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Design Phase Manager

US$75000 - US$90000 per annum + 20% 401k medical
USAColoradoColoradoColorado, USA
Apply2020-04-27 20:32:412020-08-03EWI Recruitment USA

Design Phase Manager

Date posted: April 27, 2020
US$75000 - US$90000 per annum + 20% 401k medical
Colorado, USA
Job description

Design Phase Manager

My client is currently looking for an experienced design phase manager with experience working on Wind and Solar EPC projects.

Specific duties:

Bidding and Proposal

During the bidding and proposal phase of the Project, the Design Phase Manager (DPM) will assist the project management team (PM) by:

  • Coordinate and/or perform preliminary design activities for early stage development projects (engineering and CAD)
  • Determine schedule to support deliverables schedule (ex; roads need to be done well before deadline to support electrical layout)
  • Determine estimating group's needs for engineering support (ex; indicative estimate, full quantities)
  • Determine resources needed based on needed engineering support with Engineering Discipline Manager(s) and/or third-party engineering
  • Create and distribute Engineering Services Scope of Work for third-party engineering proposals
  • Perform review of designs provided by Owner/Internal/Third-Party
  • Develop/manage engineering cost database
  • Perform review of RFP documents, and contract exhibits
  • Perform review and create bid tab for third-party engineering services proposals
  • Identify deviations from Industry/company specific design/construction standards and its cost impact during pricing
  • Seek opportunities for value engineering and efficiencies in design
  • Identify and quantify potential risks, contract clarifications, and exclusions
  • Facilitate handovers to project teams when projects are won or transition to late stage development Design engineering / construction phase

Project Setup

DPM will work with the PM and Engineering Department Managers:

  • Identify the Technical Engineering Leads (TL) for the project
  • Coordinate and host engineering kick off meetings
  • Assist PM with decision for procurement of engineering services
  • Negotiate with sub consultants on service agreements
  • Assist PM to establish Job codes / Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Project creation wizard (create folder structure and work order) for design/construction phase
  • Assist construction project coordinator to set-up document control system
  • Host / lead design kickoff with client
  • Ensure team reads and understands client requirements along with project scope, schedule, and budget
  • Develop task-level schedule Engineering Project Tracker (EPT) and track progress during pre-construction and detailed design engineering phase, following the EPT work instruction
  • Distribute team accountabilities with communication plan

Detailed Engineering

During the detailed engineering phase, DPM with work with TLs:

  • Create design submittals (for internal engineering scope)
  • Distribute design documentation to Owner and other engineering disciplines, following the company standard document control processes
  • Coordinate technical design reviews, culminated with consolidated review comments, responses, and resolution
  • Host / lead constructability review with PM, TLs, construction team, and construction subconsultants
  • Coordinate review of construction procedures and major material cut sheets or vendor drawings
  • Track design schedule using the EPT for weekly distribution to the PM, following the EPT work instruction
  • Upkeep design change log for periodic distribution to the PM

Project Management Support

DPM will assist, to the extent the PM requires, in:

  • Review / approval of invoicing from and payment to engineering subconsultants
  • Management and recommendation to PM on change requests from engineering subconsultants
  • Track and report progress and schedule of engineering design via the EPT, following the EPT work instruction
  • Upkeep design change log for periodic distribution to the PM

Construction Support

Once the on-site construction activities have begun and the Construction Project Engineering (CPE) has been established, the DPM will:

  • Meet with the CPE and construction management team to review engineering design and construction documents
  • Schedule or support organizing initial site visits for TLs during start of construction activities
  • Transition responsibilities for engineering subconsultant coordination to CPE
  • During this transition period, DPM will assist the CPE with coordination of product and shop drawings submittals to the TLs and engineering subconsultants for approval and client acceptance
  • Provide technical resources to the CPE, as needed, during the construction phase of the project that are not specifically the responsibility of the engineering subconsultants

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Expert level of knowledge in:
    • Wind/Solar Power Plant Design
    • Wind/Solar Power Plant Performance Analysis

  • Advanced level of knowledge in:
    • Communication, internally and externally
    • General Civil, Structural, Electrical, SCADA, and Mechanical Design
    • General Design for Constructability
    • Familiarity with Industry Standards
    • Personnel Management
    • Client Management
    • Organization
    • Microsoft Excel (Advanced)


  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Civil, Structural, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (Master's degree preferred)
  • 8+ years cumulative engineering experience with relevant wind/solar experience
  • Must have a valid current driver license, eligible for corporate vehicle insurance coverage.
  • Must be able to obtain a valid current passport to travel outside the U.S.

My client can off a competitive compensation package including salary, bi-weekly per diem, 401k, family health care and truck & fuel allowance

If you are the right fit for this vacancy please contact m.moy @ewi-group.com by sending an up to date copy of your resume. Please also include your Availability, Salary & Package Expectations and current situation.

EWI Recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: dpm_1588019501

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