Professional Architectural Manager

Reporting to: Principals

Overview/General Description

A Professional Architectural Manager oversees the Architectural Development Team assigned to them. This team is comprised of Sr. & Jr. Architectural Designers, Permit Expeditors & Administrative Staff. This person serves as a liaison between the client and the Principals within our organization. You will be responsible for maintaining service levels via proper project scheduling and staffing. Additionally this person will be responsible for review of Architectural Plans, Support Documentation and the Billing for the same. This individual will also be responsible for making an effort to communicate the firm’s capabilities to potential clients.


Minimum Requirements

  • B.S. Architecture or Engineering (building systems base)
  • Eligibility for EIT or ARE testing or RA License
  • Good communicator; strong presentation skills
  • Supervisory experience preferred (1 to 3 years)
  • Ability to Multi-Task
  • Technical Experience
  • Structural Analysis
  • Full Understanding of Mechanical Systems
  • Full Understanding of Electrical Systems
  • Permit Application Submission
  • Cost Estimating for Construction
  • Ability to Space Plan
  • Full understanding of standard building codes (BOCA, IBC, etc.)
  • Professional References Required

Preferred Requirements

  • Field Inspection Experience
  • Land Development Coordination
  • Geotechnical / Environmental Coordination
  • Knowledge of Landscape Architecture
  • Experience with 3D Modeling

Specific Responsibilities

Account Management

  • Proposal Preparation
  • Initial Contract Preparation & review with Client
  • Preparation of Additional Service Letters PRIOR to completing the work
  • Scheduling Client Timeframes
  • Maintaining Client Relations
  • Maintaining Client Status Lists
  • Develop and implement strategies based on understanding the needs of the clients
  • Respond and follow-up on all customer complaints
  • Client Billing
  • A/R Report Review on a weekly basis
  • Follow-up calls for delinquent billing (see also A/R policies)
  • Maintaining contract amounts
  • Maintaining Project Profitability
  • Design Team Timesheet Review & Approval

Technical Review & Planning

  • Technical Plan Review of Construction Documents
  • Code Analysis (BOCA, IBC, ANSI, etc.)
  • Review of Support Documentation (ie. structural calcs, Comchek, specification manuals, etc.)
  • Shop Drawing Review and Approval
  • Permit Submission Reviews
  • Scheduling of Design Teams
  • Hearing & Client Meeting Attendance

Team Development

  • Maintain good employee relationships
  • Perform regular project critiques
  • Ensure Professional Development of Teams
  • Classes (see educational policies)
  • Mandatory Seminar Attendance
  • Make employee’s aware of current resources (ie. internet, in-house libraries)
  • Mentor staff for their individual development of their professional careers
  • Coaches staff and provides specific feedback that is meaningful to enhancing their effectiveness and/or communicates clear expectations up front and holds team/individuals accountable for achieving results
  • Schedule Performance Reviews
  • 3 month mandatory review from date of hire
  • End of Year Performance Reviews
  • Employee Discipline & Council (ensure company directives are followed)

Benefit Package

  • Salary based on experience
  • Bonus at Year end Based on Department Performance
  • Vacation
    • 5 days after probation period per schedule in employee manual
    • 10 days after 2 years
  • Blue Cross Health after 90 days.

Please forward all inquires and resumes to Human Resources.

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