Planning, Architecture, and Engineering is seeking a senior level interior designer to work with the Director of Planning, Architecture & Engineering to be responsible for supporting and ultimately managing all aspects of customer centric process improvement of: Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E) inventory management and supply, execution of interior design projects, upkeep of interior planning and materials standards, and oversight of interior design project managers and respective workloads and priorities. The position requires coordination with leadership in various University departments and committees, the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, consulting Architects and Interior Designers and construction/furniture vendors firms, as well as internal PAE project managers and Physical Facilities leadership.
1. Overall project management responsibilities for assigned projects of various sizes and types from initiation through project closeout. Duties include initial planning, scope of work determination, cost estimating, competitive bidding, contractor negotiations, cost control, work inspections, scheduling, work coordination, move planning and management, project close out, and post occupancy follow up. Coordination with department representatives and review of documents for compliance with University Standards are also required and as is compliance with the PFD’s Project Manager’s Manual.
2. Oversight of major capital project interior design portion of scope, supporting project managers to assure consulting firms follow same University methodology of delivering work as identified in Characteristics/ Responsibilities requirement #1.
3. Helps key campus partners develop and maintain annual and life cycle cyclical budgeting for repair and replacement of FF&E inventories as well as executing supporting recommend work out the plan. (e.g.; residence hall corridor carpet upkeep and replacement program)
4. Determine industry best practices to improve furniture repair and replacements.
5. Improve space utilization
a. Promote and assure all project move towards much greater flexibility and scalability to vastly reduce the cost of reconfigurations.
6. Critically evaluate business cases for in house or vendor provided warehousing of surplus inventory, reuse, and or disposal/ sale of FF&E that vastly reduces our back stock against an annual audit and better upkeep for reuse of inventories.
7. Development and oversight of the interior design project managers with the goal of supporting productivity, delivery methodologies, best practices and standards and means by which to assure best in class service.
8. Supports Divisional LEAN continuous improvement efforts, sustainability initiatives, customer service philosophy, and productivity expectations with a focus on customer service models to continuously improve customer related FF&E needs.
a. Related, participates in various divisional and departmental meetings and assists with the development and implementation of the Physical Facilities Strategic Plan.
Miami University, an EO/AA employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami does not permit, and takes action to prevent, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-3560. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco free.
Requires a minimum of ten years’ experience as a full time interior designer or similar experience in the commercial furniture business. Direct experience in Higher Education and relative experience in business management / process improvement is preferred.
A bachelor’s degrees in interior design, or architecture. Accreditation in IIDA or AUID is preferred.
This position requires an understanding of common commercial and institutional construction techniques, practices, means and methods; must be knowledgeable about building codes relating to various construction disciplines; understanding of skilled trade work is also required. Ability to read, interpret and understand drawings, specifications, design details and technical submittals is required as is attention to detail with ability to maintain complete records of construction activities and costs with strong organization skills.
The position requires a broad working knowledge of furniture, finishes and related systems and their supporting vendors.
The position requires ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and must be able to prioritize and make appropriate decisions that are in the best interest of the University and are consistent with the objectives of the Department.
The position requires critical business model and process improvement skills.
Computer proficiency with ability to use AutoCAD, word processing, spreadsheet and database programs, and experience with MS project or similar CPM scheduling is preferred.
About Miami University - Campus Services
Miami University, founded in 1809, is a public ivy university whose main campus is located in scenic Oxford, Ohio. Miami also has campuses in Hamilton, Middletown, and West Chester, Ohio, as well as the European Center in Luxembourg. Miami is a residential university with faculty who are dedicated to learning and discovery. A liberal education core provides the foundation for the more specialized studies of the majors. Immersing students in both academic and co-curricular experiences has enabled Miami to achieve a top-tier national ranking among universities that provide the best student outcomes.There are approximately 15,500 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students on the Oxford Campus, and approximately 5,700 on the three Ohio branch campuses combined. Miami offers bachelor's degrees in over 120 areas of study. Graduate students can choose from more than 60 master's degree and 16 doctoral programs. Several associate's and bachelor's degrees are offered though study at the regional campuses.
The Department of Housing, Dining, Recreation & Business Services is a large, dynamic, and self-operated department including Dining, Residential, Recreational, and other hospitality serv...ices, among several others. We currently have 10 dining operations located on the Oxford campus, as well as operations on the Hamilton and Middletown regional campuses, all supported by the Demske Culinary Support Center located in Oxford. These options include buffet, a la carte, and restaurant-style venues. Currently, approximately 20,000 meals are served per day.
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