Director, Design & Project Management

Full Time | London, ENGLAND | 11 months
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Job Description

Director, Design & Project Management
Primary Location
 GBR-Greater London-London-London Global DesignView on map
Posting Date
 Sep 4, 2017 
Job Number
Job Category
 Global Design 
 Full-time Relocation? No Position Type Management  




Positon is based at our London Office
Salary – Competitive
Closing date for Applications – 4th October 2017





Deliver design and project management quality assurance services for assigned Marriott brand projects on an established schedule, within approved budget, and in compliance with brand strategy, design, and quality standards.




  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with Owners, Development, Brand and Regional Operational / Continental leaders.  Provide constant and consistent communication, cooperation and collaboration with ownership, regional teams and properties.

  • Deliver Managed and Franchised projects on schedule, within budget and to the quality standards required by the brand.

  • Maintain a punch and acceptance turn-over process utilizing the new build ground support to accept and turn-over the buildings to operations

  • Be the single point of responsibility for managing the project process within Global Design, providing weekly updates, monthly forecasts and monthly project status reports.

  • Review and monitor internal labor and project costs to ensure current costs are in alignment with proposed budgets.

  • Develop project schedules, track and review construction documents.

  • Maintain a constant communication with all the disciplines involved in the construction of the Hotels including Europe Regional Disciplines as well as HQ based disciplines.

  • Understand and communicate project and process details in an internal and external kick-off meeting for every assigned project

  • Identify, work to resolve and communicate project-related issues and resolutions.

  • Manage multiple projects, which are medium to large in size and complexity, within schedule, budget and brand requirements – primarily, but not exclusively, for select service, extended stay and full service segment brands.

  • Make decisions on a project basis, as an innovative problem solver, taking risks working with the design team, Owner, Brand and Operations.

  • Manage internal and external resources for project.

  • Work with the Finance and Accounting department on the development of Technical Services Agreements (TSA) and Design Review Agreements (DRA) or project funding work orders for Development and other internally funded projects.

  • Lead / direct activities in the early formulation and feasibility stages of a project.

  • Coordinate the activation and regular maintenance of project records and project number assignments for all projects, in Oasis or alternative project tracking systems as deployed.

  • Actively support the products and services provided by the MI Global Design and Global Design Strategies groups.

  • Represent the division/MI, both internally and externally, on projects to senior representatives.

  • Make presentations to senior leaders and owners to gain their approval of the recommendations considered for projects in Europe.

  • Provide leadership, management direction and guidance to relevant internal and external team members to ensure that they have the necessary information to complete their responsibilities particularly to direct reports.

  • Collaborate with business unit leaders to market and sell the assigned brand to key new and existing owners/franchisees to expand brand recognition and promote development opportunities.

  • Advise and update owners and franchisees regarding brand design direction and initiatives. Implement such initiatives on a project-by-project basis; working collaboratively with the Global Design Strategies group.

  • Provide mentorship to junior staff members to help them develop as future leaders in the lifestyle brands design and project management.

  • Provide day-to-day review of team members’ professional performance and provide input for their improvement and career development.

  • Foster an environment of Associate empowerment proving support, guidance and leadership, to all associates within project teams and all Global Design Associates.

  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet business needs.

  • Complies with Marriott International Hotels Limited Regional Office policies and procedures.


Marriott International is the world’s largest hotel company, with more brands, more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed.  We believe a great career is a journey of discovery and exploration.  So, we ask, where will your journey take you?






Key Skills/Requirements:

  • Minimum 12 years’ experience in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, or construction management.

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience on hospitality projects, including select service, extended-stay and full service brands.

  • Excellent business acumen

  • Complex problem solving & creative solution skills

  • Ability to build strong working relationships across departments & teams

  • Ability to negotiate and be flexible when appropriate

  • Excellent organizational skills & ability to manage multiple priorities & resources

  • Knowledgeable about all aspects of hospitality design and operations

  • Be able to take a project from design through the construction process, start to finish

  • Strong communications skills (written and verbal)

  • Strong listening skills, hearing what customers and co-workers are trying to communicate in verbal, written and all forms of communication

  • Must be able to build and maintain strong relationships with all levels throughout Marriott International and our Development partners

  • Must be responsive to the customers’ needs

  • Must be able to mentor and provide support to foster an environment of empowerment

  • Must be experienced in lodging design, construction and project / process management

  • Experience in managing the development of scopes of work, financial and scheduling management associated with the construction of multiple lodging properties and owner relations

  • Must have the ability to solve problems that will meet the expectations of the brands and the guests, while maintaining sound economic judgment for the Owner, and Marriott International.

  • Language: High proficiency (speaking, reading and writing) in English is required.  Proficiency in other European languages is preferred.

  • Travel: 60% business travel required.




    Education and Professional Certification:

  • Baccalaureate degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Construction Management, or related design discipline is preferred, or equivalent work experience within the industry.

  • Architecture, Interior Design or Project Management license/accreditation preferred.


Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

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