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Lydig Construction, Inc. Design Build Manager in Bellevue, Washington

Join Lydig Construction - Where Your Innovation Builds Communities!

Are you passionate about designing the future? At Lydig Construction, we're not just building structures; we're shaping communities through public spaces that stand the test of time. Our work leaves a tangible, lasting impact on the world, and our team is at the heart of this mission. We're not your average construction company - our employees are our most valuable asset, and their ideas, passion and experience are our focus. With an impressive average employee tenure of over 12 years, we value and reward your contributions. If you're ready to thrive in an environment where innovation, teamwork, and community impact matter, then Lydig Construction is the place for you.

About Us:

Lydig Construction is an industry leader in construction, specializing in both General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM) and Design Build approaches. Our dedication to fairness, honesty, and quality drives our operations. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional construction solutions to clients in the education, higher education, healthcare, civic, and private markets. Our company culture places a strong emphasis on teamwork, innovation, and cultivating lasting relationships within the built environment. This role will have influence on our teams and purpose in delivering our mission and vision.

Role Overview:

We're seeking a highly skilled and experienced Design Build Manager to fortify our Preconstruction department. In this role, you'll be a key player in managing the preconstruction and design build phases and teams within our core market sectors and client base. If you're a person who thrives on leading teams, has a passion for design, and enjoys engaging with clients and partners to procure complex work, we'd love to hear from you!


Project Leadership & Execution (50%):

  • Lead and guide project teams through preconstruction and design build phases, ensuring seamless communication, coordination, and efficient task execution.

  • Develop comprehensive project plans, schedules, milestones, and budgets, aligning them with client requirements and organizational objectives.

  • Proactively manage project risks, identifying and implementing effective mitigation strategies.

  • Manage various project delivery and pursuit methods, including Design Build, GC/CM, and negotiated work.

  • Monitor project progress, quality, and safety, ensuring timely, on-budget delivery to the highest quality standards.

Innovation (20%):

  • Foster an innovative culture within the preconstruction and design build teams, encouraging creative problem-solving and the implementation of cutting-edge construction practices.

  • Stay updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and sustainable construction practices, integrating them into projects to enhance efficiency and sustainability.

  • Engage in industry-related panels, associations, and continuous learning environments.

  • Collaborate with other Preconstruction and Progressive Design Build experts within the organization to drive "Best In Class" delivery.

Estimating (10%):

  • Utilize your expertise to provide accurate and conceptual budgets for projects during the preconstruction phase.

  • Collaborate with the estimating team to review and validate project budgets, ensuring cost-effectiveness and alignment with client expectations.

  • Identify value and drive problem-solving and analysis to deliver projects.

  • Emphasis on analyzing project estimates and benchmarks to understand how and where to drive value.

Relationship Building (10%):

  • Cultivate strong relationships with clients, architects, engineers, and subcontractors, emphasizing trust, transparency, and open communication.

  • Collaborate closely with the business development team to identify and pursue new opportunities within education, higher education, healthcare, and civic markets.

Career Building (10%):

  • Lydig believes strongly in career building and development of its people. This position will be invited to quarterly 1:1 coaching with senior management for career and other aspirational goals.

  • Lydig also provides support, time and funding for professional development, including but not limited to certifications, education, continued learning and LEAN Practices.


  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, or a related field. A Master's degree is a plus.

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in preconstruction and design build management within the commercial construction industry, with a focus on education, higher education, healthcare, and civic markets.

  • Demonstrated expertise in project leadership, team building, and fostering innovation within the construction sector.

  • Proven experience in preconstruction estimating and budget development.

  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills to engage effectively with stakeholders at all levels.

  • Strong knowledge of construction codes, regulations, and industry best practices in the Seattle area.

  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple projects, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines while maintaining our commitment to delivering premier construction services based on fairness, honesty, and quality.

  • A collaborative and proactive approach to problem-solving and decision-making.

  • Proficiency in construction management software and project management tools.


  • Occasional overnight travel of several days' duration is required.

Other Requirements:

  • Must have a current driver’s license and an acceptable driving record as defined by Lydig’s insurance company and vehicle policy, if applicable for auto allowance.

  • Must be able to pass pre-employment checks including: Drug Screen, Criminal Background and Credit check.

  • Employment eligibility is the sole responsibility of the applicant.


  • The salary range for this position is between $85,000 and $145,000 per annum, based on experience and qualifications.

Additional Benefits:

  • Health benefits, including full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance premiums covered at 100% for you and your family.

  • 401k with match.

  • Profit Sharing.

  • Training and Education Classes.

  • On-site Gym with Onsite Trainers - 2 days a week.

  • Fully equipped Kitchens.

  • Clothing Allowance.

  • 7 Paid Holidays.

  • 15-20 days of PTO in your first year (depending on experience and prorated based on hire date).

  • Annual Golf Tournament Weekend in Chelan, WA.

  • Annual Holiday Party.

  • Annual Summer Picnic.

  • And much more!

If you're ready to be part of a team that designs not just structures, but the future of our communities, and if you have the drive to combine multiple disciplines and see tangible results, we invite you to apply and be a cornerstone of our innovative journey. Join Lydig Construction, where every brick we lay builds a legacy, and every design we create shapes a better tomorrow. Let's construct something amazing - together!