As a Senior Design Manager, it’s your role to lead and deliver a variety of project types and sizes, through all phases. You will join our team of design thinkers and doers who specialize in helping to tell stories and create experiences in the context of design. You will support various practice areas, such as commercial office buildings, civic + culture, and sciences. As the main point of contact for the client in all work produced, you’ll draw on your extensive knowledge of the design and delivery process while mentoring junior staff to encourage the highest level of design and client satisfaction.
What You Will Do
Develop and nurture positive relationships with existing client contacts, optimizing all potential opportunities
Maintain an awareness of existing clients’ business objectives, plans, target audience and market trends, and ensure that appropriate opportunities are identified to generate further demand for Gensler services.
Responsible for the day-to-day delivery of projects ensuring they are delivered on time and on budget
Lead and facilitate the overall cross-functional project team
Focus on the smooth management of the project process, ensuring clarity of requirements, deliverables, timelines, and visibility against fees throughout the project life cycle
Prepare, communicate, and monitor project work plans, budgets, and deliverables for client and internal teams
Prepare and review proposals, contracts, and consultant agreements
Manage multiple aspects of client, team, and project coordination, including full documentation coordination with structural, MEP, lighting, AV, landscape, civil, and other consultants
Actively take ownership of problems and successful resolution planning in consultation with Practice Area leadership and Studio Director
Support and contribute to new business development with both current and potential clients
Contribute positively to project reports and staffing meetings with concise and accurate information to continually improve the studio’s delivery and financial objectives
Review internal project accounting documents and process draft project billing
Design Management and Project Management experience
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Architecture
12+ years of experience
Registered Architect required
Strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills.
Knowledge and experience in all phases of interior design/architectural projects
Proven ability to provide excellent client service and account leadership
Be proactive and adaptable with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Strong programming and space planning skills
High level of design competence with knowledge of building codes.
Proficiency in Revit
Experience managing consultant teams and resolving complex technical and design issues
TO BE CONSIDERED, PLEASE SUBMIT A CURRENT PORTFOLIO AND/OR WORK SAMPLES IN PDF FORMAT.
Life at Gensler
Gensler is committed to
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
. Through our Five Strategies to Fight Racism, we continue to create a just and equitable future for our colleagues and our communities with our clients. We are a solid voice for social change as we impact people’s lives and fight racism. At Gensler, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace environment.
As a people-first organization, 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.