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Architectural Project Manager



12d ago

  • Job
    Expert Level
  • Architecture & Urban Planning
  • Chicago
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  • You must have 10 years of architectural experience, registration, working knowledge of AutoCAD/BIM, strong time management skills, and ability to establish relationships with team members and clients. Interest in mentoring junior staff and career advancement required.
  • You will manage all aspects of architectural projects, from design to construction, leading a team, coordinating with clients and contractors, ensuring compliance with codes and budgets, and overseeing project schedules and deadlines.


  • Architectural Registration and 10 years of experience in the industry.
  • (Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience with both new construction (including additions) and existing building including exterior repair, restoration and renovation.
  • Knowledge and skill requirements:
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD software/ BIM experience preferred.
  • Proficient in MSOffice Suite.
  • Ability to effectively present and communicate information internally and externally, verbally, graphically and in writing.
  • Ability to apply common sense to solve problems and make decisions in non-standard situations.
  • Working knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local codes.
  • Must be technically proficient in their understanding of building construction, techniques and materials.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to manage own work flow.
  • Strong ability to design within stringent budgets.
  • Working knowledge of basic project management and accounting principles.
  • Effective organizational/planning and time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to establish strong working relationships with other team members, Owners/Clients, Consultants, Vendors and Contractors.
  • Interest in mentoring junior staff.
  • Self-motivated and interested in career advancement.
  • Ability to recognize and seize new opportunities.
  • About you:
  • You are a highly self-motivated, hard-working individual who will be responsible for managing multiple projects on both existing and new buildings, acting as the prime designer and project manager, and collaborating with other team members to solve unique problems. You also have the following attributes:
  • Interest in all components of buildings and construction technology
  • High technical proficiency
  • Ability to effectively present and communicate information verbally, graphically and in writing
  • Ability to apply common sense to solve problems and make decisions on complex and unusual conditions
  • Knowledgeable of Building Assessments, Evaluations and Forensic investigations
  • Strong time management skills and ability to manage own workflows
  • Effective organization and planning skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish strong working relationships with other team members, Owners/Clients, Consultants, Vendors and Contractors
  • Interest in mentoring junior staff
  • Self-motivated and interested in career advancement
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and schedules


  • Manage the full scope of projects including all phases of design
  • Lead and direct the work of other team members, both internally and externally
  • Manage multiple projects of varying size and complexity in varying stages of design, bidding, and construction phases
  • Conceive and sketch designs and details
  • Review drawings and specifications for coordination, constructability and “bid- ability”, and produce red lines
  • Prepare specifications and Project Manuals for bidding and construction
  • Understand and comply with applicable codes through all phases of projects including, but not limited to, Building Codes, Accessibility Codes, Energy Codes, etc.
  • Lead coordination meetings, project meetings, pre-construction meetings, etc. with contractors and clients
  • Perform and direct field investigations, existing conditions verification and construction reviews
  • Properly maintain project files, data, and reports
  • Prepare, maintain, and adhere to project schedules, deadlines, and budgets
  • Organize and manage coordination of full sets of contract documents
  • Interface with and manage sub-consultants, including but not limited to, reviewing proposals and contracts, and reviewing plans and specifications for coordination and compliance with the design intent
  • Manage and track the design/construction budgets for all projects under their control
  • Review and approve monthly invoicing and financial controls on projects
  • Participate in project interviews and presentations with clients and industry partners


What are the qualifications required for the Architectural Project Manager position?

The qualifications include Architectural Registration and 10 years of experience in the industry. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.

What are the knowledge and skill requirements for this job?

The knowledge and skill requirements include working knowledge of AutoCAD software/BIM experience preferred, proficiency in MSOffice Suite, understanding of federal, state, and local codes, technical proficiency in building construction, and the ability to design within stringent budgets.

What responsibilities does the Architectural Project Manager have?

The responsibilities include managing the full scope of projects, leading and directing team members, conceiving and sketching designs, reviewing drawings for coordination, preparing specifications and Project Manuals, managing project schedules and budgets, coordinating with contractors and clients, and participating in project interviews and presentations.

What attributes should a successful candidate for the Architectural Project Manager position have?

A successful candidate should be highly self-motivated, hard-working, interested in all components of buildings and construction technology, technically proficient, have strong time management and organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, an interest in mentoring junior staff, and be self-motivated for career advancement.

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