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Posted: 11/26/2014

The Mannik & Smith Group Inc.
Human Resources

We are a progressive Civil Engineering and Environmental Consulting Group with eight offices located in Ohio and Michigan. Technical skill, relationships and leadership are the foundation of The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. and have been not just a tradition, but a way of doing business for nearly 60 years. People are the heart of our company. Continuous training in current technology and encouragement to be creative while remaining faithful to our core values solidifies that our employees are our most appreciated asset. A knowledgeable and technically savvy staff creates the ability to positively impact the value of our projects. Comprehensive services, along with talented and dedicated professionals, combined with the culture of the company set by Jaan Mannik, PE and C. Michael Smith, PE create a benchmark for professional service companies in the Midwest. As one of the premier multi-disciplined consulting firms we work with an exclusive collection of some of the best and fastest growing private entities, municipalities and governmental agencies in the region, nation and around the globe. Constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of both the public and private sectors here and abroad, the success of MSG is built on partnerships, detailed and process oriented delivery of projects and quite simply, by living up to the one position that can only be earned, a trusted advisor to our Clients. Our Mission… The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. offers an innovative and solution oriented approach to helping clients complete successful projects by employing creativity to solve problems, maximizing value and reaching cost effective client solutions.

Architectural Historian
Professional Opportunity
Detroit, MI

The Detroit office of The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. (MSG) is seeking a qualified architectural historian meeting the requirements of 36 CFR Part 61 for the position of Historic District Commission (HDC) staff, a contracted position with the City of Detroits Planning & Development Department. Applicants must hold a masters degree in historic preservation or closely related field.

The responsibilities of the job include: permit application reviews in locally designated historic districts with residents, contractors or other city staff; fieldwork to identify compliance with the Detroit historic district ordinance; demolition by neglect monitoring; and monthly commission meetings. Applicants must be able to meet deadlines, write technical reports with architectural descriptions, review work specifications and apply the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Rehabilitation, prepare monthly reports, and perform data entry and project tracking. Additional responsibilities may include Section 106 duties including field photography of individual buildings and streetscape views; identification and evaluation of historic properties; property, historic maps and atlases research; searching building permits; and report preparation. Preferred candidates will be familiar with Microsoft programs including Access, Adobe Acrobat, digital photography and photo software.

The position is based in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center in downtown Detroit. Rate of pay is negotiable based on qualifications.

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How to apply
Email cover letter and resume to Cathy Niese, cniese@manniksmithgroup.com, on or before December 31,2014.
Cathy Niese
Phone: 4193676982
1800 Indianwood Circle Dr.
Maumee, OH 43537

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