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Vectrus Architect P.A. in Biloxi, Mississippi

This position description is subject to change at any time as needed to meet the requirements of the program or company.


Provides efficient, effective and timely architectural expertise to design and program management of Keesler AFB facility projects as part of Civil Engineering Services Branch’s staff. Interfaces with customer, engineering, and contracting management personnel as required resolving Keesler AFB engineering services customer support issues. Accomplishes other administrative tasks as required to ensure effective contractor civil engineering services customer support to Keesler AFB.


  • Complies with guidance provided in Air Force Instruction 32-1023, Design and Construction Standards and Execution of Facility Construction Projects, in addition to specific contractual guidance, in the accomplishment of design services. Prepares facility project designs to account for all known conditions and constraints, to allow for maximum flexibility, and to ensure adherence to all building codes, regulatory laws and safety standards as contractually defined.

  • Maintains full responsibility for design requirements of all projects except Military Construction (MILCON) and projects designed by other agencies in accordance with base support agreements. Provides functional and technical design reviews, coordination and support for MILCON and projects designed and executed by other. Reviews out-sourced or sub-contracted design and engineering requirements for accuracy and completeness.

  • Identifies and validates project design requirements with all project team members and applicable external organizations (safety, security, etc) and the end user to further refine and coordinate project requirements and criteria identified during project programming. Coordinates completed design process with the end user.

  • Completes a thorough design analysis in conjunction with fellow contracted Engineering Services Branch professional engineers on staff, for all elements of facility projects including but not limited to electrical, mechanical civil, structural, lighting, communication, architectural, and environmental issues. Provides comprehensive conceptual design, schematic design and design development addressing all known aspects of the work affecting functional requirements, material performance and system selections.

  • Prepares and maintains project design documentation that accurately tracks design sequence and rationale of design decisions, parametric cost estimates for various design phases, decisions on building materials and other pertinent project information. Provides statement of work and cost estimates for work to be performed by the privatized electrical distribution contractor.

  • Provides necessary construction documents (drawing, specification, cost estimates and other required documents) using automated tools such as Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), word processing, spreadsheet and other applicable automated systems.

  • Works closely with USAF contracting personnel to ensure requirements supporting USAF-contracting procured construction and renovation projects are expressed accurately and comprehensively in design documents and that work is accomplished to a high level quality. Participates in meetings as required by Engineering Branch leadership to review project design and construction issues with USAF-Contracting, contracted Construction management and construction contractors as applicable and facilitates solution

  • Participates in meetings with Asset Management as required to support development of MAP, CAMP and BCAMP products. May be involved as or with AMP manager and sub-AMP managers to develop requirements.

  • Performs other duties and assignments as required.


Standard office equipment (computer, AutoCad, Microsoft Office software products, printer, copier, and telephone).

May require use of field equipment for testing construction work.

May require driving to various locations on Keesler AFB to review construction or investigate for design.


Working in open office environment.

Involves conducting meeting to gather requirements as well as working with Contracting personnel and Contractors to develop solutions.

May be required to work other than standard work hours to ensure effective customer support.

May require additional effort to handle multiple projects in a shortened timeframe to meet customer requirements.


Must be able to lift/push/pull 50 lbs.

May be required to do field verification by walking across grounds, working in mechanical rooms of facilities, climbing on roofs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Certifications: One year related experience may be substituted for one year of education, if degree is required.

Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or an associated engineering discipline in addition to certification as a Registered Architect required.


Minimum 5 years’ experience working commercial and institutional building design and construction.


Familiarity with USAF civil engineering processes/procedures is highly desirable.

Ability to work independently is preferred.

AutoCad drafting.


Does this position supervise others? No

Does this position have budget responsibilities? No

If either question was answered with “yes”, please explain the scope of the responsibilities below


This position requires the following supervision:Under general supervision – indicates that the incumbent develops procedures for performance of a variety of duties; or performs complex duties within established policy guidelines.

Job: Engineering

Title: Architect P.A.

Location: MS-Biloxi

Requisition ID: KEE000306

Clearance Level required at Start Date: NACI

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

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