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ForrestPerkins is currently seeking a Senior Interior Designer, Project Manager to join our Dallas office.

The Opportunity             

  • To provide design leadership and mentorship to project teams, facilitating sound resource management, and lead teams to develop the highest quality deliverables.
  • Maintain and enforce ForrestPerkins brand standards to deliver high quality, innovative design.
  • The Senior Interior Designer, Project Manager is a leadership position with the responsibility of overseeing interior design projects from inception through completion. 
  • We are seeking an individual with strong design, technical and communication skills who can work with and direct the project team through all phases of a project, including presentations, client interaction, schedule management and financial performance. 
  • This person will work closely with Studio leadership in the day to day management of the interiors staff and communication across offices on staffing and project related issues.    

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for leading the creation of the project design narrative and design graphics for concept presentation materials.
  • Collaborate directly with Principal In Charge (PIC) for design review and approval of design package through design process.
  • Leads and/or works in tandem with Senior Architectural Designer & Senior Architect to space plan and design the interior architectural envelope.
  • Manage and lead teams with design leadership to meet client expectations and ensure the project design brief is followed.
  • Lead, manage, and hold team accountable for project work.
  • Lead teams to ensure deliverables meet ForrestPerkins design quality standards.
  • Lead/assist project team in the development of project deliverables, including interior architectural drawings and/or coordinate with appropriate architectural staff, to ensure compliance in quality, design, and appropriate building codes.
  • Lead/assist project team in the completion of FF&E design & documentation based on project program, budget, and standards. Provide final review of FF&E specifications.
  • Ensure all deliverables, deadlines, and budgets are met.
  • Lead quality control review for projects to ensure documents meet ForrestPerkins’, client, and Brand standards
  • Ensure full coordination between Consultant, AOR, and interior design documents.
  • Managing project team, both internal and external, to ensure proper coordination with all consultants and project team members, where required.
  • Oversee the review of shop drawings.  Responsible for final approval of FF&E shop drawings.
  • Create staffing plans and managing project deliverables to meet project milestones
  • Prepare and communicate accurate timelines, task lists, and project schedules
  • Coordinate with Project Managers across the firm on matters concerning staff assignments, resource utilization and project deliverables – when required.
  • Oversee the review of furniture installation plans for conformance to specifications, brand standards. Ensure all consultant drawings and related physical elements are coordinated with FF&E and applicable building codes.
  • Attends and/or directs on-site meetings with owner, consultants and contractor inclusive of construction review and FF&E installation, as necessary.
  • Establish staffing needs per project and manage a balanced fee.
  • Participate in monthly project Financial Reviews to evaluate project performance, staff adjustments, add-service needs, and aged accounts per project.
  • Lead and/or assist Studio Leader in the oversight of project financials including budgets, fees and invoicing.
  • Lead and maintain client relationships ensuring client satisfaction, providing the highest level of customer service.
  • Provide guidance and leadership to teams in developing strong client relationships.
  • Mentor junior staff
  • Assist Studio Leader in developing design services proposals and negotiating contracts
  • Implement and manage ForrestPerkins design and documentation standards to ensure project delivery success.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree – from a 4 year CIDA accredited Interior Design program or equivalent
  • Minimum of 8 to 15 years of hospitality and/or multi-family design experience
  • NCIDQ certification
  • Thorough understanding of hotel brands in the 4-5 star range
  • Mastery of the written specification process for FF&E and developing FF&E matrices
  • Working knowledge of brand standards and proven ability to execute them
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Strong ability to problem solve
  • Ability to work independently and on teams
  • Thorough understanding of architectural interior design
  • Detail oriented and ability to multi-task
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, written, and graphic communication skills

Technology Skills

  • MS Office Proficient
  • Photoshop Proficient
  • In Design- Proficient
  • Auto CAD- Proficient
  • Revit- Proficient
  • Illustrator- Proficiency preferred and/ or basic knowledge
  • Sketch Up- Proficiency preferred and/ or basic knowledge

Must have experience in the following:

  • Design team leadership
  • Writing FF&E specifications
  • FF&E budgeting
  • Knowledge of NY building codes and the ADA guidelines
  • Ability to develop Design Narratives and FF&E schemes
  • Space planning, hand sketch ability a plus
  • Ability to think and articulate interior architectural design in 3-dimension.
  • Management of detailed construction documents including floor plans, furniture floor plans, RCP, power plans, elevations, details and sections, and finish schedules
  • Quality control process
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