Manager for Engineering Services

Position Details

Classification Information

University Title Engineer IV - 4258
Pay Grade 36
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Base of Employment P - P&S
Job Category Professional and Scientific
Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 80089P
Working Title Manager for Engineering Services
Advertised Employing Department Facilities Planning and Management
Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Continuous
Proposed Start Date As soon as possible
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Facilities Planning and Management at Iowa State University is seeking qualified candidates for Manager for Engineering Services. This position serves under the direction and supervision of the Director for Facilities Design and Construction unit of Facilities Planning and Management.

Responsibilities include the management and leadership for the Engineering Services work group, which includes the support, development, mentoring, supervision, evaluation, and motivation of the staff of the staff of mechanical and electrical engineers, and student interns that comprise this group. Position is also actively involved in providing engineering services as a design team leader/member. Coordinates work of, or with, other design disciplines for assigned projects for on-campus and off-campus Regent facilities. This group provides design services for maintenance and improvement projects (generally $1 million dollar project values and below), and supports the capital project process by providing detailed technical review of capital project design and documentation, setting design standards. This group also provides project management and construction phase services in coordination with the procurement and construction of small maintenance and improvement projects.

The successful candidate will possess good communication skills; strong analytical and organizational skills; be detail oriented; and have the ability to follow through on project issues to complete projects and ensure they meet project objectives in terms of quality, schedule and budget; a strong aesthetic sense; knowledge of construction techniques and general engineering principles; leadership experience; knowledge of design practice and principles and development of contract documents; understanding of project accounting and budgeting processes; understanding of current state of the art in design software (e.g., AutoCAD, Revit, etc.)

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 2 years of related experience.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience

• Degree must be in electrical or mechanical engineering; or related engineering field.
• Experience includes the design of renovation, remodeling and/or improvement projects for commercial and/or institutional clients.
• Experience includes using computer aided drafting software such as AutoCAD or Revit.

Preferred Education and Experience

• Demonstrated experience providing direction and leadership to staff.
• Additional years of design team leadership experience on commercial and/or institutional projects.
• Demonstrated experience of working with staff, faculty and students on higher education and/or governmental projects.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software application.

Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information
Department Contact Name Melynda Emerson
Department Contact Phone 515-294-9037
Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Application Instructions

This search is being conducted by Manpower Inc. of Des Moines.
To apply for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references via
e-mail to:
Joshua Smith
For questions regarding this position, please contact Joshua Smith at 515-288-4105 ext. 111
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Special Instructions Summary

This posting does not accept applications.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 03/09/2018
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Valid Professional Engineer License in the State of Iowa

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Supplemental Questions

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