Design Project Manager

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Corporate Office, Toronto

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Design Project Manager
We are much more than a world leader. We are 240,000 hoteliers with a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome in our 4,100 addresses and on our digital platforms.  We are committed to a culture and guided by our values which make our talents Feel Valued. We want them to express their passions every day and realize their full potential through exemplary professional development and growth opportunities, enjoying a life filled with unlimited experiences. We are recognized as a top employer and a global hospitably leader.
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Based out of the Regional Office, Toronto and reporting to the Vice President, Design & Technical Services, North & Central America, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
  • Organizing, planning, responding to information requests, prioritizing workloads while developing specific goals to organize and accomplish required work.  Speaking on behalf of the Department when requested.
  • Working on a variety of unique design initiatives and projects when requested.
  • Assisting with the compilation and administration of global brand standards, style guides, design briefs, project design briefs, consultant recommendation briefs, and RFP ID presentations.
  • Support the Property Improvement Process (PIP) review process for the AccorHotels brands.
  • Conducts on site Property Improvement Plans (PIP) with Operations and Owners.
  • Working to a project brief, which details what the space will be used for, and ensuring that the client's / Brands ideas and requirements are incorporated into the project after the project brief is approved and the project is moving forward.
  • Assist in consolidating design review comments, coordinate internal feedback from all stakeholders; prepare summary notes and issue to relevant external stakeholders.
  • Electronic and paper document management (including photocopies, scanning and the like).
  • Assist the D&TS team with preparation and coordination of business correspondence and documentation while ensuring all time-lines are adhered to.
  • Provide administrative support and act as a liaison between business partners/clients and assist with organizing design presentations.
  • Coordination of documentation as per direction provided by D&TS team. Includes receipt of design packages, and review of said packages.
  • Evaluating design documentation received to determine compliance with brand standard. Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. Preparing design review reports including requirements or recommendations.
  • Partaking in Owner design review workshops to discuss and clarify Accor Standards, and hospitality best practice to the Owners, and their design teams. Review project progress and programs through the design and construction phases, plan, and prepare to provide the appropriate design review and support at the appropriate time. Review shop drawings and material samples.
  • Work closely with appointed consultants and hotel operator during all stages of projects to ensure practical, effective and durable designs at the indicated budgets.
  • Manage project updates for Project Tracking Database (Quickbase).  Assist Design & Technical Services Team in preparation of project reports and schedules.
  • Prepare presentation and submissions for internal and external use, including but not limited to Brand Validations (BV) and Committee Programme (CP). Liaise with other parties such as Accor development, Finance, Operations, Marketing, etc., as necessary.
  • Inspecting and surveying interior spaces.
  • Carrying out research, to make sure that plans are technically feasible.
  • Assist purchasing agents to ensure designers are meeting schedule deadlines.
  • Work closely with designers to ensure the purchasing agent has current and accurate specifications.
  • Monitor the designer’s progress on approvals of fabrics, finishes, shop drawings, etc.
  • Approve all FF&E material substitutions, which will be proposed to value engineer the project.
  • Ensure installation of a project is complete and meets brand standards, as well as all quality control standards.
  • Have complete understanding and knowledge of specific brand FF&E Standards, Design Standards and Pricing Guidelines.
  • All other tasks and duties requested.

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience. (Ideal candidate will have some knowledge and experience in hospitality design.)
  • University level degree or equivalent in Interior Design or Architecture. NCIDQ preferred.
  • Energetic with a strong work ethic, initiative, self-motivation
  • Must be a team player easily adaptable to ever changing demands and work effectively under pressure
  • Knowledge of construction and design process, (principally architectural and interior design) and associated documentation
  • Ability to coordinate and cross-reference design drawings from multiple disciplines (Arch, ID, MEP, Landscape, F&B, etc.)
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of industry related software including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Project, AutoCAD, Indesign, Photoshop, or similar design presentation software.

    VISA REQUIREMENTS: Must already be legally entitled to work in Canada to be considered for the position.  


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Old Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Administration & General
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As soon as possible
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