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Design Manager, Senior - Industrial Construction at Gray West

Posted in General Business 16 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.

Job Experience & Requirements

Desired Market Strengths - Highly Preferred


  • Food & Beverage Manufacturing Processing or Cold Storage experience

  • Extensive Design Build experience

  • Food Processing Equipment

  • MEP utility systems, including wastewater systems

  • Cold Storage Equipment and be knowledgeable in thermal control and vapor barriers

  • Preferred candidates must have completed at least five such projects as the Project Manager with complete knowledge of complex mechanical and electrical systems and equipment


Experience should demonstrate effective execution of diverse project types with increasing levels of complexity and design-build delivery systems. Experience should demonstrate the ability to produce complete Contract Documents of high quality on time with a high understanding and commitment to preventing scope creep. Must be able to effectively coordinate between all project design disciplines and equipment vendors. Experience should demonstrate the ability to effectively and simultaneously manage multiple projects or assignments and perform construction administration duties to the satisfaction of our customers (internal and external).

Must possess proficient computer skills including the ability to utilize word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail, BlueBeam, AutoCad, and Revit 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; or a minimum of fifteen years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum five (5) years of experience as a Design Manager of Design projects.

Preferred candidates will have completed at least five food and beverage projects as the Design Manager with strong experience in Cold Storage, MEP and Food Processing.

Essential Responsibilities

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

Manage design consultants, including scope, fee, and contracts.

Provide research regarding the project design, along with applicable code and regulatory requirements. Must have a working knowledge of Building Codes, Fire Codes, NFPA, Health Department Requirements, and various food safety codes.

Responsible to comply with Gray West tools, systems and procedures, with Procore as the main project management software.

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

Acts as a mentor to one or two Architectural Technicians or Assistant Design Managers.

Work along side with Project Manager to deliver project on time and within budget.

Physical demand and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the team member is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and arms, reach, and talk or hear. They are regularly required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 lbs, and occasionally lift or move up to 100 lbs. Specific vision abilities include accurate near and distant vision.

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