Design Manager/Project Manager – Aviation

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Shaping the future of cities by enhancing the human experience.

At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators, and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring innovative ideas to solve challenging problems on a variety of projects. Whether you’re into sketching new ideas, hacking a building, or growing client relationships in global markets, there’s something here for everyone.

Your Role 

As a Design Manager – Aviation, it’s your role to lead and deliver a variety of project types and sizes, through all phases. You will join our team of design thinkers and doers who specialize in helping to tell stories and create experiences in the context of design. As the main point of contact for the client in all work produced, you’ll draw on your extensive knowledge of the design and delivery process while mentoring junior staff to encourage the highest level of design and client satisfaction

What You Will Do

  • Advise planning officials on project feasibility, cost-effectiveness, regulatory conformance, or possible alternatives.
  • Recommend approval, denial, or conditional approval of proposals.
  • Conduct field investigations, surveys, impact studies, or other research to compile and analyze data on economic, social, regulatory, or physical factors affecting land use.
  • Discuss with planning officials the purpose of land use projects, such as transportation, conservation, residential, commercial, industrial, or community use.
  • Keep informed about economic or legal issues involved in zoning codes, building codes, or environmental regulations.
  • Supervise or coordinate the work of urban planning technicians or technologists.
  • Develop plans for public or alternative transportation systems for urban or regional locations to reduce carbon output associated with transportation.
  • Identify opportunities or develop plans for sustainability projects or programs to improve energy efficiency, minimize pollution or waste, or restore natural systems.
  • Coordinate work with economic consultants or architects during the formulation of plans or the design of large pieces of infrastructure.
  • Advocate sustainability to community groups, government agencies, the general public, or special interest groups.
  • Investigate property availability for purposes of development.
  • Conduct interviews, surveys, and site inspections concerning factors that affect land usage, such as zoning, traffic flow, and housing.
  • Prepare reports, using statistics, charts, and graphs, to illustrate planning studies in areas such as population, land use, or zoning.
  • Research, compile, analyze, and organize information from maps, reports, investigations, and books for use in reports and special projects.

Your Qualifications 

  • Design Management, Planning, and Project Management experience required
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture
  • 15+ years of experience, aviation project experience preferred
  • Licensed or registered architect
  • Must be passionate about Aviation projects
  • Experience with Revit, AutoCAD, Bluebeam Revu, SketchUp, 3dMax, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), and MS Office.
  • Working knowledge of building codes, standards, building construction, and building structures
  • LEED accreditation preferred

TO BE CONSIDERED, PLEASE SUBMIT A CURRENT PORTFOLIO AND/OR WORK SAMPLES IN PDF FORMAT

This is not a hybrid or remote position. If you’re open to relocating to the Dallas, Texas area, please apply! Non-local candidates are welcome. U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 study ranks Dallas in the top 3 places to live in Texas!!

Life at Gensler

Gensler is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Through our Five Strategies to Fight Racism, we continue to create a just and equitable future for our colleagues and our communities with our clients. We are a solid voice for social change as we impact people’s lives and fight racism. At Gensler, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace environment.

As a people-first organization, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.

We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice-annual bonus opportunities. Our annual base salary range has been established based on local markets.

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.