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Project Manager

Studio W Architects is seeking a highly talented Project Manager to join our San Jose, Sacramento or Newport Beach office. This position will be responsible for independently managing projects across multiple clients/locales. He/she will be responsible for helping Studio W Architects expand its presence in K-12, charter school, community college, commercial, retail and civic architectural commissions throughout California. The successful applicant must possess strong management skills when dealing with staff, consultants, clients and contractors and have a keen sense of developing, implementing and managing the fee, scope and schedule for a multitude of projects.

Job Description/Tasks:     

  • Coordinate all project efforts, administrative and technical, to ensure the most efficient and cost effective execution of assigned projects.
  • Prepare project work plans and schedules for project success.
  • Serve as primary liaison contact with clients to complete projects on schedule, within budget and with maximum client satisfaction.
  • Actively manage client budgets, schedules and programs.
  • Actively manage project team budgets, schedules, design quality control, consultants, communications, documentation, administrative tasks and project team assignments.
  • Estimate fees, confirm scope of work and prepare fee proposals and contracts.
  • Provide oversight and monitoring of work by Project Architects and less experienced Project Managers.
  • Present to clients and boards to garner support for vision/projects.

Job Requirements:

  • California Licensed Architect preferred
  • LEED® AP preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited architecture program
  • 5+ years of experience
  • Experience with public K-12 and community college educational projects, and with the Division of the State Architect (DSA)
  • Experience with California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) funding requirements, Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) funding, State grant qualifications and eligibility (including career technical education (CTE), high performance incentives and joint-use funding)
  • Expertise in programming, master planning and project design/documentation through close-out and certification with DSA
  • Knowledge of public school project delivery methods: design-bid-build, design-build, lease-leaseback and related procurement and contract requirements

Compensation & Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with experience.

We offer an extensive benefits package for this position, including:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(K)
  • Performance-based Bonus
  • Professional Membership Support and Training Opportunities
  • Give Back Program, offering company contribution on employee behalf to qualifying non-profit organizations
  • Quarterly Morale and Team Building Events

Studio W Architects is an Equal Opportunity Employer. At this time, Studio W Architects will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization. 


For more information or to submit a resume, please contact Brian P. Whitmore, AIA, LEED® AP, President & CEO, at 916.254.5602 or Studio W Architects does not accept unsolicited resumes from third party recruiters or employment agencies. 

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