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  • This is a full-time, non-represented role.  The salary grade for this posting is 4032. 

    Job Summary

    The Office of Capital Programs is responsible for identifying and prioritizing capital work within the School District of Philadelphia.   This includes maintaining the physical integrity of existing facilities, constructing new buildings, renovating existing facilities to accommodate and the educational needs of the District. Additional responsibilities include the long-term upkeep, planning and replacement of critical building systems over 25.6 million square feet including over 300 buildings, annexes, administrative buildings and athletic fields.

    The Executive Director of Capital Programs directs and oversees the planning, design, construction and delivery of the District’s capital programs. Monitors the status of projects in progress to ensure the cost effectiveness and efficiency of operations.  Oversees the preparation of Action Items for the Board of Education (BOE) approval and oversees professional service contracts.  Reviews contract documents, final cost estimates and change orders.  Coordinates assigned construction project and related activities. Provides information to others and implements and maintains services within the established guidelines and standards.  Develops the annual capital budget and five-year capital improvement program.  Monitors budget spending against project scope, estimate and change orders.  Manages cash accounting against project appropriation.  Leads with a high ethical standard and ensures proper controls are in place to prevent fraud and ensure integrity throughout the organization.

     

    Essential Functions

    • Works collaboratively with Facilities, Transportation, Procurement, Environmental and other District central offices to provide the appropriate infrastructure for the successful delivery of the District’s educational programs; plays a key role in the implementation of the District’s Facilities Master Plan, its multi-year program to close, renovate, consolidate and revamp the entire School Facilities platform.
    • Directs, coordinates and monitors the day-to-day operations; assigns and reviews the work of technical personnel including contractors and unionized personnel engaged in performing a variety of tasks pertinent to the execution of construction and renovation projects.
    • Assesses the feasibility of construction and capital improvement projects and prepares clear, comprehensive reports on all aspects of the projectdevelops cost estimates for design and construction projects and a tentative schedule for completion; coordinates the preparation and processing of contract documents for the design, construction and renovation of School District facilities.
    • Executes a programmed review of professional service contracts and construction-related documents; assists in developing specifications for construction, repair and modification projects as assigned (e.g. educational specifications, permits, project schedules, cost analysis, purchasing/bid time and construction, etc.) for the purpose of providing them to architects, contractors, specialists, construction management firms for selection and awarding of contracts; creates District-wide multiyear capital construction/improvement plans for the purpose of understanding and preparing for District enrollment and academic change.
    • Administers and manages the preparation of Action Items for the Board of Education (BOE) approval and ensures that time schedules are maintained for construction, alteration and improvement projects; oversees the resolution of complex problems which arise during change order and contract negotiations; ensures policies and procedures pertaining to construction projects are implemented.
    • Develops the five-year capital improvement program and annual capital budget to include development of the capital program, prioritization of projects, outreach to District directors, leaders and administrators for justification and project requests.
    • Prepares information for cyclical capital bond issuance.
    • Responsible for all real estate activities that fall under the purview of the Director of Real Estate including but not limited to disposition, leasing, facility usage by third parties and other property transactions and activities; support and assists in the development of new schools and expansions.
    • Oversees the preparation of the Capital budget and five-year capital improvement plan for final approval by the Chief and BOE; develops and implements policies and procedures to revise and improve procedures regarding contracting; evaluates departmental activities and determines the adequacy of operational procedures; establishes cost control procedures and monitors the status of all projects advancing toward completion.
    • Serves as a liaison for school administrators, government officials, the Office of the General Counsel and consultants; to report the status of various contracts and projects to School District officials; attends bid openings and represents the Chief at meetings and conferences as needed.
    • Monitors project activities (costs, time and materials, schedules, budgets, changes orders, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring District objectives are achieved within budget and timeframes and in compliance with established requirements.
    • Serves as a District and/or department representative in a variety of meetings (planning, community, vendor, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and receiving information related to assigned projects and activities.
    • Oversees the development of intermediate and long-range plans.

