Design-Build Manager (Construction – Commercial GC)

Turner Construction     Construction     General Contracting     -     March 18, 2020

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Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees and community.

Position Overview

Division: Seattle Main
Project Location(s): Seattle, WA 98134 USA
Minimum Years Experience: 15+
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Regular
Job Classification: Experienced
Education: Bachelors Degree
Job Family: Construction
Compensation: Salaried Exempt

Turner Construction, a leading commercial construction general contractor with a 117-year history spanning iconic projects across the globe, is looking for a Design Build Manager to join their leadership. 

The successful candidate will utilize their experience as a senior engineer to spearhead the dynamic and complex design-build process from proposal through active build phase. This position requires a proven leader comfortable acting as chief liaison with multiple facets of the industry, including clients, architects, and internal senior project management. 

D.B.I.A. certification/membership is required.

Position Description:   In the context of design-build construction, lead process to deliver an efficient and economical design through the bid and construction phase, which satisfies client scope and technical requirements.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities*:

  • Determine fundamental direction of the design.
  • Lead the entire design team and design process continuously from first step in design phase (schematic design), throughout execution, and until completion.
  • Act as integral part of the construction team, working closely with the Project Executive/Manager and playing a decisive leadership role.
  • Establish appropriate scopes and contractual agreements between Designers necessary to deliver project.
  • Communicate effectively between Designers, Construction team and client representatives.
  • Secure that design in all phases meets contractual obligations through review and approval of all construction and shop drawings generated by the design partners and subcontractors.
  • Manage timely delivery of all design documents.
  • Generate and coordinate the relevant subcontractor contractual language relating to design.
  • Initiate design reviews and leverage opportunities to optimize design, improve constructability, and detect risks.
  • Understand and utilize Lean construction methods in a manner that minimizes costs and speeds the delivery of design preparation.
  • Strive to create designs deliverable in an optimally safe and efficient manner (using prefabrication and other Lean techniques), while balancing first costs and life cycle costs. 
  • *May perform other duties as necessary or assigned. 


  • Position Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Architecture and fifteen years’ experience in engineering or design Project Management including the Construction Administration portion of engineering and design management or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.  Previous industry experience as Designer, a plus, although not required.

    DBIA membership/certification required.

    Ability to think in a highly structured manner along all design disciplines while also having the required creativity to develop specialized solutions and anticipating potential challenges and opportunities. Enjoy working in an interdisciplinary team environment while keeping an independent professional view on the design. Proven leadership skills necessary to head up large teams and to steer the Team to achieving set goals. Proven extensive work experience in Designing, Estimating and Scheduling. Cross-functional knowledge of the key engineering disciplines (Architectural, Structural, MEP/ HVAC etc.) and the relevant trades. Must be integrative by involving Design Specialists and experts, consultancy and support.

    Physical Demands:

    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.  Performance of the required duties will require physical ability to climb permanent and temporary stairs, passenger use of construction personnel hoists, ability to climb ladders and negotiate work areas under construction.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Performing this job requires use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, sit, talk and hear, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy weight.

    Work Environment:  

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works on-site at the construction work site where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock.  The noise in these work environments is usually moderate to very loud.


Turner is an Equal Opportunity Employer — minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
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