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Design Manager - Costa Rica

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Gensler — Career Opportunities

Design Manager - Costa Rica

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica


Costa Rica - Architect / Project Manager

Gensler is a global architecture and design firm grounded in the belief that design strategy optimizes business performance and human potential. Our 5,000+ practitioners networked across 46 offices use global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. Whether we are refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district, or designing a super tall building, we strive to make the everyday places people occupy more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.

Your Role

As a Gensler Architect / Project Manager, 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 client.  This is a great opportunity to join a highly creative, collaborative team while working on trendsetting architectural projects across a variety of industries.


  • Manage all phases of projects, including project set-up, design, and construction administration

  • Create and communicate clear and attainable project objectives and project requirements

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

  • Manage a range of project team sizes, comprised of project architects, interior designers and job captains

  • Track financial performance of project

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

  • Ensure projects conform to contract


  • 5+ years of related experience, including demonstrated success as a project manager on various project types

  • Bachelor of Architecture or Interior Design, or foreign equivalent

  • Experience in corporate interiors projects preferred

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

  • Experience with the entire project lifecycle, through post-occupancy

  • Experience leading, managing and mentoring multiple project teams

  • Experience negotiating project scope and fees

  • Knowledge of building codes, standards and building structures in Costa Rica

  • Proven fiscal accountability and responsibility on various project types

  • Strong leadership, organization, communication and relationship management skills

  • Revit skills required

  • 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 and hackathons, to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our teams’ diverse interests.

We encourage our employees 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. 

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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