     

    Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in architecture, engineering or a related field.
    • Ten years of full-time, paid, professional experience in architecture, engineering, construction management or capital projects administration which has involved the management of construction budgets and contractual documents, three of which have been in an administrative or supervisory capacity or sufficient commensurate experience.
    • All work experience related to the position must be included on the resume.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Demonstrated knowledge of:
      • the principles, practices and procedures of construction cost management.
      • the principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
      • the principles and practices used in the development and review of cost estimates and contract documents.
      • public works bidding procedures and requirements.
      • the principles, practices and techniques of office management.
      • supervisory methods and procedures.

     

    • Demonstrated ability to:
      • plan, coordinate and direct through subordinate managers, all aspects of design and construction projects.
      • analyze technical criteria and prepare reports and proposals.
      • determine the feasibility of construction and renovation projects, as well as costs.
      • analyze policies and procedures and make recommendations to improve operating efficiency.
      • develop and enforce departmental policies affecting divisional operations.
      • express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
      • establish and maintain effective working relationships.

     

    Disclaimer

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

     

    Nondiscrimination

    The School District of Philadelphia provides to all persons equal access to all categories of employment in this District, regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin or handicap/disability, gender identity, or genetic information. Please refer to Board Policy 104 for further information regarding the District's commitment to Nondiscrimination in Employment Practices.

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    Educational Architect
    By
    GUEST
    on
    December 13, 2021

    Cushing Terrell’s Education Design Studio is looking for a leader like you.

    Join one of our thriving urban offices, and as an Education Design Architect, enjoy flexibility in your days and anything but monotony in your routine. Become an important part of CTA’s educational team, whose highest priorities lie in planning, programming, and design within the framework of 21st Century Learning – learning that is active, collaborative, and happens everywhere.

    Hello. We are Cushing Terrell.

    Cushing Terrell is a global design house that is mission- and vision- driven in ways that make us passionate about people, environments, and ingenuity. With our very first client being a school district in 1938, you can say that education is in our roots. Over the last 80+ years our culture has grown from our client-focus that was instilled by our founders, Cushing and Terrell, and our team continues to thrive on creating innovative learning spaces that promote collaboration, productivity, flexibility, and fun!

    As a fully integrated firm, offering a balance of architecture and the full spectrum of engineering services, our firm commands unique resources to support our on-going drive to be an acknowledged pioneer at the forefront of education planning and design across the country – ranking within the top 20 in Building Design + Construction’s Top 40 Engineering Architecture Firm’s in 2019.

    At Cushing Terrell, we empower our people to be creative pioneers. Our business is built around integrity, design ingenuity, and growth – to shape a new world and to discover imaginative, responsible, and exceptional environments.

    As we seek to invent a better way of learning, we collectively put the thought of all that inspires us into all that we create. Cushing Terrell’s design celebrates the harmony and spirit that is born of the unity & growth, of our individuality, and our shared passions.

    Join us.

    If you are a creative and talented Architect who believes that learning environments can be reimagined through architecture and are looking to surround yourself with a team dedicated to designing for the future of education, you’ve found your home.

    As Cushing Terrell’s Education Design Architect, you will work on Environments that push the boundaries of cutting-edge design as well as see great opportunities for leadership and career growth that will emerge with building and leading an integrated education team in your regional office. You will be a member of a collaborative team of talented designers, engineers, and business professionals across all of our 14 offices to achieve integrated, forward-thinking, and award-winning design solutions.

    A leader like you will bring Cushing Terrell’s Education Design Studio:

    • Architectural Licensure, and at least 5 years of Education design experience
    • The drive to develop new business opportunities and thought within the education design studio 
    • A passion for designing client-focused, high performing, learning environments  with a desire to ever improve through research based design, biomimicry, and best practices
    • A talent for effective communication between CUSHING TERRELL teams and our clients 

    Why Cushing Terrell?

    Because know that where you work matters. Each of our vibrant, downtown offices is unique, beautiful, healthy, and sustainable. Each of our offices is also filled with people who take care of each other, our clients, and are committed to the Cushing Terrell culture: we work hard, we have fun, we love new ideas and new ways of doing things, and we encourage our team members to set big goals.

    Professional and personal growth are equally important to us; we offer educational and advancement opportunities and are committed to the continuing education and mentorship of all our team members.

