Design Manager: Architecture / Retail / Hospitality

Capital One
McLean, Virginia
Jun 23, 2022
Jul 23, 2022
Full Time
Center 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Design Manager: Architecture / Retail / Hospitality

This candidate will lead the design management of large-scale design projects, including innovative retail concepts and experiences driving execution and timelines. This is a highly collaborative position with many stakeholders involved internally and externally. You will be joining a dynamic, highly skilled, and forward-thinking team that you will need to complement and challenge.

This position must have extensive experience in retail design and hospitality, with major technical expertise related to MEP and structural work on high visibility street fronts.. They will be responsible for ensuring that the design and experience aligns to customer experience strategy and priorities and must demonstrate outstanding communication and partnership skills which are essential for interacting and communicating with multiple parties involved.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, design, manage and execute project plans to ensure delivery. This activity includes design management through feasibility, design, planning and implementation.
  • Drive cross-functional projects based on defined priorities; ensure scope of deliverables, timelines and budget are met; identify risks and issues and mitigate and / or escalate as needed; manage complex up and downstream project impacts.
  • Demonstrate outstanding communication and partnership skills which are essential for interacting and communicating with key stakeholders across all levels to manage, inform, and influence outcomes.
  • Leverage problem solving skills to ensure project plans deliver on intent and maintain key project documentation
  • Conduct regular meetings with the project team. Document progress and report to stakeholders on project status.
  • Partner with project customers to provide strategic and tactical thought partnership to effectively drive project delivery
  • Forge relationships with key stakeholders to ensure delivery of commitments

A great candidate will have:
  • Ability to confidently and clearly communicate design ideas to the leadership team and cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Solutions driven, with the ability to anticipate problems and proactively present multiple solutions to different audiences and drive consensus across teams.
  • Understanding of construction means and methods, cost, and milestones.
  • Proficiency in construction drawing, documentation and oversight
  • Work on large-scale complex, cross-departmental projects that have a direct impact on the company
  • A strong portfolio of sketches, project progress and finished projects

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors' degree or Military Experience
  • At least 10 years architectural or retail design work experience within the hospitality industry
  • Professional working experience working with AutoCAD & Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, InDesign, SketchUp, and Google apps.
  • At least 5 years of experience in vendor management or cost management.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing other consultants, both internal and external.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master degree in architecture or related field
  • Licensed architect
  • Extensive experience in high-street locations with challenging coordination of infrastructure, permitting and vertical transportation

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City's Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia's Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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