locationsDallas, TX, UStime typeFull timeposted onPosted 30 Days Agojob requisition idR-11566Your RoleGensler's Dallas office is seeking a Design Manager for the Education Practice Area with a passion for creating environments where Students Staff and Faculty Thrive. As a Gensler Design Manager, your job is to combine creativity and technical knowledge with business skills and understanding to produce functionally beautiful educational spaces. You will be a part of a team that creates impactful and memorable experiences that will be remembered for a lifetime. 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 DoDevelop 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.Work with the Design Director and the marketing team to ensure the project story is documented, and photography/videography is arranged as neededYour QualificationsDesign Management/Project Management experience requiredBachelor’s Degree or higher in architecture10+ years of experience, education project experience strongly preferredLicensed or registered architectMust be passionate about Education projectsStrong leadership, organizational, and communication skills. Knowledge and experience in all phases of publicly funded architectural projectsProven ability to provide excellent client service and account leadershipExperience managing consultant teams and resolving complex technical and design issuesExperience with Revit, AutoCAD, Bluebeam Revu, SketchUp, 3dMax, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), and MS Office.Working knowledge of building codes, standards, building construction, and building structuresLEED accreditation preferredTo be considered, please submit portfolio and/or work samples in PDF format.*This is not a remote position. The successful candidate is expected to be in the Dallas office* Life at GenslerGensler 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. Our annual base salary range has been established based on local markets. 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.#LI-AM1
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 52 locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.
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