Project Manager

  • Full Time
  • Seattle
  • Posted 2 months ago

Carrier Johnson

Project Manager – Job Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  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.

ACCOUNTABILTY: 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 required to maintain strong client relationships, meet project financial goals, and ensure the project team is providing high levels of client service and satisfaction.


1.    Client Representatives

2.    Authorities Having Jurisdiction (city/ parish permitting, state fire marshal, health department, etc..)

3.    Developers

4.    Senior Project Managers

5.    AutoCAD Designers

6.    Attorneys

7.    Sub consultants

8.    Contractors


The specific responsibilities of the Project Manager include, but are not limited to, the following:


1.    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 minimal change in scope of work.

2.    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:

3.    Successful implementation of the client’s program

4.    Functional use of the building /project

5.    Aesthetic concerns

6.    Sound architectural practices

7.    Municipal regulations and requirements

8.    Sensitivity to costs

9.    Constructability of the design

Bidding and Permitting

1.    The Project Manager is expected to work with the Client to obtain construction pricing through various means including, but not limited to:

2.    Public advertisement and bidding

3.    Invited list of bidders

4.    Negotiated contracts

5.    The Project Manager is expected to coordinate and issues addenda as needed during the Bidding Phase.

6.    The Project Manager is expected to review and evaluate construction bids and recommend appropriate actions to the Client.

7.    The Project Manager is expected to work closely with the state and other municipal authorities to ensure all appropriate approvals are granted prior to commencement of construction.

8.    The Project Manager will be expected to represent the firm and the client through multiple bidding and /or entitlement process if required by the project. Those processes include, but are not limited to:

9.    Pre-Bid Conferences

10.  Outside architectural review committee meetings

11.  Neighborhood meetings

Construction Administration

1.    The Project Manager will be expected to have a detailed understating 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 phases. This shall be accomplished through:

2.    Attendance at Pre-Construction Conferences

3.    Review and evaluation of construction submittals

4.    Review and recommendation of Contractor Pay Requests

5.    Periodic observation of the construction site

6.    Conducting Substantial and Final Completion Inspections and preparing appropriate punch lists and certificates

QUALIFICATIONS: 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) are available to applicants with minimal experience.