Design Manager - Asset Management

US-CA-Los Angeles
# of Openings
Construction Management


With offices in the Northeast and West Coast, LiRo provides construction management, engineering, environmental, architectural, and program management solutions. Our expertise in transportation, infrastructure, and public building projects has led to our involvement with some of the country's top projects and landmarks. We are seeking a Design Manager for Los Angeles.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes, and directs the design activities for the School Upgrade Program and critical repair projects. Functions as the lead design professional in the Design Department providing quality review, implementation of policy and procedures and interface and coordinates with the Division of State Architects (DSA)
  • Manages, develops, and coordinates the District’s design process for the Facilities Planning and Development Division to ensure that plans are within functional program, budgetary, environmental and legal requirements
  • Manages multiple projects through interaction with architects, consultants, and District personnel from project conception, through draft to final review, approval, and handoff to Project Execution
  • Oversees the building design process to ensure compliance with LAUSD’s standards and guidelines for the District by working with design professionals and various District administrators to ensure that new and modernized structures meet both educational and building standards requirements
  • Establishes and follows a process to identify and select the architectural firm best suited for each project based on the firms’ qualifications and ability to meet performance standards
  • Provides Architects with clear and consistent direction with regard to goals and objectives, standards, site, schedule, and budget for each project
  • Establishes and follows an effective and efficient design review process to ensure that the design meets the overall goals and objectives for the project, provides maximum value for dollars budgeted, and are appropriate and enduring to meet the functional needs of the District, the local community, and the environment
  • Ensures that all steps within the project are documented and that the documentation meets legal requirements
  • Reviews design changes submitted to ensure project remains within budget
  • Recommends architectural firm assignment from an established list of pre-qualified architectural firms
  • Participates in community relations and outreach programs to create understanding and acceptance of District building projects design within the community
  • Develops continuing education opportunities, i.e., seminars and workshops, to learn and share-up-to-date information on working with architects and contractors
  • Coordinates project activities with other District organization branches and departments such as Office of the Environment Health & Safety, A/E Design Services, Maintenance & Operations, School Occupancy Transition Unit, Asbestos Technical Unit, and Local Districts
  • Performs others duties as assigned


Minimum Requirements
Required Experience:
 Minimum 10 years full time paid professional experience managing the facilities design, or
the planning and coordination of capital projects that includes the overall design, contract
administration, cost estimating, and scheduling activities
5 years of this experience must be with the design, planning and construction of educational
facilities or similar public agencies

Required Education:
Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture
or Engineering

Preferred Additional Education:
Courses in Business Management, Public Relations, Accounting, School Finance, Personnel
Management, and Communication
Preferred Licenses and Certificates:
A valid Certificate of Registration as an Architect by the California State Architectural Board
or Professional Engineer by the State Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors


  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, a comprehensive benefits package and a positive work environment.  
  • Please visit our careers page for a full listing of our open positions around the country at:                                  
  • Equal Opportunity Employer. LiRo will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with local law. 
  • These positions are in Los Angeles, CA


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