Interior Design Project Manager - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job ID:  741.  Planning, Architecture and Engineering is seeking an entry level interior designer to work with a seasoned interior design project manager to be responsible for coordinating all phases of interior design centric institutional projects along with process management of interiors work, for both new work and renovation of existing facilities.  Requires coordination with various University departments and committees, the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, Associate Architects and Interior Designers and construction firms.


Characteristics/ Responsibilities:

  1. Overall project management responsibilities for assigned projects of various sizes and types from initiation through project closeout with a focus on managing multiple smaller interior projects.  Duties include initial planning, scope of work determination, cost estimating, competitive bidding, contractor negotiations, cost control, work inspections, scheduling, work coordination, move planning and management, project close out, and post occupancy follow up.  Coordination with department representatives and review of documents for compliance with University Standards are also required and as is compliance with the PFD’s Project Manager’s Manual.
  2. Project Planning – Meet with departments to determine needs and project feasibility.
  3. Scope of Work Determination – Develop an accurate scope of work, to include interior design and systems furniture, signage and related interior complementary systems for a complete scope determination.
  4. Cost Estimating – Prepare conceptual cost estimates.
  5. Project Oversight – Oversight for job costs, including change orders; prepares project status reports, submit and oversee project costs, and control payment by valuation of completed work.
  6. Work Coordination – Responsible for coordination between various trades, suppliers, University Purchasing and end users to ensure timely and proper completion of project.
  7. Project Close Out – Inspection of contractor work to ensure compliance with all project requirements, follow up to be sure contractor completes all final inspection work tasks, and to conduct post occupancy interviews.
  8. Consultant Interaction – Interviews and assists with selection of design professionals, to include architects, and interior designers; oversees design work thru all stages.
  9. Understanding of furniture systems, furniture inventory and furniture maintenance oversight.
  10. Support of Physical Facilities department self performed work by assisting shops with take off, material selection and interior finish consultation.
  11. Participates in various divisional and departmental meetings and assists with the development and implementation of the Physical Facilities Strategic Plan.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires Bachelor's degree in interior design or architecture, or experience as a full time interior designer or similar experience in the system furniture business.

A valid driver's license is required. 

This position requires an understanding of common commercial and institutional construction techniques, practices, means and methods; must be knowledgeable about building codes relating to various construction disciplines; understanding of skilled trade work is also required. Ability to read, interpret and understand drawings, specifications, design details and technical submittals is required as is attention to detail with ability to maintain complete records of construction activities and costs with strong organization skills.  The position requires a broad working knowledge of furniture, finishes and related systems and their supporting vendors.  The position requires ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and must be able to prioritize and make appropriate decisions that are in the best interest of the University and are consistent with the objectives of the Department. 

Preferred Qualifications

Computer proficiency with ability to use AutoCAD, word processing, spreadsheet and database programs, and experience with MS project or similar CPM scheduling is preferred.

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Keyword Phrases

  • Physical Facilities
  • Interior Design Project Manager
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  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Inclusive, equitable working environment
  • Facilities Management
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Manager
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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