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  • TO APPLY: https://smma.applytojob.com/apply/PKfSeNhygy/Senior-Mechanical-Engineer-10-Years-Experience

    SMMA has an opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Engineer with 10+ years of experience, the ability to lead a range of multiple design project types, and a good balance of leadership, technical, communication, and organizational skills. 

    Our Engineering team is a part of an integrated, multidisciplinary design firm with a dynamic mix of architects and engineers. We offer a fast-paced, team-oriented, professional environment that promotes professional and creative growth.  We pride ourselves in having a culture that promotes a balanced life/work approach.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Demonstrate strong leadership skills and the ability to inspire others towards a common goal
    • Knowledge and experience in a range of mechanical systems and applications, the ability to lead clients in technical discussions, and the ability to run and oversee multiple projects
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present technical project information to clients
    • Revit, Excel, Load calculation programs, etc.

    Requirements:

    • 10+ years of experience in building systems design and leading design projects
    • A PE is required
    • Knowledge of Revit and AutoCAD

    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.

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


  • SMMA has an opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience. We are looking for someone who has the ability to lead a range of design project types and a balance of technical, communication, and organizational skills.

    Our Engineering team is part of an integrated, multidisciplinary design firm with a dynamic mix of architects and engineers. SMMA offers a fast-paced, team-oriented, professional environment that promotes professional and creative growth. We pride ourselves in having a culture that promotes a balanced life/work approach.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Fundamental knowledge and experience in HVAC design for a range of mechanical systems and applications; ability to support technical discussions at internal or external project meetings
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills; comfortable representing the team at project meetings
    • Revit, Excel, Load calculation programs, etc.

    Requirements:

    • 5-9 years of experience in building systems design and leading design projects
    • An FE is required, and a PE is preferred
    • Knowledge of Revit and AutoCAD

    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.

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


  • Registered Architect's Position with the School Facilities Branch of the Maryland Dept of Education - FILING DEADLINE: Friday February 7, 2020

     TO APPLY:  https://www.jobapscloud.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=19&R2=005474&R3=0004

     Special appointment position to serve as an educational facilities specialist. Responsibilities include:

    • Providing technical assistance to local school systems on their preK-12 projects;
    • Reviewing all phases of educational programming, architectural design and documentation for major renovation and construction school projects;
    • Ensures that school facility design complies with regulations concerning site approval and program accessibility; 
    • Develops facility design guidelines; 
    • Serves as a member of the Education Section of the Interagency Commission on School Construction.

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: Four years as a licensed professional architect.


  • To apply, visit https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/careers/ 



    MCPS Official Job Description

    SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:
    Under direction, conducts a variety of analysis needed to ensure adequate space is available for educational programs and associated administrative functions. On an annual basis, calculates program capacity of schools and provides facilities data for capital improvements program and master plan publications. Facilitates planning committees and prepares space summaries for educational specifications for school construction projects. Ensures adherence to these specifications through involvement in the development of schematic plans and preliminary plans. Attends facility advisory committee meetings concerning feasibility studies and schematic design process. Participates in process for locating or relocating pre-kindergarten, special education, and alternative programs. Evaluates the need for program or space modifications at schools based on educational program requirements. Participates in school boundary processes, round table discussions, program location studies, and educational specification meetings to identify and resolve facility planning issues. Work involves coordination with school system administration at all levels including Directors of School Administration, Principals, Department and Office Directors and other MCPS and local government offices.

    CERTIFICATE LICENSE:
    None.

     KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:

    Knowledge of planning principles and methods as applied in the setting of a public school system or local government. Knowledge and skill in the use of computer software programs to access and analyze data. Knowledge of the Montgomery County Public School system and its facilities desirable. Ability to conduct research and analyze data, distilling key points and discerning trends. Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Ability to present information orally, graphically, and in writing in a clear and succinct manner. Ability to work with citizens in small and large groups as well as by phone and in writing. Excellent human relations skills. Ability to acquire the knowledge and meet the seven core competencies of the Supporting Services Professional Growth System.

    EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE:
    Bachelors degree required. College course work in planning, research methods, and data analysis. Two or more years experience with educational facility planning in a planning environment applying analytical skills to the interpretation of data and development of plans is required. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.

     

    Job:  Facilities / Construction  

    Job Grade:  24 Optimal Qualified

    Organization:  Offices  

    Primary Location:  Rockville

    Schedule:  Full-time | 1.000 (80 hours bi-weekly)

    Working Months:  12

    Shift:  Day Job

    Job Posting:  Jan 30, 2020, 4:03:55 PM - Feb 18, 2020, 11:59:00 PM


  • Need Help? Consult our "Frequently Asked Questions" document here. For questions regarding application procedures, please contact Wake County Public Schools directly by emailing hrapplitrack@wcpss.net.
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  • Lee Andrews Group is looking for an architect with experience in Program, Design Requirements and Planning for educational facilities for a Sr. Design Manager - Planning position on a school district new construction and modernization program in Los Angeles, CA.

