Advertised Employing Department: Facilities Planning and Management
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Facilities Planning and Management at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for an Interior Designer II.
Responsibilities of this position will include; provide professional interior design and project management services for small projects, up to $150,000 to the University community for in-house design projects and consultant-designed projects. This person is expected to work on 20-30 projects simultaneously. Projects assigned are single office and office suite redesigns, classroom renovations, laboratory remodels and small to medium-size capital projects. Under moderate supervision, acts as primary contact for the small projects assigned. The Interior Designer II advises and consults, prepares rough construction cost estimates, prepares drawings and specifications to communicate and provide instruction. Position also provides general project support during all phases of design and construction.
In additional to the responsibilities listed above, this position will be responsible for small to medium sized projects up to $250,000. The position would be expected to handle tasks with more autonomy and a greater degree of ingenuity.
The successful candidate will possess ability to communicate and work with university clients, professional consultants and contractors. Must have tact and good negotiation skills to maintain positive client and workplace relations. Must have strong organizational and analytical skills, including the ability to organize and coordinate work within projects.
ABOUTTHEDEPARTMENT: Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) is an organization that is dedicated to the maintenance and enhancement of Iowa State University, one of the nation’s leading educational and agricultural institutes. But more importantly, FP&M is dedicated to their employees and enhancing the lives of each team member through opportunities both professionally and personally. FP&M is one of the largest departments on campus and currently employs 453 full-time employees and 41 students.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
- Commercial interior design experience including systems furniture specification.
- Experience working with staff, faculty and students on higher education and/or governmental projects.
-Experience designing classrooms, office spaces, and large room remodels.
- Experience using computer aided drafting software such as AutoCAD or Revit
-Experience using 2020 CAP furniture specifications software.
Work is required to be performed outside normal hours: occasionally (i.e., year end equipment purchases and to meet project move-in dates).
This position will be required to travel on occasion.
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. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,0...00, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, 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.