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We are looking for an experienced Senior Project Manager with strong technical knowledge in commercial architectural and interior design to join our dynamic San Francisco based office. If you are a passionate, motivated and collaborative individual, we would love to hear from you!

Why Join Brereton?

Our Dynamic Team – At Brereton, our people are our greatest assets. If you are motivated, energetic and are looking to join a diverse team of talented professionals, we offer a rewarding work experience in a progressive, academic, and professional atmosphere with opportunity for advancement in our growing firm. We create environments that reflect the vision and values of our clients.  Enhancing our clients’ business, brand, culture and design with our signature design style in inspiring spaces that create a sense of place, connecting people and have meaning.

What We Do – Brereton is a leading architecture, workplace and design firm, dynamic and forward thinking. We develop solutions with consideration for the individuality and unique environment of each business, their schedules and budget requirements. We are passionate about serving our clients and enhancing the lives of all that experience each project affecting the communities where we live and work.  We specialize in Architecture & Interior Architecture, Design, Workplace, Sustainability and Technology.

Our Culture – Since establishing our firm in 1978, we have committed ourselves to enjoying a work life balance.  Our team of 40+ innovative team members believe in working hard and playing hard.  We believe in giving back to the community in projects with LEAP Sandcastle, City of Hope/Bike for Hope, Boy Scouts of America and the local Police, Sheriffs and Firefighters charities.  Our team enjoys TGIF morning breakfast, vender lunch & learns, wine & designs to design competitions.

Benefits – We encourage our employees to live a healthy balanced life.  Our compensation plan includes medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, health savings accounts, 401k plan, paid holidays and an incentive compensation plan.

We Invest In Our Employees – As a part of our firm’s commitment to professional development Brereton offers reimbursement for professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees.  Our professional development programs empower our staff to exceed our client’s expectations.  While building long-term relationships we provide workplace solutions and quality design for our clients who value personal commitment.

About the Job Opportunity

  • Create and communicate clear project goals and requirements.

  • Authority to direct, control and monitor all project activities.

  • Participate in all managing, scheduling, budgeting, and staffing.

  • Responsible for planning, coordinating and administering 100,000+ square feet major projects or several medium projects 25,000 to 50,000 square feet through all phases of development currently.

  • Structure and manage the project team to ensure proper timely and complete office operation and project management flow for projects.

  • Oversee design development and production of working drawings and construction documents on a given project to ensure quality control, code compliance, and conformance to contract.

  • Establish and maintain project budgets and schedules. Draft and review AIA and other contract documents.

  • Responsible for negotiating fees and contracts for projects.

  • Track financial performance of projects/ administering.

  • Contribute in our marketing, proposal writing, and project interviews.

  • Mentor Jr. Staff and identify development opportunities for all team members.


What we’re looking for in our future Senior Project Manager

  • 10+ years of experience managing interior design and / or architectural projects.

  • Extensive knowledge of the commercial interior architecture and /or design industry.

  • Widespread knowledge of materials, furnishings, and construction methods related to interior design.

  • Proven ability to solve contract and administration issues within the established design context.

  • Excellent working knowledge of state and local building and fire codes related to interior  environments, including accessibility.

  • Strong ability to multi-task and successfully coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Substantial experience in Project Management including management of at least one major project from conception to completion.

  • Strong leadership, organization, and communication skills.

  • AutoCAD 2016, Revit and Podium is a plus.

  • MS Office Suite, Photoshop, InDesign & SketchUp is required.

  • Advanced presentation and graphic communication skills.

  • Broad knowledge of building systems, codes, and ADA requirements.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of design principles.



  • Bachelor’s Degree and / or Master’s degree in Interior Design or Architecture from accredited school.

  • LEED AP preferred, State Architectural or comparable license, or certification required.


For Consideration

To apply, please send your resume plus a cover letter, portfolio, and/or sample work to Reference on subject line ‘Senior Project Manager – Commercial Interiors’.

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