Architect Level 3/Project Manager

NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Thu, Dec 1 '22Posted on:

New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services

JVN 868-2022-535861

Architect Level 3/Project Manager

Salary: $90,114 - $103,631 (Annually)


DCAS's mission is to make city government work for all New Yorkers. From managing New York City’s most iconic courthouses and municipal buildings, to purchasing over $1 billion annually in goods and services for more than 80 City agencies — what we do ensures that all agencies can deliver on their mission. Our reach touches every facet of city government and is instrumental to the successful day-to-day operations of the City of New York.


Our commitment to equity, effectiveness, and sustainability guides our work providing City agencies with the critical resources and support needed to succeed, including:

  • Recruiting, hiring, and training City employees.
  • Managing 55 public buildings.
  • Acquiring, selling, and leasing City property.
  • Purchasing over $1 billion in goods and services for City agencies.
  • Overseeing the greenest municipal vehicle fleet in the country.
  • Leading the City's efforts to reduce carbon emissions from government operations.


When you work at DCAS, you're not just working for one agency, but in service of them all. It's an opportunity to provide impactful support, quality customer service, and help protect the future of New York City for generations to come. Visit our website at to learn more about the work we do.


The Real Estate Services (RES) division of DCAS supports the operations of the government of the City of New York by providing services for the City’s real estate needs. RES is responsible for the space planning and management of 37 million square feet, Citywide acquisitions (lease or purchase), sales and other dispositions of City-owned real estate, architectural design and project management, zoning and land use analyses, disposition of 15,000 City-owned lots, property valuation, and financial analysis of real estate transactions.


The Design & Project Management (D&PM) Unit is tasked with delivering comprehensive project management and design expertise to DCAS and NYC client agencies in order to fulfill their operational and space needs in support of their services to the general public. Reflective of that mission, D&PM is responsible for providing Project Management Services for the renovation of leased and City-owned space including programming, preliminary design, scope of work development, cost estimating, furniture and equipment specifications, procurement coordination, space measurement verification and construction administration, among others. D&PM serves client agencies as facilitator in translating their operational needs into space needs that support their specific missions and their workforce.


We are seeking to hire a Project Manager (Architect Level 3) position, which is able to manage projects for leased and City- owned space, and who can develop and/or supervise plans, designs and technical drawings to assure code, industry and City compliance. Performing project contract and general administration duties is also required, including comments to Term sheets. Significant experience in architectural programming (workplace strategy) is preferred.


Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Responsibility #1: Ensure programming questionnaire and analysis sheets are accurately completed and within timeframes.

Responsibility #2: Provide feedback to client agencies as to how to efficiently program their office space to meet operational requirements with flexible space planning strategies that support the workplace agency culture.

Responsibility #3: Ensure the site evaluation is accurately completed and proposed architectural base building work included.

Responsibility #4: Develop initial project schedule, with input from team members

Responsibility #5: Confirm that the project is properly budgeted for, and all financial approvals are secured.

Responsibility #6: Write or review/comment on Tenant Representative Scopes of work, and if required, incorporate into the transaction.

Responsibility #7: Review preliminary plans, construction documents, furniture manifests for compliance with program and design intent.

Responsibility #8: If required, develop preliminary plans or base drawings, and any other drawings deemed necessary to illustrate a space planning design concept.

Responsibility #9: If required, develop construction documents and select finishes/furniture for in-house expense projects.

Responsibility #10: Identify spaces requiring measurement and confirm spatial scope for D&PM to sign off.

Responsibility #11: Manage construction projects through Substantial Completion, check field conditions, and coordinate effective and timely completion of projects.

Responsibility #12: Develop and/or supervise and review plans, designs, and technical drawings to ensure code, industry and City standards compliance appropriately designed to the client agency’s programmatic requirements.

Preferred Skills 

  • Strong architectural background
  • Advanced proficiency in AutoCAD and Microsoft Office – Excel and Projects
  • Strong organizational, writing and communication skills
  • Experience with project estimating and project management.
  • Ability to work under limited supervision, to handle multiple assignments with limited time constraints and detailed oriented
  • Demonstrates personal initiative, responsibility, leadership, and flexibility
  • Able to respond rapidly and accurately to requests, and work in a high-pressure, time-sensitive environment.


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The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Eric L. Adams, Mayor

Dawn M. Pinnock, Commissioner


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