Design Manager job at AECOM Services Inc. (USA)

AECOM Services Inc. (USA)

Job Description

Job Summary

AECOM has excellent career opportunities for a creative, highly talented and experienced Design Manager for improved water security projects in the Middle East. Based in Jordan, the Design Manager will lead and manage an integrated, multidiscipline project design team for delivery of technical services for water supply and wastewater infrastructure design and construction projects. The Design Manager reports to the project Chief of Party.

Overseeing an integrated engineering services team supported by other specialized staff, the Design manager coordinates and oversees engineering assessments, studies, designs, preparation of tender documents, and provides technical support during tendering and construction. The project includes multiple water and wastewater tasks, each planned to achieve specific objectives as detailed in USAID’s Scope of Work.

The Design Manager also advises USAID in the management of design-build-operate contracts and leads technical review teams for multiple design efforts. In this position s/he is responsible for coordinating resources with AECOM’s home office team, tracking and controlling design task budgets, monitoring activity schedules and providing quality assurance of all project design deliverables.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

· Managing multi-disciplinary design teams of engineers, technical staff, and scientists to complete the work activities assigned by USAID

· Establishing design standards for projects, coordinated with associated infrastructure project designs to provide an integrated design approach and consistent quality of tender documents

· Overseeing the preparation of detailed designs, specifications, and tender documents to fulfill the defined scope of work, and for identified immediate needs and/or short-term needs

· Overseeing special studies such as geologic and hydrological studies, groundwater modeling, hydraulic modeling of new and existing networks, and water quality analyses

· Coordinating activities of energy specialists to investigate different options to reduce operation costs, including the use of non-traditional energy sources

· Assisting with the development of work activity scopes of work

· Preparing and managing project schedules

· Preparing feasibility studies, environmental impact assessments and Basic Design Reports

· Managing in-country design teams and coordinating with US-based AECOM design teams

Minimum Requirements

· Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in a relevant discipline

· Professional Engineer (PE) license, or registration as a Chartered Engineer

· 8 plus years of professional experience in the water and wastewater infrastructure design, including developing and managing the preparation of design reports, drawings, specifications, and construction management manuals

· 5 years at a level of engineering manager for large projects with multiple tasks or contracts, including feasibility studies and designs of water and wastewater projects

· Experience in managing multi-national engineering subcontractors

· Experience managing design projects in AutoCAD, BIM, or similar design software

· Experience in services during construction, including answering RFI’s, preparing addenda, and reviewing submittals

· Ability to work and live internationally to support the project

· Must be a highly motivated self-starter with solid writing and verbal communication skills·

· Demonstrated high level organizational, communication, leadership, problem solving, and time management skills

· Ability to pass all necessary screening requirements, including successful background check, substance abuse test, and medical clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

· 10 plus years of professional experience in the water and wastewater infrastructure design

· Previous experience working internationally to support U.S. government agency projects

· Certified Construction Manager (CCM), Project Management Professional (PMP), or related licensure/registration

· Proficient in MS Suite, SharePoint (or similar collaboration tools) and remote communications applications such as Teams, Zoom, etc.

· Previous experience living and working in Jordan and/or the Middle East

· Previous experience working internationally to support U.S. government agency projects

· Familiarity with USAID procedures and protocols, reporting and organizational structure.

· Leading design review meetings, recording and preparing meeting minutes, and tracking action items

· Managing the development of project deliverables with the design team

· Coordinating with in-country governmental agencies regarding government regulations, specifications, and design and construction standards

· Coordinating with in-country government agencies for design review and approvals

· Providing pre-construction contract assistance, responding to RFIs and preparing Addenda as necessary

· Leading engineering services during construction including RFI response and review of submittals

· Providing technical support to local construction management teams and US-based CM support teams during tendering and construction phases

· Providing assistance and training to local staff, or local agencies and utilities as required through adapting the best international standards in conducting operation and maintenance in the water sector.