Job Summary: This position will be reporting to the Group Supervisor of Design and Construction Group. The section supervisor will supervise the Architects, Engineers and support personnel to meet the needs of diverse programs in a highly technical, fast-changing, research and development environment. A Section Supervisor is being sought to supervise, lead, and mentor a section of approximately ten to twelve staff, where staff are expected to have a variety of backgrounds and experience levels.
He / She will be responsible for defining expectations, implementing guidance and policies, providing performance coaching, and fostering the professional development of the staff in their section. They will work closely with other Section Supervisors in the Group, as well as leadership across the Laboratory, to maximize the impact to the organization, create and sustain a culture of excellence and cross-enterprise collaboration.
Duties: Organizational Competencies: Responsible for establishing and promoting a climate conducive to intellectual curiosity, creativity, innovation, collaboration, growth, productivity, and respect for others. Draft personnel requisitions, interview candidates, collaborate on the hiring decisions, and ensure that technical knowledge is exchanged within and beyond the section. Implement best management practices to ensure compliance with APL policies. Ensure that the section is staffed at the correct level and that staff are aligned appropriately. Work collaboratively across the Department and Lab to foster partnering to maximize the impact to the organization.
Facilitate and oversee the implementation of section level operational transformation initiatives. Staff Development: Support staff development and coach staff as necessary, including receiving partner feedback throughout the year. Inspire and empower the staff to create a culture that embraces excellence, problem solving, diversity of thought, inclusion, and continuous improvement. Provide resources needed to train and develop the staff to meet current and emerging needs. Communicate often with staff regarding organizational vision and provide continual feedback and coaching support. Identify and develop key talent for future leadership roles.
Ensure the section has the appropriate resources, facilities and tools needed to meet its mission. Provide technical leadership on design solutions for facilities and infrastructure projects. Assure execution of tasks, and quality and timeliness of technical design solutions through the application of best engineering practices. Leads in-house staff to prepare plans, specifications, and cost estimates for projects of varying size and complexity. Leads peers within the in-house design staff to review designs for accuracy, design intent, and code compliance. Help build upon, devise, and implement standard design practices to be followed by the team. Responsible for Building code compliance and coordination with Howard County.
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