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Design Manager

Company: Ghirardelli Associates
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

LOCATION: Los Angeles County


At Ghirardelli Associates, we believe that thinking outside of the box is the spark to set innovation on fire. Ghirardelli Associates is a full-service construction management firm, with 20 years of experience providing service throughout California. Our company inspires ingenuity by providing cutting-edge solutions to our clients, with a commitment to exceptional service. We are proud to shape the communities we live in while creating a positive environment for our associates to foster creativity and growth.


The Design Manager is the CPLT's primary interface between the CPT and the Design Consultants and Specialty Consultants (Design Team). From planning to close-out and DSA certification, and at all key design milestones, the Design Manager proactively coordinates, manages and monitors the design process to ensure that Campus Projects are designed, constructed and completed in compliance with DSA guidelines and bulletins, programming and project criteria documents, building codes, the District's schedules and budgets, the District's standards for design and construction, the District's policies, rules and regulations and the requirements of the SOP. The Design Manager collaborates with other CPT members, the Design Team and District stakeholders to define the scope of Campus Projects, resolve design-related issues, and address the expectations of District stakeholders. The Design Manager is responsible for QAQC review of plans, specifications, cut sheets, schedules and other design documents for quality, constructability, coordination and clarity. The Design Manager manages the process for timely and compliant production, review and sign-off of design deliverables. During construction, the Design Manager reviews and provides comments to the Design Team on DSA construction change directives (CCDs) for completeness and compliance with design intent, guides the Design Team through the DSA review process, evaluates and reports on the impacts of design changes, and manages DSABox submittals.

Minimum Qualifications:
--- 10 years of experience in design and/or design management.
--- 5 years of the foregoing 10 years of experience must be with projects requiring DSA or OSHPD Certification.
Preferred Qualifications:
--- Experience in design and design management of major K-14 or higher education projects.
--- Understanding of Sustainable Design Principles.
--- Understanding of risk management principles and the risk management process.
--- A current/valid Certificate of Registration as an Architect or Professional Engineer.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Health Benefits
Medical Insurance - United Healthcare and Kaiser
Dental Insurance - MetLife
Vision Plan - VSP
Flexible Spending Plan (FSA)
Health Spending Account (HSA)
GlobalFit Membership
Wellness Rewards Program
Financial Benefits
Life Insurance
Long-Term Disability
Profit Sharing
401(k) Plan
Work & Life
Bereavement Leave
9 Holidays
Education Allowance
Company Vehicle (depending on assignment)

Ghirardelli Associates is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical--------- condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ---expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Ghirardelli Associates, Los Angeles , Design Manager, Executive , Los Angeles, California

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