Design Manager

  • Job Reference: 1108656851-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Centric Infrastructure Group
  • Location: The Woodlands, Texas
  • Salary: On Application

Job Description

The Design Manager is responsible for the timely development of the project design and its alignment with the project execution plan. As the project execution plan includes client expectations, scope of work packaging, delivery methods, cost budget, sequence of work, quality expectations, and planned schedule, the Manager establishes and manages processes on their projects to build and maintain alignment between the design and these project objectives.


1. Responsible for drafting concept plans and specifications into detailed renderings and geographic representations with the use of AutoCAD.

2. In collaboration with the Engineering team this position will oversee the design team handling both Natural Gas and Fiber systems.

3. Collaborate with the engineering team to update drawings per comments received from the permitting process.

4. Analyzes and performs mark-ups of existing reports, maps, drawings, and other construction detailed data to plan and design projects.

5. Collaborates with engineering staff to produce accurate designs.

6. Maintains CAD file structures, drawing revisions, and how they are tracked in AutoCAD software.

7. Stays up to date on all modern advancements in materials, software technologies, and trends.

8. Runs simulations and stress-tests on all 3D models before prototyping.

9. Recognize and encourage value enhancing design iteration while driving timely design resolution that supports the project budget, project plan and client expectations.

10. Proactively identify gaps between the agreed basis of design and developing scope creep with the capability to mitigate those scope gaps.

11. Develop and manage an accountable design change decision-making and change management process that enables timely design production and proactively informs the operations team of cost and schedule consequences for late decisions.

12. Performs research compilation of data and other engineering related tasks as necessary to support Engineering activities.

13. Support the Sr. Vice President of Engineering in all necessary capacities.

Education/ Experience:

Associates Degree in Engineering or related field.

5+ years of experience within a progressive Design or Engineering position.

5+ years of experience using AutoCAD.

1+ years of experience working with ArcGIS.

Leadership skills required to create one cohesive team with varying abilities and priorities.

Multi-disciplinary fluency in architectural design, engineering, pre-construction, and construction processes.

Ability to influence contractual differences and risks managed by the project team. Fluent in prime contract delivery systems and language with the ability to negotiate optimal deal terms and mitigation strategies leading to successful outcomes.

Adept at the creative problem-solving of design issues by identifying optimized solutions through simultaneous consideration of cost, quality, constructability, supply chain support for construction and overall customer value.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Understanding of local codes and regulations

Strong technical skills including the understanding and proficiency of AutoCAD.

Proficiency in the use of computer software programs including Microsoft Office.

Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and work professionally alongside all levels of the organization both within and outside of the company.

Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

Highly organized and attentive to detail with excellent follow-through skills.

Ability to work independently with sound judgement, as well as collaboratively on a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field.

Registered EIT or PE in Texas.

Experience with residential and/or site development.

Experience using ArcMap and SmartSheet.

Why Should I Apply?

  • Competitive Pay + Bonus
  • Health Benefits (United Healthcare)
  • Generous PTO Policy
  • 10 Company Paid Holidays
  • 401k - 5% Company match