Architect/Engineer, Office of Capital Projects – Division of Facilities Planning

Knoxville, TN
Apr 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of Tennessee Office of Capital Projects – Division of Facilities Planning is seeking an Architect or Engineer (Design Professional 3) with professional credentials as an Architect/Engineer and Project Manager for design and construction projects. The position will manage projects throughout the UT system from programming through construction. This selected candidate will assist division management and University administrators with the planning and administration of the University’s Capital Program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the evaluation for the selection of Architect/Engineer and Contractors for Capital Projects.  Provides evaluations and feedback of services throughout the design and construction process.
  • Coordination of Design Services on Capital Projects, and Review of designs for each phase of design.  Review and recommendation of payments for design service providers through the process of design & construction.
  • Coordination of Bidding for Construction, receipt and evaluation of bids, and recommendation for Award of Contracts.
  • Coordination/review of Construction of Capital Projects through contractor shop drawings and other submittals reviews, field inspections, progress meetings, problem resolutions and change order reviews, and monthly review and approval of Requests for Payment to Contractor during construction.
  • Coordination of Substantial and Final Completion Inspections, delivery of Project Records, Operations & Maintenance Manuals and Operations Training for Facilities Services, Construction Close-out and Completion/Occupancy.
  • Coordination of collection of feedback from Building Occupants via a Post-Occupancy Evaluation process.
  • Provide assistance to the Office of Capital Projects in reviewing submissions for all capital projects.
  • Provide assistance in Master Planning and Master Planning updates for the campus and institutions.
  • Coordination of Project Site Selection for specific Capital Projects.
  • Coordination, development, or evaluation of facilities programs for both new and renovation projects.
  • Provide assistance in facilities assessment needs.
  • Other professional services may be assigned by the Director of the Division of Facilities Planning.
The successful candidate will support a culture of engagement and belonging by treating others with dignity and respect at all times and by exhibiting conduct that reflects a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and will respectfully communicate and cooperate with all employees and will complete all required diversity awareness training to enhance knowledge and eradicate racism in the workplace.


  • A  Bachelor of Architecture (or engineering) degree from an accredited university is a minimum requirement for this position.
  • Professional registration as a licensed architect (or engineer) is a minimum requirement.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a registered design professional, preferably in a professional design firm is required.
  • Experience in Facilities associated with higher education is preferred.
  • Technical expertise and judgment to identify and diagnose potential problems and solutions is necessary.
  • Experience working with external design professionals and contractors.
  • Experience in design, project management, and construction management.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills are necessary.  The ability to interact effectively with government officials and architectural and engineering professionals is essential.
  • Experience in managing multi-discipline projects and coordinating work among them is essential.
To receive full consideration, candidates must apply electronically with a cover letter and resume. 

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Capital Projects
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Apr 7, 2021, 4:54:57 PM

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