Zebra is a unique global architecture and interior design firm composed of over 180 team members with offices in London, Dubai, Phoenix, New York and Hong Kong. Our approach to practice remains one of our most powerful assets. It fuels our entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and enables us to find common ground with clients big or small. Our understanding of what connects us as people shapes the environments we create. Through cutting-edge design, deep cultural knowhow and invested partnerships we create spaces formulated to evoke mood, atmosphere and feeling, delivering the rich, lived experience that enable consumers to connect deeper to brands. We believe in good work-life balance, provide an environment that fosters personal and professional growth and think of ourselves as an extension of the client’s in-house design and construction team.
Zebra is hiring for an experienced Project Manager with 8+ years proven experience in Retail, Restaurant, and Hospitality projects. The ideal candidate will possess the drive and ability to manage multiple projects from conceptual stages, up into construction documentation and through construction administration. This position requires strong knowledge of Building + Accessibility codes and an awareness of the nuances in these codes per locale. It will also be helpful for the Project Manager to possess international experience and be comfortable leading select projects outside the US in the Americas. The Project Manager will be client facing, act as the account manager for several global brands and lead the team that delivers these projects.
Assist the Directors with personnel strategy, time allocation and fee proposals
Create project schedules and ensure deadlines are met
Lead the project team and synchronize activities with consultants proactively
Act as the key technical lead in efforts of document quality control, design detailing, life-safety compliance
Work closely with the Zebra Design Managers to execute the roll-out and site adaptation of prototypical designs.
Review incoming design criteria, work letters, client programs and ensure the final design complies with such so that it coordinates with the Landlord delivery condition
Knowledge of standard industry practices and procedures for US project delivery
Coordinates the proper specification of building systems, assemblies, and materials in various geographic climates internally and with external vendors
Able to effectively communicate with clients, contractors, and consultants
Calm demeanor under pressure and sound judgment are key for this leadership role
Perform site surveys, feasibility studies, zoning and building code research and manage the preparation of site investigation reports
Manage document submittals, plan review process and coordinate with the Principal in Charge for document sealing.
Dexterity to prioritize and manage tasks against deadlines and other metrics
Bachelors or Master of Architecture degree
Architectural licensure is preferred. NCARB, LEED AP, CSI certification is a plus
8+ years of architectural experience
Experience with managing project schedules and budgets
AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Project
Ability to travel domestically and internationally
Highly Competitive Salary Package
Employer pays 75% of Healthcare Benefits for Employees, Spouses and Dependents!
Employer sponsored retirement plan w/ 3.5% match.
Extremely Generous Paid Time-Off Provided to all employees
Zebra is a unique global interior design and architecture firm composed of over 180 team members with offices in London, Dubai, Phoenix, New York and Hong Kong. We have a strong retail and restaurant portfolio with projects completed in over 90 countries. Zebra associates immerse themselves into the brands we work for and become a seamless part of the team. We offer an all-inclusive brand guardian approach that brings projects from concept through construction administration. We believe in good work-life balance, provide an environment that fosters personal and professional growth and think of ourselves as an extension of the client’s in-house design and construction team.