The Cornell University campus is widely admired as one of the world's most beautiful academic settings. The Division of Infrastructure Properties and Planning is committed to providing the highest quality service to faculty, students, staff, alumni and visitors.
With more than 260 major buildings enhancing the magnificent landscape of the Ithaca campus, approximately 1,000 highly talented and dedicated staff serve as steward of the campus resources and operations
All employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity; and supporting inclusive and sustainable practices in carrying out everyday responsibilities.
Facilities Engineering (FE) serves as a center for technical subject matter expertise and stewardship related to facilities and infrastructure. FE is made up of 30 staff comprising four technical discipline sections including Architecture & Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering.
Each staff member in Facilities Engineering has a diverse work portfolio based on their area of expertise. FE provides Architecture & Engineering Services including studies, condition assessments and construction documents. FE also supports maintenance activities on campus through planning and prioritization. Lastly, FE acts as the University steward for project design reviews and the University design and construction standards.
Facilities Engineering is seeking a Structural Designer that will join a team of architects and structural engineers that will offer a full range of professional design services in support of University wide construction and renovation projects. Responsibilities for the role are listed below:
Design and prepare drawings, specifications and construction documents for maintenance, repair, and alteration projects. Perform condition assessments and feasibility analysis; create technical reports and present to clients. Assist Cornell trades in responding to maintenance needs and selecting appropriate course of action. Recommend updates to the University Design & Construction Standards. Review design documents and specifications developed by outside consultants for compliance with University standards and best practices. Serve as a technical resource in structural engineering for multi-discipline projects within Facilities Engineering and across Infrastructure, Properties, & Planning. Manage capital projects (<$2M, low to medium complexity) including developing project scope, leading architecture/engineer selection process, managing AE contracts, preparing front end bid documents, managing project budget and construction through punch list and closeout.
Support and develop asset management programs including coordination of assessments, planned/preventative maintenance, budgeting, capital planning, and updates of stakeholders. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all program stakeholders including customers, University administrators, staff, faculty, colleagues, AE firms, tradespersons, and code enforcement officials.
Candidates may be considered as a Sr. Structural Designer, based on their qualifications and experience.
Minimum of an Associate's degree in Architectural/Engineering Technology. Minimum two years of applicable experience in Architectural and Structural Engineering services or the equivalent combination of experience/education totaling at least five years of credit required for admission to the Principle and Practice examination for professional licensure. (http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/pels/peexpchart.pdf)
Demonstrated experience with interpreting and applying codes and referenced standards in design and construction of structural systems. Experience evaluating complex issues, developing multiple solutions for consideration, and producing high quality design deliverables. Working knowledge of project management and/or construction management. Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to cultivate interpersonal relationships, and effective organization skills. Ability to participate effectively on teams, set priorities, and exercise good judgment. Must be comfortable working in variable conditions, be aware of associated hazards, and be willing to comply with local policies. Examples may include but not be limited to the presence of chemical odors, animals, insects, plants, dust, confined space, access by ladder or scaffolding, noise, and other physical hazards. Safety gear may be required. Proficiency with a variety of business and technical computer software (such as MS Word, Excel, CADD). Must have and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver's license.
BS or BA in Engineering or Architecture (BSCEE Preferred) from an ABET-accredited program and/or a Master's degree in a related field is preferred, and has passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam. Experience with design and construction of concrete, steel, masonry, wood, metal framing, or foundation systems. Leadership experience on capital projects (>$5M) and ability to steer projects through University, State, and municipal approval processes to a successful conclusion. Experience with CAD drafting, Revit, and structural design software.
VISA Sponsorship is NOT available for this position.
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