Job Title:   Manager - Design Project
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MGM Resorts International Design
18 and over



  • Establish documentation requirements for projects at pre-planning phases.
  • Collect and draft preliminary estimates for project design services and create manpower schedules.
  • Draft and execute LOA’s and other forms required to initiate consultant services.
  • Facilitate project kick-off meetings.
  • Verify that appropriate consultants and services are engaged for each specific project.
  • Establish milestone dates and executive reviews at each phase, to ensure that consultants meet established schedules and budgets, while delivering the approved design concept.
  • Review concept documents, construction documentation and other submittals to ensure that projects are progressing in accordance with the established scope of work.
  • Coordinate with Construction Project Management team to ensure that complete design documents and deliverables are submitted according to project schedule and in conformance with project budget.
  • Coordinate and facilitate value engineering/analysis efforts with Construction Project Manager.
  • Communicate Owner’s comments to Design Consultants (in an Owner’s Rep capacity) for consultants to address and resolve.
  • Coordinate the various consultants in their efforts related to site visits, field reports, meeting minutes, page-turns and document reviews, punch lists and other project records.
  • Provide administrative oversight of contractor’s RFI’s, submittals and shop drawings to ensure that responses occur within scheduled timeframe.
  • Verify that project consultants are providing services per established MRI-Design contractual agreements.
  • Communicate any potential shortfalls or areas of concern to the MRI-Design executive team.
  • Release consultants to next phase of services, upon executive acceptance of the work.
  • Maintain and archive project records.
  • All other job requests as assigned.


  • Review and comment on Architectural project specifications
  • Coordinate with graphics and signage designers to ensure these elements relate to the project design program and budget.
  • Generate details for building and finish components and assemblies on an as-needed basis.
  • All duties are to be performed under the guidance of Exec Directors and VP of Design & Development in accordance with department and property policies, practices and procedures.
  • All other job requests as assigned.

  • At least 5 - 7 years of experience in architectural design project management with emphasis on hospitality design projects. 
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited Architecture program and/or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Supervisory/Management experience to oversee the Design Consultants and internal design team.
  • Leadership experience within a project team structure.
  • Experience with collaborative efforts in a team environment with Project Architects, Project Designers, Interior Designers, Construction Project Managers and other technical and support personnel.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to lead and mentor a team.
  • Interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Daily working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, in both oral and written forms.


  • Master’s Degree in related field.
  • NCARB Certification.
  • LEED Certification.
  • General knowledge of AutoCAD.
  • Previous experience working in a similar resort setting.

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