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Design Manager

Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for a Design Manager.  You will oversee the development of construction documents prepared by engineers from all facility design disciplines including civil, survey, architecture, structural, mechanical (HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, laboratory systems, controls) and electrical (power, electronics, telecom, alarms). This position is in the Project Management Office (PMO).
This position will be filled at either the TSS.3 or TSS.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
Essential Duties
- Manage and coordinate the technical criteria and work effort of multi-disciplinary engineering teams working on complex building and laboratory facility design projects for new construction and the renovation and remodeling of existing facilities.
- Provide oversight of construction document development and review the documents for consistency, conformance with the criteria and scope, and cross-discipline coordination.
- Facilitate the coordination and communication of the project scope and technical criteria between the project engineers and client and/or project manager.
- Manage all project reviews and approvals for assigned projects by collecting and disseminating construction documents, receiving and consolidating comments, coordinating responses and corrections, and managing the drawing signature process, as well as the review of construction submittals and oversight of construction field activities and installations.
- Prepare procurement documents for the subcontracting of outside consultant Architectural/Engineering (A/E) services to supplement internal engineering capability, such as Statements of Work, technical criteria, design effort estimates and schedules.
- Prepare project scopes, technical criteria, and engineering design estimates and schedules, and manage the contracts of outside A/E firms performing design services for PMO.
- Prepare designs and engineering studies for conventional mechanical equipment and components in complex building environments supporting research activities such as: air handling equipment, fume hoods, boilers, chillers, Direct Digital Control systems, pumps, filter systems, etc.
- Prepare construction documents for mechanical designs, including construction drawings, construction specifications, and procurement specifications for the pre-purchase of LLNL furnished equipment and ensure construction documents that have been prepared by both internal staff and external A/E firms are in conformance with applicable Building Codes and LLNL Standards.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In addition at the TSS.4 Level
- Provide Subject Matter Expert advice to management for projects related to the design, construction and operation of laboratory and office facilities.
- Serve as the spokesperson for the PMO Design and Engineering Division on specialized projects or programs.
- Mentor peers and less experienced junior engineers in mechanical engineering principles and practices.
- Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate engineering discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience and Professional Engineering Registration in appropriate engineering discipline in California or reciprocity from another state within twelve months.
- Experience leading multi-disciplinary design teams.
- Significant experience in design management, including project planning, scheduling, professional services estimates, and adherence to completion dates.
- Significant experience troubleshooting and analyzing complex system problems and developing criteria and scopes of work that can be used to successfully restore the proper operation of the system.
- Advanced knowledge of applicable state and national construction codes and standards.
- Advanced verbal and written communication, skills, necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and explain technical information and provide advice to management.
- Significant experience in the use of Microsoft Office software and experience with AutoCAD for the preparation of working drawings.
In addition at the TSS.4 Level
- Subject matter expert knowledge of design, construction and operation of laboratory and office facilities, and engineering principles and practices.
- Expert verbal and written communication, facilitation and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain and advise senior management.
- Experience leading and developing teams.
Desired qualifications
- Knowledge of applicable DOE Orders and Federal Standards.
- Membership in appropriate professional organizations and USGBC LEED AP certification.
- Experience utilizing design/build project delivery methods.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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