The Design Manager (DM) is responsible for all aspects of the management of the design elements including the schedule for design and the production and quality control of technical submission drawings and design narratives associated with Design Assist,
Design-Build, and Construction Management type contracts. The DM works directly with the Owner, the Design Team, the Construction Team’s Operations staff, and Preconstruction/Purchasing. This position reports to the Director of Purchasing.
Management and Team leadership
Ensure timely completion of design project
Coordinate and supervise employees and consultants
Hold team members accountable for their actions
Work as pre-construction representative throughout the design process
Maintain communication between the design and construction teams at all times
Maintain close liaison with Owner and Design Team
Facilitate design decision-making
Provide technical and design input and preparation of documents for approval, construction and contract administration
Involvement in key meetings and discussions
Maintain contact with networks and Design Firms
Be familiar with and be able to negotiate A/E price proposals
Attend and chair design meetings with the owner, A/E and subcontractors
Monitor the planning and permitting of approval processes and contractual obligations
Liaison with agencies, as required.
Review and analyze contract documents to determine contractual obligations
Develop and maintain log of design assumptions and design betterments
Develop expectations for content and quality of design at various stages of project
Review and provide comments on final concept drawings and working drawings
Review progress design drawings for compliance and bridging documents and budgets
Perform estimating services during the design period, including verification that pricing matches the design narrative and technical drawing product
Assist Business Development
Preparation of technical proposals
Preparation and delivery of oral presentations
Possess strong team building; interpersonal; decision making, problem solving, and negotiating skills
This position requires strong verbal communication skills.
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three (3) years of design phase management experience as it relates to construction management and/or general contracting.
In lieu of bachelor’s degree, high school diploma and a minimum of eight (8) years design phase management experience as it relates to construction management and/or general contracting is required.
A substantial background in Design Build contracting and process management; and having worked on either the contractor or consultancy side with a proven record of leading a team from design to construction with an emphasis on building client relationships
High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering or construction management
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