Assistant Design Project Manager

at L. L. Bean, Inc. in Freeport, Maine, United States

Job Description

We invite you to be part of our team of trailblazers dedicated to helping people discover and enjoy the outside. Come join us. Because on the inside we’re all outsiders. And if it’s outside, we’re all in.

L.L.Bean is currently searching for an Assistant Design Project Manager to join the Design Planning team located in Freeport, Maine.

Position Purpose

This position supports the Senior Manager of Design and Planning and Project Managers in executing the design and development of documents for the construction of retail and corporate projects for L.L.Bean. This position will work on retail, office planning, and other corporate design and planning initiatives. The assistant design project manager will be responsible in assisting large corporate design and construction projects as well as leading smaller project efforts independently.


This position must assist in the management, development and administration of project plans including scope, budgets and schedules, as well as integrate and coordinate the efforts of internal resources that may include Retail Store Personnel, Real Estate, Electrical, HVAC, Network Services, Security, Procurement, and Risk Management.

This position will be responsible for retail store design projects, office planning, retail fixture design and procurement, and other corporate design projects.

The individual must be able to communicate effectively with consultants, co-workers, and various cross-function teams. Ability to maintain a professional and open communication with all vendors, project managers and team members through all phases of the project.

Minimum Requirements

+ Bachelor’s Degree in a building design related field.

+ 3 years or more years of experience in the architectural design, preferably retail design.

+ Technical understanding of construction procedures, and architectural design and planning projects.

+ Experience in Revit and other BIM technology is preferred.

+ Ability to travel for business purposes.

+ Ability to read, review, and interpret architectural and engineering documents.

Project Management Job Duties

+ Schedule and lead meetings with outside consultants to review all work and projects

+ Schedule and lead project specific meetings with internal partners to review the needs of the business and how they affect the project.

+ Attend meetings with cross functional teams to provide update on status and discuss projects

+ A bility to maintain a professional and open communication with all vendors, project managers and team members through all phases of the project

+ Develop scope of work documents for potential projects, new stores, and remodels.

+ Perform plan reviews for assigned projects to ensure design scope compliance, design consistency and accuracy of design and construction documents.

+ Review landlord design criteria to ensure all designs meet individual project standards.

+ Review landlord design drawings to ensure designs are coordinated with L.L.Bean tenant fit out design.

+ Assist in developing, maintaining and improving LL Bean’s design and development standards.

+ Develop high level estimates for small projects and retail fixture packages.


+ Experience in Revit and or AutoCAD preferred.

+ Maintain an understanding of evolving technology within the architecture and construction industry.

+ Use technology efficiently and effectively to communicate within the business and out of house partners.

+ Manage and develop virtual views to help communicate design intent.

+ Use technology to aid in building system coordination throughout the design.

+ Maintain and develop various prototypes for retail design including stores, retail fixtures, finishes etc.

Other / Special Projects

+ Develop and Maintain Prototype of store design with the L.L.Bean Design Team

- Develop Custom prototypical parts (Revit families etc.)

+ Maintain Interior Finish library, physically and digitally.

+ Other projects as assigned by the Senior Manager of Design and Planning.

If you care about the outdoors, joining L.L.Bean is a great way to feel good about what you do. Our benefits package makes a good thing even better, with programs and perks designed to support your health and financial goals. Plus, maintaining a healthy work-life balance and re-charging outside are all part of the plan. Because, when it comes to the outside-we’re all in. Visit to learn more. Being outside brings out the best in us, no matter where we come from or what we believe. At L.L.Bean, we value individual differences and encourage our co-workers to be themselves – because the uniqueness of each individual makes L.L.Bean better.
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Job Posting: JC220777859

Posted On: Aug 10, 2022

Updated On: Aug 28, 2022