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Dawson Design Associates, an award-winning and internationally recognized hotel consultancy and design firm, is seeking Project manager to join our Seattle or London office. Our firm is a close-knit team of artistically talented and diverse professionals who bring to each project the full power of our collective experience and insight. Both our Seattle and London offices are growing, and we are looking for dynamic designers to build the future of DDA.

    Personal Responsibilities
  • Highly efficient professional and organized individual with ability to represent the company professionally to the client, internal and external customers
  • Track project billable hours, budgets and overall deliverables.  Project Accounting
  • Strong understand of project budgeting
  • Have a personal interest in following hospitality world trends and keeping abreast of new technology in the design industry
  • Be comfortable working multiple projects at any one time
  • Able to read /review FF&E shop drawings and Architectural plans/drawings
  • Strong Time Management
  • Prepare presentations and information for internal and external meetings
  • Have onsite experience and knowledge of construction detailing
  • Have working knowledge of structural and mechanical and engineering requirements and building regulations
  • Incorporate knowledge of the operational needs of housekeeping, room service, laundry, reception and sales, meeting and conference rooms, food and beverage facilities, and spa and fitness facilities
    Requirements and Skills:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Interior Design
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in project management – preferably within the hospitality design industry or construction industry
  • 3-5 years Leadership experience
  • Have strong interpersonal communication skills and time management skills
  • Strong back ground in Project budgeting and Project Accounting
  • Demonstrate understanding of  AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop, InDesign, and MS Office
  • Be able to handle multiple large-scale projects at a very detailed level
  • Be a strong communicator with great listening and critical thinking skills
  • Have a passion for problem solving
  • Possess well-developed visualization skills and be able to convey intent of ideas easily and quickly, both verbally and visually
  • Be able to work in a collaborative team and function as a leader
  • Understand project programming, space planning and planning to deadlines
  • Be willing to occasionally travel, both internationally and domestically
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To thrive here in this position

You must be passionate about our work and projects, be curious, and love the process of discovery. We are always seeking candidates who are stimulated by challenge and have a knack for staying highly creative and focused regardless of the environment or situation. Your ability to thrive, both as a team member and independently, is essential.  Your desire to constantly produce drawings and design of the highest quality will make you a vital member of the DDA team.

To learn more about Dawson Design Associates, please visit our website at

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