Architectural Project Manager/Project Architect-Retail

Menemsha Architecture Menemsha Architecture Employer:
Torrance, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Nov 21 '17Posted on:

Firm Profile

For over the last 25 years, our people have been the secret to our success. Menemsha provides award-winning architecture and interior design, facility survey and assessment, and a full array of general contracting services. Established in 1992, we have delivered thousands of successful projects to both private and public sector clients throughout North America and internationally. Menemsha’s reputation is built on innovation, technical excellence, and outstanding delivery.

Together we nurture an inclusive and collaborative culture that embraces new ideas and exciting new technologies. We empower each other to succeed. We celebrate our successes. We stand on great thinking, not on formality. And most importantly, we recognize each of us has passions outside of work too. That’s why we support our staff in all that they do. Menemsha is a great place to invest in your talent, to learn from others, and to grow. There is something special happening at Menemsha and we invite you to take a look for yourself. We look forward to saying hello.

Job Description

Menemsha is seeking, motivated individuals to join our practice who possess the core qualities of enthusiasm, strong character, high intellect and strong interpersonal skills.

In particular, we are seeking qualified Project Managers/Project Architects who can handle a range of assignments in term of scope and size and daily responsibilities that can vary greatly. This includes keeping team efforts organized, ensuring quality in project delivery, managing budgets, schedule and fees, employing and evolving the firm’s process and procedures, but also mentoring staff, maintaining a positive work flow and energetic team atmosphere. Project Manager’s/Project Architect’s are champions for good design and representing our client’s vision on every project.

A qualified individual will be expected to manage multiple projects/clients of High End and Quick Service Restaurants.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide strong team support an mentoring at the project level
  • Experience with High End and Quick Service Restaurant design.
  • Works with clients to identify objectives, scope of work and formulate options; conceptualizes total project and establishes key work priorities for development of design, scheduling and budgeting.
  • Manages the entire process of a project from the site survey process, test fit, due diligence research, permit expediting, construction documents and construction administration.
  • Develops and maintains project specific schedules and maintains all design records throughout the project.
  • Monitors team’s work load and reviews and approves payroll.
  • Establishes tracks and maintains project budgets for ongoing profitability.
  • Become immersed in the client’s brand (design), standards and policies for program implementation.
    • Translates clients design concepts into workable construction systems; evaluates alternatives to develop solutions; and maintains quality technical and design control.
    • Complete the technical review and quality assurance/quality control of projects by reviewing various levels of documents (SD, DD, CD, BID, Permit, etc.) for completeness and accuracy.
    • May participate in marketing efforts, including client presentations.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Ownership and accountability for project and overall program success.
    • Able to multi-task, problem solve, and react to changing priorities in a challenging, fast paced environment.
    • Superior leadership, highly organized.
    • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
    • High-level of design competence and expertise in the following:
      • Must understand and be able to articulate the Brand aesthetic
      • High proficiency in architectural design and architectural detailing.
      • Must have strong programming and space planning skills.
    • Exceptional technical knowledge of construction documents and building department expectations related to construction documents.
    • Able to create a sense of trust and urgency with clients to create confidence in Menemsha’s ability to manage their assets on each program/project.
    • Initiative!!



    • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture – Master’s degree a plus.
    • Architectural license is preferred but not required.
    • Minimum 8-12 years experience in Architectural/Pre Construction Services with a minimum of 3 years progressive Architectural Project Management experience.
    • Previous experience in High End and Quick Service Restaurant a must.
    • Previous experience in tenant improvement projects and site survey and development experience preferred.
    • Experience with permit expediting and architectural planning required.
    • Working knowledge of AutoCAD & Microsoft office a must.
    Please forward, a professional resume, salary history and samples of work


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