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Project Manager/Principal

Urban Design Group, LLC Urban Design Group, LLC Employer:
Baltimore, MD, USLocation:
Tue, Sep 5 '17Posted on:

Project Manager

Urban Design Group, LLC (UDG) is an eco-conscious architecture firm that is dedicated to creating sustainable buildings that invigorate their surroundings. Our architecture intends to stimulate and inspire people and communities to reflect and renew their commitment to the environment. It is the driving force behind our design endeavors. Our portfolio includes commercial, residential, historic preservation, adaptive reuse projects and more, and is continuing to expand. UDG engages with society not only through our architecture, but with proactive civic engagement and professional leadership.

UDG is currently seeking a creative, motivated, and technically proficient Project Manager for 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.

 We are a boutique firm that is working on a range of complex, very high quality projects and are looking for people who work well under time constraints in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Education:  Professional Architectural degree from an accredited university or equivalent demonstrated proficiency.
  • Experience:  Minimum of 8 years’ experience in production and coordination of design documents in all phases of an architectural project; Architectural License strongly recommended.
  • Software: Microsoft Office Suite Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project & Revit production software.

Responsibilities

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 UDG’s documentation and office practice systems; provide impute on ways to improve communication processes and practices. Write meeting minutes, 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.

Specific Skills

  • Inventive, creative thinking, collaborative, and a readiness to learn quickly.
  • Proficiency with Revit (BIM) systems is a must.
  • Ability to effectively convey information and ideas.
  • Ability to render in Photoshop and create presentations in InDesign and Illustrator.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD, Sketch Up, Rhino, and/or 3D Max rendering programs is a plus.
  • Strong sketching and freehand drawings skills are a plus.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Architecture.
  • LEED accreditation is a plus.
  • Enrollment in IDP, on the path to attaining professional registration is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills, team oriented, self-driven work ethic
  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to meet fast paced project demands.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Valid work permit (USA)

UDG offers a competitive salary and benefit package based on candidate’s experience level.

 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a portfolio in a single PDF (no larger than 5MB) to mburton@udg-arch.com. Please no phone calls or drop-in inquiries. Only candidates meeting the above qualifications will be considered.


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