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Design Manager - Senior - Workplace/Office Buildings

Company: Gensler
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Your Role

As a Gensler architectural Senior Design Manager, you will leverage your attention to detail and interpersonal skills to deliver exceptional architectural projects on time and on budget. You will deploy resources to ensure that the work process flows smoothly and act as the primary liaison between the team and client. This is a great opportunity to join a highly creative and collaborative team.

What You Will Do

  • Implement one or more client projects through the leadership of project teams; Provide leadership to client and team by communicating project objectives, contract scope, terms, and schedule

  • Manage scheduling, budgets, staffing, and project set-up with clients, sub-contractors, vendors and contractors

  • Prepare project proposals and negotiate contracts and fees; bid projects to multiple general contractors

  • Track and manage financial performance of project for success (e.g., work plan, schedule, fees, change orders, billings and collections)

  • Manage project lifecycle; estimating, bidding, project kick-off, weekly coordination, punch list, turnover, opening, and project close-out

  • Participate in studio operations and management

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture or related field

  • 15+ years of related experience, managing projects and teams

  • Professional license or certification preferred

  • LEED accreditation preferred

  • Experience leading project pursuits and opportunities

  • Experience negotiating project scope, fees, managing project financial performance, and ensuring fiscal responsibility for projects

  • Experience with the full project lifecycle, through post-occupancy

  • Proficient technical understanding of architectural design, interior and furniture design

  • Experience with project management software, such as MS Project, a plus

  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit

  • Ability to multi-task, managing multiple projects in various stages, and potentially in various practice areas.

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 to "Well-being Week," our offices reflect our people's diverse interests.

We encourage every person at Gensler 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.

Keywords: Gensler, Los Angeles , Design Manager - Senior - Workplace/Office Buildings, Other , Los Angeles, California

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