Design Project Manager

Design and in design projects, Project Management
Contract W2, Contract Independent, Contract Corp-To-Corp
Depends on Experience
Travel required to 100%.

Job Description

Role                  : Design Project Manager

Location          :  Washington, D.C



Someone who has strong Project Management in design projects

They are not necessary looking for a Project manager, need administration of large portfolio of projects. meaning not having direct reports and managing a single project. This person will be helping with budget, resource allocation, scheduling, status updates on several teams. There are 4 managers that have around 7-10 designers each. That is the portfolio they will be overseeing


This person needs to be able to run design sprints, take on scheduling on meeting, status updates, portfoko reviews reporting and collection of metrics. This includes budgets. What is the budget looking like, how are the resources on the team being allocated.



Top 3 skills

  1. They need to have a solid background in Design and in design projects
  2. Able to corral different parties and running a lot of meetings and a lot of metrics
  3. Allocating resournces, budget management.


For this role they want less involved in Design and more of the project management side of it. Less hands on in design.


This person might be working with stakeholders but design leads are doing the day to day interfacing




  1. Design scalable solutions and processes that support the design team
  2. Run sprints to support team maturity projects, development of our maturity conceptual model, and the creation of tracking of metrics to measure the achievement of maturity goals
  3. Own and run effective series of meetings from daily stand-ups, weekly team-wide synchs, manager huddles, to monthly portfolio reviews with upper management
  4. Maintain and provide timely reporting on team metrics including project timelines, budgets, staffing, designer utilization, projects plans and statuses, etc.
  5. Coordinate activities between teams, identify efficiencies and unmet needs, make the case for investing in the right things
  6. Build trusting relationships with our designers, operations team, and business partners



  1. Bachelor’s, Master’s or other Advanced Degree preferably in a design-related field
  2. PMP not required but a plus


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Dice Id : 10121364
Position Id : 5944895
Originally Posted : 1 year ago
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