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Project Manager - Mid -Level - Hospitality/Retail

Company Overview:

Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 49 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.

Position Overview:

As a Gensler Architectural Project Manager for our Lifestyle 2 studio which focuses on retail, hospitality, and residential projects, you will leverage your attention to detail and interpersonal skills to deliver exceptional architectural projects on time and on budget. You will deploy resources to ensure that the work process flows smoothly and act as the primary liaison between the team and the client. This is a great opportunity to join a highly creative, collaborative team while working on multiple trendsetting architectural projects simultaneously, across a variety of industries.


  • Implement one or more client projects through the leadership of project teams.

  • Provide leadership to client and team by creating and communicating clear and attainable project objectives, contract scope, terms, and schedule

  • Manage all phases of design throughout project scope for small and large complex architectural projects, including project set-up and entitlements, design, and construction administration.

  • Manage scheduling, budgets, staffing, and project set-up with clients, sub-contractors, vendors, and contractors

  • Manage project scheduling, budgets, and set-up with clients, sub-contractors, vendors, and consultants

  • Prepare project proposals and negotiate contracts and fees; bid projects to multiple general contractors

  • Track and manage the financial performance of project for success (e.g., work plan, schedule, fees, change orders, billings, and collections

  • Manage project lifecycle; estimating, bidding, project kick-off, weekly coordination, punch list, turnover, opening, and project close-out

  • Prepare project team work-plans and manage a range of project team sizes, comprised of project architects, interior designers, job captains, and consultants

  • Actively manage, track and be accountable for the financial performance of projects

  • Prepare project proposals, negotiate contracts and fees, coordinate bidding process

  • Ensure projects conform to contract

  • Actively leading teams for the successful delivery of projects

  • Managing client expectations, team communication, and oversight of consultant coordination.

  • Contribute to office activities, initiatives, and learning programs.

  • Establish and maintain ongoing, productive client relationships.


  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Interior Architecture from an accredited school

  • 7-10 years of related experience, including demonstrated success as a project manager on large complex architectural projects (mixed-use, retail, multi-family, and/or hospitality)

  • Experience negotiating project scope, fees, managing project financial performance, and ensuring fiscal responsibility for projects

  • Knowledge of building codes, standards, and building structures

  • Basic technical understanding of architectural design, interior, and furniture design

  • Experience with project management software, such as MS Project, a plus

  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit

  • Registered Architect or Interior Designer preferred

  • Strong abilities in managing fees, schedules, and staffing

  • Experience leading, managing, and mentoring multiple project teams

  • Experience negotiating project scope and fees

  • Experience with the entire project lifecycle and design process through post-occupancy

  • Experience with technical and/or design aspects of documenting corporate interiors projects

  • Proven fiscal accountability and responsibility on corporate interior projects

  • Knowledge of building codes, standards, and building structures

  • Flexibility to focus on concurrent projects in various stages of development

  • A quick learner with an ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment

  • Excellent written + verbal communication and management skills to include leadership, organization, and client relationship management skills

  • Collaborative and team-conscious

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

  • Must have the ability to maintain existing client relationships and build new client relationships

Life at Gensler:

At Gensler, 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.


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