Project Manager

Steinberg Hart Steinberg Hart Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Fri, Sep 20 '19Posted on:

Steinberg Hart is seeking a Project Manager who will be responsible for guiding small project teams through the entire project cycle, inclusive of the development and adherence to project scope, budget, schedule and work plan. 

Project Responsibilities 

  • Work directly with Principal-in-Charge or Senior Project Manager to manage backlog, staffing, and contracts.
  • Work with Project Designers to understand design intent.
  • Understand client standards and policies for project completion.
  • Understand client project approval processes.
  • Understand all regulatory agencies with jurisdiction on projects.
  • Serve as Firm's representative to the client regarding all contractual and project development issues.
  • Inform all team members, including consultants, of project protocol.

Perform the following aspects of project management, guiding others in the firm both by example and direct intervention:


  • Assist Principal-in-Charge or Senior Project Manager to determine project personnel requirements.
  • Effectively coordinate and schedule all work performed by project team and consultants within time and budget.
  • Effectively coordinate the design team, monitor project deliverables, schedule and budget requirement and oversee project implementation through each phase of design process.
  • Responsible for managing, training, and mentoring project team staff.
  • Participate in the annual performance review of employees, further developing staff skills and growth through open dialogue. 

Budget and Schedule 

  • Apply knowledge of project costs and develop detailed project budget from initial estimates.
  • Develop detailed project schedule.
  • Communicate key deliverable dates to project team.
  • Track and project backlog of current projects.
  • Track accounts receivable for responsible projects, ensuring the timely payment of invoices.
  • Maintain or exceed profit goals for project.


  • Assist Principal-in-Charge or Senior Project Manager to define scope from initial project information and prepare associated fee proposals, schedules, work plans and additional service requests as required.
  • Assist in review and preparation of the architectural contract for the project.
  • Ensure that legal and professional liability issues are taken into consideration.


  • Direct the effort to extract and document user and owner requirements for the project.
  • Ensure that requirements are communicated to entire team, in particular, the designer.

Design Management

  • Ensure that the programmatic requirements are incorporated into project design.
  • Guide the development of schematic design in sync with project schedule.
  • Advocate for design excellence internally and with the client.
  • Provide guidance and direction to ensure presentations and deliverables meet a high standard of graphic quality that exceed client expectations and advance the reputation of the firm.

Construction Documents 

  • Apply familiarity with engineering disciplines; ensure that engineering requirements are integrated into the project.
  • Apply knowledge of building materials and construction techniques.
  • Work with Principal-in-Charge or Senior Project Manager to guide the development of drawings, specifications and bid documents using knowledge of construction, furniture, furnishings and equipment selection criteria and specifications.
  • Review A/E agreements, identify potential risk, and coordinate directly with the Principal-in-Charge and Legal Counsel on the final terms of the agreements.

Project Approvals     

  • Apply knowledge of building and planning codes and ADA requirements to review construction documents prior to submission for approval.
  • Direct the preparation of documents required for project approval.
  • Work with public agencies to provide information necessary to obtain approval.
  • Represent the client with appropriate public agencies.

Project Communications

  • Implement policy for maintaining project files.
  • Make qualitative decisions on graphic communications.
  • Ensure that meeting notes are complete and distributed to project team.
  • Ensure that client is adequately briefed on project progress.
  • Alert client to potential problems and their solution.
  • Lead periodic project meetings, presentations and public hearings.


  • Minimum eight years of design and documentation of projects. Project management experience.
  • A degree in Architecture, preferable at the graduate level, related field or equivalent experience required.  License to practice architecture in California highly preferred, LEED AP preferred.
  • Proficiency in relevant computer software:
    • Building Information Modeling: Revit 2016 or later
    • Rendering: 3D Studio Max, Maxwell Render, Twinmotion, or Enscape
    • Modeling: SketchUp or Rhino
    • AutoCAD 2016 or later 
    • Microsoft Office
  • Must have experience in and knowledge of developing project proposals and presentations, and the ability to independently develop and present functional project designs.
  • Requires experience and skills associated with managing prime and consultant contracts.
  • Must have thorough understanding of sustainable practices and industry standards.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of applicable building codes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent time management skills.
  • Has and applies solid knowledge of industry practices and a proven track record of progressively more complex and diverse assignments.
  • Values and personality compatible with the firm.

Preferred Attributes

  • Highly organized, detail-driven and conscientious.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with a good head for the business of architecture.
  • Evidence of entrepreneurial orientation.
  • Initiative!!

For 65 years, Steinberg Hart has been shaping environments and creating inspiring places through an idea driven, results-oriented approach to design. The firm’s team of architects, designers, planners and sustainability experts share the belief that design can create profound and unexpected connections between people and place. With a focus in education, residential, urban mixed-use, hospitality, civic, and commercial office projects, the full-service architecture firm creates environments that sculpt space to shape lives in subtle and empowering ways. From the foundation established in 1953 by Silicon Valley architecture pioneer Goodwin Steinberg, FAIA, and through Rob Steinberg’s years of leadership, Steinberg Hart has built a progressive portfolio of award-winning projects spanning multiple continents and diverse sectors.

 We offer a competitive salary and benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability, paid vacation, sick and holiday, as well as 401K matching and annual performance bonus opportunities.

Steinberg Hart is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, genetics, or arrest/conviction records.


To apply, send your resume and portfolio to, referencing "Project Manager San Francisco" in the email subject line.

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