Senior Project Manager

WHY Architecture WHY Architecture Employer:
Culver City, CA, USLocation:
Thu, Jan 25 '24Posted on:
$110,000 - $135,000 annually Pay:

WHY Los Angeles seeks Senior Project Manager

WHY Architecture, founded in 2004, is a multi-disciplinary design practice with offices in Los Angeles and New York City. The 40+ person practice is organized as five interdependent workshops: Buildings, Landscape, Museums, Objects, and Ideas, enabling the team to work across multiple sectors and combine different forms of expertise to generate progressive solutions for projects. WHY has gained a reputation as a thought-leader in the fields of cultural and civic architecture, taking on major cultural landmark projects globally.

We are looking for a Senior Project Manager who is passionate about design and has the skills to manage complex, high design, multi stakeholder institutional projects.  

This is a full-time hybrid Project Architect role located in Los Angeles, California with the option for some remote work (currently in-office days are T, W, Th).

 In this role, you will:

  • Lead the internal and external project team from SD- through completion of the project.
  • Be responsible for delivering the contract and maintaining project compliance.
  • Have the soft skills to ensure quality service to the client while representing the best interests of the firm.
  • Negotiate contracts and changes as required.
  • Ensure QC processes are implemented. Apply best practice to deliver the work.
  • Report on progress and financial performance of the contract on regular basis to leadership
  • Manage the team, allocate resources as needed, and make adjustments as necessary.
  • Support Directors as a supervisor to all team members. Mentor staff and provide necessary team training.
  • Manage the project budget, schedule and deliverables.
  • Coordinate and lead all meetings, whether internal or external. Direct team members/ design leads as appropriate to deliver presentations.
  • Work with leaders to continuously improve design process and collaboration within the multidisciplinary studio.
  • Have opportunity for growth in the organization, including management training, while mentoring and supporting junior staff
  • Support Directors in new pursuits


Required Skills and Credentials.

  • Bachelors degree, B.Arch or M.Arch preferred
  • Minimum ten years’ experience including at least 5 years demonstrated experience in Project Management
  • Examples of exhibition design and/ or production project management experience
  • Experience in cultural and civic architecture, mixed-use developments, and landmark projects is a plus.
  • Strong listening skills with superior, professional communication skills, both verbal and written in client facing roles
  • Proficiency in project management software, Adobe Suite, and Microsoft Suite
  • Experience using design software such as Rhino, AutoCAD, Revit, and SketchUp preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage complex projects and prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to manage up; ability to work collaboratively with complex teams.
  • Strategic thinking skills
  • Experience with Submittals and Building Information Modeling (BIM) (preferred)
  • Ability to work independently and remotely, as well as collaborate with others effectively.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with situational understanding


Additional Skills/Credentials that will be considered a plus

  • Registered Architect in CA
  • PMP


Position Type, Compensation & Benefits:

·         This is a full time, exempt position that is salaried with benefits.

·         Compensation: Depends highly on experience, but we offer base salaries at or above market rates.

·         Benefits: We offer Health, 401k, and a Flexible PTO policy for all Full-Time Exempt employees. We want you to stay healthy and feel encouraged to take time off as you need and see fit, while ensuring that it's not disruptive to the work.

  • How to apply:  Email required applicant documents to:  (subject heading: position_your name). Required applicant documents include a cover letter, resume and list of references. The combined size of all attachments shall be no larger than 5MB. 

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and be physically located in Los Angeles. WHY is a participant in the E-verify program. WHY is an equal opportunity employer that will consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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