Project Manager

Philadelphia, PA

Provide overall management direction for existing or new projects. Plan, organize and staff key field positions through Regional Draftspersons, Job Captains, subordinate Project Managers, and other staff as needed. Create a team environment where all members work together to meet project deadlines. Identifies the needs and concerns of the client and works to successfully satisfy these.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Works with Business Director or Partner to establish project objectives, policies, procedures and performance standards within boundaries of corporate policy.
  • Prepares staffing requirements, schedules, track budgets and fee projections, follow up with clients on collections.
  • Understands construction methods/procedures. Develops code searches.
  • Assists in Product Schematic Design process. Initiates design development. Produces contract documents.
  • Keeps project records including code documentation, project history, correspondence, estimates and budgets. Ability to project billing 2-3 months in advance.
  • Coordinates the staff assigned to project to meet established schedules and budget. Ability to mentor and guide staff of lesser experience.
  • Initiate and maintain liaison with client and A/E contacts to facilitate construction activities. Initiates and participates in construction walk-throughs
  • Checks work of project staff for content and accuracy.
  • Participates in zoning and public hearings.
  • Participates in projections and the billing process to provide accurate information of work progress and additional billing requirements and follows-up on overdue invoices.
  • Initiates remedial action for projects falling behind budgeted hours/dollars.
  • Communicates delays, problems with project, or other issues to business director.
  • Keeps up to date on current trends and developments in the housing market.
  • Promotes the firm within the business community to develop new clients.
  • Coordinates projects with outside consultants hired by client or offices (including engineers, interior merchandisers, etc.)
  • Assists with proposals.
  • Represent company in project meetings; assist in strategy meetings, and other meetings as needed.
  • Manage financial aspects of contracts (fee payment, rental equipment, income/expenses) to protect company’s interest and simultaneously maintain good relationship with client.

SKILLS 

  • Single Family and Multifamily experience
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and Revit is preferred
  • Proficient in Excel, Bluebeam (or Adobe Acrobat equivalent), Microsoft Teams, Photoshop, SketchUp, 3-D rendering programs a plus.
  • Working out of the Philadelphia office is preferred, but work from home will be considered for the right candidate.
  • Ability to travel if required.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Planning, Design, Engineering, or related field is preferred.
  • Eighteen years’ experience in the field of architecture.
  • Additional experience may take the place of some education requirements.
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