Position Open: May 2, 2019 Position Close: Until filled
Clark Nexsen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. AAP. Drug-free workplace. E-verify. Applicants must be legally authorized to work for Clark Nexsen Inc. without employer sponsorship. We do not typically sponsor H-1B or any other work visa petitions.
Clark Nexsen is a national architecture and engineering firm focused on creating innovative design solutions for U.S. and global clients. We are passionate about our work and are prominently ranked on numerous industry lists. Building Design + Construction ranks Clark Nexsen as a Top 20 architecture and engineering firm and we have been named to the Architect 50 list of top U.S. firms for the past four years. Our culture supports the pursuit of excellence to engage and inspire the best professionals.
Our firm is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with 450 employees in office locations in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. We offer outstanding compensation, benefits, and growth opportunities in a positive work environment. We believe we can create a better world through our work. Giving back is also a guiding philosophy. As a company and as individuals, we proudly volunteer and give back to the surrounding communities where we live and work.
Generous benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, Short and Long term Disability, Paid Time Off, Aflac, Flexible benefits, and Legal Resources benefits are available.
We seek to hire a Department Head - Electrical in our Macon, GA office who will be responsible for overall technical quality within their department and support the development of design discipline staffing to meet the needs of the firm in terms of numbers, experience, and professional qualifications.
General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Performing Department Director duties as assigned
Facilitate communication of the impact of design/scope decisions on the department level of effort, project schedule, construction cost and quality of the final product. Review performance, status, budgets, and organization of the project documents.
Assure that the department standards are being utilized efficiently. Facilitate the improvement of the standards and include training in the departmental guidance. Help introduce new employees to the standards.
Review performance, status, budgets, and organization of the project documents.
Monitor construction activities and provide lessons learned.
Monitor professional development of staff members to assure that individuals are being technically challenged in a productive manner and maintain their technical abilities.
Encourage the use of software tools to enhance the efficiency of team members. Evaluate alternative tools as they become available. Provide opportunities for training as required. Ensure that staff has the right computing equipment for their position and coordinate needs with the IT department.
Encourage mentoring within the department and serve as an example for future leaders. Identify roles for members of the department to aid in their professional growth.
Encourage “lessons learned” and internal communication to help prevent recurring issues. Discuss reviews with designers and reviewers to identify quality trends.
Working with, responding to, and taking direction from Department Director, Operations Directors, Technical Director and Senior Management
Assist in marketing and business development activities
Assist in preparing proposals and participating in contract negotiations
Assign department staff to project teams
Participate in staff annual reviews
Ability to travel is required
Project responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Conduct reviews of the project discipline technical decisions
Monitor department workload to maintain staff utilization rates
Review discipline fee and budget proposals on individual projects
Monitor discipline budget and schedule performance on individual projects
Assist MP’s and PM’s in assigning suitable or appropriately skilled staff to project teams
Participate in design reviews of projects
Participate in technical reviews of projects
Participate in QA/QC project reviews and briefings
BS in Electrical Engineering –or-
Post-graduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology or Engineering Management
Licenses, Certifications and Accreditations
Must be a fully licensed Professional Engineer in at least one US state, preferably in the local jurisdiction
NCARB or NCEES certification to facilitate licensure through reciprocity is preferred
Understanding of sustainable design principles and design practices with LEED AP accreditation is preferred
Additional certifications such as CDT, CCS, or CCCA are encouraged to reflect personal growth in the profession and an ever increasing knowledge base to enhance the design and documentation process
A Department Head - Electrical should be able to effectively utilize current company software programs for word processing, e-mail, accounting, and information management.
Working familiarity with design and production software to a point of being able to understand the capabilities and limitations of the programs and interact with the support staff in their use of the software is highly desirable.
A Department Head - Electrical should typically have 15 years or more of significant design and practice experience in a leadership role with an architectural firm or a multi-discipline Architectural & Engineering firm.
Experience as an Electrical Engineer or Project Manager in federal, state, municipal, healthcare, commercial, higher education or similar projects plus experience in Design/Build and CM at Risk project delivery methods is desirable.
Ability to prepare effective and concise documents
Possess technical precision and creative design skills
Ability to make presentations to a variety of groups
Have a client-oriented attitude with a desire to provide outstanding professional services
Be dedicated to his or her professional development as well as the success of colleagues and the firm as a whole
Demonstrated recognized leadership within the firm and/or outside the firm
Possess team leadership capabilities and abilities
Demonstrated understanding of firm-wide design goals and abilities to execute them on projects that they have participated
Internal Number: N2019-036
About Clark Nexsen
Clark Nexsen is an international full service architectural and engineering design firm that is deeply committed to providing design excellence to U.S. and global clients. Clark Nexsen was ranked 11th on the 2013 Architect 50, a list of top firms in the U.S., and in the Top 20 Architecture/Engineering firms in Building Design + Construction’s 2014 Giants 300 Report. The firm is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with 475 employees in 10 additional office locations in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, and Washington, D.C. Our employees enjoy competitive compensation and benefits, an upbeat and professional work environment, and numerous opportunities for career development, and have been recognized locally as one of the “Best Places to Work”. We promote strong ties with the communities in which we live and work - our employees are involved in countless community service projects.