Senior Design Manager - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - Washington, Seattle

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Senior Design Manager to support implementation of building design templates and standards for various building design programs. The successful candidate will be responsible for working with the team to design criteria and templates that govern the design of technologically advanced facilities. The role will be based in Seattle, Washington and will include occasional travel, this role can also be telecommute from anywhere.


At AECOM , we believe infrastructure creates opportunities for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development megaproject, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy, and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

About DCS—Program and Project Management

As an industry leader in program and construction management, we partner with clients to support projects from concept to completion. From education, healthcare, transportation, and water facilities to sports, leisure, cultural arts, and other public gathering venues, we deliver on the promise of protecting our clients’ interests as our own and building partnerships with the communities we serve.

The right candidate will demonstrate a track record of successes in performing at a high level of productivity in an extremely fast paced environment. Responsibility for implementation of design standards includes coordination of site plans, architectural, civil, electrical, mechanical and plumbing, low voltage, fire protection, signage, incorporation of storage and material handling equipment, and alignment with internal stakeholders.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Support a team that is creating new, efficient, and economical building designs for various business segment programs.

  • Participate in workshops that drive alignment on key issues, design practices, new building designs, and initiatives with the focus of reducing the cost of construction and maintenance while enhancing associate experience and operational excellence.

  • Collaborate and coordinate with a wide variety of internal operations, design, and engineering stakeholders to increase the efficiency of the programming and design process.

  • Coordinate with third party architects, engineers, designers and internal stakeholders responsible for creating the building design programs and templates.

  • Support technical design review of building design templates and site-specific designs to ensure adherence to design standards.

  • Model excellence in collaboration and stakeholder alignment.

  • Responsible for project and building design program support as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS in Architecture + eight (8) years of relevant experience or demonstrated experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five (5) years of experience in architecture or relevant positions

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Project experience from design phase through construction administration

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Bluebeam Revu, Autodesk Revit, and Autodesk BIM 360

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. 254893BR

Virtual: 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.