    This position offers excellent pay and a complete benefits package including:

    • Profit sharing bonuses
    • Medical/dental/vision/life insurance with an HSA 
    • FSA dependent care options
    • 401(k) savings plan with an employer match
    • Holiday and paid time off
    • Flexible schedules
    • Wellness program
    • Commuter benefits

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    Equity:

    Cushing Terrell is an Equal Oppobrrtunity Employer, All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

    If you need assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment with us, please call 406.248.7455.  We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.  If you are having difficulty applying through an external website, please visit www.cushingterrell.com/joinus/.


  • We could design buildings just because we can, but we'd rather create places that inspire. Through our Architecture and Interior Design work, we challenge design ideas of the past to create spaces that foster a culture of collaboration--spaces that are designed for community.

    We believe good design extends beyond the physical elements of a space-- good design shapes our lives, influences our behaviors and interactions, and has purpose.  We strive to design spaces that are meaningful and memorable for our communities.  Join our team of creative professionals and work with us to create inspiring spaces for all. 

    Your Opportunity:

    We are looking for talented Senior Project Architects to join our Arlington, VA Charlottesville, VA Richmond, VA Philadelphia PA and Washington DC offices.

    Your Key Responsibilities:

    The Senior Project Architect is a licensed professional with responsibility for project performance in terms of design excellence and technical quality.  Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Assist in preparation of project budget, schedule and overall work planning. 
    • Utilize Revit in development of three-dimensional models of buildings and their components.
    • Prepare documentation in various architectural phases including site plans, floor plans, building elevations, building sections, details.
    • Interpret and apply building codes, energy codes, and requirements of regulatory agencies.
    • Assure permit requirements for local jurisdiction building permit sets are achieved.
    • Coordinate building systems (structural, mechanical, electrical, etc.) and associated documentation including clash detection within the BIM model.
    • Coordinate with and direct external consultants including evaluation of quality and progress of work.
    • Execute building design using sustainable design principles.
    • Lead project coordination and site meetings with internal team members and/or external consultants, owner and contractor and sub-contractors.
    • Participate in client project meetings.
    • Participate in value analysis, constructability reviews and basic cost estimating.
    • Recommend and assist in the selection of building systems and materials.
    • Be responsible for the accuracy of and assist in the preparation of specifications.
    • Participate in bidding and negotiation and preparation of addenda.
    • Conduct quality assurance and quality control on own projects.
    • Proactively inform the construction process in maintaining quality standards and adherence to the contract documents.
    • Review shop drawings and submittals, respond to RFIs, prepare site observation reports, and other construction administration tasks.
    • Coordinate the efforts of the production team to ensure that work conforms to project budget, schedule, and overall work planning.


    Your Capabilities and Credentials:

    • Experience in the K12 and Higher Education markets strongly preferred.
    • Ability to hand sketch and communicate concepts and ideas to others effectively.
    • Strong technical competence.  Ability to faithfully execute and support design ideas through well-conceived, constructible, and coordinated detailing.
    • Ability to apply accessibility codes, applicable building codes, and life-safety codes to a wide variety of project scopes and complexity.
    • Proficient in use of Revit preferred.
    • Design-focused, team player, flexible, responsible, organized, rigorous thinker, committed to high quality, personable with strong communication skills.  Open minded and curious.


    Education and Experience:

    • Minimum 15 years of experience
    • Professionally accredited degree in Architecture or equivalent in support of architectural license required.
    • LEED Green Associate Accreditation or LEED AP preferred.


    Submission Requirements:

    • Letter of interest, resume with list of representative projects, and sample of portfolio work.

    Click here to apply online.

    Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

    This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

    Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.


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    Project Manager-Education
    By
    GUEST
    on
    December 9, 2021

    We could design buildings just because we can, but we'd rather create places that inspire. Through our Architecture and Interior Design work, we challenge design ideas of the past to create spaces that foster a culture of collaboration – spaces that are designed for community.

    We believe good design extends beyond the physical elements of a space – good design shapes our lives, influences our behaviors and interactions, and has purpose.  We strive to design spaces that are meaningful and memorable for our communities.  Join our team of creative professionals and work with us to create inspiring spaces for all. 

    Your Opportunity:

    We are looking for talented Project Managers to join our Arlington, VACharlottesville, VA, Richmond, VA, Philadelphia PA and Washington, DC offices.
     
