Architectural Project Manager

Pittsburgh, PA

Industry: Architecture Job Number: Req-3944 Pay Rate: Negotiable

Job Description

An established architectural firm is seeking an Architectural Project Manager for higher education and healthcare projects, in both Pittsburgh and Columbus respectively.


  • Provide project team management and technical leadership, assuming primary responsibility for project contracts, goals, scope, budget and schedule on all assigned projects ranging from $2M to $50M.
  • Responsible for occasional business development of pre-qualified customers for the firm within the higher education and healthcare markets.
  • Develop project scope, budgets and schedules, and develop strategies with project team members to insure all project goals are achieved.
  • With assistance from the project team, develop detailed work plan, project flow chart, PM checklist and other automated management tools.
  • Conduct regular internal team meetings to review project status, issues and plans of action.
  • Pro-actively lead clients through all project phases with effective communications, aggressive project planning/scheduling, concise recommendations and strong direction of the decision-making process.
  • Develop and manage project budgets and manpower while achieving established profit goals.
  • Actively support established design goals and concepts on all projects.
  • Actively participate in project marketing to include presentations, proposal preparation, and selection of project consultant.
  • Responsible for manpower analysis, fee determination, fee negotiations (Owner and consultants) and contract execution.
  • Manage all contractual issues in coordination with the Project Principal, to include scope changes, billing and collections.
  • Strongly promote the highest quality of services to all project team members including Owner, consultants and contractors.
  • Effectively communicate project issues and decisions through telephone conversations, meetings, memos, transmittals, letters and reports.
  • Actively communicate project status with Project Principal and Projects Division Director.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor of Architecture and a minimum of 5 years of higher education and healthcare project development and management experience
  • Registered Architect required
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and BIM (Revit)
  • Demonstrated technical competency in all phases of architectural services
  • Thorough knowledge of building codes, zoning codes, environmental regulations, ADA requirements, and other pertinent laws and review processes
  • In-depth understanding of construction methods and materials and their costs
  • In-depth understanding of architectural practice including office standards, AIA documents and other standards of the construction industry
  • Working knowledge of architectural design/planning issues with design sensitivity in making project management decisions
  • Experience and knowledge in project financial areas to include fee/profit determination, budget projections, tracking, and owner financing
  • Experience and ability in working successfully within a project team environment, including effective communications, motivating, coaching and conflict resolution
  • Ability to delegate significant responsibility to team members
  • Highly developed negotiation skills
  • Strong presentation skills for in-house staff, clients, consultants, contractors, and regulatory agencies
  • Ability to effectively handle the demands of several projects, including deadlines and financial pressures
  • Strong personal organization and time management skills
  • Strong capacity for innovation and creativity in dealing with project management strategies
  • Ability to travel as needed

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-5:00pm, and half days on Fridays

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