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Project Manager / Intermediate / Senior Design / Job Captain / Project Designer

AD Associates
Published
02/15/2018
Location
Berkeley
Category
AutoCAD  Revit  
Job Type
Years of Experience
2-5 Years, 5-7 Years, 7-10 Years, 10+ Years

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:        Project Manager & Project Designer

COMPANY:                          AD + Associates

DEPARTMENT:                 Design Development

REPORTS TO:                    Design Director, or Managing Director

The Project Manager role requires an international mindset, working throughout diverse markets. This will include frequent, training of local resources/partners and execution of international projects and in accordance to established   brand guidelines and standards.

The Project Manager role has full accountability for our retail development projects from the inception of an approved real estate deal through the opening and post-opening refinement, including completion of punch list. Project Manager works in close collaboration with Client and AD+Associates team members and other associates in local markets to complete the Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction documents, and are directly responsible for the management of in-house or external production of Development packages. Project Managers interface with General Contractors, Millwork companies or other installation contractors whom are directly hired by AD+Associates or by the Client. Project Managers are responsible for proactively identifying issues during design and developments of the projects, escalation, and resolution.

Specific activities for the role may include:

  • Lease/tenant criteria review
  • Review and coordination of site information
  • Store cost estimating and subsequent cost forecasting
  • Scheduling of in-house pre-design and design development activities
  • Architectural consultant management
  • Coordination and calendar oversight of local municipalities and LL approvals
  • Oversight and close collaboration with local Project Managers and resources, partners/Licensees in tendering, negotiating, and qualifying contracts
  • Coordination of owner supplied materials
  • Quality control and overall implementation to Brand Standards
  • Visual & marketing implementation/support
  • Punch list completion
  • Brand/client representation
  • Change order management, including approving design changes required per site conditions or local guidelines
  • Financial closeout

Additional responsibilities/participation may include:

  • Real estate site investigation/negotiation
  • Partner with legal to define construction responsibilities between tenant and Landlords
  • Interpretation of established Brand Designs elements and their evolution
  • Rollout and retrofit projects
  • Establishing remote compliant systems (i.e. contract management, document storage)
  • Value engineering/cost reduction exercises, in conjunction with local partners
  • Vendor development
  • Flexibility in peak work hour shift

Project Manager QUALIFICATIONS:  The position requires a technical expertise that supports a substantial tenant improvement / build-out scopes. In this role, high energy levels are key to self-motivation, the ability to motivate team partners and to overcome barriers to success. Highly effective communication is essential to the coordination of the project team including internal and external partners. The ability to create reliable, collaborative business partnerships focused on achieving positive results is imperative.

  • 5-7 years project management, design and construction
  • 2-3 years international experience preferred
  • Experience in retail; directly owned and Franchise/Licensee store development
  • Effective team player across diverse disciplines and cultures/time zones
  • Excellent communication skills with cultural diversities
  • Strong sense of design and its interpretation/adaptation within international markets
  • Knowledge of other foreign languages is a plus

TECHINICAL PROFICIENCIES:  Technologically savvy with proficiency in typical PC and web based systems & software (i.e. MS Project, Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.), Expert in AutoCad, Revit, Rhino, InDesign, Photo-Shop and other Design and Architectural software. Familiarity with Metric system is a plus.

EDUCATION:  Degree from 4-year University in related field of Architecture and or Interior Design

The project Designer role requires an international mindset, working throughout diverse markets. This will include working with local resources/partners and execution of international projects and in accordance to established Client brand guidelines and standards.

The Project Designer role has accountability for our retail development projects from the inception through the opening and post-opening refinement, including completion of punch list. Project Designer works in close collaboration with Client and AD+Associates Project Manager, team members and other associates in local markets to complete the Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction documents, and are directly responsible for the management of in-house or external production of Development packages. Project Designer interface with General Contractors, Millwork companies or other installation contractors whom are directly hired by AD+Associates or by the Client.

Specific activities for the role may include:

  • Review and coordination of site information
  • Scheduling of in-house pre-design and design development activities
  • Coordination of local municipalities and LL approvals
  • Close collaboration with local Project Managers and resources
  • Coordination of owner supplied materials
  • Quality control and overall implementation to Brand Standards
  • Visual & marketing implementation/support
  • Punch list completion
  • Change order management, including approving design changes required per site conditions or local guidelines

Additional responsibilities/participation may include:

  • Rollout and retrofit projects
  • Value engineering/cost reduction exercises, in conjunction with local partners
  • Vendor development
  • Research design items, color materials, lighting and furniture design
  • Flexibility in peak work hour shift

Project Designer QUALIFICATIONS:  The position requires a technical expertise that supports a substantial tenant improvement / build-out scopes. In this role, high energy levels are key to self-motivation, the ability to motivate team partners and to overcome barriers to success. Highly effective communication is essential to the coordination of the project team including internal and external partners. The ability to create reliable, collaborative business partnerships focused on achieving positive results is imperative.

Please send application materials for these positions to info@adassociatesad.com, with the name of the position in the subject header.

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