Senior Project Manager Restaurant-Torrance, CA

Menemsha Architecture Menemsha Architecture Employer:
Torrance, CA, USLocation:
Thu, May 23 '19Posted 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. We cater to the retail, banking, restaurant, grocery, and convenience store industries. Some of our most recent clients include Citibank, Bank of America, Verizon Wireless, Z Gallerie, Lululemon, Crocs, Starbucks, McDonald’s, Safeway, Wawa, Santander Bank, CVS Pharmacy, Kellwood, Darden, T-Mobile, etc.

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 a qualified Senior Project Manager/Senior Project Architect 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. Senior Project Manager’s/Senior 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 programs/clients on High End and Quick Service Restaurant projects.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Leadership in developing and mentoring your talent.

  • Contribution to the strategic thinking of the office including future growth and structure.

  • Handle complex challenges smoothly with the ability to see the big picture.

  • Advocate for design excellence internally and with the client.

  • Collaborates with clients to identify program objectives and establishes key work priorities for development and implementation of the systems and process required to execute these objectives.

  • Become immersed in the client’s brand (design), standards and policies for program implementation.

  • Develop, monitor and maintain project plans and program protocols including design, technical, administrative and billing/invoicing.

  • Ownership of project profitability.

  • Guide team to provide excellent client service while maintaining profitability.

  • Develop, maintain, and leverage current client relationships for the purposes of winning work.

  • Assist in the development of proposals and participates in client presentations

  • Participate and monitor in 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.

  • Develop prototypes for established and/or fledgling programs/clients.

  • Conduct interviews, as required, with potential new hires. Provide feedback in the development of potential candidates.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ownership and accountability for program/project and firm wide success.

  • Responsible for all correspondence, reports, records, and general administration of the project.

  • Excels in a team-based and fast paced environment.

  • Superior leadership, communication skills and highly organized.

  • High-level of design competence and expertise in the following:

    • Must understand and be able to articulate the Brand aesthetic

    • Must possess an elevated design sensibility and knowledge of architectural and interior design details.

    • Must have strong programming and space planning skills.

  • 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.

  • Anticipates potential challenges or obstacles and timely identifies and implements solutions.

  • Ability to think strategically and participate in executive level planning.

  • Initiative!!


  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture – Master’s degree a plus.

  • Architectural license is preferred but not required.

  • Minimum 12 to15 years experience in Architectural Services with a minimum of 5 years progressive Architectural Project Management experience

  • Previous experience in High End and Quick Service Restaurant projects a must.

  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD & Microsoft office a must.

  • Working knowledge of REVIT and rendering software preferred.
  • Experience in any of the following areas is a major plus:
    • Banking and finance
    • Retail tenant improvement
    • Retail ground up/Shopping centers


Menemsha Solutions offers a comprehensive employee benefits package.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401K
  • Paid Time Off & Holidays
  • Disability Benefits
  • Life Insurance
  • Parental Leave
  • Employee Perk Program
  • Direct Deposit

Menemsha provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


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