Architect: Director of Aviation and Transportation

by leslie_taylor 3 years ago Washington, Washington, D.C.

At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve challenging problems.  Whether you’re into sketching new ideas, hacking a building or growing client relationships in global markets, there’s something here for everyone.

Our depth of expertise spans disciplines—from aviation and transportation to education, hospitality, retail, technology and more. Whether we’re refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district or designing a super tall building, we strive to make the everyday places people occupy more inspiring, more resilient and more impactful.

Your Role: Director of Aviation and Transportation based in Washington, D.C.

What You Will Do

You will:

  • Contribute to the long-term growth and vision of the aviation and transportation practice to make its work of the strongest design and reasoned profitability.
  • Identify opportunities for new work and see that to a successful winning conclusion.
  • Work closely with a staff that ranges from senior levels to junior and interns, and provide them leadership and guidance.
  • Grow the practice by finding successive opportunities for challenge on world class projects.

Your Qualifications

The successful candidate:

  • Will have a minimum of 12 - 17 years’ experience.
  • Is a registered architect. 
  • Will be able to demonstrate strategic thinking and vision for growth for a mature practice area.
  • Demonstrated successful work with a portfolio representing diverse sizes -  from projects of 30,000 gsf to 7 million gsf.
  • Will be able to write and communicate with clients and staff, with capability to deal one and one and with large groups equally effectively
  • Will be able to manage budgets for large and complex projects as well as for the practice area at a Firmwide level.
  • Will be able to consider trends that are affecting the marketplace, and our clients, who are both airport authorities and air carriers.
  • Will be able to lead individual projects and the practice area simultaneously.
  • The ability to relocate for temporary assignments (while returning to a home base on a weekly basis) is an important consideration.
  • Travel can be estimated to be perhaps 1/3 of the time. 

Life at Gensler

At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions and hackathons, to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our teams’ diverse interests.

We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership and twice annual bonus opportunities. 

As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes.   We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future. 

Please provide a cover letter and work samples when applying.

Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.



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