Engineer

From the deep forests in Sweden, we have spread our culture and values around the world. At the heart of our offer are our beautiful home-furnishing products and solutions, made with care for our planet, reaching millions of customers.

WHO YOU ARE

KNOWLEDGE YOU NEED

Project management: Knowledge of how to initiate, plan, execute, control, and close a project.

Construction management: Knowledge of how to initiate, plan, organize, execute, and manage the construction of properties

Design management: Knowledge of setting up, organization, management, and follow-up the design of properties throughout the project development.

Technical Due Diligence: Knowledge of Due Diligence methods and tools on technical evaluation, cost evaluation and risk assessment.

Sustainable construction and building performance: Knowledge of principles of energy, water, emissions, and waste management in a construction project to keep the environmental impact to a minimum; included the knowledge of energy modelling and life cycle cost evaluation.

Sustainable construction: Knowledge about BREEAM and LEED including evaluation of low impact construction materials.

Construction materials and engineering solutions: Knowledge of different construction materials and engineering solutions, suitability in accordance with price, functionality, durability and otherwise pros and cons.

Software relevant for Construction: Knowledge of tools for timeline management (e.g.: MS Project), document management (e.g.: CAD manual, ProjectPlace, Hummingbird), design management (e.g.: AutoCad for 2D or Revit, Navisworks for 3D), and other common software (e.g.: Word, Excel, Power Point).

Cost control: Knowledge of how to implement a budget starting from the land investment, till the final cost estimate and later the cost follow-up, including the knowledge of appropriate tools, cost benchmarking and how to recognize and prevent any deviation.

Permission process: Knowledge of local and national authority permission process regarding design and construction activities throughout the project development, included the knowledge of processes, ways of working, rules etc.

Construction market, development & trends: Knowledge of the local and national construction standards, codes, and rules, including their cost drivers and structures.

Construction HSE (Health, Safety and Environment): Knowledge of how to create a safe construction site and environment for all the site people that is compliant with IKEA standards and national safety and environment standards.

Property safety: Knowledge of requirements (company specific and local/national) in providing a structurally safe property, equipped with life safety & property protection systems (e.g.: fire protection systems).

Quality management in construction: Knowledge of internal requirements, methods, and tools to set up and secure quality during design and construction work throughout the project development and during the warranty period (post-project).

Construction contracts and legal issues: Knowledge of IKEA and local construction and design contract types, with their relevant attachment, included a basic knowledge of the most common legal issues and claims, throughout the project development and during the warranty period (post-project).

YOU ARE:

Innovative and open to new solutions with a passion for doing business, always keeping sustainability in mind.

Interested in building technology.

Motivated to contribute to an environment where the IKEA culture is a strong and living reality that embraces the diversity of co-workers and customers.

Service minded and customer driven.

Good in networking: able to build and maintain a system of strategic business connections.

Planner and Organizer: able to coordinate and direct activities (incl. virtual) to help achieve business objectives.

Able to process information: you will gather, organize, and analyze different sources of information

Focused on quality: you strive to meet quality standards and produce quality work.

Able to drive innovation: Stimulates creative ideas and perspectives that add value.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS YOU HAVE:

You have a university degree in engineering or architecture.

Several years of experience working with engineering design in construction is needed.

Experience within the retail sector is an advantage.

Ability to communicate confidently and clearly in English.

Ability to communicate in Czech/Slovak is needed.

Ability to communicate in Hungarian is an advantage.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

WHAT OUR TEAM DO

As engaged, open-minded and curious experts, we take responsibility for the real estate business at IKEA as a trustworthy, appreciated and wanted business partner. We secure new and maintain existing physical locations to meet the needs of the many people. We provide strategic insight based on our knowledge and understanding of the real estate portfolio in IKEA. We take the lead in delivering safe, compliant, sustainable, and innovative property solutions with life cycle cost on top of our mind. We actively maintain and secure that our properties are kept in relevant shape for the business.

What will be your mission?

You will support the construction business of IKEA in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia, with engineering/technical/architectural aspects in mind to deliver safe, compliant, sustainable, and innovative property solutions.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY TASKS

Provide technical know-how based on current IKEA standards and national best practice to deliver safe, compliant, sustainable, and innovative property solutions.

Lead the development on how to engage with designers to continuously find cost efficient and innovative design processes by optimizing the delivery of our partners and stakeholder’s competence and knowledge into the project design.

Work and engage closely with Construction Manager and Construction Project Managers to optimize, innovate, and develop the best for project methods for design-construct interaction.

Lead and coordinate all Engineering work developed in CZ, HU, and SK and align implementation and communication of those activities with internal and external stakeholders, including supporting the projects within the current key competence areas:

Structural and Architectural Design

Fire and Risk Engineering

HVAC Systems and Energy Modelling, Electrical Systems

LCC & LCA calculations

Technical Solutions and Innovations for PPP & BREEAM

Design Management: Procurement, Development and Coordination

Support colleagues from construction teams regarding technical/engineering/architectural aspects.

Co-ordinate and maintain the knowledgebase regarding IKEA requirements and local/national code requirements relating to the design and construction of IKEA buildings.

Maintain and secure up-to-date awareness and understanding of all frameworks, guidelines and initiatives issued internally by IKEA, and ensure these are communicated to Construction Project Managers and external partners as needed.

Provide support to the project development phase in terms of engineering and architectural matters.

Evaluate the technical aspects of new construction techniques and follow the national development in the field of construction engineering.

Cooperate with the Facility Management teams in CZ, HU, and SK to develop best practice, obtain feedback, and increase the technical knowledge of co-workers.

Support Construction Project Managers to:

Clarify all IKEA requirements, standards, and guidelines

Selection process of external consultants

Detailed architectural and engineering design

Negotiate alternative technical solutions during the tender phase of IKEA projects.

Managing the quality control of the design and construction work.

Ensure satisfactory commissioning, testing, training and hand-over of the technical and building systems to Facility Management co-workers.

About this work area

Without us our many co-workers and customers wouldn’t have an IKEA to go to. We make sure to secure, build and maintain our physical locations - from stores to offices to factories – to meet the needs of the many people. Together we lead the way in delivering safe, compliant, sustainable, and innovative solutions for every property. And we feel a great sense of pride in seeing everything working smoothly!

Information about the vacancy

Job location

Hlavní město Praha region

Employment type

Full-time work

Type of employment

Employment contract

Duration of employment

Permanent

Benefits

Occasional work from home, foreign business trips, educational courses, training, holidays 5 weeks, bonuses, cafeteria, transport allowance, contribution holiday, contributions to the pension / life insurance, contribution to sport / culture / leisure, discount on company products / services, cell phone, notebook, refreshments on workplace, meal tickets / catering allowance

Required education

University

Required languages

English (advanced), Czech (advanced)

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IKEA Česká republika

Contact

IKEA Česká republika
Eva Prskavcová