Design Project Manager

Prescient Co - United States2.9

Full-timeEstimated: $86,000 - $110,000 a year
About Prescient:
With our standardized structural platform and digital thread, Prescient is eliminating waste through cost reductions of 30% and constructing buildings as much as 1 year faster than traditional, inefficient methods. Our revolutionary technology provides service that no traditional construction firm can compete with, putting Prescient in high demand. As an organization, we provide 401k with match, PTO, paid holidays, paid medical and dental insurance as well as gym access onsite, a snack bar, fruit deliveries, food truck picnics and so much more! Visit our website for more great videos about our company.

Overview/Objective Summary:
The Design Project Manager coordinates and manages the day-to-day operation and activities of the client, the client’s projects and the staff assigned to those projects to assure quality, profitability, efficiency, and timeliness. Creates a team environment where all members work together to meet project deadlines. Identifies the needs and concerns of the client and works to successfully satisfy these. The Design Project Manager is responsible for advancing the design and engineering of Prescient code developments for Prescient, and communicating these advancements and changes to the design and other Prescient teams. This includes communication with different stakeholders to increase collaboration between Prescient and external design teams to design the most efficient and standardized Prescient structure possible. This position performs management-related duties involved with other Prescient business units, including Pre-construction, Project Management, purchasing, planning, and finance.

Drives scope development and management
Develops and manages project budgets, schedules, and timelines
Employs strong organizational skills
Incorporates time management principles into the work flow
Integrates ongoing risk management trade-offs
Decision Making
Collects and structures the available data impacting the project
Makes timely decisions based on facts, circumstances, and needs
Conducts scenario analysis
Conveys information to all key stakeholders in both written and verbal formats
Determines and utilizes the appropriate communication channels
Infers meaningful insights from a collection of data
Employs active listening
Prepares and delivers presentations
Strategy Development
Understands the impact of a project directly to and across various functions
Understands the impact of a project to the overall business
Integrates business goals into the project scope and deliverables
Develops metrics to track progress towards goals
Understands project and organizational dependencies
Team Management
Motivates and inspires the team
Leads by example
Manages and resolves conflict
Builds relationships within and outside the team
Delegates appropriately
Demonstrates team organization and governance
Business Acumen
Understands industry trends and their impact on business
Responds to market and business changes that affect the project and business
Monitors competition and its impact on the project and business
Technical Competence
Understands and integrates appropriate project management tools and processes
Applies/obtains the necessary requisite subject matter expertise (SME)
Critical Thinking
Determines the validity of project progress
Maintains project objectivity
Applies ongoing analysis to the project
Integrates the project with cross functional objectives
Takes initiative
Mentors team members
Effects change and monitors progress
Responds in a politically astute manner

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
Works with Business Development and Estimating teams to define scope of product.
Prepares workforce requirements, schedules, budgets, and fee projections with Design Project Architect.
Understands construction methods/procedures.
Develops code searches.
Assists in producing schematic design process with external/internal design teams.
Monitors and collaborates design development and contract documents with external/internal design teams.
Keep project records including code documentation, project history, correspondence, estimates and budgets.
Coordinates the staff assigned to project to meet established schedules and budget.
Answers questions and gives daily guidance to team.
Maintains open communication with client to avoid problems and improve relationships.
Initiates and participates in construction walk-throughs.
Coordinates provision of Construction Administration services as required by contract.
Checks work of project staff for content and accuracy.
Participates in projections and the billing process to provide accurate information of work progress and additional billing requirements and follows-up on overdue invoices.
Initiates remedial action for projects falling behind budgeted hours/dollars.
Communicates delays, problems with project, etc. to Director of Design.
Keeps up-to-date on current trends and developments in the housing market.
Promotes the firm within the business community to develop new clients.
Coordinates projects with outside consultants hired by client (including architects, engineers, general contractors, etc.)
Assists with proposals on structural and MEP consultants for development of our Design Services Agreement (DSA).
Communication with Krakow-based Director of Engineering and Design to ensure teams are working together to the best of their abilities
Travel is required to communicate effectively with other Prescient offices and collaborate with outside design/engineering/construction teams.

Skills and Qualifications:
Proven skills in leadership, communication, marketing, negotiation, and problem solving
Ability to handle a broad range of functions and to maintain multiple projects in parallel sequence

Must have the ability to problem solve construction and design related issues
Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Bluebeam, and Procore proficiency required to review drawings and estimates; hand sketching ability also preferred

Preferred Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Planning, Design, Engineering, or related field is preferred.
Ten or more years’ experience in assisting with all phases of a project.
Additional experience may take the place of some education requirements.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position will supervise the Design Project Architect and multiple Project Coordinators.

Work Environment:
This position operates in a typical office environment. Up to 50% travel may be required.

Position Type:
This is a full-time, exempt level position.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Unlawful Harassment

Prescient is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.