Junior Project Manager/Designer (& Experienced Revit User)

Paul Davis Architects Paul Davis Architects Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Sun, May 1 '22Posted on:

PDA is a published, award-winning architecture office in the Rancho Park (adjacent to Westwood/Century City) area of West LA.  PDA's work includes modern single-family residential projects, commercial/office work, adaptive re-use, and contextually sensitive renovations. We advocate for sustainability in all projects. We are dedicated to ambitious design with carefully considered detailing and top-quality client service. 

Position now open: Junior Project Manager/Designer with 3-5 years experience in all phases of custom residential and - secondarily - commercial work at US offices. At this level of seniority (ie early-intermediate) we expect that applicants' project management experience and skills are becoming established.  This position will involve independent work as well as collaborative support from senior staff and the office principal. We are looking for a curious, eager, and ambitious team member.

PDA creates working drawings with Revit and AutoCad on PC platform.  We are continually integrating Revit (BIM) more fully into our project work.  Qualified applicants for this position will be skilled Revit users (at times providing guidance to other staff in the use of the software) in addition to having strong facility with Autocad/2D drawing platforms, rendering software, and basic office programs. 

This position also requires:

  • Strong design skills and the ability to represent project design ideas at small and large scale through hand-sketching and digital methods (2D and 3D).
  • Meaningful project management experience (some coordinating of client contact and the roles of consultants and contractors in helping guide a project to completion, along with office team members) including exposure to construction administration of single-family residential and/or commercial work in field and office
  • Ability to carry out the assembly of design presentation drawings, and filing, pricing, and CD sets with guidance as to office standards for basic formatting and necessary contents. Applicants should have working familiarity with relevant local codes and permitting processes.
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills, as well as strong organizational abilities
  • Fluency with Adobe Suite, Sketchup, Rhino, and/or other graphics/rendering software 
  • This position will feature drawing/drafting and collaboration with other project team members in creating drawing sets
  • Applicants must have a professional architecture degree from a credentialed US academic institution (college/university)Please, no applicants without current US work visas. We encourage licensure-track applicants, as well as recent graduate-program degree-holders who have previous work experience.

An initial foundation of experience with appropriate detailing (in modern and contextual modes) is desired in a successful applicant. 

PDA endeavors to create a challenging and supportive work environment, where staff learn, grow and share their experience with others, while accepting responsibility commensurate with their ability to contribute. Salary and benefits are competitive and based on experience. We are located in a vital and amenity-rich part of LA, offer fine organic/fair trade coffee, tasty snacks, and provide support for licensure processes and other professional development. Most of our staff are now working in person at our physical office, and if so are fully vaccinated. We continue to have a weekly COVID testing program.

We appreciate your inquiry about this position and PDA.


Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, and graphic samples showing relevant professional and academic work (including CD/detailing excerpts and hand sketch samples; pdf format not exceeding 5MB, please) to:

Insert "Project Manager" in subject line.

No calls or visits, please.

We will respond to applicants whose materials demonstrate that they meet the position's requirements.

Thank you.

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