Senior Freelance Project Manager

Steering House Design and Development Steering House Design and Development Employer:
Brooklyn, NY, USLocation:
Thu, Jul 9 '20Posted on:

Steering House Design and Development is an established Brooklyn based, high-end residential design, development and construction company looking to hire a Project Manager on a freelance basis. The work will begin in mid-August and is expected to run for approximately six months. Some remote work will be possible and some work will take place from our socially distanced office in Gowanus, Brooklyn and job sites. 

Qualified candidates will be comfortable in a fast-paced, high pressure work environment. They will be capable of overseeing the work of our in-house architect and administrative assistant and collaborating with our construction managers, ~50 member in-house crew and sub-contractors to oversee roughly 40,000 square feet of new and existing construction spread over a few job sites at any given time.

Responsibilities include:

Project Management: Strategic planning, budgeting and client management

  • Define and manage project goals, budgets and schedules and ensure deadlines are being met
  • Review plans for completeness and generate RFI’s where necessary
  • Produce RFP’s, negotiate contracts to our advantage, manage vendors and contracts with subcontractors
  • Manage timely purchase, delivery and tracking of required finishes and fixtures
  • Quality control - we expect nothing but the highest standards
  • Client reporting and management
  • Schedule Department of Buildings and progress inspections as required


  • Ensure all required permits are in place
  • Oversee our administrative assistant to ensure subcontractor insurance requirements are met and proper certificates are in place
  • Contract administration with subs
  • Participate in the budget creation and value engineering processes
  • Participate in the budget management, reporting and reconciliation processes to ensure budgetary goals are being met
  • Manage client billing and change orders using the AIA format


  • Leadership ability, especially under pressure
  • Unwavering commitment to excellence
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Self motivated/Self-starter
  • Multi-tasker
  • Innovative
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • High achiever
  • Problem solver
  • Strategic thinker
  • Persistent
  • Comprehensive understanding of architecture, engineering and construction
  • Brooklyn brownstone design interest/sensibility
  • Ability to read architectural plans and complete takeoffs
  • Fluency with Mac/Google Docs/Dropbox/AIA standards/Procore


  • Minimum 7 years experience managing comprehensive NYC residential architecture and construction projects
  • Positive and professional attitude


  • $2,500-$3,000/week, commensurate with experience
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