Nov 21, 2019

Architect/Engineer II, FPM

  • Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
School Support

Job Description

Responsible for the planning and design of up-to-date architectural, electrical, or mechanical systems for various Baltimore City Public Schools buildings and installations. Provides overall technical guidance over architectural or engineering work associated with facilities design and construction programs, acts as a facilities project manager (FPM) for school-related capital design and construction projects, and develops design standards appropriate for school facilities.

Essential Functions
  • Oversees the development of architectural, electrical, or mechanical systems plans, specifications and cost estimates prepared by consulting engineers and architects, ensuring compliance with applicable building codes and standards.
  • Specifies design requirements for related systems and ensures that design proposals conform to NEC standards, as well as local codes and regulations.
  • Develops and maintains design standards for systems and structures.
  • Reviews, edits, corrects and interprets drawings, plans, and specifications.
  • Prepares preliminary estimates of the costs of specific architectural, electrical, or mechanical systems projects.
  • Performs and/or reviews load and other related calculations to ensure system capacity and adequacy.
  • Makes field surveys of existing systems, including load checks. Inspects construction work for conformance with designs, plans, and specifications.
  • Prepares clear, technically sound, accurate, and informative engineering and other reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Plans and conducts surveys, tests, and investigations pertaining to structures or systems associated with construction and maintenance operations.
  • Maintains close contact with manufacturers of various types of equipment and machinery used by the department in order to maintain up-to-date equipment specifications and become knowledgeable of new equipment developments.
  • Provides technical assistance and support to building maintenance operations, and for in-house projects involving alterations to existing installations.
  • Serves as capital facilities project manager responsible for facilities design and construction projects; facilitating activities relating to the design feasibility analyses, development of project scope, identifying user needs and concerns, architect selection, design review coordination, agency submissions, and obtaining construction bids.
  • Reviews and approves consultant?s invoices and construction phase change orders.
  • Coordinates design phase studies, reports and field surveys.
  • Schedules, facilitates and conducts community meetings with users and project design professionals.
  • Makes presentations to community groups, senior management, the Board of Education, and other public officials, relating to assigned projects.
  • Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies; follows federal laws, state laws, school board?s policies and the professional standards.

Maximum Salary 85563.00

Minimum Salary 69149.00

Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor?s degree in architecture or engineering from an accredited college or university with coursework in the specialty area (electrical, mechanical, civil, or architectural engineering, or architecture) applicable to the position. Degree must from an accredited college or institution.
  • Four years engineering design experience in the applicable specialty area which included project management for multiple, concurrent facilities design and construction projects
  • Other equivalent combinations of education and professional architectural or engineering experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position may be considered.
  • Possession of a valid Professional Architect or Engineer license issued by the State of Maryland Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors preferred, but not required.
  • Valid class C non-commercial driver's license.
  • Thorough knowledge of architecture or engineering design, construction and installation, and operating considerations associated with architectural, electrical, or mechanical systems; thorough knowledge of applicable building codes and standards, ordinances, and regulations in area of engineering specialty.
  • Proficient skill in the use of personal computers and relevant computer assisted design and office applications.
  • Good interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize ongoing and multiple projects, to address multiple tasks, technical issues, and contingencies at the same time, to establish and maintain effective working relationships with consultants, contractors, and City Schools personnel at all levels.

Full time or Part time Full time

Additional Details

Qualified candidates for the above position must submit the following:
  • Completed online application
  • Resume that clearly demonstrates the above minimum qualifications. It is important that you include all experiences and education related to the position to which you are applying.
  • Upload copies of all transcripts ?undergraduate and graduate
  • Must provide three (3) professional references to include: name, title, business address, e-mail address and phone number
  • All documentation must be scanned and uploaded to application
Benefits -- This position is eligible for benefits. To review the available options please see the information relevant to the union for this position by viewing the following link:

Baltimore City Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and encourages resumes from bi-lingual or multi-lingual candidates.

Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age. For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Manager, 200 E. North Avenue, Room 208, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-396-8542 (phone); 410-396-2955 (fax).

This position is affiliated with the Paraprofessionals and School Related Personnel (PSRP) bargaining unit.

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