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Director of Architecture, Engineering and Environmental Services

Posting Date: December 18, 2020
Position Type: Full-time, Salaried

Department: DAS - Facilities Management

Pay Range: $85,466 - $126,630
Closing Date: January 22, 2021 @ 5:59pm CST

Milwaukee County is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse work force that is demographically and racially representative of Milwaukee County residents. Milwaukee County is committed to honoring diverse experiences, perspectives, and unique identities, while fostering work environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

Job Summary -  The Director of Architecture, Engineering and Environmental Services functions as the administrative director of the Architecture, Engineering and Environmental Services (AE&ES) Section of the Milwaukee County Facilities Management Division; is the sectional authority in all matters of policy, procedures and operation; organizes, directs and controls all planning, design and construction management activities. Coordinates the intersectional activities of the Airport Engineer, Architect, Civil & Site Engineer, Environmental Engineer and Facilities Condition Assessment Program (FCAP) Principal; acts as the County's primary authority on public works and major maintenance project professional services and construction contracting issues.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and general management of the County Architecture & Engineering, Environmental Services, Construction Management, and 40 team members to ensure that department goals are clearly defined, understood and achieved.

  • Set goals for staff that align with the strategic goals of the department; maintain standards and monitor progress. Maintain a work environment that fosters team building and collaboration. Provide clear direction to staff and communicate professionally with associates.

  • Develop a culture of safety, inclusion and integrity that aligns with County values and improves outcomes. Report directly to Facilities Management Division head and as a member of DAS Facilities Management team.

  • Manage the AE&ES Section of DAS-FM Division; Plan, organize, prioritize, assign and direct the work of the units of the Section; Directs and participates in the development of strategy, goals, objectives, policies and procedures. Create the annual operations budget request with the support of CBO and monitor and maintain performance against budget.

  • Provide effective working relationships with elected and appointed officials, committees, boards, clients, professional peers, contractors and the public; represent Section at meetings of the County Board, various boards and commissions and other public meetings Function as the main point of contact and department representative to customer departments within the occupants of FMD buildings.

  • Directs the budget development, planning, design, construction, quality assurance and inspection of the County's annual capital improvement program and selected major maintenance projects.

  • Administer Federal, State, County and DAS-FM policies pertaining to the selection of professional services consultants, content of the agreements and effectively manage consultants per the agreement terms and conditions.

  • Administer Federal, State, County and DAS-FM policies for the formal bidding process of public works construction contracts, content of contracts and effectively manage contractors per the contract terms and conditions.

  • Participates in the development of goals, objectives, policies and procedures; Evaluates the need for and develops plans, schedules and cost estimates for long-range capital improvement programs and maintenance of public facilities.

  • Direct, coordinate, communicate and champion the activities of Airport Engineering, Architecture, Civil & Site Engineering, Environmental Services and Facilities Condition Assessment Program (FCAP).  Assure each unit achieves its customer service objectives in alignment with County, Department and Facilities Management Division mission and vision.

  • Promote, encourage and participate in diversity and holistic training initiatives which improve direct job skills as well as human interaction skills in the work place; Emphasize the value of employees to the department and ensure 90% participation for employees in funded training opportunities.

  • Determine best organizational design to accomplish strategic goals, recommend and drive changes in the organization as needed. Implement best practices in design and construction work process and information management.

  • Organize, direct and hold staff accountable for the development and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures, professional training and development, record-keeping, inspections, operating and reporting protocols and employee performance management.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architectural or other related Technical Degree

  • Five years of experience in design and construction management

  • Five years of supervisory/management experience


Note: This unclassified position is open to all qualified residents in the United States.

Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Milwaukee County conducts job related criminal background checks and pre-employment screenings.

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Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.