Vanir Construction Management, Inc.

  • Interior Projects Planning Lead

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
    Job ID
    Construction / Project Management
  • About Vanir

    Vanir Construction Management, Inc. has been exceeding client expectations for 35 years. Our progressive growth and quality of service has led Vanir to become consistently ranked among the top construction management firms in the nation by Engineering News-Record. As we continue growing into new areas and markets, our focus is to maintain a team of creative, ambitious, and visionary individuals. 

    Job Description

    Vanir Construction Management, Inc. is seeking an Interior Projects Planning Lead to join the team in Los Angeles, California. This position will be based at a client work site in the education sector. 


    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    • Responsible for leading all design phases for interior projects, establishes the vision on every project, leads the team, and has extensive interaction with various stakeholders
    • Schedules and leading planning and coordination meetings with SOTU and other Facilities staff
    • Translates, plans and executes the instructional vision of District executive staff, Administrators and teachers and other end users
    • Develops, maintains and analyzes project database, space and end user requirements to determine the most efficient use of space according to design
    • Manages the work of interior designers and other SOTU staff by reviewing design and technical drawings to ensure compliance with design solutions as well as schedule and budget qualifications; provides balance between aesthetic features and existing structures, site and environment
    • Reviews and finalizes space plans for projects with interior designers and lower level staff; provide feedback on the work product
    • Coordinate work schedules and project assignments for multiple sites of interior designers and other staff
    • Recommends policies, procedures, guidelines and product standards
    • Conducts manufacturer, vendor and product reviews to establish the criteria for their participation in the F&E program
    • Provides expert advice on the selection and design of essential fixtures and finishes to use for projects; of equipment and furnishings to ensure maximum durability for longevity, instructional support, aesthetic value, life expectancy, functional space arrangements, flow plan, etc.
    • Presents briefings and issues updates regarding interior projects to Executive Facilities staff as required
    • Prepares detailed reports on SOTU planning, procurement and logistics for Furniture and Equipment project planning
    • Reviews and produces final cost estimates; manages overall design budget of interior projects and variances to the budget


    Minimum Required Qualifications

    • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Interior Architecture or Architecture
    • A master degree in business or public administration is preferred, but not required
    • 12+ years of full time paid professional experience in interior design and completion of interior projects
    • 5+ years supervisory experience in leading a team involved in design development; planning, procurement and logistics for furniture/equipment projects
    • Must have space planning experience
    • Candidates shall excel at the ability to execute a project from concept design through execution documentation
    • Concept, schematic, design development and materials specifications
    • Extensive knowledge of design principles and aesthetics
    • Extensive knowledge of space planning and methodology
    • Extensive knowledge of building systems, codes and ADA requirements as they relate to interior design
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to manage deliverables, schedules, logistics
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills; extensive presentation and graphic communication
    • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead staff thru direct authority and subject matter expertise
    • Working knowledge of budget preparation and proven ability to manage projects within budgetary constraints

    How to Apply

    If you're interested in working for Vanir Construction Management, Inc., please visit our website to learn more and to apply online at


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    Persons with medical limitations may, with reasonable accommodations, be capable of performing the duties of this position. Such a determination must be made on an individual basis considering the person's limitations, the requirements of the position, and the company's ability to make reasonable accommodations to the person's limitations.


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