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Interior Designer/ Project Manager (II)

Seeking candidate with 5-8 years’ experience in commercial interior design with background in Tenant Improvement and Hospitality.

Designer/ Project Manager (II) scope of work:

  • Good communication skills with clients/ same day responses

  • Organized and able to track multiple projects at one time

  • Manage multiple support staff to meet deadlines

  • Manage all aspects of design process - Schematic/ Design Development/ ID drawings/ Detailing/ FF&E/ Specification/ ID set/ CA

  • Meet with Ocio Current Clients during project phase.

  • Manage architectural aspects of projects from verification of site/ ADA & UBC code/ Architectural drawings & detailing

  • Coordination with Contractor/ Engineers & Consultants through project until end of CA

  • City Submittal & Coordination with Drawings/ Team/ City Corrections for final approval

  • Construction Administration: Site visits/ RFI/ Shop drawings/ Punch walk

  • Manage project hours to stay with in budgeted time allotted

  • Maintain/ update with other PMs: Ocio’s ID/Architect drawing office standard

  • Train/ Mentor staff below you

  • Be aware/ distribute work to keep your team busy

  • Identify when team/ individual is not performing

  • Take Ownership of your work/ projects


  • Degree in Interior Design or Architecture

  • 6-8 years of relevant interior design experience in commercial workplace

  • Advanced in AutoCAD/ Sketchup/ Photoshop

Life at Ocio:

  • Office hours M thru F: 8am – 4:30pm (30 min for lunch)

  • Relaxed Dress. Client meeting dress designer/ meeting

  • Able to work in a high-paced/ relaxed design firm

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be proficient in AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Excel and Word

  • Proficient in FF&E documentation software (Spexx, etc.)

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work efficiently; attention to detail

  • Basic knowledge of building codes, ADA, building standards and the ability to resolved with assistance, complex technical and design issues

  • Ability to communicate design concepts and project information articulately and concisely to both the project team, vendors and the client

  • Know vendors, what they represent in products, where to find specific styles of flooring, tile, furniture, fabrics, lighting, wallcovering, etc.

  • Know operational and code needs: double rubs, fire code, stain guarding and ADA requirements

  • Contributes to and reinforces the “team effort” method of producing design projects

  • Pro-actively keeps design team/ project manager informed of work status and seeks clarification where appropriate

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