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Manager of Architecture

in Sunbury, PA

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  • Job Category

    Building Construction/Skilled Trades

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  • Education Level

    F-2-Year College Degree

  • Travel

    10 - 20%

  • Job Location

    1000 S. 2nd Street
    Sunbury, PA 17801


The Manager of Architecture is responsible for the initiation, management & participation in strategic planning of the building and facilities design process for all property acquisitions, new stores, expansion projects, remodels and facilities maintenance.

  • Initiates projects: With the Director establishes project teams; for assigned projects, completes project initiation documents which include detailed work scope/outline, budget, and schedule for completion.
  • Manages project implementation: With assigned project team, ensures that all steps and procedures are taken according to standard operating procedures and that all work is completed as planned and scheduled, includes keeping the client informed of the on-going status of a project and providing adequate management, advice, and support to the members of the project team.
  • Coordinates/Communicates with peers: Works with other project managers to avoid or eliminate conflicts in schedule due to the changes in various projects.
  • Provides technical advice: Contributes to the development of recommendations for assigned projects and others, when requested.
  • Maintains project records: Keeps the project records current with the actions and changes that take place on projects so that overall organization is able to respond to client requests and any other changes.
  • Prepares high quality reports: Ensures that the review process and other quality control guidelines are followed, and that final reports and presentations are completed per standard procedures.
  • Represent the interests of Weis Markets Inc. to reviewing agencies.
  • Researches the processes & procedures of municipal, state & federal agencies and develops construction drawings accordingly.
  • Has a thorough understanding of the permit process and the ability to accommodate unique requirements of local municipalities.
  • Work in a support role with construction to develop budgets and construction schedules.
  • Provide ongoing coordination and communication both internal and external, to ensure effective execution of the construction drawings.
  • Serve as the central point of contact for Store Development, Real Estate & Legal Departments and functional areas of the business stakeholders relative to ongoing activities in the areas of responsibilities.
  • Work with Land Development and construction to develop Standardized Building Design Criteria and maintain standards during the design process.
  • Participate in continuous process improvement efforts for best practices in areas of responsibility with the purpose to drive results and ensure effective execution.
  • Responsible for creating a pool of competent consultants including regularly evaluating their performance; eliminating poor performers; seeking out diverse consultants as partners; keeping consultants up to date on changes to the standard building design criteria.
  • Technical advisor to all internal departments regarding matters of building design, due diligence results and the like related to the pursuit of project approvals.
  • Work with public utilities i.e. water, sewer, telephone, cable, telephone & gas to identify site utility needs and easements and acquisition of same.
  • Initiate, draft and negotiate contracts, purchase orders for approval.

Job Qualifications

  • Ten years experience in the design and construction of retail facilities.
  • Experience in hiring and managing outside vendors.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to coordinate all assigned work and projects with all functional areas of Store Development, Real Estate & Legal.
  • Associates degree or vocational certificate in construction management, engineering, architecture or equivalent education and/or experience.
  • A thorough knowledge of scheduling, design & construction of retail store projects as well as the ability to control and track scheduled outcomes.
  • A thorough knowledge of general construction industry practices and the ability to perform building inspections to determine conformance with contract documents.
  • A general knowledge of retail operations & merchandising.
  • Capacity to analyze and solve coordination issues with internal and external design & construction teams.
  • Required computer skills; Microsoft, Excel, Word, Auto CAD & Project.


1000 S. 2nd Street
Sunbury, PA  17801

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