The Engineer is a licensed P.E. (Professional Engineer) and senior member of the project team, working under the direct supervision of the Trade Design Manager to lead and manage project design initiatives. This includes supervising a team of Design professionals with a goal to complete high-quality trade-specific schematics & layouts based on solid design principles. The Lead Designer manages all design team project functions, including surveys, calculations, selections & layouts, performs all project phases and is called upon to play a lead role in effectively communicating with peers, supervisors, vendors, consultants, clients & stakeholders. This includes providing leadership support in the construction administration process with the ability to process and review shop drawings, perform field observations, and prepare respective reports. The Lead Designer is fully capable of assuming the Job Captain function.
Project Management (Level 5– Senior)
Project Management: Repeated successful experiences have been completed. Help from an expert may be required from time to time, but the skill can usually be performed independently.
Relationship Management: Usually develops networks that are diverse in level and function, identifies and initiates new relationships as well as creative alliances to accomplish business objectives, and inspires people with diverse needs to work together for mutual benefit.
Problem Solving: Often breaks down problems into their fundamental parts, identifies their root
causes, analyzes costs, benefits, risks, and chances for success of potential solutions, and
creatively attacks problems in ways that lead to innovative solutions.
Customer Satisfaction: Usually elicits feedback from customers, creates strategies to help the organization serve customers more effectively, considers both short and long-term interests of the customer in making service decisions, and takes risks to serve these interests.
Communication (Level 3 – Intermediate)
Written: Usually uses writing effectively to advance business aims, creates complex documents that achieve desired results, tailors writing style to the audience, and organizes and expresses complex ideas effectively; using graphics and other aids as needed.
Oral: Usually ensures that regular communication occurs based on the needs of the project or individual, listens well, clarifies the intent of others’ communication, tailors communication to the level of the audience, and utilizes creative methods such as analogies and visuals to communicate complex ideas.
Influence/Negotiation: Usually anticipates objections and plans how to overcome them using new information or approaches, identifies key decision makers, builds alliances, and enlists third party support and outside resources.
Leadership (Level 3 – Intermediate)
Conflict Management: Usually expands areas of agreement and narrows areas of disagreement, facilitates the development of creative solutions to conflict, acknowledges the truth in criticisms, and knows when to compromise and when to take stands.
Performance Management: Usually analyzes systems, processes and performance trends to identify opportunities for improvement, seeks out business opportunities that will create growth, provides others with tools to solve problems, and invests time and resources to learn and develop. Usually seeks performance feedback from others, addresses performance problems promptly, gives performance feedback to others, and establishes plans that break complex projects into their component parts, each with its own timeline.
Diversity: Usually uses cultural understanding to communicate, influence, and manage across cultures as well as to resolve conflict, helps others increase their awareness and acceptance of cultural differences, and develops policies and procedures that encourage this acceptance.
Accountability (Level 3 – Intermediate)
Self-Direction & Sense of Urgency: Usually takes advantage of opportunities, initiates projects and takes responsibility for their success even when the outcomes and circumstances are not well defined. Takes action in the face of obstacles, freshly identifying what must be done. Usually sets challenging goals and demonstrates a strong sense of urgency and persistence about accomplishing them, establishes plans that break projects into their component parts, each with its own timeline, seeks and gives performance feedback to others, and addresses performance problems promptly.
Flexibility & Resilience: Usually operates well in ambiguous situations, is willing to reconsider strongly held ideas, and maintains work efficiency and responds positively to a changing environment by coming up with creative ideas. When the picture is unclear and much is unknown, usually remains calm and comfortable, accurately assesses risks and options, changes direction and reorients quickly, and acts decisively at the right time.
Integrity: Usually maintains confidentiality regardless of pressure from others, admits
mistakes and takes stands based on principles and values in spite of the potential for negative consequences, and challenges others who are not acting with integrity.
Results Driven: Usually sets challenging goals and develops standards against which to measure behavior and performance, persists in the face of significant difficulties, takes risks, faces fears, and demonstrates a strong sense of urgency about achieving goals.
Work Experience: Minimum 7 years experience managing projects & groups preferred.
Education: 4yr Degree preferred. P.E. & LEED AP certifications preferred.
Technical Proficiency (Level 3 – Functional Mastery in one of below Mechanicals)
- Can represent company at project meetings.
- Can independently design any type of electrical system including service equipment with inherent knowledge, minimal research & direction, and use of company standards & templates.
- Can recognize existing systems and apply solutions to complex engineering problems.
- Can generate specifications based on company standard templates.
- Has advanced inherent knowledge of codes and standards and can perform advanced research and interpretation.
- Understands lighting, dimming systems, UPS systems, emergency generator systems & has ability to write sequence of operations for any type of electrical system.
- Recognizes construction materials & methods of installation used in the field and can identify poor vs quality installation.
- Can compare field installations to project specifications.?
- Able to develop professional drawing templates.
- Can create multi-scale views on one page.
- Know how to use trans-spatial text and dimensions.
- Can utilize object and layer filtering.
- Can globally edit entities.
- Can Analyze and apply methods to accurately create complex geometry.
- Can streamline repetitive tasks.
- Can create custom linetypes.
- Can use special fonts.
All employees of the organization are required and expected to comply with all corporate standards, rules, regulations & policies as outlined in this document, in the corporate hand-book, on the employee intranet, and as expressed either verbally or in writing. It is the responsibility of all employees to know, understand & comply with all corporate standards, rules, regulations & policies.
The following work conditions apply to all positions of the company:
- Ability to work in an independent environment with moderate supervision.
- Ability to work under a moderate noise level (i.e., working on an open floor with printers, telephones, and computers).
- Ability to travel for business and work beyond normal business hours when necessary.
- Ability to be flexible and successfully respond to multiple work pressures.
- Willing to work extra hours or weekends as needed and/or directed.
- Sitting for extended periods of time.
- Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools, and to handle other computer components.
All company employees are expected to adhere to the following dress code unless otherwise directed:
- Business Development (Sales) meetings: Formal business attire.
- Corporate-sponsored outings or events: Formal business attire.
- Project day-to-day: Business casual attire.
- Friday (work permitting): Dress-down.