Management Architect / Engineer - Engineering Services

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / Champaign, Illinois US

ABOUT THE COMPANY

ABOUT THE JOB

Management Architect / Engineer - Engineering Services
Facilities and Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

Facilities & Services (F&S) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for a Management Architect / Engineer. The Management Architect / Engineer position is under direct supervision from the Associate Director of Engineering Services and is responsible for the design, development, review and management of construction projects for campus. The Management Architect / Engineer positon shall produce and deliver design opinions, design reviews, technical decisions, recommendations, and documentation to F&S departments, campus, and other University units.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

SUPERVISION

1. Manage, and supervise individuals of Engineering Services as assigned by Associate Director including Architects, Engineers, Specialists and Draftsmen.
2. Manage day-to-day operations, work assignments and personnel evaluations, establish direction, procedures, standards, schedules, and resolve conflicts.
3. Work in close association with other Management Architects/Engineers in Engineering Services unit to compliment staffing resources.

PROJECT PLANNING

4. Utilize AiM system for work management, including; updating work status, budget, resource assignment and schedule for projects assigned as team lead.
5. Review incoming work assignments and confirm that scope, budget and schedule are appropriate to complete the work.
6. Provide and oversee program analysis and development, feasibility studies and conceptual designs.
7. Assist clients in determining the needs for new projects or renovations and confirm/clarify expectations.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

8. Develop scope, budget, and schedule for all projects. Determine, compile, and reconcile project budgets, scope and schedules with input and approval from all pertinent stakeholders for all projects. Update and report project scope, budget, and schedules on a regular basis.
9. Note significant milestones and deadlines, potential construction conflicts, sequencing and phasing concerns and building/site accessibility.
10. Assign appropriate resources from the Engineering Services unit to meet the project requirements. Allocate staff resources to achieve a balanced workload while matching skill set with task.
11. Create additional phases and work requests for assistance/resources needed from other F&S units as needed for each project.
12. Develop weekly forecast of planned work.
13. Review results of previous performance and adjust schedule and resource allocation to meet needs of project and client.
14. Update the client routinely and upon changes in scope, schedule, or project status.
15. Attend meetings as the Engineering Services representative on assigned projects through completion of warranty phase.
16. Collect and maintain Engineering Services performance metrics.
17. Actively seek methods and procedures to improve quality and reduce the life cycle cost of University of Illinois facilities.
18. Work with the Associate Director of Engineering Services to ensure a balanced financial performance.

PROJECT DESIGN AND REVIEW

19. Provide and oversee development of detailed design documents for remodeling, renovation, repair, replacement or new work.
20. Provide and oversee engineering calculations and computer modeling for various building and utility systems.
21. Provide detailed engineering/architectural design assistance.
22. Provide and oversee analysis of systems for operational condition, capacity, functionality, and compatibility with associated systems and current/intended uses of the spaces served.
23. Provide review of documents submitted by Professional Services Consultants.
24. Responsible for organizing and directing updates to University Facilities Standards to achieve the quality of facility assets that provide the best long-term return on investment and required reliable performance to support the missions of F&S and the University.

SUPPORT TO OTHER UNITS

25. Provide technical engineering/architectural consultation to Facilities & Services Units as well as campus units.
26. Assist the Planning Department by reviewing and providing recommended modifications to proposed project program statements, scoping documents, project budgets, and project schedules.
27. Work together with Capital Programs to maintain a data base of past performance of Professional Service Consultants (PSC) and Contractors.
28. Assist with and delegate Engineering Services staff to review responses to QBS requests, short listing qualified PSC's consistent with University of Illinois procurement policy, and participate in the PSC qualification based selection process.
29. Assist the Capital Programs Department in interpreting University Facilities Standards, evaluating change orders, and shepherding variance requests through technical review.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

30. Participate in and present training for professional development of self and staff.
31. Provide assessment of new technologies, equipment and systems for applicability to proposed projects.

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

32. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

Required: Bachelor's and/or advanced degree in architecture or engineering from an accredited institution.

EXPERIENCE:

Required: Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in architecture or engineering design of Building Systems with increasing responsibility of project development and management.

Preferred: Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience in building construction.

TRAINING, LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS:

Required: Hold a current Architect, Professional Engineer, or Structural Engineer License in the State of Illinois.

Preferred: CEM, CEFP, LEED or additional certification in engineering, energy or facility management.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Required:

1. Strong knowledge of buildings and their systems, particularly in institutional facilities.
2. In-depth working knowledge of and experience within area of architectural and engineering expertise.
3. Strong working knowledge of applicable higher education standards, codes and regulations.
4. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with F&S employees, faculty, staff, administration, professional consultants, and contractors.
6. Ability to function and promote work in a team environment.

Preferred:

1. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (ex: Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, and Outlook), AutoDESK products (such as AutoCAD and REVIT), Blubeam Revu and University tools such as AiM and Archibus.
2. Strong ability and experience with supervising direct reports.

SALARY AND APPOINTMENT INFORMATION:

This is a full-time 12-month Academic Professional position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

To ensure full consideration, please create your candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume, copy of undergraduate transcripts, and the names/contact information for three professional references by December 2, 2019. Applicants may be interviewed before December 2, 2019; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. The start date is as soon as possible after the close of the search.

For further information regarding application procedures, contact Keri Frederick at klfreder@illinois.edu.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit go.illinois.edu/EEO.

CONTACT TO APPLY

Human Resources
https://jobs.illinois.edu