Associate Façade Engineer

General Responsibilities:

  • The overall performance of the group office/function as part of the management team
  • One or more areas of technology / discipline / function
  • Promoting learning from successes and problems within the group and across the firm
  • The development and/or implementation of plans for the longer term benefit to the office/group, business/firm
  • Accountable for meeting agreed deadlines
  • Represents Meinhardt/the group/ office/discipline at internal and external meetings
  • Responsible and accountable for client/customer relations
  • Executes responsibilities as outlined in the firm’s Management System
  • Assist in preparing fee proposals
  • Responsible for procuring work and negotiating significant contracts / agreements with customers and / or suppliers
  • Prepare and monitor yearly budgets for the team under their charge;
  • Responsible for the achievement of financial targets in specified areas; contributes to the setting and meeting of budgets
  • Responsible for the recruitment, performance, work and development of others, providing guidance, training, motivational and directional feedback

Discipline Responsibilities:

  • Direct and supervise other Designers/Drafters activities as required;
  • Ensure accuracy of all works carried out by the Team;
  • Set design criteria, check design calculations and drawings;
  • Keep Team members informed and aware of the latest practices, materials availability, legislative rules and regulations, etc.;
  • Update Team members on latest project developments;
  • Investigate and recommend on engineering system selection;
  • Undertake liaison and coordination with other designers, including architects, and other engineers to agree on safe designs and their fit with the aesthetic and concept of the construction;
  • Prepare design reports at concept and sketch design stages;
  • Handle all correspondence including reports, technical specifications, and other documents relating to Team projects;
  • Ensure design, documentation work carried out by team members is correct and comply with codes and local authority requirements;
  • Ensure various project submissions are made on time and follow up on approvals;
  • Carrying out detail design of complicated areas personally and explaining the same to other engineers and technicians;
  • Research design options and document findings;
  • Provide drawing for own designs and produce sketches to incorporate in drawings by Designers/Drafters;
  • Review façade contractors working drawings and calculations;
  • Attend site meetings and site inspections for projects;
  • Demonstrate capability and experience in managing and performing projects in a fast paced environment.