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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.
As a Design Manager in our Chicago client office, you’ll function as a Team Leader for assigned buildings design projects serving as the primary point of contact with clients developing and maintaining internal and external client networks and serving as a primary contributor during client meetings and presentations.
You’ll help others by guiding them forward, participating in directing growth and strategic planning as part of the company’s administrative team by providing project level direction of the design process, ensuring a quality project. These tasks will include oversight of Architect of Record (AOR), successfully guiding consultants through the completion of all design, bidding, permit, construction and closeout milestones. You will adhere to the established budget and schedule, following client specific design guidelines. Additionally, you will perform technical peer reviews of milestone submissions, overseeing both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the design. As Design Manager, you will assist with processes related to contraction POs, billing and add services, coordinate with PMO Project Manager (PM) regarding constructability and construction administration phase (PM leads the construction phase with DM as support for AOR oversight). Finally, your role will involve coordinating with AOR, CPS and Public Agencies for code and zoning requirements.
Bring your curiosity, passion for innovation, and talent for multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment. We’ll help you grow, pursue and fulfill what inspires you – so we can make big impacts on the world, together.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Ideally, you’ll also have:
- Bachelor or higher degree in Architecture, licensed architect preferred
- Minimum 10 years of experience working in the architecture or planning industry
- Self-starter, with past experience as a project architect preferred
- Excellent knowledge of all phases of project development from conceptual design through construction administration.
- Experience with educational facility design a plus
- Attention to detail, with depth of understanding of contract document coordination and technical aspects of project development.
- Excellent organization skills, with ability to oversee simultaneous projects in a fast paced environment
- Good communication skills necessary to lead consultants, facilitate discussions with client stakeholders, interface with PMO team and keep supervisors and up to date
- Masters degree in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction
- Professional Registration (e.g., CCM, AIA, PE, etc.)
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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At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.