Architect/Engineer, Capital Maintenance

Champaign, IL

Posted: 4/5/21
Deadline: 4/24/21

About This Organization

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Job Duties

Architect/Engineer, Capital Maintenance

Facilities & Services

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

Facilities & Services (F&S) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for an Architect/Engineer in Capital Maintenance Planning. The Architect/Engineer, Capital Maintenance Planning, has primary responsibility for preplanning efforts addressing deferred maintenance in Academic Facilities. The Architect/Engineer, Capital Maintenance Planning will develop preliminary project scope and budget to address known deficiencies, assist in the prioritization of campus deferred maintenance needs, and track completed deficiencies in the Facility Condition Reports.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit


1. Support the Mission, Vision, Values and Guiding Principles of Facilities & Services.
2. Compile preliminary project scope and budget for deferred maintenance projects.
3. Prepare project scope and budgets for campus improvement and classroom improvement projects.
4. Maintain deferred maintenance database.
5. Research existing facility conditions and requirements.
6. Review project design documents prepared by Professional Service Consultant for adherence to project scope.
7. Work with Focus Groups to prioritize campus deferred maintenance needs.
8. Assist F&S staff and university consultants with deferred maintenance information. Provide architectural and/or engineering design assistance and interpretation.
9. Assume role of project planner when requested, including (but not limited to) preparing project scope, schedule, budget documents, PSC selection and contract negotiation, project planning coordination and documentation to prepare for Project Management.
10. Participate in presentation and report preparation.
11. Work with student interns, delegating tasks and monitoring work product.
12. Discuss facility needs with F&S and campus unit representatives.
13. Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director for Deferred Maintenance.
14. Participate in the consultant selection process.
15. Provide support for Facilities Planning Committee efforts.



Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Architectural Sciences, Engineering or related field.

Master’s degree in Architecture or Engineering.

Work Experience

Three years of progressively responsible work experience in facility planning, project management and/or construction management.

1. Ability to communicate well, delegate and supervise the work of support staff.
2. Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
3. Ability to develop priorities.
4. Experience with Microsoft Project.

Training, Licenses, or Certifications

1. Current registration as an Architect or Engineer.

1. Current registration as an Architect or Engineer in the State of Illinois.
2. Leadership in Energy and Environments Design (LEED) accreditation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Familiarity with ADA Accessibility Guidelines and Illinois Accessibility code.
2. Familiarity with various Building Codes.
3. Familiarity with LEED rating system.
4. Moderate working skills and familiarity with AutoCAD and facilities management systems.
5. Knowledge of building codes and University facility standards.
6. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite software.


This is a full-time Civil Service Program Coordinator position. The expected start date is as soon as possible after April 24, 2021. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Applications must be received by April 24, 2021. Apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at If you already have a profile, you may be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.
Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.
Step 3) You must then upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), and academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three references, and a copy of a Current Registration as an Architect or Engineer.

In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for the position using the “Apply for Position” button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information regarding the position, you may contact Ken McCray, 217-300-6211 or . For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

Required Qualifications

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