Head Design Engineer Duties
Performs administrative and professional work in the design,
development, alteration, and repair of existing or new
This individual is responsible for supervising subordinates
engaged in the planning, design, and estimating of such
projects. Assignments usually consist of specific projects and
normally include instructions as to general policies and
procedures, but the employee is expected to make technical
decisions and exercise considerable initiative and creativity
within the scope of policy directives. Work is performed under
general direction of an administrative superior and is reviewed
during progress and upon completion.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Discusses building and alteration requirements with appropriate
Plans, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of a small
staff of engineers and mechanical designers, design estimators,
and other personnel engaged in planning, designing, cost
estimating, and ordering materials and equipment for repair and
alteration projects and new construction.
Participates in the more complex and difficult assignments;
advises and counsels with subordinates while work is in
Supervises and participates in the preparation and maintenance
of cost records which are used in preparing cost estimates of
Confers with appropriate faculty and administrative personnel
regarding proposed construction and alteration programs and
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with major
course work in mechanical engineering or electrical engineering,
and 2-4 years experience in professional engineering work with
emphasis on mechanical and electrical planning and designing,
including supervisory work; or any equivalent combination of
training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the modern principles and practices of
Considerable knowledge of modern building alteration and
construction methods and materials and the preparation of
estimates and specifications.
Considerable knowledge of the principles and methods of
surveying and inspecting sites and buildings preparatory to
planning and designing proposed alterations.
Ability to review, analyze, and make recommendations regarding
designs, plans, and specifications.
Ability to plan and supervise the work of technical and
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in
Ability to interpret and carry out complex oral and written
instructions including the reading and interpretation of blue
prints and specifications.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with university faculty and administrative