    Your Key Responsibilities:

    The Project Manager is a licensed professional with responsibility for project performance in terms of design excellence, financial performance, mentorship and technical quality.  The role primarily involves management of internal team and external consultants while working with the principal in charge in interfacing with the client.  The Project Manager may be called upon to manage one or more projects of various complexity and scope.  They are expected to have a broad set of experience and knowledge.  This is a leadership role that requires oversight, guidance and mentoring of others.  Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Maintain positive client relationships.
    • Participate in new project pursuit activities (proposals and interviews).
    • Plan and oversee preparation of documentation in various architectural phases.
    • Prepare consultant agreements and oversee selection of building systems (structural, mechanical, electrical, etc.).
    • Conduct field observation acting as an agent of the client and report progress of construction to the client.
    • Manage and tracking of change orders, pay apps and other contractual modifications impacting budget and schedule.
    • Lead project coordination and site meetings with internal team members and/or external consultants, owner and contractor and sub-contractors.
    • Determine staffing needs, recommend personnel and assist in recruiting.
    • Motivate project teams.


    Your Capabilities and Credentials:

    • Experience in the K12 and Higher Education markets strongly preferred.
    • Strong communication skills both oral and written.
    • Detailed knowledge of building construction systems means and methods, materials, and industry associated standards.
    • Ability to hand sketch and communicate concepts and ideas to others effectively.
    • Ability to apply accessibility codes, applicable building codes, and life-safety codes to a wide variety of project scopes and complexity.
    • Ability to oversee development of building documentation in Autodesk Revit,
    • Strong experience with general software (Revit, Newforma Project Center, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, etc.)
    • Ability to check work of others for accuracy and completeness and manage team to meet project budget and schedule.
    • Understanding and responsibility over project financials


    Education and Experience:

    • Minimum 10 years of experience
    • Professionally accredited degree in Architecture or equivalent in support of architectural license required.
    • LEED Green Associate Accreditation or LEED AP preferred.


    Submission Requirements:

    • Letter of interest resume with list of representative projects, and sample of portfolio work.

    Click here to apply online.

    Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

    This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

    Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.


  • Brailsford and Dunlavey is growing, again! We need your expertise. We are looking for highly focused, self driven experts for various positions in California, Washington DC, Texas, Delaware, Georgia and Chicago.

    See all positions available at www.bdconnect.com/careers.

    Project Intern – Austin, TX
    Project Analyst, Planning – Austin, Tx
    Associate Higher Ed – Costa Mesa, CA
    Director (Venues Practice Leader) – Washington, DC
    Project Manager – San Francisco, CA
    Project Manager – Washington, DC
    Senior Project Manager – Washington, DC
    Project Analyst, Planning – Chicago, IL
    Senior Project Manager – Bay Area, CA
    Assistant Project Managager – Austin, TX
    Intern – Atlanta, GA
    Senior Associate – Costa Mesa, CA
    And more!

    Questions or want to talk about an opportunity? Give me a call,
    Ty Taylor, ALEP
    Director, San Francisco
    415.480.4086

  • Northeastern Illinois University, located in Chicago, Illinois, invites applications for the position of Executive Director of Facilities Management in the Facilities Management Department.

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The Executive Director of Facilities Management is responsible for facility planning, architectural and engineering services, remodeling and capital-improvement programs, building and grounds maintenance, central heating and cooling plant, energy conservation/sustainability, health and safety programs, and recycling programs. Candidate must have demonstrable experience leading a large, diverse team.

    Job Duties

    • Direct supervision of a large staff across core functions including heating plant, electrical, grounds, mail services, and safety/environmental compliance.
    • Work with campus leadership on programming/planning new buildings as well as renovating and remodeling existing facilities, including parking facilities.
    • Provide leadership to assure that the University's buildings and grounds support the instructional mission and are safe, clean, functional, and attractive.

    Stewardship

    • Provide leadership and supervise operation of the heating plant and campus energy-management program(s).
    • Ensure regular inspection of all facilities, including three university sites other than the main campus, and develop appropriate responses to demonstrated needs.
    • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and city occupational health, safety, and environmental regulations and reporting requirements.
    • Understand and comply with all ADA requirements.
    • Stewards routine, preventive, and emergency maintenance, addressing deferred
    • maintenance backlogs, the sustainability of operations, and annual requests to the state of Illinois. Building types include a mix of a residence hall, parking garages, classroom buildings, performance space, athletics, food service, administrative buildings, child-care facility, classroom buildings, research facilities, and one library.
    • Investigate external funding and internal operational improvements to maximize the Facilities Management budget allocation.
    • Assist in union negotiations.
    • Establish and maintain accurate historical records to aid in the implementation of ongoing programs and long-range planning initiatives.
    • Provide leadership with campus recycling program and other current or future sustainability efforts.
    • Assist with policies and procedures as needed by the VP.

