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Project Architect

Coscia Moos Architecture Coscia Moos Architecture Employer:
Philadelphia, PA, USLocation:
Fri, Jul 28 '17Posted on:

Seeking a Project Architect/Manager with 10+ years of experience to lead a team of staff architects and designers.  This person shall manage several clients and projects across a broad range of projects including hospitality, mixed-use commercial and higher education.

The PA/PM shall possess technical and design skills sufficient to lead a team independently of the principal-in-charge on a day to day basis, design sensibility and the ability to adeptly manage clients while leading a team in project execution. 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for team of design staff in production of construction documents. 
  • Manage work of outside engineers and consultants.  Proactively manage these consultants to obtain quality deliverables well before our deadlines with clients.
  • Conduct concept and schematic design studies using freehand sketching, CAD based studies and 3-dimensional design tools.  Working with junior staff to develop design deliverables.
  • Undertake programming exercises with clients and user groups.  Develop program deliverables as required for each project type and specific client criteria.
  • Develop and maintain client relationships through proactively serving the needs of the clients with the highest quality design and construction documents delivered before or at deadline.
  • Participate in the specification writing for projects, which is always done in-house except for the most technically challenging aspects of a project.
  • Participate and lead business development activities to identify and connect with new clients, and develop the strength of the firm’s public profile to attract potential clients and opportunities
  • Provide code review and code related oversight for projects. 
  • Educate, inform and train younger staff on technical issues and detailing, project and client management strategies, core knowledge of project financials and industry standards of practice. 
  • Proactively liaise with principals on a daily basis to inform on project development, challenges and propose solutions.
  • Maintain awareness of contractual relationships with clients and consultants – actual negotiations are managed by principals.  Identify scope creep and assist principal in identifying changes in contract or fee where appropriate.
  • Write proposals for new projects.

Requirements

  • Minimum ten years’ experience in architectural practice with prior management experience in all phases of projects
  • Registered Architect
  • Strong hand and advanced CAD drafting skills. Proficiency in Revit strongly preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of specification writing preferred but not required.
  • Strong knowledge of design, technical detailing, building systems and their applicability
  • Strong experience in producing high quality construction documents for lump sum bid and GMP scenarios.  Demonstrated ability to deliver projects with minimal construction change orders.
  • Strong written communication skills for both project related correspondence and project proposals
  • Dedication to high quality deliverables
  • Dedication to meeting deadlines with appropriate deliverables.
  • Ability to lead.

Learn more about our firm at www.cosciamoos.com  Send resume and cover letter to dmoos@cosciamoos.com 

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