Director of Architecture

Powell CWM, Inc. Powell CWM, Inc. Employer:
Independence, MO, USLocation:
Wed, Jun 28 '17Posted on:

Project Management

  • Manages the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple or large scale projects.
  • Reviews high-level deliverables across projects.
  • Implements engagement review and quality assurance procedures in accordance with our methodology to ensure profitable and successful execution of consulting engagements as measured by regional goals and customer satisfaction.
  • Minimizes our exposure and risk across multiple projects.
  • Manages scope and mitigates risk across projects.

Project Accounting

  • Track project status and budget
  • Determines appropriate revenue recognition, ensures accurate invoicing, and monitors receivables for all projects under his/her direction.
  • Compares financial data for practice to that of other practices and seeks ways to maximize revenue.
  • Analyzes profitability, revenue, margins, bill rates and utilization across projects.
  • Addresses elevated billing issues when they arise.

Financial Management

  • Manages to and achieves revenue goals set for projects.
  • Accurately forecasts revenue, profitability, margins, bill rates and utilization across projects.
  • Sets expectations upward regarding revenue and profitability projections.

Business Development

  • Identifies partnership opportunities.
  • Development and market sales lead.
  • Assists in the identification of strategic accounts.
  • Grows long-term relationships with clients and capitalizes on equity and partnership opportunities.


  • Serves as key participant in team and client meetings.
  • Confronts issues openly and quickly.
  • Effectively communicates relevant project/practice information to superiors and peers in other practices.
  • Handles difficult personnel situations directly, using appropriate discretion, HR advice, and respect for the individual.

Technical Understanding

  • Assists in the evaluation and redesign of practice offerings.
  • Possesses a thorough understanding of our service offerings, technical preferences, and technical direction.


  • Evokes creative and innovative thinking from team members while helping them to bring their ideas and career plans to fruition.
  • Helps to determine new, creative ways to employ teams on projects and distribute responsibilities.
  • Works across practice to share lessons learned and best practices.

Client Management

  • Manages day-to-day client interaction and expectations for multiple or large-scale projects.
  • Anticipates clients needs and proposes alternative business solutions.
  • Continually seeks and capitalizes upon opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.
  • Possesses a knowledge base of each client's business, organization and objective.

Powell CWM offers an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, and a company matched 401K retirement program to all full-time employees. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

Required license:

  • Missouri and Kansas Registered Architect

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