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Integrated Design Director - Water

Company: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Location: Newport Beach
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

McCarthy is seeking an Integrated Design Director to join our national Water/Wastewater team in Southern California. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Preconstruction for the Water group, the Integrated Design Director will apply their technical expertise to support the strategic growth of the business, establish local and national client relationships, and support McCarthy in business development, preconstruction/estimating, and operations. This role involves travel up to 50% of the time.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Able to assess team dynamic and performance, adapting role as needed for improvement and benefit of each specific project
  • Ability to build consensus and work with preconstruction and construction teams to generate positive outcomes for the project; and enjoys ongoing learning and training others; and process oriented, with excellent facilitator and communication capabilities
  • Good understanding of the technical aspects of water/wastewater processes, systems, and operations
  • Work with preconstruction and construction teams to develop creative solutions, value engineering alternatives and alternative approaches to the project
  • Able to take best practices / procedures and adapt those to project specific needs
  • Understands design, construction, operations and legal perspective of design
  • Work with the team (McCarthy partners, trade partners, design partners) to develop strategy/processes for managing design related project risks (design completion and quality, performance guarantees, permit compliance, scope management)

Business Development

  • Work together with Business Development Director and leads to develop and maintain potential and existing client-business relationships
  • Possesses a strong understanding of the company's services, capabilities, business strategy, and knowledge of their local / national competition
  • Develop creative solutions for existing clients, as well as pursue new clientele opportunities
  • Actively participate in industry organizations, including the delivery of strategic presentations and board representation
  • Proactively inform both potential and existing clients about the company's capabilities and services
  • Inform and update the company of potential opportunities that support the strategic growth of the business
  • Research, understand, and report out target client master plans, studies, and assessments to gain an understanding of their existing and future infrastructure requirements.


  • Interface with Project teams to develop and monitor expectations for schedule, quality and content of design document delivery; and identify decision-makers and critical decision points
  • Obtain client direction and provide internal direction as necessary to facilitate the project goals
  • Coordinate design document packaging strategies with the project team
  • Manage the design review process with the design team and client
  • Manage design document control using both 3D and 2D file management systems (cloud-based)
  • Work with VDC lead to develop and implement project-specific BIM execution plans
  • Coordinate with various owner stakeholders and vendors to ensure requirements are incorporated into design documents
  • Oversee implementation of McCarthy quality program and procedures, verifying critical quality elements are incorporated into the Design Documents
  • Bridge between engineering and construction operations teams to work through challenges, and drive to the best solutions
  • Work with national water integrated design management team to develop national integrated design management procedures and protocol


  • Support project teams to develop the baseline schedule
  • Coordinate with VDC, monitor progress and quality of deliverables to project teams
  • Support project teams if redesign or "field fit" are necessary
  • Review and input startup and commissioning/testing procedures and plans

McCarthy is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious beliefs, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Keywords: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., Newport Beach , Integrated Design Director - Water, Other , Newport Beach, California

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