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Director of Operations

Company name
Perkins & Will, Inc.

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type

Manager, Operations, Executive, Architecture

Posted on
Apr 05, 2021

Valid Through
Jul 19, 2021

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\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\u0022\u0022 target=\u0022_blank\u0022 rel=\u0022noopener\u0022\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePerkins\u0026amp;Will\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/a\u003e is an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance communities. Recognized as one of the world\u0026rsquo;s top design firms, we focus on innovative research and design expertise to influence buildings and ideas that honor the broader goals of society. At the heart of this belief is that our people are the most valuable asset we bring to our work.\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\u0022\u0022 target=\u0022_blank\u0022 rel=\u0022noopener\u0022\u003ePerkins\u0026amp;Will New York\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u0026nbsp;is seeking a talented and enthusiastic Director of Operations to join a highly collaborative and dynamic New York team. The ideal individual will have 15 years of combined experience in design profession practice, project management, and/or practice management, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills.\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022color: #0000ff;\u0022\u003eRESPONSIBILITIES\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003eKey leadership position with responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, coordinating the implementation of the office strategic plan, ensuring effective administration and management of business operations, maintaining appropriate levels of qualified staff and allocation, establishing and monitoring both firmwide and office level procedures and strategic initiatives, with fiscal, contractual performance and collections oversight with project managers. May participate in marketing efforts and/or serve in Project Manager capacity on specific projects.\u003c/p\u003e
\u003ch4\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h4\u003e
\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022color: #0000ff;\u0022\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMANAGEMENT\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003eFinancial and Administrative\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cli\u003eSupport and collaborate with the Managing Director in providing office leadership in meeting financial goals and project performance, with direct daily management of financial/administrative operations and project delivery.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eLead development of annual office financial plan, monitoring and assuring compliance throughout the fiscal year.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eReview, monitor and approve G\u0026amp;A expense requests, assure monthly collections and earnings, participate in collection efforts if required.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eCommunicate closely with project principals, project designers and project managers, assuring all involved in project delivery have the requisite skills to achieve quality level design and technical goals.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eReview timesheets, expense reports. direct and indirect labor, overtime and trends.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eCoordinate support services including human resources, information technology, administrative resources, accounting and marketing; monitoring performance including adherence to annual budgets and strategic initiatives.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eCollaborate with Human Resources and office leadership, with participation in recruitment, retention, employee relations, performance reviews, staff development, and compensation and benefits practices.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eRepresent the office to the firm at large, sharing and promoting best practices with firmwide operations leadership.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cp\u003eProject Delivery\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cli\u003eReview, monitor, and approve work authorizations.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eReview, monitor, and approve project work plans including milestones, workflow, staffing, and project budgets.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eReview, monitor and forecast office staffing to assure adequacy, proper balance and compliance with individual work plans.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eAssure adherence to budgets, monitoring all project earnings, collections, and expenditures.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eConduct project management review meetings to assure projects meet schedule, scope, budget, and collection targets.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eGuide project managers and team members toward continually improving project delivery, quality, and profitability.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eSupport/Collaborate with Project Management Initiative (PMI); leading implementation efforts with Project Managers.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022color: #0000ff;\u0022\u003eTECHNICAL\u003c/span\u003e \u003c/strong\u003e( May have sole responsibility or in conjunction with senior-level technical architect or leader )\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cli\u003eProvide oversight of the technical aspects of project delivery including project set-up, implementation, and quality.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eOrganize periodic review of project documents and deliverables.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eMonitor implementation of project team meetings.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eEnsure implementation of firmwide technical and delivery standards.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eMonitor construction contract administration process and procedures.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eSupport/Collaborate with the Excellence in Execution Initiative (EE), leading the effort to enhance and embrace project delivery systems technology and innovation at the office level.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022color: #0000ff;\u0022\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDESIGN\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cli\u003eSupport and collaborate with the Design Director and the Design Leadership Council (DLC), Technical Design Community (TDC), and the Project Management Community (PMC), to facilitate a culture of sustainable design and design excellence and integration in project delivery.\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eAdditional responsibilities may include the following: \u003c/em\u003e\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022color: #0000ff;\u0022\u003eRISK MANAGEMENT\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022color: #000000;\u0022\u003eReview and approve fee proposals and contracts with respect to scope, fee and schedule issues.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022color: #000000;\u0022\u003eIn conjunction with in-house Legal Counsel, review and approve fee proposals and contracts with respect to the allocation of risk and liability, insurability, rights of intellectual property, dispute resolution and other key contractual issues.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022color: #0000ff;\u0022\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEDUCATION \u0026amp; EXPERIENCE\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e
\u003cli\u003eProfessional Degree in Architecture, Interiors, or other design-related professions\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003ePreferred: 15 years combined in design profession practice, project management and/or practice management\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eEnhanced knowledge of project design and project delivery\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022color: #000080;\u0022\u003eLicensure and LEED AP\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eMS Office Suite ( Outlook, Word, Excel ), Deltek Vision desirable\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eExcellent communication and interpersonal skills and experience managing or directing project teams\u003c/li\u003e
\u003cli\u003eExceptional collaboration and people skills with the ability to help others understand financial parameters and business practices.\u003c/li\u003e
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\u003cp\u003eAt Perkins\u0026amp;Will we believe that inclusion spurs creativity and that innovation is born from an engaged culture of diverse people ideas. By moving beyond barriers and stereotypes of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status; we are committed to building an organization that reflects the diversity of the communities and clients we serve. \u003c/p\u003e
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