Director of Interiors - Washington DC - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Arlington - Va
United States

United States of America - Virginia, Arlington - VA

Job Summary

AECOM’s Buildings + Places business line is dedicated to excellence and integrated design solutions. With a range of expertise from strategy through project realization, the connections we make among people and places provide new insight to better outcomes for clients and communities. Better outcomes grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and make people healthier and happier. Our expertise includes workplace strategy, economic and development planning, master planning, urban planning, architecture, interiors, building engineering, and landscape architecture. AECOM’s teams are leading the industry with visionary and forward-thinking projects.

AECOM’s Interiors team is recognized for designing inspiring and innovative environments for clients across all market sectors and for bringing a new approach to traditional challenges. Projects range from Fortune 100 company headquarters to boutique hotels to Interiors for public agencies. In each of our projects, we act as stewards of our client’s vision, aspirations and fiscal realities.

To perform in this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Our Arlington, VA studio is actively seeking a dynamic Principal, Director of Interiors for our Buildings + Places business unit and will functions as the practice leader to lead, inspire and build the Interiors practice in the Arlington area market.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide strategic vision and day-to-day administration of the Interiors group

  • Responsible for development and execution of goals, business plan and profitability, aligning efforts with regional and national business unit plans and goals

  • Work with upper management to support brand messaging which is consistent and present with the client, the internal design studio, and the design community

  • Maintain action plan for all Interiors projects and conduct regular review sessions with appropriate personnel

  • Supervise the production of drawings and documents, oversee design quality control on all projects

  • Manage fee proposals and workload projections for projects

  • Work closely with project managers to identify budget and schedule constraints, support project profitability

  • Oversee the implementation and quality of the group’s documentation of the design for projects

  • Understand and enforce conditions of client contracts, and understand scope of work and where appropriate seek additional services

  • Ability to think strategically, implement change, enforce policy and resolve conflict

Leadership/Staff Development

  • Serve as a mentor by coaching design teams and individuals; grows and develops the group and individual members

  • Responsible for performance development, prepare and deliver staff evaluations, and determine workload allocation

  • Participate in interviews and recruiting of professional staff and build appropriate staff levels

  • Encourage staff exploration and innovation to achieve project design excellence and continual improvement for the achievement of original design ideas and concepts

  • Keep abreast of new technology, materials, methods and developments in his/her specific field

  • Maintain membership and activity in appropriate industry organizations and be an active member of the design community

Business Development

  • Lead the development and execution of the Interior’s marketing strategy at the local and regional business unit level collaborating with regional leadership and other market sectors leaders

  • Identify new business opportunities and grow current client relationships including early client interaction, scope of work development and interviews

  • Ensure positive client, consultant, contractor and jurisdictional satisfaction, grow our presence in the market

  • Work with marketing team in development of marketing material and proposal preparation

  • Coordinate with marketing to promote the design studio through submission of works for industry awards

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or Architecture required

  • 15+ years of experience with a large Interiors or Architectural firm, with at least 10 years as Senior Level Interior Designer; design and/or project management experience for Commercial Interiors required

  • Registered Interior Designer or Architect with current license required

  • Demonstrated ability to grow a practice and meet planned revenue targets

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills including both verbal/presentation and written

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Be able to respond to changing demands

  • Strong leadership and team building skills with strong initiative

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Experience in design, design development and project leadership for all sizes of interior design projects

  • Strong knowledge of furniture, fixture and equipment, interior finishes, lighting, signage, color and materials

  • Thorough understanding of project work plans, schedules, staffing, and budgets, resulting in project profitably

  • Proven ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with external clients

  • Thorough knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines

  • Knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related field

  • Knowledge of Revit

  • NCIDQ certification

  • For Registered Architects, NCARB registration preferred

  • LEED accredited Professional with Sustainability and/or Wellness experience

  • Preferred proficiency in the following computer skills: Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and InDesign graphic software

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 211905BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.