Project Architect / Project Manager

New Orleans, LA, USLocation:
Tue, Jul 20 '21Posted on:

NANO LLC is an award-winning, New Orleans-based firm specializing in architecture, interior design, and custom furniture. Our firm focuses on both residential and commercial architecture, either new construction or renovations, in addition to historic renovations and interior design. We design for projects of small, medium, and large sizes.

Our employees are people who:

  • Work to develop clever solutions to complex problems
  • Thrive in fast paced settings but also know how to take a break when necessary
  • Constantly seek opportunities for learning, passion projects and personal and professional growth
  • Care about equity and diversity in their community and the wellbeing of strangers as well as friends and family
  • Have a sense of humor, like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and enjoy long walks through abandoned buildings

NANO LLC is currently seeking to hire a licensed Architectural Project Architect with 8+ years of project management experience to join our growing team in our MidCity office. This is an at-will position and candidates must be able to work in person a minimum of 40 hours / week.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Client, team and project coordination including full coordination with structural, civil, MEP and landscape consultants
  • Performs as team leader on projects
  • Conduct client and consultant meetings
  • Provide technical guidance and develop innovative solutions for all levels of design challenges
  • Maintain organization of project records and specifications
  • Generate and maintain design schedules
  • Track and adhere to time and cost budgets
  • Checks completed on field reports, plans, estimates and calculations for accuracy
  • Conduct Building and Life Safety code research
  • Develop and adhere to project design schedules and budgets to maintain company profitability goals
  • Redline documents for team members and delegate tasks effectively
  • Adhere to and employ company organization, communication and drafting standards
  • Lead communications and preparation of applications with Authorities Having Jurisdiction
  • Lead and manage Construction Administration, review and process submittals, RFIs and substitution requests during construction
  • May participate in business development meetings with NANO partners
  • Mentors and directs the work of less experienced staff, participates in professional development reviews and “Lessons Learned” sessions
  • General office upkeep (filing, break room, building product resource library)

The successful candidate will have:

  • 5yr Bachelor / 3yr Master of Architecture
  • Professional Licensure required
  • 8+ years of project management experience working for an Architecture firm, preferably on jobs with construction budgets of $10 million or more
  • Attention to detail and strong team communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Revit is preferred
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, and Bluebeam Revu is preferred
  • A passion to help solve problems and find alternate solutions
  • Ability to translate design ideas into clear and concise details and construction documents
  • Strong teamwork, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of building codes, standards, building construction and structure
  • Ability to take direction as well as delegate, take initiative and work both independently or on a team, depending on the project type and magnitude

NANO offers an hourly rate of pay commensurate with experience, work samples and demonstrated capabilities, performance and advancement reviews are conducted annually. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long and short-term disability, Paid Time Off (PTO), paid holidays, and a SimpleIRA retirement plan with employer matching.

We support professional development and encourage our employees to pursue licensure and to actively participate in the design and construction community. NANO offers reimbursement for eligible membership fees, certain professional licenses, programs, or classes.

Throughout the year NANO hosts and/or sponsors various activities with our team to build on internal and community relationships as well as to maintain our commitment to providing a positive and progressive working environment.

NANO LLC is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, genetic information, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful alien status, national origin, age, marital status, and non-job related physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

Additionally, the hiring department will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant's criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate.

Please email your resumeproject listsalary requirements and 4-5 work samples which must include at least one sample of construction documents or construction details to 

All attachments to be PDF format under 10MB.

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