    Communication

    • Fostering a culture that values frequent, clear, and transparent communication amongst numerous stakeholders, is of critical importance to the continued success of the Facilities Management department.
    • Creating new, and/or refining existing processes for communication with campus stakeholders will be of critical importance.
    • A responsive work order system, the continued fostering of mutually beneficial relationships with auxiliary's leadership and campus deans, and performance-based decisions that rely on data gathering.
    • Diplomacy, customer service skills, and the ability to collaborate with peer leaders to optimize the outcomes of building investments.
    • Coordinate and communicate all facilities-related management work across University departments.

    Leadership

    • Promotes the financial and operational advantages of preventive maintenance, sustainable campus operations, life cycle costs, and the importance of addressing the university's deferred maintenance backlog.
    • Advocates for the allocation of limited university resources for projects that sustain a safe and highly functional working/living environment on campus.
    • Collaborates with the Office of Finance and Administration and works closely to deliver the Facilities Management annual operating budget and auxiliary facilities operating budgets.

    Strategic Planning

    • Responsible for playing a key role in the planning of significant projects, organizational decision making, and driving growth within a high profile, fact paced environment.
    • Responsible for the daily operation of all campus buildings and infrastructure.
    • Evaluates the total cost and long-term impact on students, faculty, staff, and the environment in all decision making.
    • Oversees the recruitment, supervision, professional development, and performance of custodial, grounds, and trades staff.
    • Develops and clearly communicates productivity goals for team members.
    • Identifies paths to success with metrics to gauge team and individual progress toward goal achievement.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, management, or business plus a minimum of five years’ experience in a facilities management role is required. Applicants must have a vision for the future of a modern university and significant experience planning and supervising significant construction projects.

    Job Competencies:

    • Must possess and maintain a valid State of Illinois driver's license.
    • Must be willing and able to respond to emergencies, including snow removal, within 30 minutes.
    • Knowledge of or ability to learn institutional policies, rules and regulations.
    • Demonstrated ability to lead, recruit, manage, and support a diverse workforce.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative relationships.
    • Ability to work independently and produce completed staff work. Ability to manage multiple issues with multiple priorities.
    • Understands facilities systems and lifecycle performance.
    • Understands preventative maintenance principles and practices.
    • Understands methods of utilizing maintenance work order tracking systems to maximize efficient and effective planning and execution of facilities maintenance work.
    • Experience with implementing high performance building standards and green building requirements.
    • Experience with developing a customer centered, team environment.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Excellent leadership skills as demonstrated by an ability to effectively collaborate with others in a shared governance environment.
    • Demonstrated commitment to and ability to work within a collaborative, multi-cultural University environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to identify, monitor, and gain compliance with federal law, state law and policy, and university policy.
    • Able to use various technologies to plan work, communicate efficiently, gather data, create spreadsheets, create project documents and present information.

    (Position requires a background check)

    ABOUT NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
    Founded in 1867, Northeastern Illinois University enrolls about 7,000 students through the College of Arts and Sciences, the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education, the College of Business and Management and the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Northeastern is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and Minority-Serving Institution. Northeastern offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs.

    Salary Range
    Commensurate with experience. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

    To Apply:
    Applicants are expected to respond based upon the entire job description.

    In order to be considered for the Executive Director of Facilities Management position by Northeastern Illinois University, you must submit the following online forms (see links below) and send the remaining documents within one PDF document to: [email protected]

    Copies of unofficial transcripts are accepted; however, official transcripts for all earned degrees will be required on candidates selected for final interviews.

    Application Deadline is December 3, 2021 or until the position is filled.

    Northeastern Illinois University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and invites applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities, as well as other qualified individuals. Northeastern Illinois University’s positions are contingent upon the University’s receipt of its State of Illinois appropriations.


