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Architecture, Design, and Development
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COR010RC Requisition #

Our Architecture & Design Department delivers truly exceptional properties that delight our guests, reward our partners, and reflect the unique cultures of their geographical locations. With design and construction professionals across 16 locations, we have the advantages of a global presence as well as the benefits of local resources, skills, and expertise.


What will I be doing?

***The location for this position can be Memphis, TN (preferred)

 or McLean, VA.*** 

Would you love to be a part of a dynamic team? As the Director, Full Service and Lifestyle Brands, you would be responsible for leading design and construction projects for multiple Hilton brands. Your projects will include new property development and ground up projects, adaptive reuse projects, conversions, room additions, and brand change projects. Your expertise will lend to technical guidance throughout the projects, carrying out design and construction standards. You will be committed to monitoring construction activities for these hotel projects until project completion.

More specifically, you will:

  • Coordinate project plans with Hilton brand and property teams such as Global Design Services, Engineering Support, Food & Beverage teams, Spa and Fitness teams, Brand Opening teams, Brand Performance Support, and Quality Assurance teams.
  • Conduct Pre-Design meetings, webinars, and ongoing communication with franchisee’s, architects, and other Hilton Team Members throughout active projects. You will explain AD&C’s role, standards, Hilton requirements, and prototype drawings to build positive partnerships.
  • Review schematic design plans, design development plans, construction document plans and specifications in detail to ensure compliance with Hilton standards and prototype drawings.
  • Review landscape, civil engineering, architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection drawings and specifications. This includes addressing concerns immediately and providing detailed written correspondence to the franchisee and architect explaining the non-complying issues and present potential solutions.
  • Conduct meetings, conference calls, and webinars as needed to explain Hilton requirements to franchisee, architect, and other project team members.
  • Check construction submittals and shop drawings to ensure conformity to plans. Following your documentation process, you will document concerns in writing with solutions for project teams.
  • Visit the project during construction to ensure the project follows the approved plans submitted. You will address any changes needed in-person, while at the site, and follow up with written correspondence after the site visit.
  • Continually update project data in O2O tracking system, providing accurate forecasted construction start and hotel opening dates.


What are we looking for?

We are seeking visionaries, who are passionate about architecture who love to create transformations through their projects. We believe, the success in this role will demonstrate itself through the following attributes and skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills
  • Seasoned project manager with strong verbal and written interpersonal skills who can effectively communicate across all partner groups
  • Organized thinkers, who will track all phases of a project with thorough attention to detail
  • Collaborative teammates, who love to build consensus and relationships across all levels
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Knowledge of Project or Process Management

To fulfill this role successfully, you should demonstrate the following minimum qualifications:

  • Three (3) years' experience in architecture, interior design, construction, or related disciplines
  • Three (3) years of experience reading and interpreting construction documents/plans and experience producing conceptual design drawings/plans
  • Travel as required

It would be helpful in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

  • BA/BS Bachelor's Degree
  • Seven (7) years’ experience in hospitality development/construction projects
  • Four (4) years Management experience
  • Any Licenses or Certificates in Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design
What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the world’s leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities, and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Our vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!



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