SmithGroup

Architects
5910 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 1765
Dallas, TX 75206

christina.ferrell@smithgroup.com

Job Post Date: April 27, 2020

Project Manager

SmithGroup is an award-winning, multinational integrated design firm with a team of 1,300 experts across 15 offices in the U.S. and China. We employ research, data, advanced technologies and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges. Our specialists—from artists and engineers, to nurses, workplace strategists and beyond—develop beautiful, sustainable, future-focused solutions for healthcare providers, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront developments, and parks and open spaces.



The Dallas office of SmithGroup is looking for a Project Manager to join our team.

Responsibilities

Working with us, you will:
Manage one or more projects by negotiating project scope, fees, job production and quality, fee management and collection, monitoring project accounts as well as establishing and executing project work plans. Manage whole or portions of large-sized projects.
Develop and manage positive client relationships and work as the client’s advocate by identifying and balancing client expectations within the context of contractual obligations, corporate goals, and client satisfaction.
Communicate with all project participants, internal staff, consultants, clients, owners, contractors and jurisdictions in an effective and collaborative manner.
Develop and define project schedule to meet contractual obligations and to match team size and skill. Establish and update project staffing requirements, on an ongoing basis, consistent with contractual obligations.
Provide technical and administrative supervision of the multi-disciplinary project staff assuring the technical, administrative and schedule targets are met within the framework of corporate policy and in accordance with applicable professional and corporate standards. Take responsibility for overall client satisfaction, service, quality and financial performance.
Manage project communiques, delivery and deliverables to ensure the highest quality of documentation and professionalism.
Participate in business development efforts through learning/understanding the local client market, participating in professional organizations and supporting proposal development and interviews.

Qualifications

An ideal candidate has:
A bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering or equivalent.
Minimum 7 years of progressive professional experience leading medium to large-scale projects of varying types and complexityin the higher education market.
LEED AP and professional registration/licensure preferred. Experience and ability are major contributors in lieu of professional registration/licensure.
Demonstrated effectiveness in working in a multi-disciplinary team setting, collaborating, mentoring and client satisfaction.
Thorough knowledge of the entire project delivery process and ability to lead design efforts through all project stages, including leadership with the client, contractors, and internal team.
Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, Revit, AutoCAD, and and experience using Deltek Vision for financial management, reporting and resource planning preferred.

Notes

SmithGroup offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and continuing educational reimbursement. We offer 3 weeks of paid time off within the first year of employment, with the option of purchasing additional time off, and pay for 8 federal holidays. We also offer an alternative work schedule that provides employees with an additional 15 days off per year (usually Fridays) to help with work/life balance.

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