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Senior Project Manager

Studio W Architects is currently seeking a highly talented Senior Project Manager to join our San Jose 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 educational, 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:     

  • Interpret, organize, execute and coordinate project assignments.
  • Plan and develop architectural projects.
  • Coordinate all project technical efforts and work within the project budget to ensure the most efficient and cost effective execution of assigned projects.
  • Prepare REVIT or CAD drawings.
  • Explore subject area, define scope, select items for investigation and develop design concepts and methods.
  • Serve as liaison with individuals in or outside of the firm with responsibility for technical matters pertaining to assigned projects.
  • Meet stated project objectives and specific deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Report to and coordinate with the respective project managers on each assigned project.
  • Plan, organize and supervise work of Studio W technical staff and consultant contacts (approx. 5 to 15 individuals) assigned to each project.
  • Perform code and technical research for each assigned project.
  • Coordinate the preparation of construction documents sufficiently to gain all required agency approvals.

Job Requirements:

  • 8+ years as a California Licensed Architect
  • LEED® AP preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited architecture program
  • Experience with gaining DSA approval on public K-12 education and community college project construction documents

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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