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Design Manager

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Engineering | livermore, CA | 01/18/2021

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are looking for individuals that demonstrate an understanding of working in partnership with team peers, who engage, advocate, and contribute to building an inclusive culture, and provide expertise to solve challenging problems.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Design Manager focusing on facility engineering.  You will oversee the development of construction documents prepared by engineers from all facility design disciplines including electrical (power, electronics, telecom, alarms), civil, survey, architecture, structural, and mechanical (HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, laboratory systems, controls). This position is in the Project Management Office (PMO).

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role you will 

  • Manage the technical criteria and work effort of multi-disciplinary engineering teams working on complex building and laboratory facility design projects for new construction and the renovation and remodeling of existing facilities.
  • Provide oversight of construction document development and review the documents for consistency, conformance with the criteria and scope, and cross-discipline coordination.
  • Facilitate the coordination and communication of the project scope and technical criteria between the project engineers and client and/or project manager.
  • Manage all project reviews and approvals for assigned projects by collecting and disseminating construction documents, receiving and consolidating comments, coordinating responses and corrections, and managing the drawing signature process, as well as the review of construction submittals and oversight of construction field activities and installations.
  • Prepare procurement documents for the subcontracting of outside consultant Architectural/Engineering (A/E) services to supplement internal engineering capability, such as Statements of Work, technical criteria, design effort estimates and schedules.
  • Prepare project scopes, technical criteria, and engineering design estimates and schedules, and manage the contracts of outside A/E firms performing design services for PMO.
  • Prepare designs and engineering studies for conventional equipment and components in complex building environments supporting research activities.
  • Prepare construction documents for designs, including construction drawings, construction specifications, and procurement specifications for the pre-purchase of LLNL furnished equipment and ensure construction documents that have been prepared by both internal staff and external A/E firms are in conformance with applicable Building Codes and LLNL Standards.
  • Provide engineering design and support to projects not under your direct management which may include drawing production, redlines, design reviews and calculations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the TSS.4 level 

  • Provide Subject Matter Expert advice to management for projects related to the design, construction and operation of laboratory and office facilities.
  • Serve as the spokesperson for the PMO Design & Engineering Division on specialized projects or programs.
  • Mentor peers and less experienced junior engineers in engineering principles and practices.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture or engineering or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • California Professional Engineering Registration in appropriate engineering discipline or reciprocity from another state within twelve months.
  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary design teams.
  • Significant experience in design management, including project planning, scheduling, professional services estimates, and adherence to completion dates.
  • Significant experience troubleshooting and analyzing complex system problems and developing criteria and scopes of work that can be used to successfully restore the proper operation of the system.
  • Experience utilizing design/build project delivery methods.
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable state and national construction codes and standards.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication, skills, necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and explain technical information and provide advice to management.
  • Significant experience in the use of Microsoft Office software and experience with AutoCAD for the preparation of working drawings.- Bachelor’s degree in architecture or engineering or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • California Professional Engineering Registration in appropriate engineering discipline or reciprocity from another state within twelve months.
  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary design teams.
  • Significant experience in design management, including project planning, scheduling, professional services estimates, and adherence to completion dates.
  • Significant experience troubleshooting and analyzing complex system problems and developing criteria and scopes of work that can be used to successfully restore the proper operation of the system.
  • Experience utilizing design/build project delivery methods.
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable state and national construction codes and standards.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication, skills, necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and explain technical information and provide advice to management.
  • Significant experience in the use of Microsoft Office software and experience with AutoCAD for the preparation of working drawings.

Additional qualifications at the TSS.4 level 

  • Subject matter expert knowledge of design, construction and operation of laboratory and office facilities, and engineering principles.
  • Expert verbal and written communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain and advise senior management.
  • Experience leading and developing teams.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Knowledge of applicable DOE Orders and Federal Standards.
  • Membership in appropriate professional organizations and USGBC LEED AP certification.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Most positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement).  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

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