IA Interior Architects translates client goals, brand and culture into powerful environments built around people, processes, technologies and business drivers. Our clients in diverse markets worldwide require high-performance, visually compelling and sustainable environments to move their enterprise forward, support their culture, engage their staff, integrate technology and drive efficiencies. As architects, designers, workplace strategists and environmental specialists in the largest global architecture firm concentrating exclusively on interiors, we help clients articulate and align their business strategies and core values with the dynamic use of space.
Our team members are collaborative, creative, professional, expert and entrepreneurial. Joining our team requires skill, daring, leadership, teaming, humor and a love of interiors. We are presently searching for a Project Director specializing specifically in GSA (General Services Administration), Pacific Rim Region that includes Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada out of our Orange County, CA office. The position offers the qualified candidate an opportunity to grow and lead a team focusing on GSA opportunities. The Project Director assumes full responsibility for planning, coordinating and administering the firm’s government projects in addition to other major projects.
Specific responsibilities will include:
• Manages the firm’s most significant projects and/or multiple large projects to completion, including work performed by internal and external resources • Coordinates engineering work to ensure compliance with design concept • Coordinates project teams to ensure timely completion of documents • Works with design and technical teams to shape and understand the design concepts • Present and gains approval of concepts to the client • Establishes and ensures adherence to set budget • Immediately informs Sr. PM or Project Director and/or client of any potential variances to the budget and makes appropriate modifications • Manages collections for assigned projects • Immediately informs Finance Manager if there is an issue with timely collections • Discusses untimely payments with client to secure commitment to pay • Identifies and pursues new business opportunities with existing and potential clients. • Participates in marketing strategy sessions and presentations • Participates in industry organizations to increase firm’s profile and develop marketing opportunities • Assign tasks, oversee work and provide feedback to staff assign to project • Develops skills of staff for future projects • May accomplish tasks by directing efforts of other project managers • Manages overall client relationship from initial assessment of client needs, through design concept presentations and final delivery of project • Ensure positive relationships resulting in additional business or referred work
Qualifications: • Graduate of architecture or design school: equivalent experience may be substituted • 10+ years’ experience acquiring and managing GSA design projects
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Comprehensive knowledge of GSA procurement and development process • Comprehensive knowledge of materials, furnishings and construction methods related to interior architecture
• Comprehensive knowledge of building systems, codes and ADA requirements • Demonstrated ability to write and negotiate contracts for services, consultants and contractors • Proven ability to solve contract and administration issues within the established design context • Intermediate MS Office Suite skills • Intermediate Revit and AutoCad skills • Intermediate Adobe Creative Suite skills • Advanced verbal and written communication skills • Advanced presentation and graphic communication skills • Ability to communicate effectively internally and externally with all levels of staff including senior most executives at client sites • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead all levels of staff through a combination of direct authority and subject matter expertise
Working Conditions: For the majority of the time the Project Director will be sitting in an office with limited physical requirements. This may require individuals to bend, stretch, twist and reach. On occasion individuals will be required to visit a client site to perform site verifications and field surveys. The position is not subject to occupational and safety risks.
IA Interior Architects is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran
IA Interior Architects is the largest global architectural firm to concentrate exclusively on interior architecture. Our focus on interiors drove the creation of the company and continues to be our driving force today. We offer our clients unique benefits that come from our specialized focus and global resources.