Design Manager (Closed)

Jul 06 2015 admin Comments Off on Design Manager (Closed)

Program: Los Angeles Unified School District – Asset Management
Salary Range: $100.4K to $132.4K annual, depending upon experience
Positions: 4

Note: Candidates that applied for Design Manager in January 2015 and/or June 2014 cannot be accepted for consideration for this opportunity as they have already been reviewed and were not selected.

• Manages, develops, and coordinates the District’s design process for the Facilities Services Division to ensure that plans are within functional program, budgetary, environmental and legal requirements
• Manages multiple projects through interaction with Architects, consultants, and District personnel from project conception, through draft to final review, approval, and handoff to Project Execution
• Oversees the building design process to ensure compliance with LAUSD’s standards and guidelines for the District by working with design professionals and various District administrators to ensure that new and modernized structures meet both educational and building standards requirements
• Establishes and follows a process to identify, select and procure the architectural firm best suited for each project based on the firms qualifications and ability to meet performance standards
• Provides Architects with clear and consistent direction with regard to goals and objectives, standards, site, schedule, and budget for each project
• Establishes and follows an effective and efficient design review process to ensure that the design meets the overall goals and objectives for the project, provides maximum value for dollars budgeted, and are appropriate and enduring to meet the functional needs of the District, the local community, and the environment
• Ensures that decisions are made in a timely manner
• Ensures that all steps within the project are documented and that the documentation meets legal requirements
• Reviews design changes submitted to ensure project remains within budget
• Participates in community relations and outreach programs to create understanding and acceptance of District building projects design within the community
• Develops continuing education opportunities, i.e., seminars and workshops, to learn and share-up-to-date information on working with architects and contractors
• Coordinates project activities with other District organization branches and departments such as Office of the Environment Health & Safety, A/E Design Services, Maintenance & Operations, School Occupancy Transition Unit, Asbestos Technical Unit, and Local Districts
• Performs others duties as assigned


Required Experience:
• Minimum 10 years full time paid professional experience managing the facilities design, or the planning and coordination of capital projects that included the overall design, contract administration, cost estimating, and scheduling activities
• 5 years of this experience must be with the design, planning and construction of educational facilities or similar public agencies

Required Education:
Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture
or Engineering

Preferred Additional Education:
• Courses in Business Management, Public Relations, Accounting, School Finance, Personnel Management, and Communication

Preferred Licenses and Certificates:
• A valid Certificate of Registration as an Architect by the California State Architectural Board or Professional Engineer by the State Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors


Deadline to submit resume: Thursday July 23, 2015 @ 12:00 noon
Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements:
Subject line: LAUSD Design Manager

At a minimum submitted resume must include detailed employment history with:
1) Name & Location of company or government agency
2) Start Date and End Date (Month & Year)
3) Positions Held
4) List of Projects/Programs Managed including:
a) project value $$
b) location of assignment
c) roles and responsibilities
d) contribution to each project