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Project Manager – Mid-Level – 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:

Join a dynamic and growing team designing innovative projects for leading retail clients. We are collaborative and client-focused, with a commitment to design experience, sustainability, and social purpose. This role is for a Project Manager who loves to push new ideas, is passionate about design, and gets excited about managing diverse retail design projects and collaborating with extremely talented creatives. Atlanta’s Retail Design Studio focuses on ground-up and interior design projects in specialty retail, quick-serve restaurants, and program management.


  • Lead collaborative design teams, working closely with Retail Leader and Design Director, to establish effective project work-plans with attainable project objectives

  • Manage all phases of retail architecture and interior design projects, from project set-up through design and construction administration

  • Help prepare project proposals, negotiate contracts and fees, coordinate bidding process

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

  • Track financial performance of projects

  • Develop and maintain client relationships, for both single projects and multi-project global accounts

  • Actively support firmwide sustainability and resilience goals, guiding clients and project teams toward multi-benefit sustainable and resilient design solutions

  • Support diversity, equity, and inclusion goals on projects and within the office


  • Experience leading architectural and programming projects for a variety of retail clients (electronics, clothing, grocer, automotive, inline and stand-alone, food & beverage, QSR, healthcare, banking, home furnishings, etc.).

  • 10+ years of experience in the architecture and design field; 5+ years with a focus on retail interiors projects

  • Experience leading complex projects, multi-project accounts, and mentoring architects and designers

  • Strong leadership, organization, communication, and interpersonal management skills

  • Commitment to a collaborative design process

  • Experience negotiating project scope and fees

  • Knowledge of local building codes and standards

  • Working knowledge of Revit preferred

  • Professional degree (Master or Bachelor) in Architecture or Interior Design

  • Licensed architect, NCIDQ certified, and LEED AP preferred

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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