Project Manager - Architectural Design

Location: Columbus, OH
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $85,000.00 - $105,000.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Date: 3/16/2018
Job ID: 02558499
Job Description
Job Title: Project Manager/Education Leader
The value of this position is the candidate’s ability to “wear multiple hats” by having varied skills and experience. This position requires experience and ability regarding maintenance and business development of pre-qualified customers (not cold calling). Provide project team management and technical leadership, assuming primary responsibility for project contracts, goals, scope, budget and schedule on all assigned projects. Act as primary liaison with clients and coordination with outside consultants through all phases of project.
Leads the company’s Educational practice. Responsible for business development for the firm, especially in the higher education market. Ultimately responsible to the Practice Group Leader for accomplishing the goals established in the Marketing Plan. Lead the thought leadership efforts for the market and participating in industry organizations, such as SCUP. Deliver presentations to Owners and/or User Groups. Perform a variety of tasks including: Master planning, programming, assessments and participating in the design team.

Education, Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations

  • Professional degree (Bachelor of Architecture or equivalent) from an accredited school of architecture is a minimum requirement
  • Seven+ years’ experience
  • BIM (Revit) and Microsoft Office Proficiency is a must
  • Architectural Registration required

Experience/ Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum of 8 years' office experience with project management emphasis
  • Experience and knowledge in project financial areas to include fee/profit determination, budget projections, tracking, and owner financing
  • Experience and ability in working successfully within a project team environment, including effective communications, motivating, coaching and conflict resolution
  • Ability to deliver superior customer service
  • Computer literacy Microsoft Office Proficiency is a must and BIM (Revit) preferred
  • Demonstrated technical competency in all phases of architectural services
  • Ability to delegate significant responsibility to team members
  • Ability to negotiation
  • Strong presentation skills for in-house staff, clients, consultants, contractors, and regulatory agencies
  • Ability to effectively handle the demands of several projects, including deadlines and financial pressures
  • In-depth understanding of construction methods and materials and their costs
  • In-depth understanding of architectural practice including office standards, AIA documents and other standards of the construction industry
  • Strong personal organization and time management skills
  • Strong capacity for innovation and creativity in dealing with project management strategies
  • Thorough knowledge of building codes, zoning codes, environmental regulations, ADA requirements, and other pertinent laws and review processes
  • Working knowledge of architectural design/planning issues with design sensitivity in making project management decisions
  • Good judgment and decision-making abilities







To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality
  • Quantity - Meets utilization standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity
  • Communication Skills - Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and white papers. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
Essential Duties and Responsibilities - Other duties may be assigned.
  • Develop project scope, budgets and schedules, and develop strategies with project team members to insure all project goals are achieved
  • With assistance from the project team, develop detailed work plan, project flow chart, PM checklist and other automated management tools
  • Conduct regular internal team meetings to review project status, outstanding issues and plans of action.
  • Encourage open communication and active participation in project issues by all team members
  • Pro-actively lead clients through all project phases with effective communications, aggressive project planning/scheduling, concise recommendations and strong direction of the decision-making process
  • Effectively lead the project team, promoting mutual respect, while challenging and motivating team members.
  • Ensure all team members have clear goals and understand specific expectations on all projects.
  • Delegate responsibility to the most effective level possible
  • Develop and manage project budgets and manpower while achieving established profit goals
  • Actively support established design goals and concepts on all projects
  • Actively participate in project marketing to include presentations, proposal preparation, and selection of project consultants.
  • Responsible for manpower analysis, fee determination, fee negotiations (Owner and consultants) and contract execution
  • Manage all contractual issues in coordination with the Project Principal, to include scope changes, billing and collections.
  • Strongly promote the highest quality of services to all project team members including Owner, consultants and contractor(s)
  • Effectively communicate project issues and decisions through telephone conversations, meetings, memos, transmittals, letters and reports.
  • Clearly document issues as appropriate for future reference or use
  • Actively communicate project status with Project Principal and Projects Division Director
  • Actively review and utilize company, AIA and other standards, forms, and procedures that define the company process