11 hours

Design Manager - Commercial Interiors

Newport Beach, CA
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Gensler — Career Opportunities

Design Manager - Commercial Interiors

Careers Site Location: Newport Beach, CA, US


Gensler is one of the world’s leading architecture, design and planning firms, with staff in locations around the world. Our work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability and the belief that design is one of the most powerful strategic tools for securing a lasting competitive advantage. At Gensler, you will join a highly creative, collaborative team dedicated to innovative problem solving and design excellence.  The Newport Beach office is currently searching for an experienced design manager with a successful track record of managing all phases of a Commercial Interiors project.

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+Years of Design Management experience in an Architecture firm, working on commercial interiors projects

• Knowledge and experience in all phases of interior design / architectural projects

• Ability to provide excellent client service and assure project profitability

• 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 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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