Engineering & Architecture

Within the context of a career, Engineering & Architecture recognizes the dynamic interaction of various facilities design functions with each other (see Career Bands) and with the objectives of the organization. This Career Family also includes engineering design activities within scientific research operations of the Schools, Colleges and Institutes. To succeed in this career field, typical requirements for the Engineering & Architecture professional include:

  1. Business Capabilities – Demonstrating a thorough knowledge of the business of an organization or unit.
  2. State of the Art Engineering & Architecture practices – Demonstrating updated competencies in functional areas (Career Bands).
  3. Management of Change – Managing change processes so that Engineering & Architecture activities are effectively merged with the business needs of the organization.
  4. Dynamic Design – Development of advanced scientific and/or functional designs for engineering/architectural components.

The ability for an Engineering & Architecture professional to integrate these four elements in an academic, research, health system or business environment is essential. By helping their organizations build a sustained competitive advantage and by learning to manage many activities well, Engineering & Architecture staff members become strategic business partners.

Jobs in this Career Family deal with the physical plant infrastructure of the University and/or the design of electronic, electrical, chemical and mechanical components.  Typical functions include architectural design, capital project commissioning, building code compliance, engineering design disciplines (electrical, mechanical, civil, etc.), architectural design and drafting, landscape design, construction management, general plant extension, vehicle design, aerospace equipment/component, etc.