As a Gensler Design Manager, your job is to combine creativity and technical knowledge with business skills and understanding to produce functionally beautiful spaces for clients. With you as a leader of the design team, interiors have never been so engaging.
What You Will Do
Manage all phases of design throughout project scope for large complex architectural projects, including project set-up and entitlements, design and construction administration.
Create and communicate clear and attainable project objectives and project requirements
Manage project scheduling, budgets, and set-up with clients, sub-contractors, vendors and consultants
Prepare project team work-plans and manage a range of project team sizes, comprised of project architects, interior designers, job captains and consultants
Actively manage, track and be accountable for financial performance of project
Prepare project proposals, negotiate contracts and fees, coordinate bidding process
Ensure projects conform to contract
Actively leading teams for successful delivery of projects
Managing client expectations, team communication and oversight of consultant coordination.
Contribute to office activities, initiatives and learning programs.
Establish and maintain ongoing, productive client relationships.
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Interior Architecture from an accredited school
7 – 12 years of related experience, including demonstrated success as a project manager on large complex architectural projects (mixed use, commercial office buildings, and hospitality)
Proficient in Revit
Registered Architect preferred
Strong abilities in managing fees, schedules and staffing
Experience leading, managing and mentoring multiple project teams
Experience negotiating project scope and fees
Experience with the entire project lifecycle and design process through post-occupancy
Experience with technical and/or design aspects of documenting corporate interiors projects
Proven fiscal accountability and responsibility on corporate interior projects
Knowledge of base building, core & shell project experience including building codes, standards and building structures
Flexibility to focus on concurrent projects in various stages of development
A quick learner with an ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment
Excellent written + verbal communication and management skills to include leadership, organization and client relationship management skills
Collaborative and team-conscious
Ability to handle difficult situations with tact, grace and style
Must have the ability to maintain existing client relationships and build new client relationships
Applications must include work samples for full consideration.
Life at Gensler
At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions and hackathons, to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our teams’ diverse interests.
We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership and twice annual bonus opportunities.
As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.
Gensler is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All aspects of employment decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the bases of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability you may contact us here. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our colleagues.