Project Manager - Architecture (Boston)

Populous Populous Employer:
Boston, MA, USLocation:
Tue, Sep 26 '17Posted on:

Populous is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and team-oriented Project Manager for our Boston office.

About us…

Populous is a global architecture and design firm that designs the places where people love to be together, like Yankee Stadium, the London Olympics, and the Super Bowl. Over the last 30 years, the firm has designed more than 2,500 projects worth $40 billion across emerging and established markets. Populous’ comprehensive services include architecture, interior design, event planning and overlay, branded environments, wayfinding and graphics, planning and urban design, landscape architecture, aviation and transport design, hotels and hospitality, and sustainable design consulting. Populous has 17 offices on four continents with regional centers in Kansas City, London and Brisbane.

Our Populous Boston office opened in early 2014 and is located at 44 School Street in the heart of the city; conveniently serviced by four MBTA subway lines and directly across the street from Old City Hall in the Boston Financial District. Home to Populous’ aviation and transportation practice, the Boston office also focuses on a variety of work in the greater New England region, including collegiate and professional sport projects. Populous Boston is a dynamic, creative and growing team featuring a wide-range of skills and service offerings from programming and feasibility analyses to interior design to construction administration services.



  • Participates in selected marketing and business development opportunities.
  • Prepares fee proposals including work plans identifying scope. Negotiates the contract for new work based on this work plan in conjunction with Principal in Charge.
  • Responsible for managing project budget, work plans, consultants and schedule. Communicates key deliverable dates to project team. Tracks fees and labor costs for conformance to contract.
  • Prepares and executes subcontracts for consultants and is responsible for monitoring consultant scope with the Owner.
  • Fosters and maintains a collaborative professional working relationship with the Project Leadership Team (i.e. Project Designer, Project Architect, and Principal in Charge).
  • Exercises authority over day-to-day activity of assigned projects.
  • Fosters on-going communication through team meetings, minutes, and up-date memos to project team including consultants.
  • Ensures project documentation and contracts are in compliance with the standards set forth by Populous policy.
  • Provides office 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. May participate in interviews and recruiting of professional staff.


Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture from an accredited program or equivalent in education or experience.

  • 7-10 years of experience in architectural practice with prior management experience in all phases of projects.

  • Project Management experience with sport stadiums, arenas, convention centers, hospitality, and aviation a strong plus.

  • Understanding and proficiency in architectural modeling, parametric design, advanced project delivery methods and drawing software and production a strong plus.

  • Registered Architect with current license is required.

  • NCARB registration preferred.

  • LEED not require, but a plus.

  • Strong relationship-building and problem solving skills.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Strong knowledge of design, construction methodology, material application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness. 

  • Knowledge of architectural building systems.

  • Thorough understanding of project work plans, schedules, staffing, and budgets with an interest in financial management a must.

  • Advanced knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.

  • Ability to manage multiple small to medium size projects of a complex scope. 

    Populous offers a competitive salary, bonus and benefit packages, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k, flexible spending accounts, paid time off and continuing education benefits.  Populous is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.


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