    DUTIES:

    • Develops, coordinates and updates District’s standards and guidelines, including Educational Specifications, School Design Guide and space program templates.
    • Meets with instructional staff, school sites, and architects to define facility attributes that will support and enhance the instructional programs.
    • Develops standards and guidelines to ensure that both new and modernized facilities meet educational requirements.
    • Coordinates with School Occupancy Transition Unit (Furniture and Interiors Group) to develop furniture and equipment solutions to meet educational needs.
    • Conducts post-occupancy assessments with instructional staff to determine necessary improvements or adjustments to District Standards.
    • Reviews and supports development of project space programs that align with District standard education specifications and respond to each school’s instructional needs.
    • Review project design deliverables and provide comments regarding the appropriateness of the space planning and the physical adjacencies.
    • Coordinates with California Department of Education (CDE) requirements. Supports review and submittal for CDE plan approval. 
    • Manages, develops, and coordinates the District’s design process for the Facilities Planning and Development Division to ensure that plans are within functional program, budgetary, environmental and legal requirements.
    • Provides Architects with clear and consistent direction with regard to goals and objectives, standards, site, schedule, and budget for each project.
    • Ensures that all steps within the project are documented and that the documentation meets legal requirements.
    • Reviews design changes submitted to ensure project remains within budget.
    • Develops continuing education opportunities, i.e., seminars and workshops, to learn and share up-to-date information on working with architects and contractors.
    • Coordinates project activities with other District organizational branches and departments such as the Office of the Environmental Health and Safety, A/E Design Services, Maintenance and Operations, School Occupancy Transitional Unit, Asbestos Technical Unit and Local Districts.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.  

    REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

    • 15 years full time paid professional experience managing the facilities design, project planning and preparation as well as the coordination of capital projects, particularly involved in the evaluation and assessment of design standards, planning and development and contract administration.
    • 5 years of this experience must be with the design, planning and construction of K-12 educational facilities.

    REQUIRED EDUCATION:

    • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture
    •  PREFERRED EDUCATION:
    • Master’s degree in Architecture
    • Continuing education and training specific to educational facilities planning 

      PREFERRED CERTIFICATES / DESIGNATIONS:

    • Accredited Learning Environments Planner (ALEP) designation or Recognized Educational Facility Planner (REFP) designation 

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Please e-mail a resume to opportunities@leeandrewsgroup.com

  • BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT:  CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER

    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. 

    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; 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.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Education and Experience
    Associate degree in an Architectural, Engineering, Project Management, or Construction Management  field.  Bachelor degree preferred.
    Five years of increasingly responsible work experience in public construction projects and experience in managing large, complex projects.
     
    Allowable Substitutions
    Alternative combinations of training and experience may be substituted for the degree.  This will be evaluated by Administration for compatibility.
     
    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.

    UNIT AFFILIATION

    Non-Represented – Temporary position for the duration of the bond-funded projects.

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

     

    PAY LEVEL
    $110,441.00.

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

                                                                                                                                                               

    Application Procedure:
    Apply online @ www.bethelsd.org


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    K-12 Project Manager
    By
    GUEST
    on
    January 6, 2020

    MOA ARCHITECTURE, a Denver based A4LE award winning design firm providing architecture, planning, and interior design services to the K-12, Higher Ed, Healthcare, Science + Technology and Commercial sectors across the Rocky Mountain region, is looking to grow and strengthen our K-12 team by adding an experienced and passionate K-12 Education Project Manager. As a locally owned Legacy firm celebrating 38 years of success, we offer excellent growth and advancement opportunity including K-12 market leadership, business leadership and even ownership for career minded individuals who can contribute to the success of the projects, the team and the firm. Please visit our web site to learn more about us, the position available and how to apply at http://moaarch.com/we-are-moa/careers/

    THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

    ·   Has high interest in and a passion for delivery of K-12 education design

    • Has the ability to develop a comprehensive understanding of a client’s program, requirements, standards and policies for incorporation into the design solution and documentation for bidding and construction
    • Is an effective leader, a positive influence>fosters a collaborative, team oriented environment

    ·     Is a great representative of MOA to our staff, clients, consultants, contractors and other industry partners

    ·   Is mature, credible, trustworthy, likable, and comfortable in dealing with staff and others in the industry (exhibits professional and emotional maturity).

    ·    Is self-directed, accountable and proactive, but not afraid to ask questions and seek guidance

    ·    Demonstrates high attention to detail, and high problem-solving skills

    ·  Has strong organizational, communication, time, and relationship management skills. Capable of managing multiple projects/tasks, tight and competing deadlines

    ·   Can earn the trust and respect of all those he/she works with.

    ·    Contributes to the team and is eager to listen, learn from others

    • Can lead and manage large projects or multiple smaller projects, however will remain flexible and willing to accept any assignments.

