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Technical Director

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Gensler — Career Opportunities

Technical Director

Location: Houston, TX, US


Gensler is a leading architecture, design and planning firm with locations worldwide.  Our work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability and the belief that design is one of the most powerful strategic tools for securing lasting competitive advantage. 

Gensler’s office in Houston is seeking an experienced Technical Director.  This senior position will oversee the quality of construction documents throughout the design process and also lead the office’s construction administration group.


Quality Management

  • Develop quality management protocols which will enable the office to produce extremely high quality production drawings and specifications

  • Develop quality review processes which can be implemented at specific points during Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction Documents Phases of Design

  • Oversee all technical aspects of design and quality management

  • Serve as the office senior technical advisor, and provide mentorship to staff

  • Resolve complex technical/design issues and provide guidance to team and consultants

  • Contribute with other technical leaders across the firm to ensure firm’s technical standards and restrictions are being applied.

Construction Administration

  • Oversee all aspects of construction administration throughout office

  • Lead weekly staff meetings with those staff involved with Construction Administration to review status of Change Orders, Requests For Information, and Submittals.

  • Work with project managers to address issues such as scheduling and staffing

  • Attend Owner, Architect, Contractor(OAC) meetings as necessary, specifically on large projects


  • Have experience with a wide spectrum of construction types, including those associated with mixed use, retail, government, sports and office buildings, as well as corporate interiors.

  • Work closely with the office leadership including Principals, Design Directors and Project Managers.

  • Work closely with Gensler legal counsel on all legal issues related to design and construction


  • Architectural Registration required.

  • Professional Degree in Architecture.

  • 20 minimum years of experience in architectural practice.

  • Excellent communication and management skills. Ability to work collaboratively with staff members and clients.

  • Demonstrated experience in construction document preparation, bid review, construction administration and field observation.

  • Must be able to multi-task, be a team player, possess a can-do attitude, be a self-starter with a passion for mentoring and teaching.

  • Bluebeam Revu, Microsoft Excel and Word experience preferred.Revit, Navisworks and AutoCad knowledge are a plus.

  • Strong knowledge of building codes, standards, and regulations.

  • Extensive experience in Construction Administration, knowledge of construction contracts, and construction types and systems (including roofing/waterproofing, exterior enclosures, and primary building systems, and CA software).

  • LEED accreditation is preferred.



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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