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Architecture & Project Management Consultant, Urban Infrastructure Systems

JOB TITLE: Architecture & Project Management Consultant, Urban Infrastructure Systems

DEPARTMENT: Frontiers of Science

REPORTS TO: Director, Physical Sciences, Sustainability & Engineering 


Provide project management and subject matter expertise for a trans-disciplinary program focusing on infrastructure systems and enterprises in the New York metropolitan area. The program will develop specifications for a common framework across engineering disciplines, based on international best practices, to include:

  • Asset Management
  • Infrastructure Systems Engineering
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Information Management

The development of the specifications will require the integration and amplification of existing professional standards for each of the components to make them applicable to the emerging domain of civil infrastructure. The applicable standards include but may not be limited to:

  1. ISO 55000 (asset management)
  2. Industry Foundation Class ISO 16739-1:2018 (model-based asset management)
  3. ISO 19650-1:2018 (building information management)
  4. INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook
  5. TOGAF (enterprise architecture)

The program scope will include the following activities, and the consultant will be expected to deliver all of the activities in the program scope with assistance from the program leadership:

  1. Establishing a project plan, developing the approach, and creating the collateral required to implement the program.
  2. Creating a multi-disciplinary working group (EWG) consisting of local experts associated with infrastructure providers and engineering institutions.
  3. Developing a prototype reference model for civil infrastructure systems in consultation with the EWG members.
  4. Organizing and conducting a facilitated full-day workshop with the EWG members to define the requirements for an asset-management based framework in the context of the reference model.
  5. Developing a draft document refining the operating model and defining initial specifications for the framework. The specifications will be based on the requirements and trans-disciplinary practices and standards and focus on ensuring interoperability.
  6. Organizing and conducting a facilitated full-day workshop with the EWG and an extended group of experts (EWG+) to assess the ability of the framework to address local (NYC) priorities, conditions and barriers to ICT-enabled improvements in asset management and sustainability practices using specific scenarios. The outcome will be proposed modifications to the reference model and specifications for the framework.
  7. Documenting the revised reference model and framework specifications.
  8. Organizing and conducting a facilitated half-day workshop with the EWG members to review the reference model and framework specifications in detail, focusing on the development of a prioritized work plan including proposed pilots.
  9. Publishing the reference model, framework specifications, and prioritized work plan for the next iteration.

Note in particular that the consultant will be responsible for development of the reference model and framework, and for documenting the reference model, framework specifications and prioritized work plan.  Qualified candidates must have relevant expertise to complete these activities. 


  • Masters or PhD degree in Engineering, Computer Science or other related discipline
  • Minimum of four year’s relevant experience with evidence of successful completion of work on relevant projects or initiatives
  • Advanced capabilities to self-manage, manage projects, conduct technical research, manage stakeholder communications and edit papers and reports
  • Knowledge and application of enterprise architecture, management systems, infrastructure engineering, asset management and information management
  • Outstanding English speaking and writing ability
  • Desirable: Experience in the preparation and conduct of steering committees, working groups, or stakeholder roundtables and writing up clear meeting reports.

Time commitment and duration of the appointment: Up to total of 80 days. Beginning on or about February 1 – December 15, 2020. 


The consultant can work remotely with occasional meetings at NYAS, including mandatory attendance at the working group (EWG) and extended working group (EWG+) meetings.

When in the office, this job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, etc. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some movement is required. Examples world be lifting files, opening filling cabinets and bending or standing as necessary. 


The New York Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer, adhering to the laws which prohibit discrimination in the terms, conditions and privileges of employment.  Academy policy expressly prohibits discrimination in employment because of any legally impermissible classification, including but not limited to actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 


Applications must include a resume, cover letter and one or more relevant samples of your work including architecture reference models and/or framework specifications. You must also include your proposed daily billing rate for this assignment.