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Principal Multi-Family

Lessard Design Lessard Design Employer:
Vienna, VA, USLocation:
Tue, Apr 17 '18Posted on:
Full-timeType:

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the CEO, the Principal of Multi-family low-rise is responsible for operations, staff performance, financial profitability, staff development and growth of his/her group, consistent with LDI’s polices and approved business plan. Oversee the Group’s Associate Principals, Designers and Project Managers and assure technical and financial performance of all projects to meet Quality & Cost Assurance standards. Oversee the Group’s organizational staff development and administer LDI’s policies and programs.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrates leadership skills with ability and willingness to face challenges, solve problems, and motivate others, while maintaining effective relationships with customers by meeting or exceeding their requirements and expectations.
  • Develop and implement the Group’s business plan
  • Recruit, train and supervise all of Group personnel. Select, train and develop understudies for all key positions
  • Administer career development plans, quarterly Intern Development Program and annual evaluations for each direct report
  • As licensed architect, it is expected that you will stamp and seal your drawings. You will obtain, with Lessard’s assistance, additional licenses as necessary
  • Develop all work scope, prepare budget, provide Quality Assurance and approve all work scope and budget for projects, subcontracts and all related addendums assigned to Group’s Associate Principals and Project Managers
  • When appropriate, review, assist in development and approval of all Project Management Plans of the assigned Group.
  • Provide support to Associate Principals, Design Associates and Project Managers under direct supervision
  • Approve all Group’s billings, variances and recommend write-off and other credits to Chief Operating Officer
  • Mentor Group management in all areas of management and executive: technical, administrative, financial and marketing management and executive. Function as “Senior Resource” to LDI staff-at-large
  • Negotiate Group’s contracts and budgets
  • Develop new business to replace completed projects in conformance to the approved business plan. Develop new clients and maintaining assigned clients
  • Maintain the Group’s target labor utilization and coordinate with other Principals, Associate principals and Project Managers
  • Attain “Key Performance Indicators”, as negotiated for the Group and self


    QUALITIES

    • Demonstrates leadership skills with ability and willingness to face challenges, solve problems, and motivate others, while maintaining effective relationships with customers by meeting or exceeding their requirements and expectations.
    • Must have a thorough understanding of state/local codes and accessibility requirements meeting state and federal standards
    • Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups
    • Good judgment and reasoning ability, enabling problem solving with the constant shifting of priorities and daily tasks
    • Self-motivated personality to take on projects and assignments without the need for the micromanagement of a supervisor  
    • Experience in negotiation and dispute resolution
    • Ability to manage time, deadline oriented, and takes initiative (self-starter)
    • Proficient in spoken/written English
    • Keen observation and detail-oriented skills
    • Decision-making and documents checking abilities
    • Must possess intellect, integrity, and influencing skills required to build strong professional relationships at all organization levels
    • Strong organizational skills and disciplined accuracy are required
    • The proven ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment
    • Strong aesthetic sense and interest in the arts
    • Knowledge of professional ethics, as applied to architecture


    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS), preferably in Architecture, or related field
    • Architectural License: Required license in all states where projects are located
    • Experience: 15+ year’s exp. in Multi-family low-rise projects
    • Software Proficiency: Advanced skills in REVIT, MS Office required, Photoshop and/or InDesign a plus
    • Building Type: multi-family mixed-use high-density
     

    Send Resumes to HR@lessarddesign.com


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