Project Manager

SGPA Architecture and Planning SGPA Architecture and Planning Employer:
San Diego, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Mar 14 '19Posted on:

SGPA Architecture and Planning is a leading architectural design firm with offices in San Diego, San Francisco, and Fresno.  For over 50 years, we’ve become specialists in projects that feature or blend retail, residential, education, senior living, and wellness.  Our practice, committed to enhancing the quality of people’s lives through smart design, is rooted in creative approaches, effective management, and technology.

Our San Diego office seeks a Project Manager who is seeking long-term career relationships with potential for advancement.  Ideal candidates will have 8+ years of experience, licensure in the state of California, and experience with education project types.

Candidates should possess the following skills and experience:

  • Experience with any combination of the following: education, mixed-use, retail, residential, senior living, or medical office. Education experience preferred.
  • The ability to successfully manage multiple projects and Project Team members
  • Proficiency with Revit/AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and familiarity with other Construction and A&E industry software applications. (i.e. Newforma, Bluebeam and Ajera/ Deltek are desirable)
  • Extensive understanding of materials and methods of construction
  • Exceptional skills in construction document detailing and coordination of consultant documents
  • Broad based knowledge of structural, electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems along with strong understanding of civil designs and documentation
  • Excellent project management capabilities exhibited through resume & portfolio example projects
  • Comprehends design concepts in both verbal and graphic communications with exceptional communication skills
  • Detailed in depth knowledge and understanding of current building/zoning codes, including DSA and ADA requirements/standards

Candidate responsibilities include the following:

  • Work under the collaborative direction of a Principal-in-Charge, Director of Operations, Director of Design, and Senior Designer(s) to develop then deliver constructible design concepts that respond to firm and client objectives
  • Manage the goals and expectations of the firm and assigned project client(s)
  • Develop and maintain a continuing strong client relationship(s) that seeks to develop future business opportunities
  • Develop project objectives, program, scope, consultant scope of services, schedule, and budget along with management plan to be coordinated with Principal-in-charge and Director of Operations
  • Develop staffing requirements for project team selection and work with the Director of Operations to determine Project Team assignments
  • Manage project team members and monitor performance in order to ensure compliance, (both client’s and firm’s) expectations, and quality assurance
  • Development and preparation of construction documents from conceptual design sketches and exhibits for projects
  • Oversee the selection of building materials, project products, and components for the development of construction documents
  • Prepare and/or coordinate the development and writing of project manuals, including product cut sheets and specification sections
  • Organize, mentor, instruct project team members in development and production of construction documents
  • Conduct regular routine project team meetings both internal and with consultant team members and provide motivation for each member of the project team
  • Provide written evaluations of project team members’ performance, including consultant team members
  • Maintain periodic project update status meetings with Principal-in-Charge and Director of Operations to meet established utilization budget goals
  • Coordinate, supervise, and guide the project consultant team members in the development of the project documents at all phases
  • Participate in the selection of all project team members including Consultants
  • Conduct on-going continued QA/QC of project documents
  • Oversee construction administration either through direct involvement, or supervision and guidance of selected project team members

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including 401k, medical, dental, paid vacation, and flexible spending options. Capable and enthusiastic job performance will be rewarded with opportunity and responsibility. Our unique office schedule of 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Thursday allows you to enjoy longer weekends, as the office closes at 11:30am every Friday. SGPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  To apply, email your resume and portfolio to SGPA Human Resources at No phone calls, please.

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