Design Manager, Assistant

Job description


Gray AE is looking for an Architecture Assistant Design Manager to join our team in Atlanta, GA.


Why Gray?

Gray is a family-owned, fully integrated global service provider specializing in engineering, design, construction, digital, equipment manufacturing, and real estate services. Deeply rooted in EAC services, Gray serves both domestic and international customers across our core markets: Food & Beverage , Manufacturing , Automotive , Distribution , Mission Critical , and Commercial . At Gray, our purpose is to make a positive difference in people's lives and build a better future.

Gray AE, the design arm of Gray, is a top-ranked firm offering architecture and engineering services across the globe. Made up of multidisciplinary teams of architects, engineers, and project managers, these collaborative teams work every day to provide unique, customized solutions for our customers.

It’s the spirit of our people – the passion, commitment, and a great team environment – that makes our company a great place to work.

Who We Want… (Requirements)

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with three-five years relevant experience; or a degree from a technical college and five-ten years of relevant experience

Must possess basic computer skills including the ability to utilize word processing, spreadsheet, AutoCad and e-mail applications. May require knowledge of applications specific to the project assigned. Must also possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

The new team member should be an energetic, self-motivated individual who enjoys a team environment, as well as a passion for collaboration and professional development. If you are a high achiever striving to exceed expectations in a fast-paced innovative company, then Gray is the place for you.

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What we expect… (Essential Functions)

  • Review design proposal criteria and facilitate preparation of proposal documents for use by construction personnel, subcontractors, and vendors. Function as the design lead on smaller proposals, typically less than 10 million dollars.
  • Provide research regarding the project design, along with applicable code and regulatory requirements.
  • Consults with customer to determine functional and spatial requirements of new structure or renovation, and prepares information regarding design, specifications, materials, color, and equipment.
  • Prepares the layout of project and integrates engineering elements into unified design for customer review and approval.
  • Responsible for quality assurance and quality control of design documents for all design disciplines including but not limited to review of documents prepared by Architectural Technicians, sub-consultants and design-build subcontractors.
  • Prepare and administer design contracts with the customer and/or sub-consultants.
  • Facilitate design reviews and presentation of current design documents for customer review and approval.
  • Coordinate design activities with customers and Gray sub-consultants.
  • Facilitate the preparation of schematic, design development, and construction documents and manage construction administration activities for the project.
  • Develop a design schedule and estimate of A/E costs for projects.
  • Substantially impacts the project by approving invoices, creating pay aps, negotiating with outside resources, creating the schedule, and managing the construction documents.
  • Responsible for code reviews on behalf of management, in conjunction with the AOR.
  • Work with EPA, CORE, and Authority of Jurisdiction to manage issues, in conjunction with the Design Management team.
  • Must plan long and short-term goals as it relates to the design of the project.
  • Monitor project design activities to assure compliance with Gray standards and procedures.
  • Manage all administrative tasks related to design for the project.
  • Manage all costs related to design activities to ensure accurate budget control. Has budgetary authority to spend money, as is seen fit.
  • Will be responsible for the day-to-day management of one – three technicians and will perform some technical production.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the team member is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands and arms, reach, and talk or hear. They are regularly required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 lbs, and occasionally lift or move up to 100 lbs. Specific vision abilities include accurate near and distant vision.

Frequently in a normal office environment where noise level is moderate and temperature/humidity is controlled. Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, and outside weather conditions. May be exposed to high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold and/or heat, risk of electrical shock, explosives and vibrations. Noise level on the job site is normally moderate to loud. Overtime may be required.

Supervisory Responsibilities

May supervise 1 - 3 team members such as Architectural Technicians. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

EEO Disclaimer

Gray is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes everyone to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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