Position Description

Design Manager / Project Architect - Interior Design
Gensler Region Middle East
Job Location Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
ID 11457
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Gensler is a global design firm, with 46 offices and 5,000+ employees worldwide. We help clients succeed by focusing on the needs of the people they serve, whether they are employees, customers, sports fans, students, passengers or guests. Founded in 1965, Gensler has deep expertise in design and architecture across 29 practice areas, including commercial office buildings, professional services, retail, aviation, planning and urban design, entertainment and hospitality, sports stadiums and education facilities. 

For more information, visit our website (www.gensler.com) or blog (www.gensleron.com), follow us on Twitter (@GenslerOnCities, @GenslerOnWork, @GenslerLfstyle), or like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/GenslerDesign).

At Gensler’s UAE workplace interiors studios, we help companies innovate. We design spaces, services and environments for organizations seeking new ways to provide value for themselves by fostering healthier, more effective workplaces.   We are searching for an experienced Design Manager with a successful track record of managing all phases of corporate interiors projects and leading multiple complex projects at the same time. 


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 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 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

  • 5-10  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 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.

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