Design Manager – High-rise Condominium

Miami

Location

Miami

Salary

150,000

Job Type

Permanent

Reference

70818

Job Summary

A leading private real estate development and investment firm headquartered in a major metropolitan area in the United States, known for its exceptional track record in managing significant developments and restoring iconic properties, is currently seeking new opportunities in prime geographic locations. Founded and led by an esteemed industry professional, the firm specializes in identifying and acquiring undervalued assets while maximizing their value through strategic initiatives. With a commitment to innovation and excellence, the company remains at the forefront of the real estate industry. Reporting to the Director of Design, the Design Manager will play a key role in the comprehensive project management process, with a primary focus on overseeing design aspects for new build projects managed by a multi-disciplinary consultant team. 


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop, refine, and manage bid/tender packages in collaboration with the consultant team, incorporating design enhancements following concept presentations and mock-up reviews.
  • Review design packages and collaborate with the consultant team to ensure design alignment with all regulatory and statutory mandates.
  • Supervise project delivery to ensure timely and budget-compliant completion, maintaining adherence to design intent.
  • Ensure quality control of design/engineering aspects, encompassing life safety, waterproofing, accessibility, and maintenance considerations.
  • Achieve cost-effective fit-out projects by identifying Value Engineering proposals and suggesting alternative design or materials specifications when necessary.
  • Evaluate technical submissions and method statements from General Contractors and Subcontractors.
  • Coordinate with the Development team, operator, fit-out contractors, and FF&E suppliers to review and approve shop drawing submissions, material samples, technical submissions, and prototypes promptly, while upholding design integrity.
  • Generate supplementary sketches as needed to address site conditions and maintain design intent during the construction phase.
  • Conduct inspections of construction progress and quality to verify compliance with specifications and design intent.
  • Perform inspections upon Substantial Completion and collaborate with the Architect and other consultants to compile a well-documented list of defects and recommend corrective actions.
  • Review all as-built drawings meticulously.
  • Oversee and uphold company workflow, goals, policies, and procedures.
  • Address conflicts and issues as they arise on a daily basis.
  • Conduct regular meetings with Project Managers to discuss project progress and team efficiency.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Interior Design, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in interior fitting-out/building construction, preferably within the Hospitality sector.
  • Familiarity with the Florida Building codes.
  • Proficiency in AUTOCAD, Rhino, Revit, Photoshop, and InDesign.
  • Resourceful, dedicated to quality, and driven to achieve results.
  • A collaborative team player with a proven track record of managing large fit-out projects, capable of working effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A problem solver and self-starter with the ability to work independently and proactively, possessing strong and effective communication skills.
  • Additional proficiency in spoken languages is a plus.

Ben Miller

U.S.

Ben Miller

Vice President

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