Gensler is a global architecture and design firm grounded in the belief that design strategy optimizes business performance and human potential. Our 5,000+ practitioners networked across 45+ offices use global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. Whether we are refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district, or designing a super tall building, we strive to make the everyday places people occupy more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.
Gensler is searching for talent that can lead the design management of large-scale mixed-use urban developments. We are searching for Senior Design Managers who can lead and manage multiple design teams and various consultants responsible for the design and delivery of mixed-use projects.
As a Senior Design Manager at Gensler, you will be highly involved in all phases of project delivery, manage day-to-day communications with our client, and lead and mentor team members to produce an exceptional level of design quality and client satisfaction.
What You Will Do
Act as lead design manager and drive the project delivery during all phases of the project
Develop and maintain project schedules, budgets, and work plans
Lead the relationships with the client, contractor, agencies, as well as engineering and specialty consultants
Prepare and review proposals, contracts, and consultant agreements
Review internal project accounting documents and process draft project billing
Participate in project marketing, proposal writing, and project interviews
Manage mid-size to large project teams, assign and monitor completion of tasks
Mentor junior staff
Oversee the coordination and document preparation for the project and provide quality assurance via review of project documentation
15-20 years of Project and Design Management experience in an Architecture firm, working on a variety of project types, including mixed-use
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Interior Design or Architecture
Licensed Architect preferred
Extensive experience in all phases of architectural projects
Ability to provide excellent client service and assure project profitability
Desire to lead teams and to mentor junior staff
Strong programming and space planning skills
High level of design competence and expertise in mixed-use developments
High level of knowledge of state and local building codes, including accessibility
Sustainable design experience, with a preference for hands-on LEED project participation and accreditation
Computer savvy with moderate or better skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and Project), AutoCAD and/or Revit
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 an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Gensler will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
Gensler is a global design firm, with 47 offices and 5,000 employees worldwide. Gensler helps clients succeed by focusing on the needs of the people they serve, whether they are employees, customers, sports fans, students, passengers or guests. Founded in 1965, Gensler has deep expertise in design and architecture across 31 practices, including commercial office buildings, professional services, retail, aviation, planning and urban design, entertainment and hospitality, sports stadium and education facilities. The firm also holds practices focusing on brand strategy, environmental graphic design, mission-critical facilities, and has recently invested in consulting for real estate workplace and sustainable design.
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