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Design manager at Gensler

Design manager at Gensler


At Gensler, we work hard but we also value and support having fun while doing what we do best. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions and hackathons, to ‘well-being week’ and activities such as lunch and learns and design lounges, our offices channel our teams’ diverse interests into purposeful impact. We cultivate a community that thrives on fun and creativity while spurring collaboration and innovative thinking.

It’s also important that our employees lead a balanced and healthy life. To support this we offer comprehensive benefits including wellness programs, flex-spending, paid holidays and paid time benefits. We also offer twice-annual bonus opportunities. And in addition to hiring the best, we are committed to investing in learning and development. 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, Gensler reimburses tuition for certain eligible programs or classes.

Interested candidates are invited to apply online. Please include work samples along with your resume and cover letter.

Our Sydney office is currently looking to hire a design manager.

The design manager will be responsible for:

•Implementing one or more workplace projects through the management of project teams,

•managing all phases of projects, including project set-up, programming, design, and construction administration,

•establishing and maintaining ongoing, productive client relationships,

•managing project scheduling, staffing/productivity, budgets, project set-up with clients, sub-contractors, vendors and consultants,

•tracking financial performance of projects,

•preparing project proposal, negotiating fees and contracts for projects, coordinating bidding process,

•ensure projects conform to contract,

•creating and communicating clear and attainable project objectives and project requirements, and

•any other related responsibilities as assigned.

The ideal candidate must meet the following qualifications to be considered:

•5 to 10+ years of related experience, including demonstrated success as a project manager on various project types,

•professional degree (masters or bachelor) in architecture/interior design from an accredited program. Licensure is a plus,

•strong leadership, organization, communication and relationship management skills,

•ability to maintain existing client relationships and build new client relationships and develop a network,

•ability to handle difficult situations with tact, grace and style,

•experience leading, managing and mentoring multiple project teams,

•experience with recruiting, mentoring and coaching talent. Highly organised and responsive,

•proven fiscal accountability and responsibility on various project types,

•strong abilities in managing fees, schedules and staffing,

•extensive knowledge of architectural principles/practices, technical regulations, building code, standards and building structures,

•strong client communication skills, and

•computer skills required: Microsoft Word and Excel and AutoCAD. Revit, Spexx, and Adobe Suite all a plus.

Please include work samples along with your resume and cover letter.

Link to job posting: https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=GENSLER&cws=1&rid=10952

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