Project Manager, K-12 — Santa Monica

The best integrated design firm in the world has an multiple openings for a Project Manager to lead K-12 Sector projects.  One position is located in Houston.  The other can be located in either Santa Monica, Pasadena, Riverside, or Sacramento.
Note to California applicants:  Our Santa Monica and Pasadena offices will merge to one office located in downtown LA in August 2016.
As a Project Manager at DLR Group you will be responsible for leading projects on budget and schedule while delivering design excellence. As part of our integrated design teams you create buildings that elevate the human experience through design. 
If you are a collaborative thought leader with a strategic mindset this might be the position for you.  DLR Group is 100% employee owned and as such you’ll enjoy the opportunity to have ownership in the Firm.  We rely on all our employee-owners to apply their financial acumen to grow the Firm profitably.
Position Summary:
You’ll provide hands-on supervision to architectural, engineering and design staff during all phases of the project as well as partner with vendors and consultants as needed.  Additionally, you will occasionally interview in front of clients to win work.
The successful candidate will:
  • Be able to handle complex K-12 Education projects of the largest magnitude.
  • Develop project Work Plans (schedule, budget, cartoon set) for project success.
  • Be responsible for the coordination of all project efforts, administrative and technical, to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects.
  • Serve as primary liaison contact with clients to bring projects to completion on schedule, within budget, and with maximum client satisfaction.
  • Actively manage client budgets, schedules, and programs; project communications and documentation; office administrative tasks; and project team assignments.
  • Estimates fees, determines scope of work, and prepares proposals and contracts on the most complex projects.
  • Provides oversight and monitoring of work of less experienced project managers
Required Qualifications:
  • At least seven years of experience in the industry.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Project for project scheduling, and Excel for budgeting and fee proposals.
  • Must have experience with policies and procedures of the Division of the State Architect.
  • Must be willing to travel as projects or tasks require.
  • Must have a collaborative management style and strong people skills.
  • Must have good communication and public speaking skills to participate in interviews and client presentations.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering or Interior Design from an accredited program.
  • Five years K-12 project management experience.
  • Registered architect preferred.
  • Some knowledge and use of Revit and AutoCAD.

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