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Jacobs Design Manager (K12) in Destin, Florida

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Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we don’t settle – always looking beyond to raise the bar and deliver with excellence. We apply our expertise and knowledge as we look into the future with great optimism and focus. We don’t settle until we give our best and know that we’re making a difference.  

We are looking for a driven and curious Design Manager to support a K12 capital improvement program in the southeast. This entails the design management and contract administration of Architectural/Engineering firms providing contract documents for new facilities, additions, and capital renewal.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Administer various planning and design meetings and coordinate all reviews for due diligence. Communicate this information in various report formats to capital programs leaders.

  • Assist in the development and review of the assigned programming criteria for multiple school projects. Notify Program Director if there are omissions or discrepancies.

  • Assist with due diligence reports and site approvals.

  • Assist Program Director in reviewing architect/consultant proposals associated with the pre-design, design and construction phase.

  • Assist Program Director in preparation of scope of work, design deliverables and schedule milestones for incorporation into standard design subcontracts.

  • Assist Program Director in preparing/updating educational specifications and design requirements documents.

  • Maintain Design Summary Sheets for each project containing project name, scope description, deliverables milestone dates/phasing and key contacts (architects, consultants).

  • Ensure design team understands document management requirements and monitor deliverables.

  • Verify that design and code requirements have been defined by the project architect and have been indicated on the design documents.

  • Establish design review sessions and format for documenting comments. Assist and coordinate plan reviewers as needed. Follow up to ensure that design comments are properly incorporated.

  • Coordinate a high-level review of the design documents (drawings & specifications) to assess compliance with Owner’s Standards, Design Requirements, and the approved program criteria.

  • Monitor schedule milestones associated with design (including design submittal dates, design review periods, and estimate milestones). Notify Program Director and Program Scheduler of delays or potential delays.

  • Ensure Design Issues List is maintained for each project and distributed to appropriately. Track the resolution of issues and alert the Program Director if timely responses are not received.

  • Attend design coordination meetings with architectural team on a regular basis to assess design progress and quality. Meetings shall be conducted at a frequency consistent with the stage of design. Include the appropriate project staff in these meetings and document results.

  • Ensure that the program criteria is updated at the conclusion of each design phase.

  • Maintain design checklist in preparation for transition to construction.

  • Ensure that the requisite Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) are engaged for required reviews and approvals at the appropriate design milestone (as applicable). Assist in the reconciliation and implementation of comments received.

  • Provide review of A/E invoices associated with design phase services.

  • Support the evaluation process for architects and for consultants associated with the pre-design and design phase.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture (preferred), Construction, Building Science or Engineering

  • 3+ years of experience in planning and design management related services, reviews, and coordination with increasing job responsibilities.

Essential Functions:

Intermittent sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, and lifting. Lifting requirements limited to 20 lbs. in the form of supplies, drawings, etc. Longest distance carried of 50 feet. Hand manipulation is required for simple grasping, pushing and pulling, and fine manipulation. Right and/or left hands utilized. Occasional need to reach and/or work above the shoulder, for supplies, as well as below the shoulder for same. No foot controls necessary. Must be alert to equipment in the field as there will be occasional construction site visits. Will work near construction job site equipment when in the field, occasional need to work near hazardous equipment and machinery, occasional need to walk on uneven ground, exposure to dust, gas or fumes, exposure to noise, extremes in temperature or humidity, and potential work at heights.

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

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