New York, NY
Populous is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and team-oriented Project Manager for our New York office.
Populous is a global architecture and design firm that designs the places where people love to be together, like Yankee Stadium, the London Olympics, and the Super Bowl. Over the last 30 years, the firm has designed more than 2,500 projects worth $40 billion across emerging and established markets.
Populous’ comprehensive services include architecture, interior design, event planning and overlay, branded environments, wayfinding and graphics, planning and urban design, landscape architecture, aviation and transport design, hotels and hospitality, and sustainable design consulting. Populous has 17 offices on four continents with regional centers in Kansas City, London and Brisbane.
The New York office opened in early 2016. The office is located at 475 Fifth Avenue at the corner of 41st Street, in the heart of midtown and across the street from the New York Public Library and Bryant Park. The office is focusing on a wide range of project types and services including sports and entertainment venues, theatre and performing arts, aviation, convention centers, hospitality, mixed-use projects and interior design. It is an office founded on critical thinking and an ability to leverage digital technologies in service of exceptional design. Populous New York is a dynamic and growing group with a wide-range of skills and experience.
The position offers an opportunity to join in the further cultivation and development of a newer office within a global organization with abundant contacts and resources.
Responsible for managing project budget, work plans, consultants and schedule. Communicates key deliverable dates to project team. Tracks fees and labor costs for conformance to contract.
Prepares and executes subcontracts for consultants and is responsible for monitoring consultant scope with the Owner.
Participates in selected marketing and business development opportunities.
Prepares fee proposals including work plans identifying scope. Negotiates the contract for new work based on this work plan in conjunction with Principal in Charge.
Fosters and maintains a collaborative professional working relationship with the Project Leadership Team (i.e. Project Designer, Project Architect, and Principal in Charge).
Exercises authority over day-to-day activity of assigned projects.
Fosters on-going communication through team meetings, generation of meeting minutes, and up- date memos to project team including consultants.
Ensures project documentation and contracts are in compliance with the standards set forth by Populous policy.
Provides office leadership including professional development coaching and mentoring staff.
Defines staff requirements for projects as needed or directed. May make recommendations to senior management for staff promotions/terminations. May participate in interviews and recruiting of professional staff.
Contribute to architectural design development, drawings, in support of overall project goals when requested and directed by the Principal in Charge.
Exceptional communication skills.
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture from an accredited program or equivalent in education or experience.
5-10 years of experience in architectural practice with prior management experience in all phases of projects.
Project Management experience with sports and entertainment projects, performing arts, convention centers, hospitality, and aviation a strong plus.
Understanding of architectural modeling, parametric design, advanced project delivery methods and drawing software and production.
Registered Architect with current license is required.
NCARB registration preferred.
LEED Accreditation not required, but a plus.
Strong relationship-building and problem solving skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Strong knowledge of design, construction methodologies and material application.
Knowledge of architectural building systems.
Thorough understanding of project work plans, schedules, staffing, and budgets with an interest in financial management a must.
Advanced knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.
Ability to manage multiple small to large scale projects of complex scope.
Populous offers a competitive salary, bonus and benefit packages, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k, flexible spending accounts, paid time off and continuing education benefits. Populous is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.
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