    ·    Has extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of the delivery of architecture: client management; process management; people management; internal project budgets; construction means and methods; building materials, systems and technologies; sustainable design best practices; writing or coordinating specifications, construction phase services; and consultant coordination

    ·    Has extensive experience and knowledge of detail application of ADA, building and life safety codes. Experience with planning/entitlement, building permit, local or state agency review, and other various agencies as may be required.

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    ·   Primary MOA contact and representative for a client

    ·   Strengthen existing and build new relationships with clients

    • Assist in RFQ/RFP preparation: developing scope of work and schedule definition, review consultant proposals for appropriate scope, develop staffing model for fee development, and participate in interview preparation and presentation
    • Provide overall project management responsibility through all phases of project delivery including client and project team management, documentation content and quality, permitting, project scheduling, fee management, design to construction budget management, and all construction phase management responsibilities
    • Oversee the assigned staff and consultants – organize, direct and coordinate daily/ weekly and project team assignments. Drive great team performance
    • Provide support to the team, and advocate for the team in terms of resource allocation, schedule, technology, client relations, and other needs
    • Provide quality assurance oversight as an ongoing process during all phases of their projects, and will schedule and participate in quality control review efforts at all significant project milestones. May participate in quality control review of projects from other project managers
    • Existing facility evaluations, code compliance studies

    ·     Oversee the production of design and coordinate SD, DD and CD technical documentation

    ·     Manage bidding and construction phase services May travel throughout the region for project assignment responsibilities


  • SMMA is currently seeking several Mid-Level Architects (5-15 years) to join our integrated practice – a dynamic mix of architects, interior designers, landscape architects, site and building systems engineers, design technologists, researchers, and planners.

    SMMA provides design services for a variety of markets, organized into five studios: Corporate and Commercial, Science and Technology, K-12, Higher Education, and Federal Government. Each studio is matched with in-house engineering partners dedicated to the same mission. The firm maintains a multidisciplinary work model and remains committed to enhancing opportunities by capitalizing on an agile and iterative integrated design workflow. As architects and engineers, this studio structure allows professionals to dive deeply into dedicated market-based knowledge and micro-mentorship, while simultaneously participating in cross-training between studios.

    The Mid-Level Architects are expected to have gained an understanding of their unique perspective and contributions relating to conceptual design, technical knowledge of code, constructability, building science, and design team management strengths. Under the supervision of the Project Lead Architect, there are rich opportunities to explore and "own" the complexities of the design and construction process and to mentor junior staff within a team environment. As competence and personal interest becomes evident, leading your own small-to-mid-size projects is encouraged.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Communicate and keep other project team members engaged while coordinating systems, structure, and program functions
    • Develop designs to reinforce the design intent while balancing cost, code, constructability constraints, and client expectations
    • Take an active role in all project phases, from schematic design through construction administration
    • Be expected to work as part of project teams, as well as independently, and partner with knowledge experts to seek out design opportunities and apply best practices

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor's or Professional degree; Master’s degree preferred
    • 5-15 years professional experience; licensure or in active pursuit thereof
    • Possess a mastery of digital tools to serve the design process through BIM, 3D modeling, design visualization, team management, and client / contractor communication
    • Capable of building relationships with a variety of stakeholders
    • Committed to excellence of written, visual, and verbal communication skills
    • Flexible, proactive and optimistic

    Digital portfolio must be submitted with the application for consideration.

    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.

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

    Application Process
    Please apply>SMMA Careers page

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    K-12 Project Manager
    By
    GUEST
    on
    January 3, 2020

    SMMA is seeking an experienced Project Manager to join SMMA’s Project Management department. We are an integrated design firm that unites a dynamic mix of architects, engineers, technologists, researchers, and industry experts, driven to provide responsible, well-crafted, and venturesome design solutions to clients in the Boston area and beyond. United by a common purpose, we thrive on cross-discipline collaboration and welcome good ideas from wherever they come. We offer a fast-paced, team-oriented environment that promotes intellectual and creative growth.

    Essential for this role is a solid understanding of the study, design, and construction process. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, along with strong team and client leadership abilities and project planning acumen. This role will be primarily focused on K-12 projects. 

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Creating proposals for project opportunities
    • Presenting project information to clients, boards, and community stakeholders
    • Providing clear direction for internal design team members and external consultants
    • Fostering collaboration amongst all key members
    • Managing project schedule, budget, and scope 
    • Analyzing technical challenges, reviewing construction methods, and vetting budget pricing for best construction options
    • Serving as the point of contact for the duration of a project

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in Architecture
    • Demonstrated successful experience as a Project Manager
    • Experience with the A/E/C industry
    • MSBA experience
    • Professional registration and experience servicing K-12 clients both preferred.
    • Willingness and ability to travel to project sites and Clients outside of the greater Boston area

    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.

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

    Application Process
    Please apply>https://smma.applytojob.com/apply/

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