Project Manager - Commercial Studio

Woodhull Woodhull Employer:
Portland, ME, USLocation:
Fri, May 17 '24Posted on:

Project Manager - Commercial Studio (8+ years experience)

Our Commercial Studio is looking to bring on an Architect with 8-10+ years of architectural work experience who will act as the Project Manager for several commercial projects including design-build. We want to connect with someone with a strong commercial background who can lead and manage a team of designers and interact directly with a diverse clientele. Our ideal candidate is interested in collaborating with our team of builders and network of subcontractors and is eager to elevate the design conversation around light and mid-level commercial projects throughout Maine and greater New England.

About Woodhull:

At Woodhull, we are committed to delivering thoughtful design, exceptional craftsmanship, and personalized service. Our in-house team of 75 skilled architects, builders, and craftspeople collaborate to bring our clients' visions to life. We strive to create enduring relationships with our clients, partners, and community to positively impact the built environment. We continuously work to improve our business and produce buildings that embody our optimistic spirit. 

Our core values reflect these aspirations:

  1. We believe in the importance of design to connect with human emotion; design enriches and inspires our lives. 

  2. We are a transparent company internally and externally. 

  3. Our people are Woodhull’s greatest asset. We seek to hire and retain the most creative, hard-working, and disciplined people in their respective fields. 

  4. Our clients are giving us the gift of trust and appreciation for our work. Our work is in service of their needs and dreams. 

  5. We believe in using all resources with a level of care that is sustainable over generations.

As a Project Manager in our Commercial Studio, you can expect to:

  • Generate creative solutions to design briefs - understand and present the project’s goals, opportunities, and challenges.

    • Implement or create project documentation at all phases of the design process. 

    • Generate renderings and graphics to communicate design intent. 

    • Be well-versed in building code requirements and creative application of such.

    • Present design solutions to clients and project stakeholders.

  • Manage administrative, creative, and technical aspects of multiple custom commercial projects.

    • Manage design teams of 1-3 architects/designers - with creative oversight by Director or Principal Architect. 

    • Plan and lead internal and external team meetings.

    • Facilitate day-to-day direct client contact in a professional and courteous manner, especially when discussing difficult topics like budgets and delays. 

    • Provide technical support, review, and oversight for projects within the studio. 

    • Actively manage client budgets, schedules, and programs of assigned projects.

    • Review project design, financials, and health of client relationship with Director at regular intervals.

    • Allocate and manage architectural design fees to ensure client’s expectations are consistently in focus. 

    • Engage and manage project consultants. 

    • Collaborate with in-house or external Construction Project Managers. 

    • Review and issue project invoices.

    • Visit job sites to ensure construction conforms to construction documents and design intent. 


  • 8+ years of work experience in an architectural practice

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture from an accredited institution 

  • Registered Architect - Highly Preferred

  • Technical knowledge of design and construction processes in light and moderate commercial construction techniques. 

  • Strong and clear communication skills - comfortable managing a team and coordinating with clients in a professional and positive manner. 

  • Ability to manage project budget and schedule - guiding project team and clients following those targets.

  • Experience using Revit (or other BIM software)

  • Comfortable using Project Management software (Monograph preferred)

  • A proven history of effective leadership and success in delivering $1million+ projects

Our company benefits:

  • Six weeks PTO per year for everyone with accrual starting on day 1

  • Work-from-home flexibility (up to 2 days per week; 3 days in-office required)

  • Paid company holidays

  • Employer-sponsored health benefits and group dental/vision plans

  • HSA/FSA/HRA options

  • Employer-matched 401k plan (up to 4%)

  • Profit sharing opportunities

  • Bonus program for exceeding billable hours targets

  • Paid parental leave after one year

  • Professional Development support

  • An opportunity to collaborate closely with builders and millworkers


To apply:
Send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to [email protected]

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