The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority
August 2, 2023
Virgin Islands, United States of America
Job Type


The Architect is responsible for overseeing the design, reconstruction, and/or rehabilitation of single and multi-family homes. The Architect will work with a variety of different professionals, including engineers, contractors, and other stakeholders, to ensure that projects meet all relevant standards and regulations. The Architect will be involved in developing new designs or concepts for complete reconstruction. This includes brainstorming with designers about what features would be most appealing to clients or even creating detailed sketches of proposed building layouts in accordance with Program Guidelines. The Architect will also be responsible for the oversight of the Construction Managers; this is a Territorial position and reports to Chief Construction Engineer.


  • Coordinate and implement policies and procedures in support of Envision Tomorrow Housing and
    Rental Programs’ operations, construction, and construction contractor management.
  • Responsible for the overall direction of the CDBG-DR Construction Managers unit Territory-wide;
    plans, overseas, and directs activities of field staff engaged in construction management.
  • Review construction drawings and contract documents for building contractors to determine
    compliance with local building codes and regulations. Plans layout of projects and integrate
    engineering elements into unified designs.
  • Coordinate with architects and engineers to ensure designs meet construction requirements.
  • Provide technical advice regarding construction materials and methods to ensure that designs are
    structurally sound.
  • Consults with others to determine functional and spatial requirements of new structure or
    renovation, and prepares information regarding design, specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, and construction timelines.
  • Prepares operating and maintenance manuals, studies, and reports.
  • Represents the Authority in obtaining bids and awarding construction contracts ensuring fair market value.
  • Coordinate, collaborate and administers construction contracts and conducts periodic on-site observation of work during construction to monitor compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Develop construction schedules to meet deadlines while maintaining quality control standards.
  • Oversee all aspects of a construction project from start to finish.
  • Communicate regularly with clients about project status so they are aware of any issues or delays
    that may arise.
  • Remain current with trending elements of design, construction, and technology by reading industry
    publications, manuals, and textbooks and attending professional development courses and events as time permits.
  • Develop new standards, policies, and procedures for architectural design and engineering work as
    necessary to minimize costs and maximize efficiency.


Education: Master’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering or related field preferred. Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or related field required. Experience: Between 4-10 years of work-related experience in construction management, planning and development. Equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies and members of the business community. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Knowledge of a variety of trade and craft processes sufficiently broad to recognize acceptable construction practice. Knowledge of general construction inspection practices and procedures. Ability to read engineering drawings and specifications and to interpret them for construction control purposes. Ability to prepare construction inspection reports and construction estimates. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all persons contacted during work. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundaments of plan and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical solutions. Demonstrates the ability to multi-task, work collaboratively in a team oriented environment and problem solve. Computer literate to include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to be flexible and work under pressure. Ability to work harmoniously with other agency personnel. Ability to maintain confidentiality in all assignments. Valid Driver’s License. Architectural, Engineering or Construction License preferred.

SALARY: $95,000 per annum depending upon qualifications.

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