Design Manager

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID
Architecture / Design

About Vanir

Vanir Construction Management, Inc. has been exceeding client expectations for 35 years. Our progressive growth and quality of service has led Vanir to become consistently ranked among the top construction management firms in the nation by Engineering News-Record. As we continue growing into new areas and markets, our focus is to maintain a team of creative, ambitious, and visionary individuals. 


Job Description

  • Manages, develops, and coordinates the District’s design process for the Facilities Services Division to ensure that plans are within functional program, budgetary, environmental and legal requirements
  • Manages multiple projects, including engineering repair and critical repair, through interaction with Architects, consultants, and District personnel to ensure timely completion of these projects
  • Oversees the building design process to ensure compliance with the client’s standards and guidelines for the District 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, select and procure 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 all steps within the project are documented and that the documentation meets legal requirements
  • Reviews design changes submitted to ensure project remains within budget
  • Monitors project planning and design status to report findings, recommendations, and updates
  • Performs others duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or Engineering is required
  • Minimum 8 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 is required
  • 4 years of this experience must be with the design, planning and construction of educational facilities or similar public agencies
  • 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 is preferred

How to Apply

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