Facilities Design Associate
TDS - Washington, DC

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Job Description:
This position will develop and prepare strategic and tactical space plans for teams including but not limited to designated areas within the buildings including programming, headcount and adjacency requirements and problem solving of special needs for storage, production and collaboration space. Coordinate the planning, scheduling and execution of large group moves. Will facilitate pre-move meetings and set objectives, implement plans and provide direction and oversight to the tactical support team and move process team and all related electrical, telecommunications and equipment installation and solutions to ensure process and data flow is accurate and complete.

This position will interface with cross-functional service delivery teams, external service providers and impacted Company department/business unit to successfully develop space solutions meeting occupant requirements. Commit to excellent customer service; interface with customers and service providers to validate, define and execute project requirements. Consult and collaborate with the Facilities Project Managers and other space planners to ensure space requirements, new office configurations and related work is completed. Excellent communications skills both written and verbal will be required.

Produce and maintain AutoCAD drawings, as well as floor plans for all buildings, including employee names, seat numbers, jack numbers, and all other applicable workspace information. Develop space plans and layout options to support occupant needs and will update and maintain building and employee information in Facilities database. Perform periodic building audits to verify that employee location, furniture layout and room configuration is correctly noted on floor plans and in Facilities database.

As part of the Facilities team will perform work in support of the team that links daily work with the company mission. In addition, you'll participate in initiatives, programs and plans to support the team environment and will be accountable to identify problems and develop solutions and may coordinate the work of employees assigned to project teams.

Requirements Skills:
Minimum of 1 - 2 years professional experience in a corporate environment responsible for space planning and managing move processes and resources

Ability to read, understand and direct CAD work on floor plans, schematics, shop drawings and blueprints

Proficiency with AutoCAD applications and systems

Knowledge of office space design, building codes, local compliance requirements to the federal fire code, city, state and federal regulations and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) regulations

Intermediate-level computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project

Strong customer service orientation with a sincere desire to satisfy client requirements

Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy to all levels of management

Must have a strong commitment to safety and quality

Must have the ability to safely move around sites under different phases of construction. This may include maneuvering through, around and over construction supplies, debris, etc; climbing stairs if building elevators inaccessible and/or inoperable during construction phase, may also include cleanroom access and wearing appropriate cleanroom outerwear (full smock)

Ability to work extended hours and/or weekends during peak times with little or no advanced notice

Desired Skills:
Prior experience creating and implementing process improvements is preferred

Prior experience with space allocation plans and Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) software is preferred

Knowledge and understanding of infrastructure and operational needs of a major corporate campus work environment is preferred

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TDS, #504 on the 2014 Fortune® 1000, provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to...