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Design Management Director, Advanced Industries


Malta, NY, US Santa Clara, CA, US Tempe, AZ, US, 85281 Raleigh, NC, US, 27607 Charlotte, NC, US, 28203 Boise, ID, US Atlanta, GA, US, 30339 Hillsboro, OR, US, 97124 Portland, OR, US, 97209 Las Vegas, NV, US Dallas, TX, US, 75254 Reston, VA, US, 20190 Kansas City, MO, US, 64106 Norfolk, VA, US, 23324 Austin, TX, US, 78704

Best People + Right Culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s success.


By hiring inspired people, giving them interesting and challenging work, enabling them with innovative tools, and letting them share in the company’s rewards, we’ve found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 90+ years.


Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places every day, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

Role Summary

The Design Management Director is responsible for providing overall direction and leadership for assigned work program for projects delivered via design-build, EPC, or other alternative delivery methods.  Oversees successful design-phase delivery including leading the design team, trade partners, and others to achieve stated project objectives and outcomes. This position requires proactive leadership of the design process from initial business development phase through project completion. Plays an integral role with project team ensuring project goals are achieved. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of JE Dunn.

  • Autonomy & Decision Making: Makes complex decisions on most tasks and consults senior management as needed.
  • Career Path: Various

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Provides project oversight during the design phase including direct oversight of design team and relationship management with all stakeholders in order to achieve anticipated outcomes.
  • Responsible for delivering results primarily by influencing and leading others by optimizing performance and productivity.
  • Partners with Operations and Client Solutions to grow sales and revenue, ensuring operational excellence and client experience for targeted design-build work programs; including preparing for interviews and leading internal and external presentations and proposals to support the business development process.
  • Works directly with operational delivery team to ensure smooth transition from Design Phase to Construction Phase activities.
  • Accountable for ensuring design documents meet owner’s program requirements and remain aligned with construction budget.
  • Serves as the principal interface with design team, construction operations, and client.
  • Directs the selection of design professionals during the pre-qualification process by evaluating design partners through RFP and selection process to enable Design Build projects.
  • Partners with the Construction Project Executive to set design budgets, schedules and fees, and influences ongoing decisions throughout the project lifecycle that impacts cost, schedule, and budget.
  • Provides thought leadership and direction to the design process from schematic design through completion.
  • Contributes to developing and maintaining relationships with preferred design partners including architects and engineering consultants.
  • Leads, supports and promotes a culture of diversity and inclusion within JE Dunn. Understands JE Dunn’s policy of non-discrimination and ensures positive, proactive implementation throughout the organization.

Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Communication skills, verbal and written – Advanced
  • Ability to conduct effective presentations – Advanced
  • Proficiency in MS Office – Advanced
  • Ability to read and understand drawings and specifications – Advanced
  • Ability to apply Lean process and philosophy
  • Proficiency in Autodesk Suite
  • Experience with U.S. building design codes and material specific standards
  • Ability to think in a highly structured manner along all design disciplines while also having creativity to develop specialized solutions by anticipating potential challenges
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally


  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, or related field (Required)
  • In lieu of the above requirements, equivalent relevant experience will be considered


  • 15+ years design and/or construction management experience (Required)
  • Experience working on semiconductor, microelectronics, or other high tech, large scale projects (Preferred)
  • 5+ years people management experience
  • Cross-functional knowledge of the key engineering disciplines (Architectural, Structural, MEP, etc.) and relevant trades
  • Experience taking conceptual design through construction, working with internal and external partners
  • Experience delivering projects utilizing Design-Build, EPC or alternative contracting methods and managing associated contractual risk

Working Environment

  • Valid and unrestricted drivers license required
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
  • May require extensive periods of travel
  • Must be willing to work non-traditional hours to meet project needs
  • May be exposed to extreme conditions (hot or cold)
  • Assignment location may include project sites and/or in the office
  • Frequent activity: Sitting, Viewing Computer Screen
  • Occasional activity: Standing, Walking, Bending, Climbing, Reaching above Shoulder, Pushing, Pulling


JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


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JE Dunn Construction Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of JE Dunn Construction without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of JE Dunn Construction Company.  Please, no phone calls or emails.

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Why People Work Here

At JE Dunn we offer our employees an inspired place to enrich their life and the lives of those around them

Building on our rich history, our employee owners are shaping the future of JE Dunn. In our team-focused environment we do life together and are generously rewarded for our efforts

About JE Dunn

    Founded in 1924, JE Dunn Construction is a family and employee-owned general contractor with expertise in construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery. We deliver transformational solutions to our clients with certainty of results in our pursuit of building perfection.

    • 95+ Years of Construction Experience
    • 25 Office Locations
    • Annual revenues in excess of $4 billion
    • Consistently ranked Top 25 of the 400 largest general contractors nationwide by Engineering News-Record
    • Consistently ranked Top 15 for domestic building by Engineering News-Record
    • 2500+ Employee Owners work at JE Dunn


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