Pierre-Yves Rochon

Job Details

Requisition Number 16-0087
Post Date 10/1/2018
Title Project Director
City Chicago
State IL
Manages all aspects of client relationship and internal project team (in collaboration with Managing Principal and Design Principal). Ensures project success as measured in client satisfaction, schedule and budget compliance, work quality, team and consultant collaboration and financial profitability. Manages all phases of project including budgeting, scheduling, programming, planning, design and construction documentation, and construction administration.


Understands design philosophies and current trends throughout the profession, including program, space planning and design strategies, as well as overall building design concepts.
Understands design software technology and project delivery methods.
Understands and responds to the technical implications of design decisions.
Promotes firm and project goals of excellence in design, execution and sustainability.
Understands color and materials concepts and FF&E design strategies.

Understands and is able to perform all administrative and management tasks associated with each phase of the design and construction process.
Understands and is able to develop preliminary project schedules, budgets and project team work plans.

Defines, monitors and maintains control of the scope of work and scope of services for assigned projects, including project budget, schedule and work plan.
Primary coordinator of all direct communication between the client and firm.
Ensures timely resolution of client concerns and management of the firm’s business issues.
Responsible for the complete integration of design and technical aspects of the project.
Responsible for the clear and timely communication of information to the project team and ensures compliance with the project team’s goals.
Monitors performance of the project team to ensure attainment of the firm’s quality standards and design goals.
Establishes, maintains and documents regular project related meetings; including client, internal team and consultant meetings.
Initiates, documents and maintains project set-up, project process and filing procedures, work authorizations, invoicing/receivables, assisting accounting in timely distribution of invoices and payment of receivables.
Ensures the orderly and complete preparation, distribution, and retention of all written project records.
Considers risk management by monitoring client demands and technical issues in a timely manner to minimize liability.
Responsible for the orderly close-out of projects; including contractual requirements.
Coordinates staffing resources with Managing Director.
Ensures a positive work atmosphere and assists in supporting the development and retention of quality staff; including training/development/mentoring.
Develops and maintains successful client relationships.

 Professional degree in Interior Design, Architecture or related discipline.
 Advanced professional degree in Interior Design, Architecture or related discipline recommended.

 10+ years.
 Advanced knowledge of project design process, construction documentation, programming, space planning, furniture specifications as well as materials and finishes.
 Strong project budgeting and contract negotiation skills.
 Strong working relationships with clients and consultants.
 Strong project management software skills.
 Experience in directing, mentoring and coordinating project teams.
 Collaborative and professional work ethic.
 Strong interpersonal, verbal, listening, writing and client presentation skills.

 LEED AP or within 6 months of hire.
 NCIDQ or NCARB Required.

 Strong command of English, both written and verbal.
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PYR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.