Resource Manager

Populous Populous Employer:
Kansas City, MO, USLocation:
Tue, Jun 11 '19Posted on:

Populous is a very unique practice with a focus on design experiences.

We design the places where people love to be together. This is our singular purpose.

We use the power of design to transform neighborhoods, revitalize cities, build relationships and connect people to being part of something bigger.

Populous is where architects and designers of all kinds create moments bigger than ourselves. We’re global specialized design firm with local roots in 9 cities across Americas.

Populous offers the best of both worlds: the resources and impact of the design giants and the tightly-knit atmosphere and growth opportunities of smaller firms.

WHY we design

To amplify the joy in shared moments.

HOW we do it

+ Architecture + Interior Design + Event Design + Landscape Design + Master Planning + Urban Design + Graphic Design + Product Design

WHAT we look for

+ Entrepreneurial spirit + Down to-earth nature + Trendsetting ideas + Unyielding passion + Adaptability + Curiosity + Vision + Energy + Culture enabling

Do you have the following traits?

Proactive, impatient and charismatic communicator

Read people and situations effectively

Outgoing, empathetic and intuitive

Persuasive and optimistic

Competitive and ambitious

The preferred candidate will have an interest in working in a dynamic and collaborative global design environment with a diverse range of public assembly building types; including the design of sports venues, convention centers, community buildings and transportation facilities.

We are seeking a passionate, creative, engaged, and technically proficient Resource Manager to join us in a dynamic and collaborative design atmosphere. Applicants must possess technical abilities.


  • Monitors staffing resources for all office locations.
  • Works with project teams to provide staffing assignments as needed.
  • Forecasts staffing needs and identifies possible needs that would require hiring new staff.
  • Identifies staff availability and related skillsets.
  • Leads staffing meeting with Project Leaders.
  • Manages Team/Staff seating assignments.
  • Reviews resumes and distributes to disciplines as needed.
  • Performs pre-screening and follow up interviews.
  • Participates in recruiting meetings.
  • Assists in resolving assignment conflicts between staff and Project Leaders.
  • Issues staffing communication and reports. 
  • Point of contact for staff to discuss projects, future assignments, and career goals.
  • Provides leadership including professional development coaching and mentoring staff.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as required.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficiency in Deltek Vision is preferred.
  • Completes duties with minimal supervision; responsible for quality of work product.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain effective professional communication with project team members.
  • Interacts well with project teams in a manner that builds productive relationships.
  • Strong organizational, relationship building, and problem solving skills.
  • Thorough understanding of project work plans, schedules, staffing, and budgets with an aptitude in financial management required.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Architecture, Interiors, or Planning.
  • A minimum 8 years of experience in an Architecture, Interiors, and Planning firm, with 3 years in a Resource Management or related role.
  • No licensure is required.
  • Little to no travel required.
  • Some overtime might be required.


Populous offers a competitive salary, bonus and benefit packages, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k, flexible spending accounts, paid time off and continuing education benefits.  Populous is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.

4 time-Fast Company Most Innovative Company

#21 - Architect Magazine’s Architect 50 List

250 International, national and local design awards

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Instagram: @WeArePopulous 

Twitter: @Populous 

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