Project Manager

Ruhnau Clarke Architects Ruhnau Clarke Architects Employer:
Riverside, CA, USLocation:
Fri, Aug 18 '17Posted on:

Ruhnau Ruhnau Clarke is currently in a growth mode and we are looking for employees who are driven and love a challenge.  We currently have a position available in our Riverside office for a Project Manager. We are architects specializing in K-12 and higher educational facilities, public use projects, medical facilities and retail projects.  Ruhnau Ruhnau Clarke offers excellent benefits and compensation commensurate with experience.


Talent Summary:

A Project Manager for RRC is a key position in the firm and is considered a critical position in managing all phases of a project from schematic design through construction and project closeout.  As the primary day to day contact to the client and governing agencies, a Project Manager has the primary responsibility for assisting in the development and monitoring of the project scope budget, project schedule, and planning of a project as well as lead the design team in the development of the design documents (drawings and specifications) on a given project. Project Managers are to be critical observers in assessing and coordinating with the Principal in Charge any potential changes in project scope, service, and/or potential project risks.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Education:  Architectural degree from an accredited university or equivalent demonstrated proficiency.

  • Experience:  Minimum of 7 years’ experience in production and coordination of design documents in all phases of an architectural project; minimum 5-8 years coordinating with state, county, and local governing agencies that have oversight on a project; Architectural License strongly recommended.

  • Software: Microsoft Office Suite Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.) or demonstrated equivalent and proficiency; AutoCAD & Revit production software.



The following are the minimum expectations that RRC requires of their Project Managers in the firm:



  • Establish productive working relationships, and listen, communicate, deal effectively and cooperatively with clients, team members, consultants, and government agencies.

  • Asks questions to Principal in Charge about assignments when unclear.

  • Coordinate with team members and consultants to resolve conflicts and discrepancies during the course of a project.

  • Ability to apprise supervisor and client for status of work.

  • Display willingness to make decisions; exhibit sound and accurate judgment; support and explain reasoning for decisions; include appropriate people in decision-making process to make timely decisions.

  • Resolve issues related to team members and consultants.

  • Collaborate with appropriate staff to meet goals and objectives of project.

  • Coach, mentor, and provide performance-enhancing feedback of assigned team members.

  • Ability to professionally communicate and delegate respectfully both verbally and in writing to give assignments to office support staff, consultants, and vendors.

  • Support senior project manager and/or Principal in supervision and delegation of work.

  • Be primary source for monitoring employee performance on a daily basis and take appropriate action to report both positive and areas of improvement performance.

  • Coordinate with Principal to assist and/or prepare staff evaluations and meet with their personnel (as requested) to discuss the evaluation. 

  • Supervise and manage up to six team members for all phases of projects.

  • Be proficient with all RRC’s documentation and office practice systems; provide impute on ways to improve communication processes and practices.

  • Write meeting minutes, AFO’s, change orders, RFI responses, and professional correspondence for self-managed projects.

  • Ability to develop, monitor, and adjust project schedules.

  • Ability to correspond and document effectively with agencies, consultants, and clients.

  • Assist in review of scope of work and agreements with consultant are in alignment with project objectives.

  • Write RFP’S and negotiate contracts and fees with clients and consultants as directed and supervised by the Principal in Charge.

  • Ability to write and edit specifications.



Business Development:

  • Always be professional and respectful in interactions with clients, consultants, staff, and firm leadership.

  • Have complete knowledge and is a living example on how to maximize the use of RRC’s procedures, standards, and protocols.

  • Have a support role in marketing for new work, interviews and writing marketing proposals as directed by a Principal or other firm leader.

  • Maintain primary contact with client and have excellent follow-through with client to help get repeat work.

  • Participate in project marketing interviews as requested.



  • Demonstrate motivation in seeking new responsibilities and challenges.

  • Set goals, prioritize, and plan work activities for self-management and use time efficiently.

  • Estimate project schedule and project phase hours for assigned tasks and finish tasks within agreed upon budget hours for said task(s).

  • Manage projects, budgets, schedules, staffing, and coordinate billing as requested.

  • Collaborate with design and production staff, construction administrator, and consultants.

  • Work to keep projects within designed work plans; contribute to firm profits and revenues, and use resources effectively.

  • Understand contractual liabilities as they relate to projects including fee calculations,

  • Assist in the preparation of plans of action with their supervisor for resolving project related problems.

  • Ensure that project conforms to contractual agreement with client, meeting all set budgets, goals, and work assignments for their project team that clearly defines project expectations.  

  • Have a complete understand and be proficient with all RRC’s office & project practices; provide impute on ways to improve processes and practices.

  • Participate in project design charrettes.

  • Support design team and ensure RRC’s design philosophy is followed through all phases of the project.

  • Integrate design principles with project design team and maintain design integrity through all phases of the project.

  • Promote design quality and design collaboration.

  • Collaborate with project design team lead during the programming, planning, and feasibility analysis phase of the project as requested. 

  • Coordinate with government agencies, utility companies, and resolve plan check and approval issues with all governing agencies that have jurisdictional authority over the project.

  • Review documents to ensure the clients and RRC’s minimum standard of quality, coordination, and compliance with the requirements of deliverables in all phases of a project.

  • Guide and direct project team and consultants for appropriate materials and systems.

  • Review documents for code compliance in all phases and issue code interpretations.

  • Review cost estimates and conduct value analysis.

  • Review and approve changes in collaboration with the project design team and client.

  • Supervise and resolve issues in preparation of construction documents.

  • Demonstrate capabilities of support Construction Manager during the Construction Administration phase of the project.

  • Responsible for the coordination and completeness of the construction drawings and specifications. 





For consideration please submit a cover letter with resume to

Must have legal right to work in US

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