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Contract Administration Project Manager

Posted Friday, July 29


Kaas Wilson Architects




Kaas Wilson Architects is an award-winning Architecture and Interior Design firm that specializes in the design of a wide range of multi-family and senior housing projects. Our 75+ person firm has taken our passion for multi-family housing across the country, with a collaborative focus on client and contractor service that is dedicated to the creation of homes and enriching communities.

We are seeking a qualified individual to join our team as a Contract Administration Project Manager. This is an excellent opportunity to join a fun, collaborative studio environment with great professional growth potential. Successful candidates for this position will be expected to have the ability to work on multiple projects at a time and be capable of switching between tasks efficiently.

Responsibilities: – Act as a Project Manager and liaison between our design professionals, contractors, and clients Contract Administration Services: – Apply comprehensive knowledge of all types of building systems such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire suppression, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, security, and low voltage to construction projects – Observe construction progress, attend onsite meetings, and prepare relevant documents – Draft, respond, submit, and track: Site observations, field reports, shop drawings, RFI responses, change orders, construction change directives, substitutions, proposed changes, pay applications, substantial complete certificates, close-out activities, etc.

Technical Skills: – Technical construction document review and quality control – Maintains current knowledge of applicable codes for the project and resolves issues with inspectors and other authorities having jurisdiction – Evaluate the results of laboratory tests and implements the necessary course of action required by the test results and lab recommendations – Applies knowledge of the effect of atmospheric conditions on building materials and components during and after construction, including the practice of quality assurance – Maintains current knowledge of the owner-architect agreement and any additional services agreements and provides professional services in accordance with these documents.

Qualifications: – Minimum 3 years of relevant experience – Degree preferred in construction management, architecture, engineering, or equivalent – Self-starter with the ability to simultaneously work on multiple projects – Proven knowledge of construction documents with a strong ability to understand and review construction drawings, specifications, shop drawings, etc. – Ability to travel throughout MN as well as out of state – Excellent writing and communication skills with fantastic interpersonal skills – Honest, reliable, detail-oriented, solid professional code of ethics, and strong work ethic – Knowledge of MS Office suite; Bluebeam, PlanGrid, and some Revit Knowledge a plus – Car, driver’s license, and clean driving record required.

Compensation & Benefits: – Competitive salary commensurate with experience and skills – 401k retirement saving plan – Paid PTO – Healthcare and Dental insurance available – Reimbursement allowance for continuing education Contact: KWA offers competitive compensation, an excellent benefit package, and a strong culture of mentorship and opportunities for growth. If you are interested in working with a diverse and talented group of architects and designers that will support you to excel in your career path, please submit your resume and portfolio in a pdf format (max. 5 MB) to Tori Addison at


Tori Addison