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Senior Aviation + Transportation Project Manager
New York, New York
Our client is a leading international multi-disciplinary practice consistently recognized and awarded at the highest levels for design excellence and technical innovation. The firm leverages its international expertise and in-depth knowledge of local markets through a network of culturally diverse, people centric, global design studios focused on Aviation + Transportation, Civic + Cultural, Commercial, Education, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Justice, Recreation + Wellness, Residential, Retail, Science + Technology, Sports, Tall Buildings and Workplace projects. Their innovative work encompasses Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, Planning + Urban Design, Space Management, and Sustainability Consulting. Given the firm’s robust growth and success they are seeking a Senior Aviation + Transportation Project Manager for their NYC Studio.

The Senior Aviation + Transportation (A+T) Project Manager is an industry expert and proven project leader, complementing the firm's established talent and advancing the firm's strategic Aviation + Transportation Infrastructure initiatives. Working closely with firmwide and regional Aviation + Transportation teams, the Senior Project Manager is accountable for project financial performance and team communication and managing multiple projects throughout all phases until completion. Working collaboratively across all levels, they will lead, manage, and direct employees and consultants to ensure work is completed as planned, budgeted, scheduled, and in conformance with the design intent. As one of the top Aviation + Transportation Practices in the U.S., the firm has successfully delivered over $35 billion of transport projects across the U.S. and globally.

  • Fosters and maintains a collaborative professional relationship with the Project Leadership Team
  • Participates on and/or leads multiple project teams as Senior Project Manager 
  • Assists senior management in developing and validating project scope and fee, budget, and scope of services during the marketing and contract development process
  • Assists in preparing project presentations. May participate and/or lead client presentations
  • Consistently provides complete and timely communication of project information to and from clients and project team. Responsible for managing project using the Deltek Project Management system; completes work plans in Deltek; including identification of project team members, budget, consultants, schedule for completion, fees and costs as well as project change notices or other actions taking place on the assigned project
  • Assists senior management in the preparation and execution of consultant contracts
  • Assists with negotiating fees and contracts
  • Ensures that budgets have been developed to provide for Quality Management Program through the life of the Project
  • Incorporates Integrated Sustainable Design solutions into projects
  • Takes personal responsibility for fostering a green workplace through sustainable work practices
  • Fosters a culture of external and internal client service
  • Works with Project Architects to avoid or eliminate conflicts in schedule due to the changes
  • Plans, organizes, and manages the project. Provides ongoing communication through team meetings/minutes/up-date memos to the project team
  • Communicates with consultants, contractors, sub-consultants, and other disciplines to ensure effective communication.
  • Monitors construction administration during the construction phase
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with consultants and clients.
   Client Interface
  • Responsible for maintaining client relationships throughout the project. Keeps client apprised of project progress on a regular basis. Initiates and maintains contact with other key project individuals for clarification, coordination, and negotiation of critical issues.
  • Consults with client to determine function and spatial requirements, and prepares information regarding design, specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, and construction time. Plans layouts of projects and integrates engineering elements into unified design for client review and approval.
   Business Development
  • Participates in developing annual business plan for the Regional Practice.
  • Identifies new business opportunities while developing current client relationships. Listens for and seeks out new projects which may exist or are being formulated.
  • Participates in selected marketing and business development opportunities.
  • Assists in development of fee proposals for marketing proposals.
   Staff Development
  • Provides leadership including professional development coaching and mentoring staff.
  • Defines staff requirements for projects as needed or directed. Makes recommendations to senior management for staff promotions/terminations for the project team and Architecture discipline.
  • May participate in interviews and recruiting of professional staff.
  • Bachelor of Architecture degree or equivalent in education or experience required. Master of Architecture degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 13 years’ experience in architectural practice with prior management experience in all phases of projects through post-occupancy.
  • Licensed Architect with current registration.
  • NCARB registration and LEED accreditation or Green Associate preferred.
  • Ability to effectively work in a team atmosphere. Ability to be flexible in multi-tasking and assignment adjustments.
  • Able to demonstrate proven and effective communication and leadership skills.
  • Strong knowledge of design, trends, construction methodologies, material application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness.
  • Advanced knowledge of architectural building systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of sustainability, integrated design, and LEED guidelines.
  • Thorough knowledge of buildingSMART, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IDP).
  • Ability to manage multiple projects of a complex scope.
  • Possess strong hand and CAD drafting skills.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop and Primavera or MS Project preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Understanding of 3D Modeling software such as 3D Studio Max and Viz 2006.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and InDesign graphic software.
  • Proficiency in Deltek Vision and New Forma preferred.
  • Proficiency in Revit as required of Project Leaders.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work in team environment.
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines.
  • Some travel and overtime will be required.
  • The job duties and requirements that this document describes may be altered or supplemented at any time at the sole discretion of the firm.
Our client is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive benefits plan to meet their current and future needs. Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage; 401(K) savings plans; disability, life and accident insurance; paid time off (PTO); and parental leave. In addition, employees enjoy a flexible work schedule with the option to work remotely on Mondays and Fridays.

Our client is a drug-free workplace and 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, gender identity, 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.

Compensation is based on experience, qualifications, education and location. The typical salary range for this position is $150,000 - $170,000.