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Design Manager

Company: Balfour Beatty Construction
Location: Newport Beach
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Become Part of Our Team

At Balfour Beatty Buildings (California Division), we are seeking a Design Manager to join our team. As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement)
  • Vacation Time
  • Sick Time
  • Holidays
  • Paid Volunteer time
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employee Referral Bonus


Manage the design activities of design subcontractors and/or teaming partners on a design/build project with respect to quality, schedule, constructability and cost. Provide control and supervision over the cost of design services and interface with the project management team to ensure that project design objectives are met.


  • Establish parameters for success of the engineering and design component of a design/build project. Interface with project and proposal management team to identify key performance criteria.

  • Work with the design team to develop a plan during the proposal process to support all aspects of proposal success criteria.

  • Refine technical approach to project design considering cost, schedule, constructability and life-cycle cost as required by the owner and/or the project team.

  • Review final proposal design with project team with particular emphasis on cost to ensure that project goals can be met.

  • During detailed design phase (after project award) establish technical, cost and schedule requirements for each element of the design process in support of project schedule and cost.

  • Perform ongoing reviews of design quality and status during project execution phase. Promote and support concepts to improve construction process.

  • Coordinate activities between designers, subcontractors, suppliers and construction staff to support field activities and solve problems as they occur.

  • Provide periodic reports and updates on design status including cost, schedule and technical issues as required.

  • Work with design team to develop operations and maintenance manuals as required.

  • Support meetings with owners, regulators and project team members as required.

  • Perform any additional assignments as required by project director or corporate management.


Educational and experience requirements include: 4 year degree plus 10 years of heavy construction experience or any equivalent combination of training and/or related experience. Experience in design/build engineering or construction management with some background in constructability reviews and/or estimating. Thorough knowledge of the relationship between design, cost, schedule and construction on a complex project. Excellent verbal/written communication, interpersonal and supervisory skills required.


Position requires sound independent judgment and ability to understand, communicate and implement detailed project goals. Significant impact on company and project bottom line.

About us

Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm, we are challenging the construction industry's assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business.

Consistently ranked among the nation's largest building contractors by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY).

Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.

Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources at:

Phone: (214) 468-4700


Keywords: Balfour Beatty Construction, Newport Beach , Design Manager, Other , Newport Beach, California

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