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Regional Design Build Leader

Michael Baker International

This is a Full-time position in Dallas, TX posted August 29, 2021.


Michael Baker International is a leading provider of architectural, engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, environmental, construction and program management. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions to support U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker’s more than 3,000 employees across nearly 100 locations are committed to a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve challenges for clients and communities throughout the country. To learn more, visit


Consistently ranked by Engineering News-Record as a Top 20 transportation firm, Michael Baker International offers clients an integrated team of professionals versed in all aspects of transportation planning, design, permitting, and construction management and inspection.  In addition, Michael Baker International is a recognized leader in the practical aspects of operating and maintaining a safe and efficient transportation infrastructure.


As a member of our Gulf Coast Region team, the Design-Build Leader (DBL) will be a regional resource with strong civil engineering project management experience and proven expertise in alternative delivery.  The DBL will be responsible for the quality of civil engineering work performed, client service, utilization of staff, marketing, branding, contract management, and project profitability for alternative delivery projects.  The DBL will also direct and coordinate the activities of project engineers, engineers, and technicians to ensure alternative delivery projects progress on schedule and within their prescribed budgets.  The DBL may serve as a design manager for delivery of Transportation and Federal projects at both conceptual, technical proposal, and final design levels. 


  • Responsible for managing and leading alternative delivery project teams through all phases of pursuit and delivery including work planning, pre-award, post-award, and post-design services.
  • Responsible for day-to-day management of projects with regular reporting to the Principal-in-Charge.
  • Experience implementing innovative delivery projects (DB, P3, CMGC, etc.) ranging in size up to $1B+ .
  • Day-to-day interaction with contractors working in remote and collocated environments.
  • Responsible for managing and interacting with a diverse group of employees comprised of owner’s representatives, program management consultants (PMC), general engineering consultants (GEC), and subject matter experts.
  • Work closely with office, regional, and corporate leadership to advance the Design-Build practice in the Gulf Coast Region.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Coordinate with all complementary disciplines in the technical preparation and supervision of planning and design tasks, perform plan quality reviews, and participate in value engineering studies.
  • Full managerial responsibility for all aspects of the project, scope, schedule, design, quality, and staff.
  • Initiates and reviews proposals and sales activities, as well as leads and participates in the capture process, proposal development, interviews and presentations.
  • Reviews plans and prepares or reviews technical specifications, contract documents and estimates.
  • Assures the project team complies with the contract agreements, as well as exercises rigid cost control to implement the approved design within established budget restraints.
  • Develops and mentors less experienced staff.
  • Completes the Michael Baker International Core Project Management Certification program within 12 months of hire.


  • The manager will direct and coordinate the activities of project engineers, engineers, and technical leads to ensure the project progresses on schedule and within the prescribed budget.


  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with clients and consultants and monitor engagement to develop a deeper understanding of the client.
  • Minimum of 15 overall years of experience with an emphasis on Design Manager and/or Project Manager experience on alternative delivery projects.
  • Demonstrated Quality Control / Quality Assurance experience.
  • Demonstrated team building and verbal/oral skills.
  • Able to foster collaboration between technical and management teams working across the enterprise.
  • Computer literate.
  • Ability to travel for work when necessary.
  • Prior demonstrated experience managing alternative delivery projects of more than $250M.
  • Well-developed communications skills.
  • Ability to clearly and concisely express project issues and analysis as it pertains to business and technical concerns to regional and executive management, commercial and finance colleagues, technical colleagues and peers.
  • Self-driven and resourceful to achieve goals independently and in groups.
  • Flexibility to adjust and thrive in an environment with changing requirements, schedules, and priorities.
  • Ability to generate ideas, make recommendations and come to consensus.
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively problem solve complex issues.
  • Experience working on large DOT and Federal projects a plus.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college/university
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE)


Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment.  Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.  We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law.  Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.


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