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AECOM Design & Planning Manager – Education in Ontario - CA, California

United States of America - California, Ontario - CA

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a highly talented Design and Planning Manager skilled in establishing guidelines, standards, design tools, processes, and procedures for the preparation, coordination, review, and approval of all Community College District Projects. This is an on-site client based position located in Ontario, CA.

The job responsibilities include:

  • Manages portfolio of clients with multiple projects.

  • Responsible for delivering revenues assigned from specific clients as a result of repeat business caused by flawless execution of projects.

  • Consistently delivers profit margins planned.

  • Consistently completes project without write-downs or multiplier erosion.

  • Typically manages projects involving RTF (Risk Triggering Factors).

  • Manages more complex clients and projects.

  • Has decision-making authority and directs other Project Managers in recognizing risk and uncertainty with plans to mitigate and eliminate such.

  • Directs staff to operate and minimize exposure to claims.

  • Supervises and directs Project Managers with multiple projects or program of projects.

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Enforcement of District-wide design standards, DSA integration process, and coordination of interfaces between College Administration Committees and those performing various review efforts, including, constructability, value engineering, LEED certifications, energy incentives strategies, basis for design, zero net energy "ZNE" and sustainability implementation, and DSA reviews.

  • Oversees application of SIM modeling, oversees and interfaces with construction estimating consultants, oversees the project design consultant solicitation process, oversees the project competitive bidding, competitive negotiation, and award processes, and negotiates contracts.

  • Creates quality standards to be incorporated into comprehensive procedures governing the Bond Program and establishes an organized quality audit system that tracks compliance with Bond Program processes and procedures.

  • Develops performance metrics to be met by CMT's and Program Manager's staff overseeing CMT's, monitors compliance by CMT's and Program Manager's staff with such metrics.

  • Organizes training programs for dissemination of information on Bond Program processes and procedures, reports on status of quality assurance procedures, such as on-going continuous improvement training and tracking areas of concern that need improvement, provides recommendations for adjustment to processes and procedures, and develops lessons-learned library.

  • Other duties as may be assigned.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune's World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

About D CSA—Program Management and Construction Management

  • As an industry leader in program and construction management, we partner with clients to support projects from concept to completion. From education, healthcare, transportation and water facilities to sports, leisure, cultural arts and other public gathering venues, we deliver on the promise of protecting our clients’ interests as our own and building partnerships with the communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Engineering plus six (6) years + of experience managing the facilities design, planning and coordination of capital projects that included the overall design, contract administration, cost estimating, scheduling and quality control/audit system activities or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Previous experience must include design, planning and construction for large educational facility bond programs in the State of California.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum ten (10) years of experience managing the facilities design, planning and coordination of capital projects that included the overall design, contract administration, cost estimating, scheduling and quality control/audit systems activities.

  • Five (5) years of experience working on large school bond programs.

  • Previous experience coordinating with the Division of State Architects (DSA).

  • Previous experience supporting California Community College Bond Programs and California Spending Plan – Capital Outlay Process.

  • Previous experience creating quality process development, quality control and assurance and continuous process improvement programs.

  • Registered Architect or Professional Engineer in the State of California.

  • LEED accreditation, CCM, DBIA and/or PMP certifications are preferred.

​​​​​​​Additional Information:

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Designer / Drafting / CADD / CAD

Business Line PMCM

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 243567BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.