Project Manager

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Irvine, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Oct 26 '21Posted on:

SMS Architects is hiring an intermediate-level Project Manager to be based in our office located in Irvine, California. You will be required to coordinate all aspects of projects and estimate the scope of work.

Company Description

SMS Architects is a full-service design firm providing architecture, master planning, interior architecture/design, space planning, programming, historical and adaptive reuse projects through all phases of design and construction. Our firm designs many different scale projects, ranging from tenant improvements to large master plans.

Our “Client-Centric Firm” is committed to delivering a project that reflects our client’s vision through a carefully tailored design process. Each project starts with a unique vision that provides a strong conceptual basis, carefully guided to its completion. By doing so, we create an environment that tells a story about special spaces and places, where people want to shop, dine, and interact.

We believe that the best design is the product of an open-minded, collaborative culture, where individuals come together and challenge each other. With a strong emphasis on principal involvement, our staff collaborates with the most experienced hands to create inspired, site-specific design solutions.

Job Benefits

At SMS Architects, we strongly focus on the development and success of our staff. You will be joining a collaborative team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds. We provide consistent leadership and competent on-the-job training. Our staff maintains an open-door policy that encourages interaction and discussion, encourages ideas to improve the workplace and increase productivity. We encourage all managers and supervisors to involve employees in creative problem-solving. It’s important to us for our staff members to continue their education and grow with our company. SMS Architects also provides a 401K plan through ADP.

Job Description

Has full responsibility for managing all aspects of multiple small to mid-sized projects. Prepares strategic plans for project success. Responsible for the coordination of all project efforts, administrative and technical, to assure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects. Serves as the primary client liaison to bring the schedule, budgets, and scope of work to completion and to the client’s satisfaction. Actively manages client budgets, schedules, and programs; project communications and documentation; office administrative tasks; and project team assignments. Estimate fees, determine the scope of works and prepare proposals and contracts.


  • Prepare, schedule, coordinate, and monitor assigned large scale workplace design and build projects
  • Perform overall quality control of work (budget, schedule, plans, personnel’s performance) and report regularly on project status
  • Ensure all projects are delivered on time, within the scope, and within budget
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Take a lead role in clearly defining and communicating all aspects of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders, and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Monitor the compliance to applicable codes, practices, QA/QC policies, performance standards, and specifications
  • Travel regularly to building sites, proposed locations, and client meetings

Job Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience
  • Licensure preferred, but not required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in architecture from an accredited program
  • Project Management Certification a plus
  • Experience managing multiple small to large projects
  • Experience using MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • General knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit is preferred
  • Time management skills
  • Experience with the entire lifecycle of projects
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