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Gensler — Career Opportunities

Senior Project Manager - Architecture

Location: San Antonio, TX, US


Gensler is a leading architecture, design and planning firm with locations worldwide.  Our work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability and the belief that design is one of the most powerful strategic tools for securing lasting competitive advantage. Gensler, one of the most well respected and creative design firms in the world, is seeking an innovative, creative, independent, and critical thinkers who aspire to the highest standards of excellence.

Join our collaborative design practice as a Senior Project Manager for the opportunity to build a strong and thriving career in our San Antonio studio. This position will work in partnership with the Senior Design Director to provide oversight and management to our staff and clients.



  • Demonstrates strong financial understanding of architecture fees, consultants and have local market understanding.
  • Ability to oversee the financial management of a 30-40 person studio.
  • Strong understanding of complex project types integrating office, hotel, retail and multi-family components.
  • Represent the interests, concerns and problems of the studio and ensure issues are addressed and resolved expeditiously.
  • Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the studio relating to all staff, business and financial operations.

Staff Development

  • Work closely with your staff with regards to hiring, 90-day performance evaluations, developmental reviews, employee work performance, learning, professional development, appointment input and evaluation. 
  • Communicate employee issues and requests to the Human Resources Director upon becoming aware of the issue to avoid escalation.
  • Build staff capabilities through programs that improve individual technical/design skills and develop improved management and communication.
  • Provide a creative, innovative and nurturing environment through your studio by developing an effective coaching/mentoring program.


  • Practice leadership skills by motivating employees to enable them to reach their individual potential.
  • Maintain a positive team environment by creating programs to boost morale.
  • Provide staff members with an “open door policy” to allow individuals to feel free to communicate with you and other members of the management team.
  • Lead Professional Development Planning program annually and ensure employee goals are monitored throughout the year.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.

Business Development/Marketing

  • Market and develop new business on a consistent basis.  Place a strong emphasis on marketing for Gensler in an effort to win new projects and increase Gensler’s visibility.
  • Ensure prompt and timely response to all proposal requests.
  • Work closely with our Marketing department to ensure business development reporting, lead generation, fee development, project marketing and proposal writing.
  • Proactively position and network Gensler.


  • In your role as Senior Project Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining positive client relationships with all projects assigned to your studio.  You will need to attend client meetings, lead and participate in brand strategy, review conceptual development and provide leadership, inspiration and motivation to the design team to ensure the highest quality design documentation is produced and client satisfaction is achieved. 
  • Manage projects assigned to your studio by focusing on the project process, service/delivery, work environment and project documentation.
  • Client development - build clients trust and loyalty in Gensler and develop additional business. 


  • Monitor budgets and profitability targets for your studio.
  • Oversee billing and fee management operations in the office and ensure all financial activities are consistent with Gensler policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for accounts receivable accountability, discretionary expense budget management, expense report approvals, held time monitoring, productivity projections and review.

Studio Operations

Responsible for the following within your studio

  • Conduct Project Manager meetings - weekly
  • Conduct studio meetings – monthly or bi-monthly
  • Staffing – ensure all technical staff maintain a billable status
  • Time card review
  • PTO requests


  • Work closely with Project Managers, Financial Director, Human Resources Director and Office Manager to ensure awareness of all issues relating to each specific function.
  • Ensure professional and business-like conduct of daily operations.
  • Demonstrate dignity, respect, and professional attitude of the firm on and off the job.
  • Build and improve external firm image by active participation in appropriate organizations and maintaining significant contacts with current and potential clients.
  • Participate in office meetings - collaborate with other Studio Directors, Office Management and staff.
  • Develop a strategy for Best Practice integration, client satisfaction, cross studio integration, inside and outside of Gensler to achieve a professional community outreach.  Focus on global relationship building, recruiting and service integration.


  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Architecture

  • 10 or more years of progressively responsible project experience

  • Licensed Architect strongly preferred

  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of architectural design, building codes, construction techniques and costs.

  • Proven knowledge of general architecture practice including programming, site planning, civil, structural and mechanical and electrical engineering.

  • Strongly analytical, oral and written communication skills with the ability to build quick rapport with all levels of employees, clients, consultants and vendors.

  • Proven ability in problem identification, problem solving and conflict resolution.

  • Strong multi-tasking skills



Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program.  Women, minorities, those with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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