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Telecom Design Manager

Telecom Design Manager

Telecom Design Manager

Morrison Hershfield
Denver, CO

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Morrison Hershfield is a multi-disciplinary consulting engineering and management firm located throughout the US and Canada. We are a dynamic, employee-owned, team-oriented firm with a diverse project list that ensures you will be working on exciting, high-profile and challenging projects. For more than 75 years, the people at Morrison Hershfield have been the leading force behind our continuous growth and the expansion of our services.

With the rapid deployment of 5G technology, cellular carriers’ installations are becoming increasingly unique. Radios, antennas, fiber routing, power requirements, stealth structures, and jurisdictional requirements are ever changing. Design teams must coordinate between engineers, CAD drafters, site acquisition staff, client deployment leads, construction managers, and jurisdictional requirements to ensure the carrier’s intentions can be met with minimal interruption to schedule and budget.

Morrison Hershfield’s Telecommunication team is seeking a Design Manager to oversee CAD deliverables, direct engineering staff, and work closely with Project Managers to ensure our client’s design intentions are captured and delivered on schedule and budget. The Design Manager must be proficient in CAD drafting, familiar with telecom designs and site development, and experienced overseeing a delivery team. This position will take ownership of understanding jurisdictional requirements, our contractual scopes of work, internal team’s ability, necessary mentorship and driving team to meet our client commitments.

This position can be located in our Seattle or Fort Lauderdale (Plantation) offices.

The Design Manager will be ultimately responsible for understanding client and jurisdictional design requirements, overseeing engineering and drafting teams’ deliverables, and ensuring the design package meets our contractual obligations to the client, the client’s design intent, schedule and Project Manager’s budget.

  • Review and redline Construction Drawings for Site Development of Telecommunication facilities for the following disciplines: Architectural, Structural, Electrical & Mechanical

  • Understand good construction practices and basic architectural, electrical & grounding design

  • Communicate design requirements to engineering, design and drafting teams

  • Research and understand jurisdictional requirements, client standards, construction limitations, and internal capabilities

  • Oversee necessary training and mentorship of existing staff as required.

  • Proficient with AutoCAD

  • Willing and able to travel to project sites on successive days

  • Expected to be the technical point of contact on new projects, communicate project status to clients and internal team

  • Create and maintain spreadsheets/project trackers to ensure on-time deliverables within budget

  • Lead team of drafters to assemble design packages from start to finish including internal & external QA/QC process

  • Reviews architectural contract documents drawings and specifications for multiple projects

  • Coordinates structural, mechanical, electrical drawings and specifications with architectural contract documents for telecommunication facilities infrastructure design and construction

  • Conduct engineering research using the Internet, visiting production site, or consulting with municipalities

  • Attend site visits to measure up and sketch proposed telecommunication facility, including cell sites and critical facilities

  • Ensures that drawings are checked, approved and files in accordance with company quality system


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or architecture is required

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience with Architectural/Engineering design firm

  • Prior experience in project management, critical facilities or telecom site design or electrical design would be an asset

  • Understanding of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical disciplines and capability of coordinating these disciplines for critical facilities and/or telecom cell sites design

  • Strong organizational, written and communication skills

  • Plans review and building inspections and certification would be an asset

  • Proficient in AutoCAD

  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Office, Excel, Word)

  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

  • Ability to work in a team-based environment, fast-paced organization, as well as independently

  • Willing to work flexible hours, including overtime as required to meet project deadlines

  • Proven ability to provide technical assistance and mentor

  • Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle

Comprehensive Benefits to meet the needs of you and your family:

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and EAP, Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Life and Disability Insurances

  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Days

  • Employer matches on 401(k) plan retirement contributions

Salary Range:

  • $60,000 - $70,000

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Morrison Hershfield is committed to having an inclusive and diverse workforce, with recruitment free of discrimination, ensuring all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.

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