Project Manager

SUMMARY:

Dore & Whittier Architects Inc. has offices in Burlington, VT and Newburyport, MA and specializes in projects for the educational, public safety, and private commercial markets. For over 25 years, our firm has been a leader in educational facility design with a strong focus on public K-12 schools. We are an award-winning, comprehensive design firm consistently ranked in Architectural Record's Top 300 Design Firms and ENR’s Top 100 Green Buildings Design Firms.

Our firm has over 50 talented team members who foster close collaboration on projects at all levels. We pride ourselves in our commitment to creating facilities that inspire and meeting functional, sustainable and cost-effective design objectives. We are seeking to fill an integral Project Manager position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s and/or Master's Degree from an accredited program of Architecture, or acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Architectural Licensure in MA
  • 7-10 years of experience in architecture, including 8 years of Project Management experience on multiple projects. Experience with Public Safety and Educational sectors preferred.
  • Excellent communications skills and a proactive, collaborative personality. The ability to speak comfortably and present to clients is imperative.
  • Excellent writing skills; ability to produce narrative language for existing conditions assessments, feasibility studies, and similar documents.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Familiarity with Massachusetts Public Bidding laws (Massachusetts MCPPO certification preferred)
  • LEED Certification preferred

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Spearhead the Feasibility Study process; supervise the creation of the existing conditions assessment and report, develop a schematic space analysis and conceptual floor plan, and serve as the primary author for narratives explaining the building program, design concepts, and systems.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with the client and their representatives throughout the life of the project. Attend meetings; prepare and deliver presentations, sometimes in a public setting.
  • Serve as the project lead in matters of broad and finite project program development. Arrange and attend meetings with the client and project stakeholders to develop a complete program for the building and its features. Convey information developed to the Project Architect / Job Captain and others as appropriate.  Participate in securing government agency approval of developed program and design concept.  Monitor the project through subsequent design phases for adherence to program.
  • Monitor and participate in obtaining governmental approvals, attend meetings and supervise the project team in securing approvals such as site and conservation permitting, building and energy code permitting, utility company approvals, etc.
  • Work with the Job Captain and Project Principal to provide direction to production team in matters of budget, scope, value engineering, monetary impacts of changes during construction, and similar issues.
  • Attend regularly scheduled site meetings during construction to monitor progress, review progress payment requests, etc. Work with the Project Architect / Job Captain to review requested changes to the contract sum and claims.
  • With the Project Principal, develop, negotiate, and administer contracts with project consultants.
  • Monitor project financials and review office and consultant invoices.
  • Participate with Business Development staff in potential project client meetings and interviews, and in creation and review of marketing materials.

The above cited duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that an incumbent may be expected to perform.