Senior Design Manager
Duties: 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 city and company Standards. Review project design deliverables and provide comments regarding the appropriateness of the space planning and the physical adjacencies. Manages, develops, and coordinates the 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. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements 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.
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