AECOM Design Manager - AECOM HUNT in Los Angeles, California

Requisition/Vacancy No. 151494BR

Position Title Design Manager - AECOM HUNT

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Construction Services

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - California

City Los Angeles

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Construction Services

Our talented experts are dedicated to managing the complexity inherent in construction projects, catering to each client’s unique needs. We provide services such as program management, construction management and owner’s representation to our clients around the globe.

Job Summary

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage Design Review process for all project related deliverables with stakeholders, including but not limited to organizing stakeholder engagement process, review comment process, page turn process and comment reconciliation process

  • Manage weekly design reviews with stakeholders including but not limited to preparing presentations, meeting with designers and contractors and presenting it to stakeholders in collaboration with designers and contractors

  • Prepare Task Authorizations for professional services including but not limited to defining in writing complete scopes of work, reviewing budgets and fee proposals, negotiating fee proposals and billing rates for all consultants in collaboration with Authority staff

  • Address Operations and Maintenance issues in the design, including issues that may interfere with operations or maintainability of facilities and utilities

  • Lead design quality focusing on the quality of deliverables as appropriate in accordance with industry standards for level of completion expected for each milestone deliverable

  • Collaborate on Value Engineering designed to ensure the Contract Drawings fulfill program requirements for performance, quality, aesthetics, and budget at a reasonable life cycle cost

  • Prepare review comments including: list all questions requiring clarification; identify omitted work; communicate general deficiencies (such as logic, legibility, clarity, coordinate and state of completeness); and substantiation that the design satisfies Airport Authority requirements gathered through the stakeholder process

  • Review design documents for compliance with Airport Authority’s A&E Requirements, guidelines and standards

  • Ensure that design progress meets the overall project schedule requirements, including overseeing design consultant’s deliverable tasks and working closely with project manager and contractors to ensure RFIs, submittals, and concerns are addressed in a timely manner

  • Contribute to the advancement of San Diego Airport’s goals through commitment to productive collaboration with all stakeholders

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture. Engineering or related field

  • 10 years of experience in design management of large, complex building projects including, 5+ years of experience in designing or managing Airport Terminal projects and tenant improvement projects

  • Thorough understanding of MEP, IT, Communications, F&LS, and Security Systems

  • Effective, team-oriented communication and leadership style

  • Willing to take ownership for success/failure of area of responsibility

  • Must be a self-starter who is comfortable with taking initiative

  • Demonstrated abilities in coordinating/managing multiple organizations

  • Demonstrated abilities in developing collaborative working relationships among organizations with competing interests

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to communicate complex issues to a non-technical audience

  • Demonstrated ability to manage other staff members and to help develop/improve their skills

  • Ability to take on additional tasks as the project requires

  • Familiarity with CADD and BIM programs as necessary

  • Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of relevant work experience

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


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