PROJECT MANAGER (Highrise)

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

PROJECT MANAGER

We are in search of a Project Manager who thrives in a fast paced, creative environment to organize, execute, and coordinate all aspects of the project – manage the team, budget, schedule, scope, while fostering project design quality.  Must be able to manage and deliver multiple projects concurrently and successfully.

The HEWITT Project Manager will:

  • plan for project success, and be responsible for the coordination of all project efforts, administrative and technical
  • serve as the primary client liaison to bring the schedule, budgets, and scope of services to completion and to the firm’s standards and client’s satisfaction
  • actively manage client budgets, schedules, and programs; project communications and documentation; office administrative tasks; and project team assignments
  • estimate fees, determine scope of services, and prepare proposals and agreements

The successful candidate will be an analytical and intuitive individual with refined soft skills, will take initiative and incur responsibility for the project(s), and demonstrate a passion for clear communication and organization. In this role, you will represent the studio and firm in a professional, positive, and thoughtful way.

Relationships

  • Work closely with Principal(s) in charge of the project
  • Coordinates with Director of Practice about contracts, employee assignments to project team, and conformance to labor budget
  • Delegates and coordinates project responsibilities among team members efficiently and effectively
  • Mentors less experienced staff and critiques work as part of on-the-job training

Responsibilities

  • Actively participates in RFP / Interview process
  • Maintains client relationships
  • Represents the firm well with clients and consultants
  • Initiates and maintains contracts with client and consultants
  • Initiates, develops, and coordinates design concepts appropriate to the project
  • Defines roles and responsibilities for team
  • Builds consensus through an environment of teamwork
  • Establishes a project work plan: staffing, budget, schedule
  • Establishes project fees
  • Manages project progress, profitability, and project multiplier
  • Manages all communication: in-house team including Principal-in-Charge, owner, consultants
  • Determines the constructability of design alternatives and determine those alternatives most appropriate for project constraints
  • Exhibits flexibility and creativity in overcoming design obstacles and problem solving
  • Establishes project documentation plan
  • Coordinates / provides technical assistance in preparation of construction documents
  • Monitors scope and client changes to identify additional services
  • Responsible for quality of project work
  • Mitigates risk for the firm
  • Sets sustainable design vision for the project
  • Coordinates site reviews and overall construction process as needed
  • Documents and shares lessons learned
  • Actively participate in networking activities within the design industry and professional organizations

Preferred Qualifications

  • B.Arch or M.Arch or equivalent degree
  • Registered architect preferred
  • Strong design, management, and delivery skills
  • Evident team leadership ability and demanding of themselves
  • Proficiency with MS Office, Revit, Outlook, Newforma, Deltek Vantagepoint and project planning software and rendering programs
  • Knowledge of Revit that allows for efficient and effective management and staffing of project(s)
  • Must have experience in guiding projects through the local regulatory / permitting process
  • Demonstrates flexibility, creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in anticipating and solving architectural issues
  • Strong persuasion and negotiation skills are critical to this role
  • Excellent listener and clear communicator
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and be a reassuring influence on the team
  • The ability to multitask
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, detail-oriented and customer service skills
  • US citizen or hold a US work visa

Please submit your letter of interest, resume, and work samples to Sean Ludviksen, at employment@hewittseattle.com

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