• Design Manager

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2/13/2018 4:37 PM)
    Job ID
    2017-2278
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Design
  • Overview

    HKS is a team of more than 1,400 architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, anthropologists and other professionals working together across industries and across the globe to create places that delight, heal and stimulate peak performance. We have nurtured a culture of extraordinary people with curious and creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions that solve our clients’ challenges. Our research teams dig deep to discover processes and ideas that improve outcomes--then they share them freely for everyone’s benefit. In all we do, we are mindful of the fragility of all life and of the planet.

     

     Our Chicago office is seeking a Design Manager to join the Commercial Interiors team. 

     

    As an HKS Design Manager, you will be responsible for delivering exceptional design and delivery for clients - on time and on budget. You will continue to grow your project management experience, relationship skills, design collaboration and interpersonal skills while working on great projects for exceptional clients.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage all phases of commercial interiors projects, including project set-up, design and construction administration
    • Manage a range of project team sizes, comprised of project architects, interior designers, job captains and graphic designers
    • Create and communicate clear, attainable project objectives and project requirements
    • Manage project scheduling, work plans, budgets, and agreements with sub-contractors, vendors and consultants
    • Interface with client, contractor, agencies, as well as engineering and specialty consultants
    • Prepare and review proposals, contracts, and consultant agreements
    • Track financial performance of project
    • Prepare project proposals, negotiate contracts and fees, coordinate bidding process
    • Participate in firm marketing and project interviews
    • Ensure projects conform to contract
    • Mentor junior staff

    Qualifications

    • 8+ years of related experience, including demonstrated success as a project manager on a range of corporate interiors project types
    • Experience with the entire project lifecycle, through post-occupancy
    • Experience leading, managing and mentoring multiple project teams
    • Experience negotiating project scope and fees
    • Ability to provide excellent client service, proven fiscal accountability and responsibility on projects
    • Strong leadership, organization, communication and relationship management skills
    • Must have the ability to maintain existing client relationships and build new client relationships
    • Architectural Registration preferred but not required
    • Professional degree from an accredited programs
    • Proficient with CAD and/or BIM and other drafting presentation tools
    • Computer savvy with excellent skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and Project)

     

     

    HKS is an EEO/AA Employer: M/F/Disabled/Veteran

     

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