Design Manager - Senior - Workplace Interior Design

Gensler   •  

Oakland, CA

Industry: Arts & Entertainment


15+ years

Posted 291 days ago

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A Design Manager at Gensler works with autonomy to be responsible for execution of a variety of project types and sizes and will lead all phases of projects. He or she will be involved in all phases of the project delivery and must have a working knowledge of this process with the ability to deliver the successful completion of a project.

A Design Manager will work/interact with and mentor junior staff to encourage a high level of design and ensure client satisfaction through being the main point of contact for the client in all work produced.


  • Manage multiple aspects of client, team and project coordination, including full documentation coordination
  • Manage client relationships and team communication
  • Resolve complex technical and design issues
  • Maintain the project manual and specifications
  • Conduct on-site observations and document site reviews
  • Construction Administration including the processing of submittals, RFIs, substitution requests, etc. during construction
  • Interface with building and permitting officials during the permitting and construction phases of the project
  • Prepare observation reports during construction
  • Assist in project close-out efforts including punch lists

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 15+ years comprehensive experience as a project manager on a range of architecture and interiors projects
  • Experience with the entire project lifecycle, through post-occupancy
  • Experience leading, managing and mentoring multiple project teams, including the ability to create and communicate clear and attainable project objectives and requirements
  • Experience preparing project proposals, negotiating contracts and fees, and coordinating the bidding process
  • Knowledge of building codes, standards and building structures
  • Proven fiscal accountability and responsibility
  • Strong leadership, organization, communication and relationship management skills