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Assistant Design Manager - Livermore


Job Description:

Summary Directs and coordinates activities of engineering and design department to design fire sprinkler systems by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate personnel. Further, incumbent has responsibility to supervise, motivate, guide and direct outside contract designers and to provide the proper working relationship between the contract designers, general contractors and all other departments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
oAssist in managing contract design department.
oResolves problems using solutions that involve new techniques, technologies, or concepts.
oConfers with management, production, and installation staff to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, and customer demand for new and existing systems.Develops and coordinates all schedules and activities for specific jobs and outside contract designers.
oForecasts operating costs of department and directs preparation of budget requests.
oAdvises management of new developments in city ordinances or state/federal laws that pertain to fire protection systems which may affect schedule, costs, customer relations, and/or inter-departmental relations. Provides guidance and support on code interpretation as well as first level plan review.
oProvides direction and example for interpretation and application of company policies and procedures to the engineering and designing activities.
oMaintains a working knowledge of new technologies which may improve operations, and develops recommendations accordingly.
oMaintains a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.

Supervisory Responsibilities
Directly supervises 8 to 10 outside contract designers, possibly more, in the Engineering Design Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Cosco Fire Protection's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training outside contract designers; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Job Requirements:
Competencies oTo perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies :
oProblem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
oProject Management - Develops project plans; Manages project team activities.
oCustomer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Meets commitments.
oInterpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Keeps emotions under control.
oOral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Demonstrates group presentation skills.
oWritten Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
oTeamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
oDelegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
oLeadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well.
oManaging People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth.
oQuality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
oBusiness Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Aligns work with strategic goals; Works within approved budget; Contributes to profits and revenue ; Conserves organizational resources.
oEthics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Works with integrity and ethically.
oOrganizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.
oStrategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
oJudgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Makes timely decisions.
oPlanning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
oProfessionalism - Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions.
oQuality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.
oSafety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions .
oAdaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
oDependability - Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
oInitiative - Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.
oInnovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Develops innovative approaches and ideas.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or eight to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of CAD Design software; Project Management software and Micro Soft Office Word Processing software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
NICET Level III or IV Certification

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and depth perception. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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