HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm committed to creating places that enhance everyday life. Since our founding in 1955, we have used design to enrich people's lives and help organizations succeed. Our mission is to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation science and art.
We are currently seeking a Senior Project Manager to join our Healthcare Practice in St. Louis, MO. The Sr. Project Manager, in partnership with the Sr. Project Architect, Sr. Project Designer and Sr. Medical Planner, is accountable for project financial performance and team communication. This position will manage multiple healthcare projects during all phases of a project from planning through completion and directs employees and consultants at all levels to ensure that proper steps and procedures are taken and that work is completed as planned, budgeted, scheduled and in conformance with the design intent and functional objectives.
Fosters and maintains a collaborative professional working relationship with the Project Leadership Team.
Participates on and/or leads multiple project teams as Senior Project Manager.
Assists senior management in developing and validating project scope and fee, budget, and scope of services during the marketing and contract development process.
Assists in preparing project presentations. May participate and/or lead client presentations.
Consistently provides complete and timely communication of project information to and from clients and project team. Responsible for managing project using the Newforma Project Analyzer Project Management system; completes work plans in Newforma; including identification of project team members, budget, consultants, schedule for completion, fees and costs as well as project change notices or other actions taking place on the assigned project.
Assists senior management in the preparation and execution of consultant contracts.
Assists with negotiating fees and contracts.
Ensures that budgets have been developed to provide for Quality Management Program through the life of the Project.
Incorporates Integrated Sustainable Design solutions into projects.
Incorporates healthcare functional planning objectives into project requirements and ensures that requirements are met
Takes personal responsibility for fostering a green workplace through sustainable work practices.
Fosters a culture of external and internal client service.
Works with Project Architect to avoid or eliminate conflicts in schedule due to the changes in various projects.
Plans, organizes and manages project. Provides on-going communication through team meetings/minutes/up-date memos to project team.
Communicates with consultants, contractors, sub-consultants and other disciplines to ensure effective communication.
Manages specialized healthcare consultants including medical equipment planners and manages integration of guidance into the work of the design and planning team.
Monitors construction administration during the construction phase
Develops and maintains positive relationships with consultants and clients.
Responsible for maintaining client relationships throughout project. Keeps client apprised of project progress on regular basis. Initiates and maintains contact with other key project individuals for clarification, coordination and negotiation of critical issues.
Consults with client to determine function and spatial requirements and prepares information regarding design, specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, and construction time. Plans layouts of projects and integrates engineering elements into unified design for client review and approval.
Understands client’s primary functional objectives for delivering care
Understands the client’s expectations for lifecycle costing, return on investment and development of a project that works within the boundaries of the strategic business case
Participates in developing annual business plan for the Regional Practice.
Identifies new business opportunities while developing current client relationships. Listens for and seek out new projects which may exist or are being formulated.
Participates in selected marketing and business development opportunities.
Assists in development of fee proposals for marketing proposals.
Participates in healthcare facility organizations and events
Provides leadership including professional development coaching and mentoring staff.
Defines staff requirements for projects as needed or directed. Makes recommendations to senior management for staff promotions/terminations for project team and Architecture discipline. May participate in interviews and recruiting of professional staff.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in architecture or equivalent in education or experience required. Master’s degree preferred.
10 years’ experience in architectural practice with prior management experience in all phases of projects through post-occupancy.
Experience with replacement buildings and large scale healthcare campuses
Experience managing multiple-firm architectural teams with PM/CM at risk components
Licensed Architect with current registration in your region preferred, if licensure is offered in your region.
NCARB registration preferred.
LEED AP or GA required within twelve months of employment.
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:
Ability to effectively work in a team atmosphere. Ability to be flexible in multi-tasking and assignment adjustments.
Able to demonstrate proven and effective communication and leadership skills
Strong knowledge of design, trends, construction methodology, material application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness.
Strong knowledge of healthcare planning
Strong knowledge of healthcare operational requirements
Strong knowledge of technical healthcare design requirements including understanding of technical requirements for interventional, patient care and clinical support areas
Advanced knowledge of architectural building systems.
Advanced knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.
Thorough knowledge of buildingSMART, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IDP).
Ability to manage multiple projects of a complex scope.
Possess strong hand and CAD drafting skills.
Proficiency in AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop preferred.
Proficiency in Primavera or MS Project preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Understanding of 3D Modeling software such as 3D Studio Max and Viz 2006.
Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and InDesign graphic software.
Proficiency in Deltek Vision preferred.
Proficiency in Revit as required of Project Leaders.
Proficiency in NewForma preferred.
Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work in team environment.
Ability to effectively meet deadlines.
HOK is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.