Interior Designer - Project Manager - Kahler Slater


Kahler Slater / Chicago, IL United States / Website


Kahler Slater designs to enrich life and achieve powerful results. Through architecture, interior design, strategic advisory, and environmental branding, Kahler Slater’s dynamic collective of marketplace experts and creative thinkers harness the power of design to move boldly forward. With clients in the United States, Canada, and Singapore, Kahler Slater designs for civic and cultural, healthcare, higher education, corporate workplace, residential, hospitality, and sports, recreation, and wellness sectors. Kahler Slater is known for leveraging design to help clients achieve their strategic goals for advancing their organizations. They operate offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, Richmond and Singapore.


Kahler Slater is seeking an Interior Design - Project Manager with 10+ years experience for our Corporate, Hospitality, and Residential team. Successful candidates are design forward, technically savvy, problem solvers, and passion players.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

- Effectively direct and manage diverse design teams
- Skillfully represent firm with clients and collaborators
- Responsible for building strong relationships
- Develop and prepare project work plans, project fees and budgets
- Oversee the quality of the design and documents
- Provide constructive and timely mentoring through critiques
- Create project team environments that are enjoyable and yield an effective, balanced allocation of staff


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

- BA or BS in Interior Design or related field
- 10+ years of experience on projects, with increasing responsibilities
- Experience in the design of commercial environments and environmental branding
- Working knowledge of building construction and project delivery systems
- Strong communications skills, spoken, written, and graphic
- Proven project and financial management skills, or the aptitude and inclination to develop them
- Coaching mindset
- Ability to plan and think strategically, as well as oversee and/or complete the tactical implementation of those strategic plans
- Contribute to team energy and growth strategy
- Ability to work in Revit
- Knowledgeable in FF&E selection
- Builds and maintains strong and lasting relationships with clients, community and staff
- Effective time management with multiple deadlines
- Maintains a positive, professional attitude
- Evidence of successful team-orientation and collaboration behaviors

Working Relationships and Scope

- Reports to Corporate, Hospitality, and Residential Team Leaders
- Work in collaborate studio environment – mix of virtual and in person
- Works closely with other project leaders and firm leaders to successfully deliver projects
- Represents the firm in alignment with Kahler Slater’s core values
- Mentors junior staff members
- With the Business Development and Marketing staff, obtains feedback from clients

Working Conditions

Work is performed in a professional, collaborative, creative, open office environment. As is customary in the industry for professional design staff, “full-time” will exceed 2,080 hours over the course of the year. Great flexibility in your schedule is both required of you and returned to you due to our many project deadlines. A variety of travel is likely – mostly local and regional – as it relates to servicing clients and your professional development.


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