Facilities Planning and Management at Iowa State University is seeking qualified candidates for a Manager for Design Services. This position serves under the direction and supervision of the Director for Facilities Design and Construction unit of Facilities Planning and Management.
Responsibilities include the management and leadership for the Design Services work group, which includes the support, development, mentoring, supervision, evaluation, and motivation of the staff of architects, interior designers, landscaped architects and student interns that comprise this group. Position is also actively involved in providing design services as a design team leader/member. Coordinates work of, or with, other design disciplines for assigned projects for on-campus and off-campus Regent facilities. This group provides design services for maintenance and improvement projects (generally $1 million dollar project values and below), and supports the capital project process by providing detailed technical review of capital project design and documentation, setting design standards, and providing design of accessory components such as furniture and fixed laboratory equipment. This group also provides project management and construction phase services in coordination with the procurement and construction of small maintenance and improvement projects, including all furniture related activities.
The successful candidate will possess good communication skills; strong analytical and organizational skills; be detail oriented; and have the ability to follow through on project issues to complete projects and ensure they meet project objectives in terms of quality, schedule and budget; a strong aesthetic sense, knowledge of construction techniques and general engineering principles; leadership experience of staff; knowledge of design practice and principles and development of contract documents; and an understanding of project accounting and budgeting processes.
•Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience AND Licensed in the State of Iowa.
Supplemental Required Education and Experience:
•Experience with the design of renovation, remodeling and/or improvement projects for commercial and/or institutional clients. •Experience using computer aided drafting software such as AutoCAD or Revit.
Preferred Education and Experience:
•Bachelor’s degree in architecture. •Additional years of design team leadership experience on commercial and/or institutional projects. •Demonstrated experience of working with staff, faculty and students on higher education and/or governmental projects. •Demonstrated experience providing direction and leadership to departmental staff. •Experience with Building Information Modeling (BIM) software application.
Internal Number: 80169P
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