Project Manager (Architect / Interior Designer)

L'Observatoire International L'Observatoire International Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Thu, Jul 27 '17Posted on:

L'Observatoire International, arenowned architectural lighting design firm based in New York City, seeks architect / interior designer with 8-10 years of work experience (minimum 5 years in project management role) for full time position.  

The project manager will be responsible for leading a team of lighting designers from Schematic Design through Construction Administration, for projects of various scales around the world. Short-term international travel (2-5 days at a time) to Europe / UK, China, SE Asia, and other locations may be required on an occasional basis. Excellent time management and client and team coordination skills are key, as is the ability to problem-solve within changing conditions.


  • Excellent knowledge of and experience with all phases (SD through CA) of the architectural process.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD; Revit experience a plus but not required.
  • Proficiency in Adobe suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, and Microsoft Office
  • Sensitivity and appreciation for design aesthetics (of all kinds)
  • English fluency required. French or Chinese (Mandarin) language ability a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills, an attention to detail, and the ability to problem solve and make decisions based on changing conditions.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects at various stages of design (some with aggressive timelines).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Diplomacy is crucial.
  • Excellent organizational skills including: prioritization, scheduling, time management, and team coordination.
  • The ability to interact with all levels of a project team, from client senior management to design team to contractor.


  • Manage 8-10 projects (lighting component only) from SD - CA phases (i.e. thru project completion and final lighting setup).
  • Leading an internal team of up to 3-4 people: project manager (yourself), senior lighting designer, junior lighting designer / production assistant, and intern. Working closely with our in-house team to produce documentation; the project manager will be responsible for some drawing production (RCPs, lighting details, etc).
  • Manage day-to-day communication and information exchange with the client and the design team.
  • Attend meetings with the client/owner/architect/other consultants, review mockups, provide on-site construction management and aiming/focusing for project openings worldwide (may require occasional short term travel 2-5 days at a time to Asia / Europe on occasional basis)
  • Review and redline construction documents issued by the design team for compliance with L’Observatoire’s lighting design.

Please visit L'Observatoire's website for a review of our portfolio.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits for full time employees include healthcare, 401k plan, vacation & sick days.

Please submit your resume and examples of your work to Archinect. No telephone calls please.

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