AIA FW Job Board

Posted 4-11-18


The Campus Planning group within the Facilities Planning, Design & Construction Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Design Specialist to join our team.

Facilities Planning, Design & Construction consists of seven sub-groups: Campus Planning, Auxiliary Planning, Landscape Planning, Engineering, Estimating, Construction Inspection, and Facilities Planning Resources. For additional information on FPDC you may visit our website at:

The Facilities Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Design Specialist to join our team.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists with project scheduling, estimating and coordination with team members, consultants, contractors and vendors.
  • Understanding of the design process from project programming, space planning, product specification, pricing, and construction documents.
  • A working knowledge developing construction documents using design specific software programs including AutoCAD and such other 3d software programs.
  • Understanding of applicable codes, ordinances and regulations. Knowledge should include but not limited to American Disabilities Act Guidelines and Life Safety codes.
  • Place orders for materials and oversee installation of design elements. Project site visits to ensure compliance.


The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Interior Design, or related field and two years of professional related experience; or any equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Physical ability to access work areas which may be in confined spaces or elevated heights.
  • Proficiency in specific software may be required.


The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms and possession of a strong analytical and problem solving ability.
  • Depth of working knowledge using AutoCAD, Sketch-up, Adobe products, Excel, Power Point.

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