Design Manager at Gray West

Posted in General Business 10 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Anaheim, California

Job Description:

Why Gray?

Gray is a top-ranked design-build contractor offering architecture, engineering, and construction services to domestic and international customers throughout the U.S. It’s the spirit of the people at Gray – passion, commitment and a great team environment – that makes our company a great place to work. Our purpose is to make a difference in people’s lives by creating unforgettable customer experiences and great projects. The people of Gray exemplify our core values: we put safety and quality of life first, we are customer and relationship driven and we demonstrate the golden rule - we treat others the way we want to be treated.

Gray is currently seeking an experienced Design Manager to join our A&E team here in Anaheim, CA. with the opportunity to work remotely.

Job Experience & Requirements

The ideal candidate will join us with the ability to work successfully as valuable part of the Gray team.

  • Strong Revit and AutoCAD skills

  • A well-rounded professional who can perform a broad range of tasks

  • Expert in Modeling/Drawing

  • Expert in Bluebeam

  • Coordinating with and leading consultants

  • Communicating with Customers

  • Operating on and monitoring schedule

  • Design Build experience

  • High code competency

  • Ability to engage local officials.

Highly Preferred - Desired Market Strengths:

  • Food & Beverage Manufacturing experience, processing and cold storage

  • Extensive Design Build experience

  • Must possess strong computer skills including the ability to utilize word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail, Revit and AutoCad applications. May require knowledge of applications specific to the project assigned.

Must also possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

The new team member should be an energetic, self-motivated individual who enjoys a team environment, as well as a passion for collaboration and professional development. If you are a high achiever striving to exceed expectations in a fast-paced innovative company, then Gray is the place for you.

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; degree from a technical college and a minimum of (4) four years related experience or (12) twelve years’ experience in directly related field/ position.

Essential Functions:

Manager Design Consultant budgets, schedules, quality and coordination.

Review design proposal criteria and facilitate preparation of proposal documents for use by construction personnel, subcontractors, and vendors.

Provide research regarding the project design, along with applicable code and regulatory requirements.

Consults with customer to determine functional and spatial requirements of new structure or renovation, and prepares information regarding design, specifications, materials, color, and equipment.

Prepares the layout of project and integrates engineering elements into unified design for customer review and approval.

Responsible for quality assurance and quality control of design documents for all design disciplines including but not limited to review of documents prepared by Architectural Technicians, sub-consultants and design-build subcontractors.

Prepare and administer design contracts with the customer and/or sub-consultants.

Facilitate design reviews and presentation of current design documents for customer review and approval.

Coordinates design activities with customers and Gray AE sub-consultants.

Facilitate the preparation of schematic, design development, and construction documents and manages construction administration activities for the project.

Develop a design schedule and estimate of A/E costs for projects.

Monitor project design activities to assure compliance with Gray AE standards and procedures.

Manage all administrative tasks related to design for the project.

Manage all costs related to design activities to ensure accurate cost control.

Other duties may be assigned.


Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as blueprints, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical publications or government regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees, managers, clients, customers and the general public.


Must have basic business mathematical skills, including ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or other forms.


Our Company will be proactive in employing and advancing qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other protected status.