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    Educational Facilities Planner
    By
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    November 23, 2021

    SMMA is seeking an experienced Educational Facilities Planner (EFP) to join our Architecture team.  Candidates must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, knowledge of the history of school design and the evolution of Next Generation teaching and learning, and a passion for K-12 school planning and design.

    We offer a fast-paced, team-oriented environment that promotes intellectual and creative growth. SMMA’s EFPs are involved throughout the life of all planning, design, and construction of school projects and will participate in the following roles and responsibilities.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Master Planning of school districts
    • Educational Visioning
    • Community Engagement
    • Programming and Design of PreK-12 Schools
    • Assessment of existing schools for Educational Facilities Effectiveness

    Requirements:

    • Registered architect preferred
    • 10 years in school design preferred
    • Graduate of A4LE’s Advanced Academy program would be seen as a positive
      • Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP) designation would be seen as a positive
      • Knowledge of K-12 furnishings and equipment (F&E) and teaching and learning technology

    About the Firm
    SMMA remains one of the area’s most unique design firms due to its composition, reputation, and focus. Cambridge-based since its incorporation in 1955, the firm focuses on creating lasting relationships with strategic partners in both the public and private markets.

    The firm was founded by MIT alumni who believed that the balance of architecture, engineering, interiors, and site design afforded clients the agility of a single source of creative and technical expertise. Today, SMMA continues its dedication to a flexible integrated approach while remaining guided by a shared pursuit of design excellence and social responsibility.

    SMMA is organized into five studios of market focus: Corporate and Commercial, Federal Government, Higher Education, K-12, and Science and Technology. At SMMA, studios represent specialized communities of practice working together to foster knowledge flow around common interests. Together, the firm’s studios form a larger design ecosystem, sharing best practices and nurturing professional growth and project excellence.

    Company Perks:
    • Employee-owned firm with Employee Stock Ownership Program
    • Hybrid work-from-home policy
    • Competitive benefits including paid time-off, company-funded MA Paid Family and Medical Leave, company-paid dental plan, company-paid life insurance, and 401(K) matching
    • Employee Assistance Program (includes confidential emotional support, legal guidance, and financial resources)
    • Mentor/protégé program
    • Educational reimbursement
    • Licensure and membership reimbursement
    • “Lunch and Learns” with internal and external speakers

    SMMA does not offer H-1B visa sponsorship for this position.

    Click here to apply.


  • Bethel Schools is seeking a Construction Project Manager.
    Per Governor Inslee's proclamation, as a condition of employment, all employees must be fully vaccinated.

    GENERAL SUMMARY
    This position provides management and oversight of small and large construction projects from design through construction, closeout and warranty.  Assists with planning and coordinating all phases of construction projects. 

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    Education and Experience
    • Associate degree in an Architectural, Engineering, Project Management, Construction Management or closley related field.  Bachelor degree preferred.
    • Five years of increasingly responsible work experience on construction projects and experience in managing large, complex projects. Public Works experience preferred.

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Comprehensive knowledge of project management techniques.
    • Skill in managing, organizing and tracking simultaneous, multifaceted projects.
    • Knowledge of all building/construction trades.
    • Knowledge of site construction process, inspections, and reporting.
    • Knowledge of construction site safety codes and standards.
    • Ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering plans, construction drawings and specifications.
    • Ability to identify and negotiate contract changes.
    • Knowledge of regulations, laws and ordinances, codes, and standards applicable to public building projects.
    • Skill in computer operations and spreadsheet design desirable.
    • Skill in problem-solving and decision-making.
    • Ability to manage and monitor schedules and cost control.
    • Ability to organize, prioritize and complete assignments within established timelines.
    • Ability to read, write, speak and communicate effectively.
    • Ability to adapt to change and remain flexible.
    • Ability to work within difficult and sometimes inflexible deadlines.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with District staff, community groups, contractors, consultants, architects, and the public in a multicultural community.

