Design Manager at Gray Architects & Engineers PSC

Posted in General Business 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Job Description:

Why Gray AE?

Gray AE is a top-ranked design-build firm offering architecture and engineering services to domestic and international customers throughout the U.S. It’s the spirit of the people at Gray AE – 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 AE 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.

Who we want… (Requirements)

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; degree from a technical college; or minimum of seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must possess basic computer skills including the ability to utilize word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail and AutoCad applications. May require knowledge of applications specific to the project assigned. Must also possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.This position can be based in Lexington, Charlotte, Birmingham, Atlanta and we will consider remote for the right candidate.

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 AE 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.

What we expect… (Essential Functions)

  • 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.

Physical Demands & 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.

Frequently in a normal office environment where noise level is moderate and temperature/humidity is controlled. Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, and outside weather conditions. May be exposed to high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold and/or heat, risk of electrical shock, explosives and vibrations. Noise level on the job site is normally moderate to loud. Overtime will be required. Some travel will be required.

Supervisory Responsibilities

May supervise 1 to 3 team members such as Architectural Technicians and Assistant Design Managers. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training team members, planning, assigning, and directing work; provides input for appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining team members; addressing complaints and resolving problems.