Standard Job Description

A standard job description describes work at a high level and connects UW job titles to similar job titles in the market. It is a general set of responsibilities, without regard to any specific employee, that describes the work an employee performs and their role and impact to the organization.

Salary information for jobs outside of salary ranges 15-35 is located on the UW System Compensation Appendices webpage.

Title Details
Job TitleArchitecture and Engineering Director (Inst)
Job CodeFP090
Scaled JobNo
Salary Grade29
Family NameFacilities and Capital Planning
Sub Family NameArchitecture and Engineering Services
Job Overview
Job SummaryDirects a program or project related to architecture or engineering. Provides oversight and direction including planning and scheduling of projects, project design and design review, estimating, allocation of resources, code review/compliance, engineering consultation, and construction support. Directs and manages staff.
Job Responsibilities
  • Oversees program for project development and client services
  • Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
  • Provides input and supervises the preparation of the written project scopes of work and other concept phase documents and guides the preparation of estimates and project budgets
  • Coordinates the scheduling and assigning of project teams
  • Serves as the lead technical representative for matters involving code compliance, construction contract changes, and claims
  • Monitors a portfolio of projects, regularly communicates the progress and current status of all projects and related issues, and makes recommendations for process improvements
  • Ensures staff provides expert engineering consultation services to supported schools, colleges, divisions, inspectors, and others
  • Forecasts workload in preparation of resource planning requests
Additional Information
Employee CategoryLimited (LI)
Supervision RequiredYes
FLSA ExemptExempt
Education*Fulfills all requirements as outlined by the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services: - Required

*All preferred education can be fulfilled with comparable experience, unless education is listed as required for the job.

Scaled Jobs in the Library

The title and salary structure continues the idea of creating additional job titles for some jobs found systemwide or university-wide based on a small, medium, and large designation. We call this scaling. If there is a scaled job available, universities should choose that job for their employees.

  • Scaling is not title progression.
  • Scaling is a type of further refining the market pricing for a job.
  • For example,


    TTC Title


    Athletics Assoc Dir


    Athletics Assoc Dir (B)


    Athletics Assoc Dir (C)


Institution Scale
System A – no ( )
Milwaukee A – no ( )
Eau Claire (B)
La Crosse (B)
Oshkosh (B)
Platteville (B)
Stevens Point (B)
Stout (B)
Whitewater (B)
Green Bay (C)
River Falls (C)
Parkside (C)
Superior (C)

Scale is based on the size and budget of a university.


(Inst) typically designates institution-wide or systemwide scope and a non-institution version of the same job title typically indicates use at a School/College/Division/Department-level.

Minimum Education Requirements

The minimum preferred education represent the systemwide shared minimum elements of each job description. When posting for an open position, universities can add additional requirements or preferences to their specific recruitment.

[updateD September 12, 2022]