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Sr. Project Manager – Commercial Studio, Raleigh NC

Sr. Project Manager – Commercial Studio, Raleigh NC

Job Title: Sr. Project Manager
Department: Commercial Studio
Reports To: Market Sector Director
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary

Senior Project Manager is fully responsible for coordination of all project efforts to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of projects. Prepares strategic plans for project success and serves as primary liaison contact with clients. Actively manages client budgets, schedules, and programs; budget and schedule; project communications and documentation; office administrative tasks; and project team assignments. Estimates fees, determines scope of work, and prepares proposals and contracts for complex projects. Provides oversight and monitoring of work of less experienced project managers.


  • Manage all phases of projects, including project set-up, design, and construction administration.
  • Establish and maintain ongoing, productive client relationships.
  • Create and communicate clear and attainable project objectives and project requirements.
  • Manage project scheduling, staffing/productivity, budgets, and set-up with clients, sub-contractors and consultants.
  • Track financial performance of projects and ensure projects conform to contract.
  • Prepare project proposals, negotiate contracts and fees, and tracks billings/collections.
  • Experience with recruiting, mentoring and coaching talent. Highly organized and responsive.


  • Strong leadership, organization, communication and relationship management skills
  • Must have the ability to maintain existing client relationships and build new client relationships
  • Ability to handle difficult situations with tact, grace and style
  • Experience with the entire project lifecycle, through post-occupancy
  • Experience leading, managing and mentoring multiple project teams
  • Proven fiscal accountability and responsibility on various project types
  • Strong abilities in managing fees, schedules and staffing.
  • Knowledge of building codes and structures.
  • Extensive knowledge of architectural principles/practices.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture.

How to Apply

  • Please submit resume and project portfolio to: and please specify the position in the subject line as follows Sr. PM Commercial Studio.