people.
  • Applies advanced knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, and design criteria pertinent to engineering and medical architecture planning and design work.
  • Upholds KP's policies and procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable federal, state, and local laws.

  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum fifteen (15) years of hospital and/or medical office building planning design, engineering and/or construction experience required.
  • Minimum eight (8) years of leading and managing design and construction for hospital and medical office buildings required.
  • Bachelor's degree in architecture, planning, or engineering, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

    Additional Requirements:
  • Advanced knowledge (broad expertise or unique knowledge) of Architecture, Planning, and/or engineering policies, practices and systems required.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment.
  • Must be able to mentor and inspire staff.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum fifteen (15) years of general architectural planning and construction management experience preferred.
  • Advanced degree and/or post graduate work in specialty field preferred.
  • License or professional certification preferred.
    Primary Location: California,Oakland,1950 Franklin 1950 Franklin Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Director/Senior Director Job Category: Construction Department: NFS NCAL Service Delivery Operations Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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    A leader in care since 1945, Kaiser Permanente has accrued a wealth of knowledge about building better hospitals, and we've also accumulated one of the largest real estate portfolios in the country. When you join our team, you build upon our experience and grow your own. With remarkable tools and resources at your fingertips — including massive online data systems that store everything from blueprints and templates to building codes and models — you'll make informed and accurate decisions right down to the last detail.

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