Project Manager with Architectural Background

WholeTrees Structures WholeTrees Structures Employer:
Madison, WI, USLocation:
Fri, Jul 13 '18Posted on:

Job Opportunity Available Immediately

Fulltime Project Manager with Architectural Background

Offices in Madison, WI & Westby, WI


WholeTrees Structures seeks a Project Manager with an architectural background, exceptional communication skills, a passion for sustainability and a temperament for innovation. This position serves the diverse needs of a cutting-edge structural round timber manufacturing and research company. You will be assisting the management staff in project design and project management for our national clientele; working collaboratively with architects, engineers and owners from design through delivery on commercial construction projects.  Responsibilities also include assisting with estimating, marketing and business administration among a dynamic team with a profound passion for forests and wood.

Applicants should have at least 3 years of experience with project management and process flow and a strong command of professional architectural drafting paired with an innate curiosity to learn and grow.  

Activities include: 

  • Drafting with AutoCAD and REVIT for project design and fabrication in conjunction with production staff
  • Project Management from Quote-through-Installation via tight process flows and communications with structural engineers, architects, contractors and clients
  • Assistance with sales operations such as estimating and visualization
  • Business administration support

Required skills:

  • Architectural drafting in AutoCAD and REVIT
  • 3D modeling and rendering (Rhino and SketchUp, a plus)
  • Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Adobe Creative Suite CC: InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Google Apps: Drive, Sheets, and Docs
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills with success in multidisciplinary teams
  • Self-motivated, self-directed and an exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience interfacing with fabrication and manufacturing, a plus
  • Capacity to travel: Sales & Engineering office located in Madison, WI. Manufacturing facility located in Westby, WI.

Our interest is in a positive, experienced, thoughtful and energetic candidate who will enhance the team, support our clients and deliver on goals with ease and passion.

Compensation & Management:

Salary will be commensurate with experience with opportunity for advancement.  After the first 90 days of full-time employment, a full benefits package will be provided including paid holidays, accrued paid time off and a health benefit package.

Direct manager will be company co-founder and CEO, Amelia Baxter, and this position will work closely with our Senior Production Manager and Senior R&D Manager.

About WholeTrees®:

WholeTrees Structures is an 11-year old company, and a certified B Corp and WBE (Woman-Owned Business Enterprise).  We integrate over two decades of custom architecture and construction with present-day material science research to innovate standardized round timber structural systems.  Our company has created the tools and technologies to bring low-value trees resultant of sustainable forestry to commercial construction markets. 

WholeTrees was founded on its 134-acre forest near La Crosse, WI and is now headquartered in Madison, WI. We have 10-16 full-time employees, based on contract loads, dispersed between our Westby and Madison offices. We foster a company culture based in the belief that excellence comes from a cocktail of inquiry, accountability, passion, authenticity, connection, laughter and self-reflection amongst our forests.

Our vision is to provide durable, affordable, and biophilic structural systems that restore forests and communities. By pioneering this vibrant market, we build incentive to continue forest stewardship and scale a sustainable construction material. WholeTrees works to instill a love for nature, promote conservancy and restore a sense of awe and delight in our woodlands.


Please send a letter of interest and résumé to

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