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Project Manager - Interior Design

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Gensler — Career Opportunities

Project Manager - Interior Design

Location: Chicago, IL, US


Gensler hires and develops the best design talent in Chicago. By working on the most compelling projects in the Midwest, we value a multi-disciplinary collective and believe teams with diverse perspectives always arrive at the most creative designs for our clients the best informed solutions for the communities where we live, work, and play.


We are intensely proud of our platform where more than 300 talented designers and architects can follow their professional and personal passions and make lifelong connections to some of the most influential people in our industry. Beyond Chicago, Gensler is the world’s largest architecture and design firm with 45 offices around the world offering a deep network of global experts in every industry. We are making a positive influence in Chicago through the power of design and we hope you join us in making a transformative difference in the city we call home.

Job Overview:

Responsible for managing commercial interiors projects. 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.


  • Act as lead design manager for a variety of project types
  • Participate during all phases of project delivery
  • Develop project schedules, budgets, and work plans
  • Interface with client, contractor, agencies, as well as engineering and specialty consultants
  • Prepare and review proposals, contracts, and consultant agreements
  • Review internal project accounting documents and process draft project billing
  • Participate in firm marketing, proposal writing, and project interviews
  • Manage mid-size to large project teams, assign and monitor completion of tasks
  • Mentor junior staff
  • Participate in the coordination and document preparation for projects and provide quality assurance via review of project documentation
  • Other related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 8-15  Years of Design Management experience in an Architecture firm, working on corporate interior projects
  • Knowledge and experience in all phases of interior design / architectural projects
  • Ability to provide excellent client service and assure project profitability
  • Desire to mentor junior staff
  • Strong programming and space planning skills
  • High level of design competence and expertise in FF&E
  • Knowledge of state and local building codes including accessibility
  • Sustainable design experience, with a preference for hands-on LEED project participation and accreditation
  • Computer savvy with moderate or better skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and Project), and AutoCAD.
  • Revit, SketchUp and Photoshop skills are a benefit

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Interior Design or Architecture

For consideration, please submit resume and portfolio in PDF format.

Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. 



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