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Architectural Project Manager #2020

Posted Wednesday, July 28

Organization

Ayres Associates

Location

Outside Minnesota

Salary / Compensation

TBD based on experience

Description

The role of Project Manager: We are seeking an experienced project team leader who will effectively engage clients while managing budgets, project teams, project schedules, contracts, and risk in numerous ways to allow for the fluid and successful execution of a project. A successful Project Manager will focus on elements involved with the client & project team relationships, including contractual obligations, project & team expectations, quality of service, and most importantly, clear communication with all parties. Our project managers, supported by our team of experienced architects and interior designers, are committed to delivering responsive designs that match the vision of our clients. We work with clients as partners and enjoy the unique challenge that each building type brings. When our clients need to explore their options for redesigning existing spaces, adding on, or building new – we answer the call as their trusted advisors, providing smart, creative solutions that allow them to move forward with confidence.

On any given day, you’ll: ◦Establish and nurture relationships with clients. ◦Assist in procuring work with new and existing clients. ◦Prepare, negotiate, and administer a variety of contracts and contract types. ◦Prepare contract documents including scope of work, project schedule, and fee estimates. ◦Negotiate contract scope, schedule, and compensation with clients and consultants. ◦Manage multiple clients, multiple projects, and multiple project teams. ◦Create and manage project team’s workload schedules, workflow plans, and project fee budgets. ◦Manage projects throughout entire process, from preliminary sketches and designs, assistance in working drawing production, through construction administration. ◦Oversee the technical production of project work, assuring that the work is produced on schedule, profitably, and in conformance with Ayres’ quality standards and client contracts. ◦Ensure compliance with applicable codes and regulations. ◦Create and maintain positive working relationships with clients, consultants, and regulatory agencies. ◦Attend and present at private and public meetings. ◦Provide leadership and mentorship of internal staff.

Required qualifications: ◦Bachelor’s degree in science (with Major in Architecture), Bachelor of Architecture, or Master of Architecture, from NAAB accredited university. ◦6-12 years of architectural project experience with at least 3 of those years developing clients and managing projects. (Project experience beyond 10 years may be considered an exception to educational degree requirement). ◦Registration as a Wisconsin registered architect in good standing, or NCARB certified Architect. ◦Ability to work in AutoCAD and/or Revit. ◦A willingness to travel on an as needed basis. ◦Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

Desired skills and experiences: ◦Proven experience managing projects; developing and maintaining strong client relationships; experience with a variety of building types and market sectors; and being a collaborative and creative team member. ◦Excellent communication skills, a client service focus, as well as business development and marketing experience. ◦Ability to think outside the box to generate creative ideas and a passion for representing Ayres Associates in a professional manner. ◦Be active in civic and/or professional organizations. ◦Ability to foster an environment that lends itself to staff development/mentorship, allowing staff to feel competent, supported, and driven toward career development.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, People with Disabilities

Contact

Danielle Kretz
715.831.7542
kretzd@ayresassociates.com