    Licenses/Special Requirements
    • Valid Washington State driver's license and access to personal transportation.
    • Required to be on-call during construction projects and public hearings.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    1. Manages capital construction projects; ensures that projects are completed in accordance with plans, drawings, specifications, and District standards.  
    2. Reviews architectural plans, construction drawings, specifications, and detailed cost estimates prepared by project consultants to ensure compliance with District requirements and standards. Assists with planning and bidding public works construction projects.
    3. Develops project documentation and specifications for minor construction projects; puts projects out for bid.
    4. Serves as District contact with construction contractor; attends construction and other meetings.
    5. Coordinates, inspects, and monitors construction activities for assigned construction projects; completes and submits daily reports; identifies construction deficiencies and inadequacies, and documents requests for corrective actions. 
    6. Identifies potential modifications to projects and coordinates change orders between District and contractor.
    7. Inspects completed construction and recommends final acceptance. Prepares punch lists of work to be done by contractors, to interface with architect's punch list; maintains up-to-date surveillance of punch list items.
    8. Performs warranty follow-up and related activities.  Coordinates with architects and responsible contractors to ensure proper completion of warranty work; ensures that the District receives all operations and maintenance manuals, "as-built" drawings, warranties, and certifications required by the project specifications.
    9. May manage the survey, design and removal of asbestos and other hazardous materials in remodeling projects.
    10. Provides liaison with principals, program managers, teachers, custodian engineers, other District staff, and community groups as needed.
    11. Assists with and develops presentations for construction and planning office.
    12. Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of this position.

    REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
    Reports to the Assistant Director of Construction.

    WORKING CONDITIONS
    Required to manage multiple, simultaneous new construction and renovation projects; experience frequent interruptions; required to think logically and creatively; requires mental concentration; requires flexibility, adaptability, individual initiative and teamwork; required to represent the District; required to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; required to work effectively in a multicultural community; may be required to work a flexible schedule; required to travel to various construction sites; required to work at construction site; requires safety awareness on construction sites; required to inspect sites during various phases of construction where access will be limited and may require climbing onto ladders, roofs and scaffolds or traveling on material hoists; required to work around heavy machinery; may be exposed to hazardous chemicals and high noise level; required to wear protective clothing or devices; required to work outdoors in inclement weather and at heights; may be required to lift construction materials weighing up to 50 pounds; required to work beyond the regular work-day/work-week during heavy construction periods.

    UNIT AFFILIATION
    This is a non-union, exempt position.

    CONDITIONS The preceding list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.

    PAY LEVEL Salary:  $114,453.00

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT This is a full-time (8 hours per day), full-year (260 days a year) position.

    Application Procedure: Apply online

  • DLR Group is an integrated design firm that aspires to be the most creative enterprise on the planet. Our brand promise is the elevate the human experience through design. If that challenge is appealing, you're at the right place.

    The best integrated design firm in the world has an opening for a Studio Leader in our K-12 Sector.

    Location: Columbus, OH

    Position Summary

    As a Client & Design Leader at DLR Group you will be responsible for leading and maintaining client engagement from marketing through construction phase for our K-12 Sector. You will be responsible for the design excellence, design value, and design recognition within the work of the K-12 sector in addition to educating clients on our design process. As an effective Client & Design Leader, you will support a work environment that fosters innovation while providing a positive responsiveness to a client’s goals and objectives, as well as, DLR Group’s goals and objectives. As part of our integrated design team you create buildings that elevate the human experience through design. You will be responsible for collaborating and leading all aspect of the design process aligned with client goals, budgets and schedule parameters. Excelling as a strong communicator with passion for solving both design and business challenges, you will also be responsible for the financial health of projects. Client & Design Leaders will generally be engaged in multiple projects, in various phases of development, at any one time. The Client & Design Leader will work closely with K-12 Sector leadership, staff, and our integrated team members to lead the pursuit, award, design and execution of work.

