Department: Facilities Mgmt EV Salary/Grade: EXS/10
Job Summary: The CADD Manager is responsible for the maintenance of electronic (AutoCAD) floor plans in Northwestern University’s Space Information Management System, Facilities Connect (Tririga). Reporting to the Assistant Director of Space Information this position is responsible for Northwestern’s AutoCAD records and ensures that all drawings and systems are maintained. This position will generate relevant space reports and serves as the central point of contact regarding electronic drawings. This position must have a solid understanding of drafting techniques and familiarity with space planning and facilities/building design. Expertise in CAD/CAFM and the methodologies and calculations used to generate and analyze allocation models critical.
The role will support the department’s mission and values by exhibiting the following: inclusiveness, respect, initiative, collaboration, innovation, and accountability. The incumbent will strive to provide excellent service when performing job responsibilities and will practice safe work procedures, and follow safety rules at all times.
Please note: Occasional events or student engagement efforts may take place out of standard work hours.
Updates and maintains AutoCAD master drawings and inventory providing support to CAD and space management.
Oversees the collection of existing construction drawings and ensure
Keep accurate records to indicate square footage by room, department and building.
Maintains space allocation and gross area records for reporting purposes.
Establishes an organized file system for As-Built Drawings.
Generates graphic and tabular reports and analysis on space and occupancy.
Ensures accuracy and linkage to the Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) system, Tririga.
Conducts data audits to identify inconsistencies and errors.
Provides drafting support to Facilities colleagues.
Assists Space Information Assistant Manager and maintains building level information in Tririga.
Uses comprehensive understanding of relevant system functions and serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all proposed system or process changes.
Maintains plotters and scanning equipment retrieving/scanning/copying/printing drawings from the University’s Construction Drawing Archive.
Maintains a current and comprehensive understanding of Northwestern University systems related to space management, AutoCAD documentation, maintenance management, equipment management and the interface with University databases.
Manages collection and coordination of graphic information such as the annual campus aerial photography and digitizing, campus parking space counts and related information, historic districting and campus parcel revisions.
Oversees CAD software license within Planning.
Special projects or assignments as needed by Facilities and the University.
Other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience
Five (5) years of demonstrated experience in facilities data information management in a major institutional or corporate setting.
High degree of proficiency with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) is required
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Understands standards and guidelines for programming codes, procedures, documentation, project systems organization, and introducing new technology
Strong attention to detail and excellent organization and documentation experience required
Anticipates, identifies, quantifies, and resolves problems in a timely and positive manner
Consistently meets deadlines and completes tasks as defined
Works with integrity, trust and commitment, setting an example for others
Ability to work independently and organize multiple tasks by priority
Ability to effectively present information to an internal department and/or large groups of employees
Solves practical problems and deals with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
Interprets a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
Positive attitude and a willingness to work cooperatively in an environment where multiple assignments and priorities are common
Experience managing space information in a large university setting or corporate environment preferred
Working knowledge of Tririga
Working knowledge of Bluebeam Revu, ESRI GIS Products, and Adobe Creative Suite
Experience in a university setting is preferred
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 40412
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.