ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT MANAGER
Clifford M. Scholz Architects is a progressive leader in the architecture industry and nationally recognized for award winning designs. The Florida design team located in Sarasota is seeking a highly qualified and enthusiastic Project Manager to work collaboratively in a mid-size team environment. As a Project Manager you, in partnership with the Project Architect are responsible for project production, financial performance, and team communication. In this role the successful candidate may manage one or more projects during all phases of a project until completion and direct employees and consultants at all levels to ensure that proper steps and procedures are followed and that the work is completed as planned, budgeted, scheduled and in conformance with the design intent.
Architectural project managers oversee all aspects of the design and construction process of a building project, from developing and reviewing building plans to making sure a project meets environmental and zoning standards. An architectural project manager must usually hold a professional degree, such as a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), which typically takes five years to complete. In addition, new employees to this field must complete a period of supervised training before taking the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) for state licensure. Someone who enjoys construction, design, project planning, and management may find this to be an interesting career field.
Required Education – Bachelor of Architecture degree
Other Requirements – Successful completion of the Architect Registration Exam for state licensure
Projected Job Growth (2014 – 2024)* 2% (for architectural and engineering managers)
Median Salary (2016)** $69,911
Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, **Payscale.com
Job Description for Architectural Project Managers
Architectural project managers typically are involved in most, if not all, aspects of construction projects. These professionals consider many factors as they help architectural projects involving commercial, industrial or residential buildings reach completion. Most architectural project managers spend a significant portion of their time consulting with clients in an office setting. However, they also visit construction sites, where they interact with engineers, contractors and construction personnel.
Architectural Project Manager Duties
From site preparation to building completion, architectural project managers oversee elements of the design and construction processes. Part of this preparation includes developing, organizing and reviewing building plans, as well as preparing construction contracts for general contractors. Architectural project managers also can take part in interviewing and hiring contractors for proposed projects. As they consult with clients, these professionals generally include a cost estimate based on equipment, materials and labor requirements.
Architectural project managers must ensure that construction projects meet environmental, safety, structural, zoning and aesthetic standards. They determine and schedule different stages of the building process according to client needs. During construction site visits, they monitor progress and ascertain whether phases of the construction process are in compliance with building plans and project deadlines. After building completion, project managers may provide additional services for expansion and relocation projects.
Requirements for Architectural Project Managers
Many employers require project managers to possess a relevant, professional degree, such as the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.). A B.Arch. program typically takes five years to complete, and students take coursework in architectural design, building systems, architectural history, general physics, construction management and professional practices. In addition to obtaining a relevant degree, these professionals must complete a period of supervised training before taking the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) for state licensure.
Certification for architectural project managers is voluntary, but it may demonstrate competency and experience to prospective clients. This certification can be obtained through the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards for candidates who meet education, training and licensure requirements.
Architectural project managers also must be able to balance technical skills and creative aptitude in a fast-paced environment. They must be familiar with architectural standards, engineering practices, building ordinances and blueprints in order to communicate effectively with clients and co-workers.
Employment Outlook and Salary
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that employment of architectural and engineering managers will grow by 2% from 2014-2024. The BLS also reported that the median salary for this field was $132,800 as of May 2015. PayScale.com data from October 2016, however, indicates that the median salary for architectural project managers is $69,911.
Architectural project managers work with clients to turn their architectural needs into reality, overseeing every detail from design to completion. A bachelor’s in architecture is the most common degree for this profession, and a prerequisite for state licensure. These professionals must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and have strong communication abilities, as well as the appropriate technical skills, to succeed in their field.
We are currently seeking a Project Manager to join our team. As a Project Manager, you, in partnership with the Project Architect and are responsible for project financial performance and team communication. You may manage one or more projects during all phases of a project until completion and direct employees and consultants at all levels to ensure that proper steps and procedures are taken and that the work is completed as planned, budgeted, scheduled and in conformance with design intent.
- Fosters and maintains a collaborative professional working relationship with the Project Leadership Team.
- Participates on and/or leads multiple project teams as Project Manager.
- Assists senior management in developing and validating project scope and fee, budget, and scope of services during the marketing and contract development process.
- Assists in preparing project presentations. May participate and/or lead client presentations.
- Consistently provides complete and timely communication of project information to and from clients and project team. Responsible for managing project using the Deltek Project Management system; completes work plans in Deltek; including identification of project team members, budget, consultants, schedule for completion, fees and costs as well as project change notices or other actions taking place on the assigned project.
- Assists senior management in the preparation and execution of consultant contracts.
- Assists with negotiating fees and contracts.
- Ensures that budgets have been developed to provide for Quality Management Program through the life of the Project.
- Incorporates Integrated Sustainable Design solutions into projects.
- Works with Project Architect to avoid or eliminate conflicts in schedule due to the changes in various projects.
- Plans, organizes and manages project. Provides on-going communication through team
meetings/minutes/up-date memos to project team.
- Communicates with consultants, contractors, sub-consultants and other disciplines to ensure effective communication.
- Monitors construction administration during the construction phase
- Responsible for maintaining client relationships throughout project. Keeps client apprised of project progress on regular basis. Initiates and maintains contact with other key project individuals for clarification, coordination and negotiation of critical issues.
- Consults with client to determine function and spatial requirements and prepares information regarding design, specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, and construction time. Plans layouts of projects and integrates engineering elements into unified design for client review and approval. Business Development
- Provides leadership including professional development coaching and mentoring staff.
- Strong knowledge of design, trends, construction methodology, material application, and
- Advanced knowledge of architectural building systems.
- Thorough understanding of project work plans, schedules, staffing, and budgets.
- Advanced knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.
- Ability to manage multiple projects of a complex scope.
- Possess strong hand and advanced CAD drafting skills.
- Proficiency in AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop preferred. .
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
- Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Sketchup
- Proficiency in Revit or Archicad preferred.
- Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to work in team environment.
- Ability to effectively meet deadlines.
Bachelor’s degree in architecture or equivalent in education or experience required.
5 years’ experience in architectural practice with management experience in all phases of projects
Licensed Architect with current registration in your region preferred, if licensure is offered in your region.
NCARB registration preferred.
LEED credential preferred. CSMA is a drug-free workplace. CSMA is an equal opportunity employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.
Job Location Sarasota Florida, United States