Full Job Description
DLR Group is an integrated design firm. Our brand promise is the elevate the human experience through design. As we expand our Experiential Graphic Design Studio, we are searching for great team members. If that challenge is appealing, you're at the right place.
DLR Group's Experiential Graphic Design Studio has an opening for a Project Manager.
DLR Group operates within a hybrid work model, supporting flexibility between office time and work from home.
Charlotte, North Carolina
As a Project Manager at DLR Group you will be responsible for leading projects on budget and schedule while delivering design excellence. As part of our design team, you will oversee project schedules and budgets that elevate the human experience through design and are responsible for ensuring the delivery of projects on time and on budget.
You'll provide supervision to experiential graphic design staff during all phases of the project as well as partner with vendors and consultants as needed. Additionally, you may be expected to interview in front of clients to win work.
The successful candidate will:
Be able to proactively manage and operate within complex Experiential Graphic Design or Branding projects with multiple clients at the same time.
Develop project Work Plans (schedule, budget, cartoon set) for project success.
Be responsible for the coordination of all project efforts, administrative and technical, to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects.
May serve as primary contact with clients to bring projects to completion on schedule, within budget, and with a focus on client trust, rapport, and satisfaction.
Understand Business Development, and genuinely and consistently build and maintain ongoing professional relationships with the clients.
Proactively and creatively manage client budgets, schedules, and programs; project communications and documentation; and project team assignments.
Estimate fees, determine scope of work, and prepare proposals and contracts.
Ability to assist in winning work and great communication skills.
Run our weekly project and workload meetings; keep job lists up to date.
Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Architecture, or Interior Design: equivalent experience may be substituted.
At least 8+ years of experience successfully leading and working on architecture, interior design, or experiential design projects.
Proven success in delivering high-quality projects on time and on budget, with high attention to detail
Proven ability to lead integrated design teams.
Must have a collaborative management style and strong people skills.
Must have good communication and public speaking skills to participate in interviews and client presentations.
The ability to travel occasionally to support project tasks.
Self-motivated, takes initiative, and is resourceful, with eagerness to contribute, learn, adapt, and grow professionally.
Knowledge and use of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop).
Experience managing Experiential Graphic Design Projects.
Design skills a plus.
Portfolio of prior project experience a plus.
DLR Group is a 100% employee-owned firm. Our brand promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment.
Visit dlrgroup.com and follow us on Twitter, and at LinkedIn. Examples of the studio’s projects can be found here: https://www.behance.net/DLRGroup
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.