Leads the Architectural Project Team through close collaboration with SOM Partners project leadership to achieve design, technical and financial success.
Prepares, with Leadership input, quality agreements with clients including letters of intent, memoranda of understanding, and professional service agreements. Executes additional service agreements and gains authorization by phase.
Collaborates with Partners and senior team to prepare, issue, and manage compliance plans to align project goals including budget, deliverables and schedule. Gains agreement with the senior team for labor allocation. Chairs weekly team meetings to address variances from the project plan.
Administers internal control procedures with Project Accountant including billing, collections, percent complete, expense management, and year-end activities. Analyzes project reports and proactively manages the profitability of a project.
Participates actively in project design and technical discussions and decision making.
Communicates actively through chairing weekly meetings, issuing meeting minutes and accurate project record keeping and sharing project information and correspondence.
Assists in Managing the owner/client relationship and expectations to allow SOM and team to work effectively, efficiently and collaboratively.
Participated in new business and marketing efforts including responses to marketing requests and maintenance of firm relationships.
Initiates, monitors and maintains project schedule and workplan including schedule of meetings and presentations.
Schedules and leads internal team weekly project meetings; develops the meeting agenda and project status update.
Initiates, monitors and maintains project plan and financial performance of project.
Initiates and maintains SOM-Client Services Agreement, SOM Sub-Consultant Agreements and requests for additional services.
Monitors scope for contract compliance and potential additional services.
Actively engages in project risk management through close collaboration with SOM Partners and legal group.
Manages time and workload of own work efforts and those of others to meet project task deadlines and commitments, with occasional interaction and direction from team leaders while guiding and teaching less experienced staff.
Actively leads projects, teams and initiatives.
Directly trains and mentors team members and, more broadly, architectural, engineers, interiors, planning and graphics staff in the office and at large as appropriate.
Directly supervises staff and is committed to direct reports’ professional development.
Develops and engages in talent strategy to find specialists, leaders, and future professionals for the firm through recruitment, resume reviews and interviews.
Actively engages in internal and external professional development opportunities.
Develops and/or manages, in collaboration with team members, a clear and consistent work plan to achieve the project budget, deliverables, and schedule.
Demonstrates leadership in the implementation of sustainable strategies in all project assignments and the associated development of staff knowledge.
Coordinates and supports business development, public relations, and marketing opportunities.
Leads in the development of standards, policies, and procedures.
Protects SOM from financial and legal risk.
Effective at communicating and promoting the work of the firm.
8 to 10 years of experience or equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.
Prior federal experience required.
General understanding of sustainable strategies and principles including familiarity with LEED or other green building rating systems.
Demonstrated ability to successfully lead project teams and manage project schedule, budget and program.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Understands and is conversant in Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, parametric and rendering software, and other graphic software.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office/Project, Adobe Suite.
Familiarity with Deltek Vision, Salesforce.
LEED accreditation preferred.
About Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
We are a collective of architects, designers, engineers and planners working together to build a better future. Our firm, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), is responsible for some of the world’s most technically and environmentally advanced buildings and significant public spaces. Our approach is highly collaborative, and our interdisciplinary team is international. Working from a network of creative studios across the globe, we are able to apply international expertise at a local level.