Senior Design Manager

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Shaping the future of cities by enhancing the human experience.

Senior Design Manager
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Category: Project Management
Job ID: CAL00005E

Your Impact:

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the “why” of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we’re integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.


At Jacobs, we challenge what is currently accepted, so we can shape innovative?and?lasting solutions for tomorrow. If you’re interested in a long and rewarding career working with?the?industry’s best and most innovative engineers, then Jacobs is where you belong. We are looking for a driven and client focused Senior Design Manager to grow with our team in Los Angeles, CA.

As Senior Design Manager, you would be responsible for the day-to-day client management of global projects, subconsultant oversight, and required to be onsite at client offices as required.  You would be actively involved with weekly client work sessions, responsible for communication between client, Jacobs PMO and Jacobs architecture / engineering. You would possess strong understanding of architecture, interior architecture, and interior design process from predesign to construction administration for both architecture and FFE. You would be a “trusted advisor” role to the client.

We’ll Expect You To:
•    Be based out of our Los Angeles, CA office upon hire.
•    Provide oversight and guidance to client and teams on global portfolio program.
•    Conducting and actively participating in weekly in-person client meetings.
•    Monitors and assists with developing the clients interior architectural program standards, tracking, and communicating adjustment to multiple project team.
•    Lead conceptual and sketch design sessions with client.
•    Coordinates and integrates engineering elements into unified design for client understanding.
•    Leads large-scale projects or multiple mid-size projects simultaneously.
•    Shape, develop and champion client relationships.
•    Champion design excellence through quality of deliverables
•    Work closely with Design Leadership, Project Management, and Architecture and Engineering SME’s across the globe to advocate an inter-disciplinary design approach and philosophy; promote integrated design approach across firm.
•    Interacts with all levels of management internally and with external personnel and client.
•    Directed by the Design Director and/or Design Principal, work is performed under consultative direction toward long-range goals and objectives; has decision making authority on major issues, differing to a Design Director

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.

Here’s what you’ll need:

•    9 – 12 years of applicable professional experience including proven track record of leading the design process of multi scaled projects and client program standards
•    Bachelors or higher-level degree from an accredited school of interior design or architecture
•    Interior Design certification and LEED accreditation preferred
•    Strong leadership, organization, communication, and relationship management skills
•    Requires in-depth knowledge and experience in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines
•    Strong planning and concept capabilities with the ability to mentor team members while offering guidance and leadership
•    Knowledge of pertinent building and accessibility codes
•    Demonstrated experience in FF&E selection, specification, and documentation and ability to speak to and provide direction on FF&E to a client
•    Working knowledge in Revit and AutoCAD
•    Proficiency in Creative Adobe Suite applications desired but not required
•    Self-starters with strong verbal and written communication skills
•    Travel to client site weekly
•    Some travel may be required
•    Ability to be flexible with day and evening meetings

Jacobs’ health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Employees have access to medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance, a 401(k) plan, and the ability to purchase company stock at a discount. Eligible employees may also enroll in a deferred compensation plan or the Executive Deferral Plan. Jacobs has an unlimited U.S. Personalized Paid Time Off (PPTO) policy for full-time salaried/exempt employees, seven paid holidays, one floating holiday, and caregiver leave. And certain roles may be eligible for additional rewards, including merit increases, performance discretionary bonus, and stock.

The base salary range for this position is $121,300 to $189,450. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

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 $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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