Architectural Project Manager
The Project Manager is responsible for the overall supervision of commercial, retail, municipal, and various other architectural projects. The underlying focus of the Project Manager should be providing the utmost satisfaction to the client via ensuring projects are functional, aesthetically pleasing, code compliant, completed within the allocated period of time and within the budget that has been assigned.
The Project Manager is expected to operate under a certain degree of autonomy using the staff and resources allocated to them to provide top quality service to the client. The Project Manager is directly accountable to a Senior Project Manager and ultimately accountable to the Business Unit Leader. The Project Manager is required to maintain strong client relationships, meet project financial goals, and ensure the project team is providing high levels of client service and satisfaction.
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
- Business Unit Leader
- Client Representatives
- Authorities Having Jurisdiction (city/parish permitting, state fire marshal, health department, etc…)
- Senior Project Managers
- AutoCAD Designers
- Sub consultants
The specific responsibilities of the Project Manager include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Oversee preparation of architectural design and construction documents in keeping with the firm’s design philosophy and established standards. That philosophy is to provide the client not only what is necessary from a permitting standpoint, but also to provide the client with a set of documents which will allow the successful bidder to construct the project efficiently and with minimal changes in scope of work.
- Integration and detailed understanding of multiple key factors should be considered during the course of design.
- The following is brief list of some of the key factors:
- Successful implementation of the client’s progra
- Functional use of the building/project
- Aesthetic concerns
- Sound architectural practices
- Municipal regulations and requirements
- Sensitivity to costs
- Constructability of the design
Bidding and Permitting
- The Project Manager is expected to work with the Client to obtain construction pricing through various means including, but not limited to:
- Public advertisement and bidding
- Invited list of bidders
- Negotiated contracts
- Pre-Bid Conferences
- Outside architectural review committee meetings
- Neighborhood meetings
- The Project Manager is expected to coordinate and issue addenda as needed during the Bidding Phase.
- The Project Manager is expected to review and evaluate construction bids and recommend appropriate actions to the Client.
- The Project Manager is expected to work closely with state and other municipal authorities to ensure all appropriate approvals are granted prior to commencement of construction.
- The Project Manager will be expected to represent the firm and the client through multiple bidding and/or entitlement processes if required by the project. Those processes include, but are not limited to:
- The Project Manager will be expected to have a detailed understanding of the field conditions and challenges faced by the Contractor. They must be able to convey specific elements of the design and overall project to the Contractor throughout the construction phase. This shall be accomplished through:
- Attendance at Pre-Construction Conference
- Review and evaluation of construction submittals
- Review and recommendation of Contractor Pay Requests
- Periodic observation of the construction site
- Conducting Substantial and Final Completion Inspections and preparing appropriate punch lists and certificates
Duplantis Design Group affords advancement opportunities to all employees in an effort to continue our growth and success. Our current Senior Project Manager and the Architectural Practice Area Leader started with the firm as Project Managers. These employees have grown in their duties and responsibilities via exhibiting the characteristics necessary to manage all aspects of a design team and multiple projects. These opportunities will continue to be extended to those exhibiting the desired characteristics as the firm continues to grow.
This position requires a Bachelor of Architecture degree. The applicant should have exceptional communication skills, exhibit great attention to detail, and be capable of managing multiple projects and multiple team members.
Experience in the architectural field and professional licensure are desired as these items will be considered when determining compensation and level of responsibility.
Entry level Project Manager positions (Assistant Project Manager) may also be available to applicants with minimal experience.