Lead the process to deliver an efficient and economical design to illustrate added value through the bid and construction phase which satisfies client scope and the technical requirements.
Reports To: Director of Design for Turner Engineering Group (and/or to Senior Design Managers (SDM) if applicable)
This position is a part of the Headquarters Turner Engineering Group and will be located in our Reston, VA office.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Determine the fundamental direction of the design, lead the entire design team and design process continuously, from the first step in the design phase (schematic design) throughout the execution until completion. Integral part of the construction team, works closely with the Project Executive/Manager and plays a decisive leadership role. Communicate effectively between Designers, the Construction team and client representatives. Secure that design in all phases meets contractual obligations in every way through the review and approval of all construction and shop drawings generated by the design partners and subcontractors. Management of the timely delivery of all design documents. Generate and coordinate the relevant subcontractor contractual language relating to design. Initiate design reviews and leverage opportunities to optimize design or to detect risks.
Must be an Engineer or an Architect. Twenty years of industry experience as Designer. Ability to think in a highly structured manner along all design disciplines while also having the required creativity to develop specialized solutions and anticipating potential challenges and opportunities. Enjoy working in an interdisciplinary team environment while keeping an independent professional view on the design. Combined with proven ability to head up large teams and to steer through leadership skills. Proven extensive work experience in Designing, Estimating and Scheduling. Cross-functional knowledge of the key engineering disciplines (Architectural, Structural, MEP/ HVAC etc.) and the relevant trades. Must be integrative by involving specialists and experts, consultancy and support. 25 to 50 % travel is expected.
Physical Demands: Performance of the required duties will require physical ability to climb permanent and temporary stairs, passenger use of construction personnel hoists, ability to climb ladders and negotiate work areas under construction. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Performing this job requires use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, sit, talk and hear, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works on-site at the construction work site where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise in these work environments is usually moderate to very loud.