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Design Project Manager

Do Good Work Corp Do Good Work Corp Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Mar 7 '22Posted on:
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Do Good Work Corp is looking for a Design Project Manager with an entrepreneurial spirit to help develop and execute deeply immersive environments that connect communities and inspire imagination.

The Design Project Manager is a cross-disciplinary role that will closely collaborate with the Construction Project Manager. The Design Project Manager will be responsible for planning, developing, and executing a wide range of designs, from initial concept to permitting and interfacing with third-party vendors and consultants. 

The Design Project Manager will be self-motivated and a great communicator. They will have a deep understanding of architectural and interior design principles and experience with vendor and consultant coordination. This role will also require excellent representational skills for both presentation and technical drawings with a working knowledge of shop drawings and construction means and methods.

Do Good Work Corp is looking for an excellent critical thinker, a creative designer and problem solver, an independent worker, and someone who's looking to expand their knowledge of FF&E and construction best practices. 

This is a part-time [20 hours/week] position based in Southern California- with 30% of the work required to be completed during typical business hours onsite or remote.  

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Practice a holistic integration of Design disciplines and principles in millwork, architecture, and interiors.
  • Propose holistic design and resource solutions with the Do Good Work Corp team.
  • Provide forward-thinking design & ideation to concepts projects.
  • Support design ideas, conversations, and directions both internally and externally.
  • Design environments/millwork/exhibition pieces within parameters of individual business goals, budgets, and market requirements.
  • Execute design strategy of Do Good Work Corp projects, programs, and initiatives in alignment with leadership and client goals.
  • Participate in schematic reviews with leadership, cross-functional business owners, clients, and vendors.
  • Manage the design process by assessing the project's scope through review of site surveys, budgeting, and schedule.
  • Manage and execute production of deliverables from design through to construction documentation. Ensure all the clients intended goals, scope of work, and code requirements are met and aligned to design intent and reflected in drawings.
  • Provide clear, effective, and timely communication and alignment with internal and external team members.
  • Plan and manage design processes and practices with external clients and the Do Good Work Corp team.
  • Prepare, communicate, and educate cross-functional client groups and internal and external teams on changes in design and scope.
  • Set schedules with alignment from Construction Project Manager. Communicate dates to the team and meet all established deadlines.
  • Review onsite conditions working closely with Construction Project Manager to prepare for and solve onsite issues.
  • Conduct site visits and supplier/fabrication reviews as needed. [approx. 30% of time]
  • Oversee the Q/A of any outsourced deliverables, including engineered drawings, shop drawings, fixtures, furniture, and photography.
  • Oversee closing out of projects, including professional photography coordination and review of marketing assets.

WHAT YOU BRING:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive to learn a holistic approach to design and business.
  • Independent worker, problem solver, good communicator, design excellence.
  • Adaptability and ability to flex within the context of changing priorities.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Continually exhibit a successful attitude, confidence, and teamwork to achieve results.
  • Commitment to the work and team.
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Interior Design, or related field.
  • 3-4 years of experience managing projects or vendors.
  • 4-5 years of experience in your field or utilizing designated skills.
  • 4-5 years of CAD drafting in AutoCAD software.
  • 4-5 years of 3D modeling & rendering software. Sketchup, Rhino, or Equiv. V-ray, et al.
  • Experience managing external architectural or design consultants.
  • Understanding of the interplay of Brand - Design - Communication.
  • Current knowledge of industry trends in including furniture and finishes.
  • Current working knowledge of building code and compliance issues.
  • Demonstrated CAD Drafting, 3D visualization, and modeling (VRAY, Rhino, et al.).
  • Ability and working knowledge of color, materiality, foundational design principles.
  • Ability to balance design with operational needs and budget objectives, resulting in exceptional projects.
  • Ability to execute multiple designs under tight deadlines.
  • Articulate design issues in written and verbal communication, sketches/drawings, et al.
  • Ability to translate stated design principles/objectives into unique and varied solutions.
  • Knowledge of architectural detailing, material assembly, construction process, project sequencing, specifications for construction document QA/production, and construction administration.
  • Organizational skills; attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
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