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Project Architect / Project Manager

Charlotte, North Carolina

Design Collaborative is seeking a full-time Project Architect / Project Manager (PA/PM) with the skill set and passion to lead the design process at our growing branch office. Our multi-disciplinary design firm headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana has opened a branch location in Charlotte, North Carolina to better service our clients and the community in that area. We are adding a new PA/PM role who will become a primary point of contact for clients, contractors, and consultants, and they will lead the design efforts on a wide range of projects. They will manage the day-to-day responsibilities of a project, including the project team, resources, scheduling, and budget. This individual will play a key role in the continued growth of this new branch location through their ability to build relationships, lead and manage projects, and assist in the selection and development of interns and new hires to grow the team. Most importantly, this architectural leader fully embraces the five core values that make our culture so strong and are eager to lead the efforts in improving people’s worlds.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor or Master of Architecture from an NCARB accredited school
  • Registered Architect (RA) licensure preferred
  • 5+ years’ experience with an architecture/design firm
  • Commercial design experience in one or more of the following markets: Healthcare, Community, Education, Multi-Family/Multi-Use, Workplace, Financial or Industrial.
  • Prior experience working directly with clients and contractors
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiple deadlines, and coordinate schedules
  • Ability to shift from big picture awareness to technical details, ensuring the highest level of quality
  • Ability to retain and grow existing commercial clients and develop and market to new clients
  • Knowledge and understanding of BIM modeling
  • Proficiency with Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work autonomously
  • Strong communication skills internally within a team as well as externally with current or prospective, clients, consultants, and community members.
  • Strong leadership aptitude and a desire to grow in a leadership capacity in the future.
  • Experience successfully taking projects from programming through construction
Key Responsibilities
  • Lead the project process from Conceptual Design through Construction Administration
  • Prepare and conduct presentations of ideas to clients, contractors, and colleagues
  • Modeling, drafting, and detailing architectural designs through Design Development and Construction Documents using CAD and BIM software
  • Coordinate architectural, interior, engineering and consulting disciplines throughout the project
  • Set and meet project design goals, schedules, and budgets
  • Conduct on-site construction observations and documenting site reviews
  • Participate in client and project team meetings
  • Prioritize being highly integrated and collaborative within the firm to build upon the organizations strong culture, and lead efforts to embody the five core values to foster this within your assigned location.
Compensation and Benefits
  • Competitive salary commensurate with education, credentials, experience, and skills
  • Benefits including, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short term disability, long term disability, and health savings account
  • Highly competitive retirement plans including a traditional 401(k) and a Roth 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off
  • 8 Days of Holiday Pay
  • Floating Holiday
  • Bonus program
  • Flexible scheduling and as needed remote work options
Why Join Design Collaborative?

Design Collaborative is a people-first employer with a culture built around five core values: people first, don’t be a passenger, love what you do, give back, and have fun. Whether you desire to work in a creative environment, enjoy working with teammates and clients, enjoy solving problems, or you seek opportunities to be innovative, Design Collaborative has much to offer.

Since 1992, Design Collaborative has been improving people’s worlds through our commitment in creating people-first places. Our firm is made up of architects, engineers, interior designers, environmental graphic designers, project managers, as well as other related support staff. Each of our design studios are made of inter-disciplinary teams to create an environment that fosters communication and collaboration, which ultimately leads to highly engaged teams and integrated high-quality designs. We are passionate people, delivering remarkable results to create a better world.

 

Ready to join the DC Team? Email your resume to: work@designcollaborative.com
Design Collaborative is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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