Managing Principal

NAC Architecture NAC Architecture Employer:
Columbus, OH, USLocation:
Mon, Apr 4 '22Posted on:


Position: Managing Principal

Reports To: CEO

Classification: Exempt

Date of Revision: 4/1/22


Our people value the social usefulness of the work they perform and are committed to it. In turn, NAC is committed to them – their growth, development, and recognition. That commitment creates opportunities for all individuals to grow and thrive at NAC. This position is open because of that commitment and is due to a recent promotion.

Managing Principal (MP) is responsible for cultivating and maintaining an office environment that is professionally fulfilling and is aligned with the firm’s overall culture and values. The MP is a strong leader with excellent business sense with the ability to generate business from proven client relationships. The MP is the leader of the local shareholders and works to bring consensus on decisions and leads in implementing those decisions. The MP is part of the NAC senior management team, responsible for the perpetual improvement of the firm to enable the achievement of the firms’ goals and objectives. The MP monitors and manages the operations of the local office to ensure the profitability of the office and its contributions to the success of NAC. The tasks described in managing the functions of the office are estimated to be 30-40% of the MP’s time, while the remaining time is allocated to growing and maintaining client relationships and project leadership.  

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the overall business management of the office
  • Responsible for contributing, developing, and promoting NAC’s vision, mission, core values, long range goals and objectives and coordinating implementation plans
  • Leads multiple projects efficiently and effectively
  • Participates in creating and positioning the firm to take advantage of opportunities for growth and marketplace expansion
  • Facilitates consistent and frequent communication to office staff about new projects, accomplishments, and other firm news
  • In conjunction with other senior leaders, is responsible for realization of profits compatible with interests of clients and the firm
  • Works with other firm leaders to refine and establish new policies to ensure successful operations
  • Implements agreed to policies developed by firm leadership.
  • Oversees and directs office operations and activities to promote achievement of the firm’s objectives
  • Ensures profitability, quality documents following firm standards
  • Monitors and analyzes monthly and quarterly financial reports to ensure profitability, efficiency, and project health
  • Responsible for facilitating staff professional development process in office to foster mentorship and the transfer of knowledge to staff
  • Ability to successfully resolve conflicts and challenges related to projects, client, and staff
  • Monitors the staffing levels and provides oversight to the recruiting and hiring needs of the office in coordination with the overall firm staffing strategy
  • Allocate and manage staff time and resources to complete the highest possible quality work within constraints of fees and budgets
  • Coordinate allocation of staff resources with other offices to facilitate cross-office production teams


  • Comprehensive understanding of the business side of the A/E/C industry
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Team building
  • Performance management
  • Strong mentoring skills
  • Ability to manage staff in a variety of circumstances. Excellent and intuitive social skills
  • Professional and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and accurately perform a variety of complicated tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate
  • Deltek VantagePoint Software experience a plus
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Understanding of Revit preferred

Certification Requirements

  • Architectural License preferred but not required
  • LEED Accreditation preferred

Supervisory Requirements

  • Responsible to provide oversight for senior leadership

Work Environment

  • This position operates in a professional open office environment with low to moderate noise levels including collaborative work areas for team meetings. Each office provides collaborative work areas and shared resources such as video conferencing, printing/scanning, and a café for dining. Building construction sites may include varying temperatures, wind, dust, and noise levels and may include hazardous and dirty conditions.
  • Hand/Wrist/Finger dexterity for 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week
  • Ability to lift a set of construction documents
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time

Physical Demands

Position Type/Hours expected to work

  • This is a full-time position with a minimum expectation of 40 hours per week


  • Occasional travel

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture or Bachelor of Architecture required (accredited university preferred)
  • Master of Architecture or Business Administration preferred
  • A minimum of ten years professional architectural experience or equivalent
  • Current client contacts in one of NAC’s primary markets (Healthcare, PK-12, Higher Education) with the capability of expanding client relationships beyond existing clients.

Work Authorization

  • Sponsorship may be considered

AAP/EEO Statement

NAC, Inc is committed to the principle of equal opportunity employment. As a result, all qualified employees and prospective employees will be recruited, selected, and trained without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally- protected status. All applicants are carefully screened, and full consideration is given to their training, education, skills, experiences, growth potential and previous work record. This same non- discriminatory consideration will be used in all other aspects of the employment relationship.

NAC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability to the extent that doing so does not create an undue hardship on NAC. NAC encourages employees and applicants to communicate any special needs by engaging in an interactive process with Trinity to formulate reasonable accommodations.


All interested candidates must apply here : NAC Inc - Job Opportunities (

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