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Dewberry Engineers - Department Manager- Design Build

  • 02/06/2024 1:11 PM
    Message # 13311554
    Administrator (Administrator)

    Dewberry Engineers

    Job Title 

    Department Manager- Design Build

    Job Location 

    Cerritos CA

    Job Status 


    Job Description / Primary Objective  Dewberry has an opportunity for an experienced Department Manager – Design-Build for our Cerritos, CA office to lead this department to win and execute projects of increasing complexity. This role is an excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual to lead a team of professionals. Under the Business Unit Manager of the Design-Builders group. the successful candidate will be managing a team of project managers, construction managers, technical, administrative, and field staff performing design-build and bid-build construction for both public and private clients in California, typically involving renovation, retrofit, and modernization of existing facilities.  The selected individual will significantly contribute to the business development of the departments and office’s workload and will likely act as client manager of one or more public agencies and/or commercial clients.

    Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.
    Requirements (Education, Certifications, Level of Experience) Supervises a staff of project managers, construction managers, technical, administrative, and field staff.
    Lead proposal pursuits, business development efforts, and oversee growing an existing construction practice in Southern California
    Act as client manager manage one or more clients.
    Reviews procedures to ensure compliance with applicable policies and performance measures.
    Responsible for operations oversight, review of projects assigned to the department meeting revenue and profit goals.
    Take part in the quality review of department projects.
    Recruit, retain, develop, mentor, train and grow individual practitioners and teams.
    Staff project teams with the right number and type of skill sets to contribute to successful delivery.
    Collaborate pro-actively and productively with other department managers and market segment leads within the Business Unit as well as regional Dewberry leadership
    Develop and implement strategies to rapidly grow revenue and client base within commercial and public market segments

    Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience is preferred
    At least 15 years of experience in the A/E/C industry
    Construction and project management experience preferred
    Design-Build experience is desirable
    Experience writing winning proposals and leading successful client interviews
    Demonstrated Business Development expertise with experience in both public works and commercial solicitation/procurement/construction
    Prior management experience with demonstrated leadership skill preferred
    Strong verbal and written communication skills required
    Occasional travel will be required
    Driving is a requirement of the position.  A clean driving record is required

    Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and ability to pass a driving record background check.

    Don’t meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for our employees. So if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.

    *At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

    *Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

    *Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law

    Notice to Third Party Recruiters:  Dewberry only compensates job placement recruiters that have a valid Dewberry-approved written agreement in place for recruiting services. Dewberry does not compensate third party recruiters for unsolicited job placement candidate information.
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