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Project Manager
Los Angeles

We are seeking a Project Manager (Contractor) for our Los Angeles studio who will be responsible for the internal project management of projects at Designworks.

The Project Manager is responsible for the internal project management of large-scale, complex and global projects at DW. He/she must be the internal voice of reason that ensures profitable and healthy projects for DW, and is the balance between DW’s business and creative goals. Stonrg technical capability and aptitude are the key criteria for success in this role.

  1. Collaborate closely with creative directors and project managers to direct projects to holistic success in meeting creative, financial, and technical requirements
  2. Lead special projects involving high complexity or technical requirements and/or multi-disciplined deliverables.
  3. Define holistic criteria for the development and implementation of complex projects, describing the logistics necessary for their execution and success.
  4. Assign, monitor and deliver technical tasks to internal and external experts.
  5. Flag and escalate in a timely and effective manner potential issues and budget  implications on  projects across the company project landscape.
  6. Provide creative problem solving and analysis to assigned projects.
  7. Monitor, communicate, execute project plans and budget for assigned projects. Identify risks and propose options to project profitability with rapid escalation of topics where project targets are at risk as appropriate.
  8. Present internally and to clients, discuss need for modification and change.
  9. Provides input on external vendor costs (Modeling, Prototyping, Engineering etc.) to SP and CC in overall project estimates in response to RFPs.
  10. Support Strategic Partnering, Design, Director of Operations and the Studio Director with planning; scope, resources, budget, timing and deliverables.
  11. Sourcing and Management of vendor relationships

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Design.
  • 5 – 7 years experience in a Project Management role.
  • 3 – 5 years experience in engineering and/or corporate design in a multicultural environment.
  • Basic knowledge of accounting and prior work experience in monitoring project costing.
  • Strong computer skills in the software packages: MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Project, MS Office Tools.
  • Good in spoken and written English.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must integrate well into a multicultural team environment.
  • Independent, self-motivated worker with initiative and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • High attention to detail and the ability to deliver work at the highest quality.
  • If you share our vision and view yourself as an independent, creative thinker, please formulate your motivation and fit to Designworks. Please include your CV and also project examples to corroborate your point of view.

Positions are based at our Southern California design studio located just north of Los Angeles in Newbury Park.

Work Status:
Candidates who are not US citizens or permanent residents need to have authorization to work in US in order to apply.

Relocation is not available for this position.

Designworks is a diversity driven employer.


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