The Design Technology Project Manager reports directly to the Director of Practice Applications and Development in the Design Technology Studio. You will play a key role in managing several high-impact, high-value, initiatives across our entire Design Technology studio. The Design Technology Project Manager will hold our studio Directors and project team members accountable to project timelines and deliverables. You will build relationships across the firm and use your management expertise to drive the integration of our initiatives globally across the firm.
What You Will Do
Work with studio leadership to develop initiative scope and objectives.
Help determine business value and financial impact of current and future initiatives.
Manage issues, risks, and changes by putting plans into action and keeping programs on track by re-enforcing timelines, plans, and objectives.
Communicate status of all initiatives throughout their respective project lifecycles.
Manage project meetings in an efficient and organized fashion; tracking action items and sending status reports.
Working with the Director of Apps + Development, manage the release schedule of our software releases and updates, including any internally developed applications delivered as a result of previous or current initiatives. You will work with appropriate sponsors to determine the correct stakeholders and testing criteria for high-risk applications.
Develop reports and presentations for various purposes.
Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree a plus, preferably in the fields of Computer Science, Information Management, Project Management, Architecture or Engineering.
CAPM / PMP or other project management certification is a plus.
Minimum 8+ years' experience in IT with a proven depth of PM delivery experience including software, project management, and major implementations on cross functional projects.
Understanding of the technologies and platforms used in the AEC industry desired. These include, but are not limited to, the following: Autodesk Revit, Autodesk BIM360, Unity3D, McNeel Rhino, Grasshopper, Trimble Sketchup, Autodesk 3DS Max, UnrealEngine, Autodesk Forge.
Experience working in a collaborative, multi-office, virtual team environment.
Strong understanding of different Program and Project Management principles and methodologies.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong working knowledge of Microsoft Project, Asana and other related PM tools.
Proven ability to manage teams in a matrixed global organization.
Attention to detail and good communication skills are essential, specifically with managing milestones and setting expectation of roles and responsibilities of team members.
Collaborate effectively with teammates inside and outside the Design Technology Studio in a global setting; time zone management is essential with scheduling meetings.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively with all levels of management.
Life at Gensler
At Gensler, 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.
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.
Gensler is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All aspects of employment decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the bases of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability you may contact us here. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our colleagues.