The Cornell University campus is widely admired as one of the world's most beautiful academic settings. The Division of Facilities and Campus Services 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.
Facilities Engineering (FE) is responsible for university stewardship, which includes, but is not limited to the stewardship of engineered systems on campus, maintenance of Design and Construction Standards, Construction Document archiving, and project design reviews for QA and standards compliance. FE also provides project management services that cover engineered systems infrastructure, system intensive building renovations, small building renovations up to $1M (typically a result of an initial assessment), local approvals efforts (SEQRA, NEPA, Site Plan/Special Permit approval support) energy conservation projects and projects relative to research collaboration. FE manages maintenance programs for campus-wide systems such as bridges, generators, elevators, roofs, structures, pavement and more.
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.
Develop construction documents for multi-discipline projects within Facilities Engineering (FE). This position serves as the FE CAD committee manager and acts as a Revit and CAD expert. Maintain and develop a standard detail database. Prepare CAD Drawings in coordination with other disciplines and to CAD standards. Coordinate work with other Designers. May perform design with general direction from Design Lead, or assist Engineers/Architects with larger project designs. Assist with fee estimates for design proposals; organize own design and drafting efforts to deliver work product within project budgets and schedules. Assists with preparation of Opinion of Probable Costs and specifications. Supports design managers during construction, including construction observation and inspections as required.
Interpret utility maps and drawings for the purpose of locating utilities in the field, compile utility location information from all available sources, verify the accuracy of the information and facilitate the incorporation of information into the University's utility maps. A top priority for this position is the ability to multitask.
Associate's degree in construction technology, architecture, engineering or related field plus two years minimum relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficiency in Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD. Ability to comprehend construction drawings and specifications. Ability to work independently while taking field measurements and translating to drawings. General knowledge of construction materials & methods essential. Ability to participate in multiple projects with varying scope. Familiarity with Building Codes and multidiscipline design under supervision of an Engineer/Architect. Possess effective organizational, prioritization, and multi-tasking skills. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships. Able to express self with effective oral & written communication, and with interpersonal skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel.
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license; may be required to operate a motor vehicle (your own vehicle or Cornell-owned) to travel to/from job sites.
If you have those things, great!Additionally, we would prefer:
Bachelor's degree in related field.Three or more years of experience in multi-discipline design and construction.Technical knowledge of design and construction industries.Two years of field condition verification and site visit experience.Experience with GIS mapping and other database systems.Basic experience as a member of a survey crew operating survey instruments, and/or downloading survey data to maps, drawings and databases or a combination of the above.Basic utility locating experience.
There is no VISA sponsorship available for this position.
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Facilities Designer I
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