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Project Manager - Life and Work Places

  • Job
    Expert Level
  • Architecture & Urban Planning
    Construction & Surveying
  • Nashville, +1

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  • You need a licensable degree in Architecture, Interior Design, or Construction Management, with 10+ years of vertical design experience, 5+ years in project management. Proficient in MS Suite, MS Project, and Navisworks. Willing to travel and interact professionally with stakeholders.
  • You will lead high-rise commercial projects, managing all aspects from client relations to project quality control. Mentor design staff and foster client relationships to drive corporate design practice growth.


  • Licensable degree in Architecture, Interior Design, or Construction Management.
  • Minimum 10 years of job-related vertical design experience required. Corporate + Urban or Commercial design experience is strongly preferred; Experience with a large contractor is also a plus.
  • A minimum of 5 years of project management experience is required; PMP is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience using MS Suite and MS Project (or other scheduling software); Deltek Vision or other project planning software a plus.
  • Familiarity with Navisworks for reviewing REVIT models.
  • The candidate must be willing and able to travel for project assignments.
  • Ability to interact professionally and comfortably with a variety of project stakeholders such as clients, AHJ’s, contractors, design team, etc...
  • Ability to build and maintain excellent interpersonal relationships with project stakeholders.


  • Provide leadership and direction for the execution of the entire project.
  • This position will primarily focus on large, high-rise construction for commercial and mixed-use projects.
  • The Project Manager is responsible for all aspects of project management including client management, project scope development, design documentation, production coordination, planning, organizing, project quality control, and delivery through close-out.
  • Competent in project risk, contract, and financial management. Manage internal and external resources to ensure successful project outcomes.
  • The successful candidate will understand and place emphasis on the importance of project planning and budget finances.
  • They will maintain project document files, including meeting notes, financial information, client correspondence, and ultimately the project schedule.
  • Manage work on all phases of various architectural/interior design projects including assisting the Project Executive (PX) with the project pursuit, preparation of presentations and proposals, project budgets, and schedule.
  • Maintaining communication with the project team, the PX, and operations management are essential.
  • Manage design team through schematics, design development, and construction documents. As well as external consultants. On occasion, interface with client’s construction manager.
  • Mentor junior design staff to provide design and career guidance.
  • Create and sustain client relationships, as well as foster new relationships to continue to grow our corporate/mixed-use design practice.


What type of design projects will the Project Manager be leading for Life and Work Places?

The Project Manager will be leading design teams for projects including mixed-use, corporate, and multi-family residential design projects.

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Gresham Smith is a team of diligent designers, creative problem-solvers, insightful planners and seasoned collaborators who work closely with clients to improve the cities and towns we call home. Our employees are diverse in experience, yet we all have one thing in common: genuine care for each other, our partners and the outcome of our work. From roadways and pathways that connect people and places, to hospitals that promote well-being and recovery, to corporate campuses that encourage productivity and teamwork, we have the pleasure of designing communities'​ most vital institutions and infrastructure.