Zweig Group's newest managerial resource, Job Descriptions and Organizational Charts for A/E/P & Environmental Consulting Firms, second edition, aims to help architectural, engineering, planning, and environmental leaders answer that all-important question: What's in a name (or job title)? And, the publication takes its analysis a step further, offering dozens of organizational, office and departmental charts depicting where those titles should fall in a firm's overall hierarchy.
"Architectural, engineering, planning and environmental firms are living organizations," said Andrea Bennett, Zweig Group's research and publications manager. "Ongoing advancements in materials and technologies require evolving companies to create positions that can serve the needs of increasingly advanced client-bases. This second edition includes updates to Zweig Group's original A/E Job Descriptions (2003) with job titles such as BIM CAD manager, BIM coordinator, BIM manager, and BIM specialist. Our hope is that the inclusion of these technologically specific positions will help readers determine the positions that they might need to add to best serve their clients."
The book is divided by disciplines, including architecture, computer aided drafting, clerical and administrative, construction and inspection, engineering, environmental, finance and accounting, human resources, information technology, interiors, landscape architecture and planning, marketing, operations, project management, surveying and GIS, and top management. Each job description lays out the duties; experience; education; and knowledge, skills, and abilities that are required and/or preferred to successfully complete the work.
"Three major features that really set this publication apart are its specificity to the architectural, engineering, planning and environmental consulting industry, which is, of course, inherent in everything Zweig Group does," Bennett said. "In addition to that, we have denoted each discipline by tabbing the pages, so that readers can easily find the information they need without returning to the contents page. Lastly, Job Descriptions and Organizational Charts offers readers another piece to the HR puzzle by providing the most recent average salaries, as determined by respondents to Zweig Group's 2016 Salary Surveys, for several positions within the book."
In addition to more than 300 job descriptions, Job Descriptions and Organizational Charts for A/E/P & Environmental Consulting Firms, second edition, also includes more than 60 organizational charts for firms, offices and departments, denoted by discipline and staff size.
"Once readers know the positions they need and about how much they should pay them, this book also serves as a benchmark for determining where to place them in the organization and/or its offices and departments, and it's important to note that all of the listings and charts are used by real-world firms. The inclusion of all of this data really does make for a comprehensive publication."
Job Descriptions and Organizational Charts for A/E/P & Environmental Consulting Firms is available now for $250 (print) or $150 (digital) at zweiggroup.com/books.php. For more information on this or any Zweig Group publication, email [email protected] or call 800.466.6275.