Design Manager - Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
02 Sep 2016
06 Jan 2017
BI 0000M1
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Nationwide Global Buildings Design team consists of 2500 professionals focused on leadership in technology, process innovation, and sustainability. Jacobs ranks #1 in the Engineering/Architecture, Construction Management, and BIM-Engineering categories; and is also leading Engineering Design firm in the Healthcare, Data Center, University, Government and Corporate Commercial sector. We provide award winning planning, architecture, interior design, engineering, construction management, program management, and design-build of new buildings; as well as expansion, renovation and refurbishment of existing facilities for public and private sector clients. Our collaborative approach allows us successfully deliver fully integrated professional services for a broad range of clients and project types worldwide.

Position Summary

This position reports to Manager of Operations, and has supervisory responsibility for engineering discipline leaders, group leaders, and other engineering design staff within the department. Responsibilities include overseeing the engineering design function to ensure compliance with company standards and guidelines. Through delegation and collaboration; candidate will direct activities of engineers and design staff engaged in planning, designing, coordinating, and supervising design and construction of building projects for clients according to their desires, needs, and financial resources.

  • Responsible for all projects assigned to unit
  • Manage and leverage engineering department's resources and capabilities on a consistent basis, meeting company goals and objectives for quality and billability
  • May prepare client project presentations studies, and reports
  • Manage weekly design general and administrative (G&A) labor
  • Assist in developing project staffing plans and work forecasting
  • Have frequent contacts with equivalent level managers concerning projects, operational decisions or scheduling requirements
  • Works to develop technical strategies and procedures for the practice.
  • Project management, team leadership, and mentoring junior-level staff
  • Drive growth and continuous improvement within Operations
  • Business development and marketing responsibilities in practice area
  • 15+ years related experience in building design as an engineering professional is required
  • BS or MS in Engineering is required
  • Professional Registration (P.E.) is required
  • Previous experience in managing staff and workflow is required
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, is required
  • Travel is required

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.