Senior Project Manager

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Newark, NJ, USLocation:
Mon, Dec 5 '22Posted on:

OCA is looking for a highly organized and detail-oriented Senior Project Manager with 12+ years of experience managing complex architectural design projects and leading teams through technical documentation and construction. The Senior Project Manager will lead design and construction document preparation within a variety of project teams. This position is a hands-on, in-office position requiring overseeing daily activities on assigned Projects.


  • Sets the direction for the execution of project goals and objectives with project teams and client groups
  • Understands the overall design process and leads the project team to develop and document design concepts
  • Resolves complex technical and design issues with team to produce innovative technical solutions
  • Manages client expectations, team communication, and oversight of consultant coordination
  • Serves as the primary client and consultant liaison to complete projects on schedule, within budget, and with maximum client satisfaction
  • Manages multiple aspects of client, team, and project coordination, including full documentation coordination with consultants 
  • Develops presentation documents utilizing design training and participates in design presentations to Clients
  • Reviews drawings for technical adequacy, constructability, and OCA quality standards
  • Provides mentorship, motivation, and oversight of the work of junior staff
  • Actively manages project budgets, schedules, and programs; project communications and documentation; office administrative tasks; and project team assignments
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Architecture or a related field
  • Registered Licensed Architect in the State of New Jersey, New York or working towards Licensure
  • Must have 12+ years of experience in design and construction document preparation across a variety of building types.
  • Advanced knowledge of architectural design documentation, detailing, building materials and codes, construction techniques, as well as building material compatibility and characteristics
  • Experience managing concurrent projects in various stages of development
  • Excellent client relationship management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), and Bluebeam
  • Proficient in Revit and AutoCAD
  • LEED accreditation is a plus but not required.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and leadership skills
  • Self-motivated, organized, and flexible
  • Strong design sensibility
  • Willingness to learn and take directions from senior staff
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S without visa restrictions


  • Competitive salary
  • (2-3 weeks) paid time off (PTO), plus (10) paid holidays
  • Potential profit bonus
  • OCA offers paid 401K match program
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance coverage
  • Beautiful office location on NJIT Campus
  • Summer hours (1/2-day Fridays)

About OCA

OCA Architects Inc. is a Newark-based architectural firm located on the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) campus. Our projects include mixed-use residential developments, higher education, K-12 education, healthcare, corporate and public facilities.  Some of our current projects include the PANYNJ Newark International Airport Vision Plan, PANYNJ JFK Terminal 6 Project design/build project, Newark Public Safety -Traffic Division as well as several multi-family residential Projects. We provide a dynamic environment that supports innovation and creativity, allowing each team member to significantly contribute to the design process. Learn more by visiting our website at

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