Mechanical Discipline Manager - Healthcare

Fairfax, Virginia
Apr 14, 2022
Jul 19, 2022
Full Time
Dewberry's Fairfax, VA office is seeking a Mechanical Discipline Manager, responsible for knowing how to do the work committed to in proposals and leading the appropriate resources to do the work for MEP healthcare projects. The Discipline Manager will also assist Project/Client Managers by providing engineering resources - a design team - to help meet the client's desires and budget. Duties would also include direct MEP healthcare sales and assisting with sales efforts for multidiscipline projects. In short, provide the design/engineering resources and guidance to accomplish our commitments. In-depth knowledge of the MEP healthcare market is required.

Ranked #36 in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's MEP Giants, our group has specialized in healthcare design for more than 30 years. Our portfolio includes healthcare facilities and hospital systems, which total more than 10,000 beds throughout the U.S. Dewberry's national leadership engagement in ASHE, ASHRAE, and FGI, and deep subject matter expertise has enabled us to become an industry leader. Our dedication to excellence in healthcare engineering is enhanced by our certified team, published authors, and distinguished lecturers as we provide state-of-the-art healthcare design.

We seek to grow our MEP Healthcare Practice in the Mid-Atlantic region and look for a Market Segment Leader to lead our continued expansion.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. The Fairfax, Virginia based firm is locally and family-owned. What sets us apart from our competitors is our people. At Dewberry, we seek exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. By joining our firm, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for over 60 years.


Supervisory responsibilities of a Discipline Manager include:
  • Grow, mentor, and develop the staff within the discipline area to allow each person to achieve their maximum potential.
  • Provide technical guidance/leadership for the discipline area.
  • Organize staff to allow career advancement, professional development, quality client service, and operational efficiencies to meet business and project financial goals.
  • Execute annual evaluations for each direct report.
  • Take an active role in recruiting staff in the discipline area, including networking, recruitment, interviewing, and "deal closing."

Discipline Managers are expected to provide the following to others on the design team to effectively and successfully complete projects:
  • Technical and Quality oversight of all project work for the discipline area.
  • Establish/improve standards for discipline area.
  • Adhere to the project design schedule.
  • Notification to Project/Client Managers if established project design schedule cannot be met. Notify in enough time to appropriately handle the situation, preferably at the latest two weeks prior.
  • Adhere to discipline project budget. Review and provide updates on project budgets at milestone dates. Review discipline budgets weekly.
  • Attention to project scope during the design process to identify potential additional services.
  • Identify staff performing design of the project, along with a senior staff member if required.
  • Identify the Engineer of Record.
  • Provide general updates of projects (status in the process, tasks to complete, percentage complete currently, etc.)
  • Identify milestone dates when each discipline should provide information, at each phase, to allow sufficient time for good design coordination.
  • Provide 'on-the-spot' advice and decisions, technical and cost estimates.
  • Coordinate with all the disciplines involved, including outside consultants.
  • Work schedule for discipline showing:
    1. Project assignments and priorities
    2. Delivery due dates for group project commitment's
    3. Workload/Capacity

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field required.
  • Accomplished Professional Engineer (PE) with 15+ years of MEP healthcare experience required.
  • Knowledgeable of the construction process and familiar with AIA construction contracts.
  • Self-motivated with highly developed verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in staff management/department management.
  • Experience in the design of various MEP systems.
  • Well organized takes good notes.
  • Good conceptual understanding of plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems with general knowledge of system operation, space requirements, cost.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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