Senior Design Manager, Full Service

Hilton Corporate
Mclean, VA
Jun 04, 2018
Jun 18, 2018
Full Time
Our Global Design Services Department delivers truly exceptional properties that delight our guests, reward our partners, and reflect the unique cultures of their geographical locations. With design and construction professionals across 16 locations, we have the advantages of a global presence as well as the benefits of local resources, skills, and expertise. As the Senior Design Manager, you will lead projects for the Full Service Brand portfolio (Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio, Tapestry and DoubleTree brands); and work closely with the Vice President Architecture and Design, Full Service Brands of Global Design Services with strategic portfolio growth initiatives and refinement of design within the portfolio of properties. You will be responsible for collaboration with Brand, Development and Technical Services Teams to build and maintain GDS Design Initiatives, Brand Narratives and Construction and Design Standards. You will lead North American Region (USA & Canada) project evaluations that are critical for design, brand and technical reviews to achieve GDS approvals for conversion, renovation and new construction projects. You will proactively and collaboratively work with both internal and third party business partners such as owners, developers and design consultants to promote our benefited approach relative to planning and operational efficiencies. You will provide strategic recommendations to improve the inherent value of the hotel asset through elevated design, being mindful of budget and schedule. What will I be doing?Take initiative to assist with program, planning and design review due diligence, providing mentorship to our key partners, including internal brand and development teams, third party owners, design consultants and architects. All project evaluations shall improve the quality of the guests' experience and overall performance of the property. Projects will encompass site and desktop evaluations for conversions, renovations and new ground up construction projects Independently review drawing and/or specification submittals for compliance with GDS and brand standards. Craft written recommendation and approval documents for internal and external publication Assist with providing direction to the consultants of Managed/Franchised hotel owners and hotel GMs through online project registration, design submittals (both electronic and physical), issuance of design review documents, design re-submittals and eventual issuance of formal design approval letter Receive digital and hard copy submittals and execute the process of accurate log maintenance, design review, and safe record storage. You will be dedicated to tracking active projects to insure we are ahead of the curve, monitoring the progress of incoming and ongoing design projects and perform miscellaneous administrative functions such as copying, filing, scheduling conference calls/design meetings, and preparing meeting minutes. Assist in the communications and follow-up with Brand Management teams to resolve hard problems Help with the evolution and maintenance of the Brand Narrative, D&C Standards, Key Brand Attributes, specific design initiatives, communication tools and website. Collaboratively evaluate and make positive recommendations for GDS effectiveness and efficiencies. You will assist with and maintain the design website in coordination with the external webhost company, including the evaluation of functionality, effectiveness and user-friendly interface. Strive to develop content materials and tools for ongoing site improvement Assist with presentation preparations to senior executives and outside constituencies Solve problems effectively and creatively while maintaining a high level of professionalism and integrity What are we looking for?To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess the following minimum qualifications and experience:BA/BS Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Interior Architecture or Interior Design Three (3) years of work experience within the Hospitality Design Industry, specifically the Full Service sector Two (2) years of Project Management experience Travel as required Strong project management skills, including the ability to handle details through to completion and ensure the integrity of the project It would be advantageous in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:MA/MS Master's Degree in Architecture, Interior Architecture or Interior Design Ten (10) years of experience working in the Hospitality Design Industry, within the Full Service and Luxury Sector Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; (Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point) Experience working with Adobe Suite (Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, inDesign, Illustrator) and Sketch-up, AutoCAD or other 3D visualization software General knowledge of accessibility, building codes and technical requirements as it relates to the hospitality, architecture and design industry Ability to communicate graphically by developing diagrams and loose hand sketches Current Licensed Architect and/or Registered Interior Designer What will it be like to work for Hilton? Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all! EOE/AA/Disabled/Veterans

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