Architect – Value Added Solutions


Position: Architect
Company: Value Added Solutions, Inc

DUTIES
Provide architectural staff augmentation support to SRNS. Primary responsibilities include analysis of existing facilities and space planning; development of design criteria, facility conceptual design, and construction drawings; fire protection design including fire barriers and penetration seals; coordination with structural, civil, mechanical, and electrical disciplines; materials research and specification development; building code research, analysis, and compliance; preparation of CSI specifications; vendor document reviews, construction oversight, and project closeout.
Architectural services shall be provided using SRNS processes and procedures. Programmatic guidance will be provided by SRNS.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
BS Degree in Architecture and 10 years relevant work experience. Architectural Registration is preferred.

Experience/Skills:
The following experience/skills are required for this position:
• Industrial experience in facility layout design for industrial type equipment and manufacturing.
• Commercial practice experience
• Familiarity with National Codes and Standards such as IBC, AISC, AWS, NFPA, OSHA, CFR and ABA.
• Working knowledge of NFPA Life Safety Code 101
• Knowledge of preparation of Construction Specification Institute (CSI) formatted specifications.
• Passive Fire Protection Design Skills – Fire Barriers/Penetration Seals
• Working knowledge of MicroStation CADD (AutoCAD experience with willingness to learn MicroStation is acceptable.)

The following experience/skills are preferred but not required for this position:
• Facility security architectural experience.
• Familiarity with cost estimating and quantity takeoffs.

Work Hours:
A 40-hour work week is scheduled. SRNS utilizes various work schedules; including 5/8s (8 hours/day; five days per week), 4/10s (10 hours/day; four days per week), and 9/80s (9 hours/day, five days on week A and four days on week B). Work week excludes SRNS holidays. SRNS Management will determine best schedule depending on work needs. Each workday has a 30-minute unpaid lunch.

Area Security Access:
Candidate must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE “L” security clearance. An active DOE clearance is not initially required to perform assigned duties. Afterward, the selected candidate will be notified when to apply for a clearance based on specific work assignments. Candidates who have possessed an active DOE clearance (“L” or “Q”) within the past two years are preferred.

For persons with disabilities: If you require assistance completing, or are unable to complete the online resume/application process, please contact:

Human Resources @ (803) 644-0070
Mon. – Fri. 9am – 4pm
237 High Gate Loop
Aiken, SC 29803
Value Added Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports a drug-free work environment.