Design Manager - Hospital or Healthcare Facilities

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Design Manager - Hospital or Healthcare Facilities
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Albuquerque,  NM
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Design Manager – Hospital/Healthcare Facilities

Albuquerque, New Mexico

@Orchard LLC has been asked to assist our client in identifying a Design Engineer with prior experience managing design projects within hospital or healthcare facilities, to be located on-site at a Veterans Affairs-run facility in Albuquerque, NM. Our client is a Service Disabled, Veteran-Owned small business (SDVOSB) with a strong reputation within the VA, and a portfolio of projects within the US and supporting the US Government overseas. Our client provides planning, design, infrastructure management, technical consulting, engineering, and construction management services in support of the US Department of Defense (DOD) and its Service (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps) missions, along with other US federal agencies, all over the world.

As the Design Manager, you will handle and manage assigned design projects consistent with the planning and design goals and standards as established in the project management plan (PMP) of the Veterans Affairs Hospital. You will also be responsible for ensuring the completion of the design work and participating in planning the phases to prevent disruption and help minimize overall costs.

Key responsibilities: 

Manage assigned design projects consistent with the planning and design goals and standards of VA, as established in the project management plan (PMP); ensure that capital project management processes enable the completion of projects on time and within budget. 

Coordinate with and assist the Project Development Team (PDT) to establish a well- defined project scope that reflects the input of appropriate departments to optimize program and space efficiency, flexibility and life cycle cost. 

Work with the Project Manager (PM) and the Contracting Officer (CO) in procuring the best qualified Engineer/Architect to be the designer of record (DOR), within project cost and time parameters; and establish the need for additional consultant studies and services required during the planning and design phase to ensure quality design deliverables. 

Oversee the day-to-day performance of the DOR and related consultants to ensure quality design within the contract cost and schedule; manage the conduct of design reviews; participate in cross-functional and departmental meetings to ensure business and functional needs are achieved with design. 

Provide input for the development and implementation of design and construction standards to ensure projects are executed at appropriate levels of quality, are compatible with BA sustainability plans, and are effectively commissioned prior to occupancy. 

Develop and implement systems to monitor project design against budget authorization, and project schedules. Lead a timely decision-making process to ensure all outstanding design issues are resolved; act as a solution consultant to engineers, architects, and other outside consultants; and seek to improve cost effectiveness related to the facility design process. 

Review contracts, scopes of work, specifications, plans and pertinent jurisdictional codes to ensure that project design milestones and deliverable dates are being met while providing contract compliant, cost-effective facilities. 

Other tasks required by PDT to deliver a project design and PMP.

Qualifications to be successful in the role: 

Bachelor’s degree in architecture, Engineering, Economics, Business, Law, Finance, Accounting, Project Management, Construction Management, or equivalent. 

Comprehensive knowledge and experience in the use of Project Management standards, and systems to ensure completion of design projects on time and within budget, and the ability to modify or alter standard procedure to meet crucial deadlines. 

Minimum of four (4) years of experience managing assigned design projects consistent with the planning and design goals and standards. 

Able to conduct comprehensive research and analysis of technical and cost data. · 

Able to read and interpret acquisition policy, regulations, and directives. US citizen or Permanent Resident candidates only can be considered for this role, no visa sponsorship, or work permits. 
If you believe you have the experience and capabilities to support this significant project, please reach out for a more detailed explanation and schedule an interview.
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