Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Facilities Management, Engineering Manager
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: $165000 per annum
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Job Details


We are a rapidly growing energy and facility services company. We provide planning, design, and management solutions for organizations who want efficient and sustainable building environments that are healthier and safer for their occupants. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

As the Director of Development Architecture you will lead and oversee a team of Development Architects and supporting design staff as well as use your professional networking and people skills to help establish relationships with new and prospective school districts. You will lead the development architecture team in supporting the Business Development teams in marketing efforts and "First Call" and "Preliminary Meetings" to build new and support existing relationships with K-12 school districts. You will oversee and manage the development architects including hiring, staff development, scheduling, and utilization. Using your high-energy, passion, and knowledge of the K-12 market, educational ideologies, and current trends you and your team will build a report and trust with district administrators, school boards, facility staff, and district employees and teachers. You may also assist and lead similar processes with municipal clients and project types.

You and your team will help lead the development of new projects, including leading district wide "Ideation Sessions", needs analysis, project ideas and scope development, feasibility studies, high level cost estimates, and the development of several ideas and solutions to meet the needs of each district or municipality.

Travel will be required within the region. This travel may include but is not limited to client meetings, site visits, field verifications, building assessments, school board meetings, and presentations.

Successful Candidate Will Excel in These Areas

Management, Leadership, & Staff Development

  • Provide proper leadership and guidance for the team and assist on major issues as they arise.
  • Hold staff accountable for project performance, deliverables & client satisfaction.
  • Work closely with and communicate project schedules, budgets, and updates with the Regional General Manager.
  • Meets regularly with the sales and operations teams to review the performance of the customer contract and in turn participates in the preparation and delivery of customer progress reports.
  • Mentors Jr team members, and new employees
  • Reviews all work and deliverable prior to delivery and presentation of materials to client.
  • Have extensive knowledge and experience in the K-12 market
  • Have thorough knowledge of architectural design drafting, detailing, building materials, building codes, construction techniques and costs
  • Prepare design illustrations or rough sketches
  • Manage staff, direct reports, approve time sheets, expense reports
Business Development

  • Assist business development and marketing team in interviews, marketing, and closing of contracts and partnerships with identified opportunities.
  • Attend strategy sessions, review RFP/RFQ responses, participate in meetings with the client.
  • Develop, implement and maintain effective sales and other programs that provide maximum exposure to new business prospects within the firm's established goals and objectives
  • Prepare proposals, presentations and qualification packages
  • Develop and implements promotional programs and plans for client's use
Client Satisfaction, Relationship, and Company Image

  • Build, strengthen, foster, and maintain an intimate and long-term relationship with each client.
  • Ensure that the entire project team understands the importance of completing their projects with excellent service, the value of continued sales of our service, and the subtle ways to achieve the client's recognition.
Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture or related
  • Registered Architect
  • 10 or more years of hands-on project development experience in the Educational Sector
  • Minimum 5 years of leadership and development experience
More About Us

We're focused on creating a great environment for our team first so that it is more energizing and rewarding to focus on creating a great experience for our customers. That's what we call a win-win.

Through our core values and behaviors, we've built a strong company foundation. We support innovation and excel at delivering above expectations. We embrace flexibility, don't settle for mediocrity or complacency, and reward tenacity and results. We support high-performing people and are energized by each other. Whether at the jobsite, in the office, or enjoying an event, we have assembled a best-in-class team who knows how to drive measurable results through meaningful work and have a great time together.

We partner with clients in K-12, higher ed, government, healthcare, multifamily housing, and industry to optimize energy efficiency, improve indoor air quality, address lighting, and improve the customer experience. With offices across the country, it's rewarding to make a difference in the communities where our teammates live and work.


With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.