Project Manager, Higher Education (LA)

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Newport Beach, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Aug 21 '19Posted on:

Little, nationally recognized as a “Best Firm to Work For” and one of the nation’s most progressive design firms, is seeking a Project Manager with a positive, collaborative work style, who will work in our growing Higher Education Studio in our Newport Beach, CA office.

The ideal candidate for this opportunity will be an ambitious Project Manager who has experience working on Higher Education projects and is looking to improve the performance of our clients through creative collaboration and breakthrough ideas. 

A candidate we’ll love:

  • You have extensive Community project experience – including a variety of College, University, and Civic renovation and new construction project types.
  • You are a resourceful and creative problem solver.
  • You’re a good teammate – you want those around you to succeed and you’re capable of taking direction or leading a project to deliver a great product to our clients.
  • You’re good with people – a strong listener, respectful in your interactions with others and have a positive outlook on life.
  • You’re a good communicator – verbally, graphically and in written form so people understand your ideas and the way you share them.
  • You are organized and thorough – you understand how to work with and coordinate consulting partners and many moving parts to deliver a solid, final product.
  • You have a strong understanding of project management – including scheduling, staffing, and finances.
  • You have professional drive and still have fun while you work.

A position you’ll love:

  • You’ll be working in our dedicated Community Studio with other professionals dedicated to the Higher Education, Civic, and Schools projects.
  • You’ll have a high degree of autonomy and responsibility.
  • Your work will include a variety of tasks and projects.
  • You’ll be a trusted client contact successfully managing their projects.
  • You’ll lead teams of designers, architects, and engineers to meet project requirements, budgets, and schedules from initial kick-off through construction completion.
  • You’ll be accountable for project success.
  • You’ll have growth opportunities.

Ideal candidates will have the following Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Architecture from an accredited university;
  • 10+ years of professional architectural experience with 5+ years’ experience as a Project Manager;
  • Ability to generate project schedules, determine staffing needs, and manage project finances;
  • Ability to manage projects from conceptual design to owner occupancy;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once;
  • Architectural registration preferred;
  • Division of the State Architect (DSA) experience preferred;
  • Working knowledge of Revit preferred.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification;
  • CSU and UC project experience

A superstar candidate may have (not required):

Our culture is energetic, collaborative and open. We value people who have a positive impact on those around them. We are proud to offer outstanding benefits, compensation, and growth opportunities. 

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume and portfolio to:

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