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AECOM Design Manager - Education in Bakersfield, California

United States of America - California, Bakersfield

Job Summary

The Program Management/Construction Management (PM/CM) business line specializes in the management of design and construction of community infrastructure facilities for education, healthcare, national governments, sports and leisure, justice, cultural venues, and commercial needs. From concept through completion, we provide necessary technical and administrative services to help our clients meet their program objectives. Our professionals serve as an extension of our clients' staff, protecting their interests as our own, and often working within our clients' offices. As an industry leader in PM/CM, we oversee activities ranging from planning, coordination, scheduling and cost control, to design, construction and commissioning.

AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Design Manager in Bakersfield, CA for an Education project.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plans, organizes, and directs the design activities for the Measure J Bond Program and critical infrastructure projects. Functions as the lead design professional in the Design Department providing quality review, implementation of policy and procedures and interface and coordinates with the Division of State Architects (DSA)

  • Manages, develops, and coordinates the Program Management Team’s design process for the Master Planned Facilities approved by the District to ensure that plans are within functional program, budgetary, environmental and legal requirements

  • Manages multiple projects through interaction with Architects, consultants, and District personnel from project conception, through draft to final review, approval, and handoff to Project Execution

  • Oversees the building design process to ensure compliance with District standards and guidelines by working with design professionals and various District administrators to ensure that new and modernized structures meet both educational and building standards requirements

  • Establishes and follows a process to identify and select the architectural firm best suited for each project based on the firms qualifications and ability to meet performance standards

  • Provides Architects with clear and consistent direction with regard to goals and objectives, standards, site, schedule, and budget for each project

  • Establishes and follows an effective and efficient design review process to ensure that the design meets the overall goals and objectives for the project, provides maximum value for dollars budgeted, and are appropriate and enduring to meet the functional needs of the District, the local community, and the environment

  • Ensures that decisions are made in a timely manner

  • Ensures that all steps within the project are documented and that the documentation meets legal requirements

  • Reviews design changes submitted to ensure project remains within budget

  • Recommends architectural firm assignment from an established list of pre-qualified architectural firm

  • Participates in community relations and outreach programs to create understanding and acceptance of District building projects design within the community

  • Coordinates with a host of professional staff who support the design function for the District

  • Develops continuing education opportunities, i.e., seminars and workshops, to learn and share-up-to-date information on working with architects and contractors

  • Coordinates project activities with other District organizational branches and departments such as Maintenance and Operations

  • Works with Project and Construction Management Team members throughout design process to coordinate efforts and facility efficient communications and delegation of work

  • Performs others duties as assigned, including management of other subconsultants required to execute design services, including, but not limited to asbestos testing, soils analysis, CGS coordination, pre-construction tasks such as CEQA, coordination with applicable entities for approvals and guidance, environmental clearances, etc.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree plus two (2) years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Experience managing multiple design projects simultaneously

  • Experience managing design projects under multiple delivery methods including Design-Build.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10 years full time paid professional experience managing the facilities design, or the planning and coordination of capital projects that included the overall design, contract administration, cost estimating, and scheduling activities

  • 5 years of experience with the design, planning and construction of educational facilities or similar public agencies

  • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Engineering

  • A valid Certificate of Registration as an Architect by the California State Architectural Board or Professional Engineer by the State Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors

  • Community College Construction Experience

  • Experience with the Division of State Architects (DSA) construction/design process

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line PMCM

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 217580BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Accessibility/Reasonable Accommodations

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