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Western Washington University Architect 2 in Bellingham, Washington

Architect 2

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Location: Bellingham, WA

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Position TitleArchitect 2

About the UniversityWestern Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Western Washington University is committed to achieving excellence through advancing inclusive success, increasing our Washington impact, and focusing on transformational education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and based on innovative scholarship, research, and creative activity. Western's greatest strength is the outstanding students, faculty, staff, and alumni/ae who make up its community. Western supports an inclusive governance structure for all and provides a learning and working environment in which everyone can thrive. In pursuit of this excellence, individual employees are expected to establish and maintain productive and effective inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, student, and external constituents. Further, individual employees are expected to have the ability to operationalize sustainability concepts (economic, societal, environmental) into all aspects of performing their job duties.

About the DepartmentThe Facilities Development & Operations Department supportsWestern's mission ( , which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

About the PositionAs a senior-level architect or project lead, this position performs advanced planning, scheduling, and coordination, for new, small, in-house, design and construction projects. This work includes preliminary working drawings, specifications, and cost estimates, as well as ongoing project management. This position also plans and coordinates major alterations and improvements to existing buildings and facilities.

Required Qualifications

  • Licensed Architect, with ability to obtain a Washington State license within three months of beginning employment.

  • Two or more years of professional experience as a licensed architect - Six or more years of professional experience working in the architectural field.

  • AutoCAD proficiency in 2D drafting.

  • Ability to independently create construction documentation & specifications, permit projects, and manage bidding.

  • Working knowledge of project management, including scheduling, budgeting, & construction administration.

  • Ability to effectively lead design & construction meetings

  • Work with employees / clients of diverse backgrounds.

  • Experience managing multiple projects / responsibilities simultaneously.

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.

  • Current driver’s license or ability to obtain driver's license within one month of beginning employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two or more years of project management experience in a college/university, project management of public works projects, or similar public sector experience.

  • 3D modeling proficiency in Sketchup, Revit, or Autocad.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Project, and Excel.

  • Working knowledge of AiM, eBuilder, or related project management software.

  • LEED certification

Conditions of EmploymentAll employees must comply with our Immunization policies, includingProof of Rubeola Measles Immunity ( within 60-days of hire. Please reach out toHR@wwu.eduif you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.


$6,260 - $ 8,933/month depending on qualifications and experience.

Benefits InformationBenefits Overview for Classified Positions (

Bargaining UnitThis position is part of bargaining unit [A/B/E/PT/ D] and is covered by the collective bargaining agreement with [Washington Federation of State Employees / Public School Employees of WWU].

Application Instructions

All applicants must submit an online application which will include:

+ + A cover letter and resume addressing your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications;

  • Names and contact information of three professional references;

  • Architectural Portfolio

Closing Date Notes

Application review begins April 29, 2024; position is open until filled.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation ( . Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 126 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services ( , 360.650.3303 or 711 (Washington Relay).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services The report can be found at:Annual Security and Fire Safety Report ( .

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires which includes asexual misconduct background check ( .

Job no: 501660

Advertised: Apr 01 2024 09:00 Pacific Daylight Time

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