Project Manager – Sign-on Bonus

  • Full Time
  • Seattle, WA
  • Posted 1 month ago

Bassetti Architects

Bassetti Architects is a vibrant firm of talented individuals with offices in Seattle and Portland. Specializing in educational and civic work, Bassetti is motivated by projects that create healthy and lively communities. Our design approach shapes buildings that responsively interact with their environment, honestly express materials and methods of their construction, and genuinely enrich their programs and the people they serve. Our offices are open and collaborative spaces that foster personal and professional growth through continuing education, social activities, and volunteer opportunities. We strive to foster an environment where questions are encouraged and ideas jumpstart exploration.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Project Manager for our Seattle office. The ideal candidate has a minimum of 10 years’ experience, is passionate about architecture, has a strong design sensibility, and technical abilities. Experience designing K-12 facilities a plus. We are offering a $10,000 sign-on bonus for a 2-year contract.

The Project Manager (PM) shall coordinate all aspects of a project to ensure that the goals of the project are met. They will be the primary contact with the client and will work closely with the Principal to ensure that all aspects of the project are progressing well, that issues are being addressed as they arise in a timely manner and risks are being managed. The PM will also see that the team members are engaged and performing their duties as expected for a successful project.

The PM is involved in work acquisition through his/her participation in proposals, interviews, or by attending/speaking at conferences. The PM is also generally informed about project/marketing opportunities, construction cost trends, other projects inside and outside the firm, and is encouraged to be involved with professional organizations.


  • Create, regularly update, and manage the project schedule and work plan to ensure that the team is able to meet all milestones and the project delivery date is met.
  • Coordinate with client and consultants.
  • Track the project budget and verify design is aligned with construction cost.
  • Manage staffing and the fee for the scope of work and review and oversee distribution of client invoices on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare fee proposals and additional services proposals.
  • Review contracts and participate in contract negotiation with Principal in Charge.
  • Manage the project program and ensure alignment with the project budget.
  • Schedule and participate in the QA/QC of the project.
  • Administers QC Plan.
  • Maintains project schedule and establishes document review times and durations.
  • Sets aside budgets for the required QC reviews throughout the project.
  • Schedule and facilitate weekly team meetings.
  • Schedule and participate in the QA/QC of the project.
  • Is aware of main project issues, design options, technical decisions.
  • Ensure efficient and cost-effective execution of project.
  • Participate to the Owner / Architect meetings and other critical project meetings.
  • Manage consultant contracts and performances.
  • Manage overall project communication.
  • Manage project documentation in collaboration with Project Architect.
  • Professionally represent the firm to clients and maintain client satisfaction.
  • Oversee Construction Contract Administration process in collaboration with Project Architect.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or equivalent years of experience under a licensed Architect’s supervision.
  • Licensure is preferred but not required.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a range of architectural skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Excellent presentation and marketing skills.
  • Must be knowledgeable about contracts and contract negotiation.
  • Should have previous experience as Project Architect or Design Staff or several projects of various scale and complexities.
  • Familiar or proficient with current versions of Revit BIM, Excel, Smartsheets is preferred.
  • Is flexible, a problem-solver, and collaborative.
  • Able to manage tasks for several projects running simultaneously.
  • Experience with K-12 projects a plus.
  • LEED certification is desired as well as demonstration of a strong understanding of sustainable design.


  • 401(k) retirement plan with matching.
  • 100% employee paid medical (PPO and HSA), dental and vision insurance.
  • Short and long-term disability insurance.
  • FSA plan with the option for dependent care.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • PTO and 9 paid holidays.


  • Full-time
  • Hybrid; must be local to Seattle area.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and portfolio of work samples via email to