Design Manager

Irvine, CA

TRC Companies, Inc., a pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960's, is a national engineering and environmental consulting firm that provides integrated services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets. TRC serves a broad range of clients in industry and government, implementing complex projects from initial concept to delivery and operation.

TRC Companies is looking for a highly motivated Design Manager. Candidate will be an integral part of the roadway design management team and responsible for project delivery, project staffing and project pursuits. Candidate will have opportunities to continue technical involvement in projects while mentoring junior team members on both technical and project management skills. Candidate will be expected to lead design projects and coordinate with clients in a regular basis.

Job Duties:

  • Expected to lead major complex design tasks while working closely with various Design Leads.
  • Actively manages project scope, schedule and budget. May serves as the primary client contact to bring the schedule, budgets and scope of work to completion and to the client's satisfaction.
  • Manages support staff and coordinates work efforts for the project team.
  • Provide technical expertise on projects associated with preliminary engineering, detailed engineering design, and preparation of construction documents.
  • Writes technical reports and creates presentations of findings that have been presented to a diverse group of clients and the public
  • Develops project scope and fee and assists in the preparation of proposals and contracts.
  • Develops content for technical proposals and letters of interest.
  • Coordinates preparation of design details, plans, and drawings within assigned task areas. Often severs in a quality control/reviewer role.
  • Coordinates the development of design tasks and assists in providing technical direction to the scope of projects
  • Provides senior-level technical expertise associated with preliminary engineering, detailed engineering designs, and preparation of contracts for construction.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Possesses a Bachelor's degree or higher in Civil Engineering.
  • CA Professional Engineering License.
  • 10 or more years as a Project Manager for a transportation/infrastructure focused consulting/engineering firm with project experience in utility, roadway design, bridge structures, design and construction.
  • Project management should include staff management, budget control, mentoring and resource management.
  • Successful track record of Marketing/Business development to new and existing clients.
  • Project experience on highways and/or bridges, municipal, land development, stormwater and/or infrastructure design and construction.
  • Commitment to mentoring and developing junior engineers.
  • Proficiency in Microstation with OpenRoads experience required.
  • Ability to work independently and on a project team.
  • Capability to effectively manage projects.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills required
  • Exercise professional judgment to complete work accurately and in accordance with engineering codes, ethical standards, and sound business practices;
  • Effectively communicate and coordinate with other team members;
  • Manage, coordinate, and communicate schedule and progress on multiple concurrent tasks;
  • Complete work on time and within budget;

TRC offers advancement potential and a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401k plan with a company match. For more information, please visit our website

About TRC

A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a national engineering, consulting and construction management firm providing integrated services to the infrastructure, power, oil and gas, and environmental markets.

We serve a broad range of clients in government and industry, implementing complex projects from initial concept to operations. TRC has over 6,000 technical professionals and support personnel at more than 150 offices globally, including Canada, China and the UK. Our clients depend on TRC’s multidisciplinary teams to design solutions to their toughest business challenges in the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets.

Backed by 50 years of design know-how, we combine science and applied technology with sound business strategy to solve complex transportation infrastructure challenges for today and tomorrow. Our assignments include small and medium-sized bridges, culverts, railroad grade separations, viaducts, and major water crossings in both rural and urban environments.

Our Mission

We understand our clients’ goals, and embrace them as our own, applying creativity, experience, integrity and dedication to deliver superior solutions to the world’s energy, environment and infrastructure challenges.

Our Vision

We will solve the challenges of making the Earth a better place to live — community by community.

TRC is ranked #17 on ENR's list of the Top 500 Design Firms in the United States. We are also ranked No. 10 in ENR’s list of pure design firms, No. 6 in Power, No. 8 in Hazardous Waste, and No. 16 in Industrial Process/Petroleum.

TRC is an equal opportunity employer: EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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