Senior Design Manager - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Los Angeles
United States

United States of America - California, Los Angeles

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 Senior Design Manager in Los Angeles, CA for an Education project.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to…

  • Develops, coordinates and updates LAUSD’s standards and guidelines, including Educational Specifications, School Design Guide and space program templates.

  • Meets with instructional staff, school sites, and architects to define facility attributes that will support and enhance the instructional programs.

  • Develops standards and guidelines to ensure that both new and modernized facilities meet educational requirements.

  • Coordinates with School Occupancy Transition Unit (Furniture and Interiors Group) to develop furniture and equipment solutions to meet educational needs.

  • Conducts post-occupancy assessments with instructional staff to determine necessary improvements or adjustments to District Standards.

  • Reviews and supports development of project space programs that align with District standard education specifications and respond to each school’s instructional needs.

  • Review project design deliverables and provide comments regarding the appropriateness of the space planning and the physical adjacencies.

  • Coordinates with California Department of Education (CDE) requirements. Supports review and submittal for CDE plan approval.

  • Plans, organizes, and directs the design activities for the School Upgrade Program and critical repair 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 District’s design process for the Facilities Planning and Development Division to ensure that plans are within functional program, budgetary, environmental and legal 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.

  • 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 firms.

  • 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 the Office of the Environmental Health and Safety, A/E Design Services, Maintenance and Operations, School Occupancy Transitional Unit, Asbestos Technical Unit and Local Districts.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

This position does not include sponsorship for United States Work Authorization

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree plus six (6) years of related experience, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15 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 this experience must be with the design, planning and construction of educational facilities or similar public agencies

  • Master’s degree in Architecture or Engineering

  • Continuing education and training specific to educational facilities planning preferred

  • Accredited Learning Environments Planner (ALEP) designation or Recognized Educational Facility Planner (REFP) designation preferred

  • 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

  • Experience with LEED and/or the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS)

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. 228251BR

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.