    The successful candidate will

    • Be a recognized and respected as a design expert and client leader within the K-12 sector.
    • Provide thought leadership and innovation within the firm as well as with clients and the K-12 industry.
    • Collaborate with the Regional Sector Leader and Global Sector Leader to establish annual business and design goals, strategies and tactics.
    • Have an appreciation and passion for leading an integrated design team.
    • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills coupled with strong organizational skills
    • Attend industry events and improve DLR Group brand recognition through publications, conferences, and speaking engagements.
    • Ability to work both independently and effectively in a cross-disciplinary team atmosphere and across multiple offices.
    • Work closely with Business Development staff to nurture client relationships, develop new business, and secure new clients.
    • Have a comprehensive understanding of the coordination aspects and related requirements of all design disciplines.
    • Participate in the development and negotiation of initial client contract as well as additional service requests; and initiate, review, or approve modifications to project plans.
    • Promote design excellence through design charettes, critiques, sharing of projects, and design award submissions.
    • Elevate the design reputation of the sector by instilling adherence to DLR Group’s Integrated Design Process (InDePro) for all projects.
    • Support DLR Group’s adoption of the AIA 2030 commitment through project tracking and compliance.
    • Manage client expectations and project execution and to adhere to budget, schedule, and scope.
    • Partner with project managers to ensure the overall financial health, successful staffing and execution of projects.
    • Work with clients on the collection of account receivables, alignment of work product with invoicing and reviewing invoices.
    • Assign duties, responsibilities, and projects to sector-specific staff.
    • Mentor and monitor the performance of project team members, providing and documenting performance feedback, and participate in recruitment or selection of project personnel.
    • Ability to travel as projects require.
    • Achieve annual profit and growth goals.

    Required Qualifications

    • Demonstrated experience in a client facing role for multiple K-12 projects.
    • 10 years (or more) of experience as a K-12 Client Leader and Designer.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture.
    • Licensed Architect.
    • LEED or WELL accreditation.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Licensed Architect in Ohio.
    • NCARB certified.
    • Knowledge of bond referendum processes and state finances in Ohio.
    • Knowledge of AIA Contracts and experience in client contract negotiations.

    DLR Group is an integrated design firm delivering architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, and building optimization for new construction, renovation, and adaptive reuse. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group is 100 percent employee-owned and fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the China Accord and the AIA 2030 Commitment.

    Visit dlrgroup.com and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and at LinkedIn.

    Visit this link to apply online: https://dlrgroup.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/5bcfe985-e8bc-0fed-c39a-9fb9244783d7/apply?source=1591402-CS-45397

    We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

     


  • DLR Group is an integrated design firm that aspires to be the most creative enterprise on the planet. Our brand promise is the elevate the human experience through design. As we plan for our second Ohio studio in Columbus, we are searching for great team members. If that challenge is appealing, you're at the right place.

    The Architecture team has an opening for a Project Manager for the K-12 practice.

    Location: Columbus, Ohio

    Position Summary

    As a Project Manager at DLR Group you will be responsible for leading projects on budget and schedule while delivering design excellence. As part of our integrated design teams you create buildings that elevate the human experience through design.

    You'll provide hands-on supervision to architectural, engineering and design staff during all phases of the project as well as partner with vendors and consultants as needed. Additionally, you will be expected to lead interviews in front of clients to win work.

    The successful candidate will:

    • Be able to proactively manage and operate within complex K-12 and/or Higher Education projects
    • Develop project Work Plans (schedule, budget, cartoon set) for project success.
    • Be responsible for the coordination of all project efforts, administrative and technical, to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects.
    • Serve as primary contact with clients to bring projects to completion on schedule, within budget, and with a focus on client trust, rapport, and satisfaction.
    • Understand Business Development, and genuinely and consistently build and maintain ongoing professional relationships with the clients.
    • Coordinate with the Business Development leader to attend client events, fundraisers, and District support.
    • Proactively and creatively manage client budgets, schedules, and programs; project communications and documentation; office administrative tasks; and project team assignments.
    • Estimate fees, determine scope of work, and prepare proposals and contracts.
    • Ability to assist in winning work and great communication skills.
    • Knowledgeable of programming and planning.

    Required Qualifications

    • Passionate about Education
    • Active Registered Ohio Architect
    • Have a network and a great reputation in educational projects in Ohio
    • At least 10 years of experience successfully leading and working on K-12 Education projects.
    • Proven ability to lead integrated design teams.
    • Must have a collaborative management style and strong people skills.
    • Must have good communication and public speaking skills to participate in interviews and client presentations.
    • The ability to travel occasionally to support project tasks.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Knowledge and use of Revit.
    • Member of a4le
    • Significant experience working with Ohio Facilities Construction Commission


    DLR Group is a 100% employee-owned firm. Our brand promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment. Visit dlrgroup.com and follow us on Twitter, and at LinkedIn.

    Visit this link to apply online: https://dlrgroup.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/3498c2b9-a0e1-43a8-b429-1423d8b7d188/apply?source=1605029-CS-45397

    We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

     


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