Project Manager (Architecture & Design Firm)

HKIT Architects - Oakland, CA


Immediate opening for a project manager with creative talent, management and production skills. Join our dynamic, diverse and award winning 45+ person design firm conveniently located in downtown Oakland. Work on a variety of affordable housing, senior housing and educational projects. HKIT Architects is committed to sustainable design, a collaborative workplace and to architecture that enriches the community and the environment. For further information, visit us at

The position requires a motivated design and technically minded individual with a minimum of 10 years of experience leading complex multi-family residential, senior living projects or K-12 educational projects. Candidates must combine considerable design and construction detailing experience, strong communications skills, an interest in sustainability, a record of excellent client collaboration, with an ability to manage internal production teams and external consultants.


  • Work with project principals to oversee all phases of multiple projects from conceptual design through construction administration.
  • Serve as the main point of contact with the client and participates in team meetings throughout the project phases including construction. Actively manages client’s budget, schedule, program, and scope.
  • Manage the design, detailing, research and full documentation on selected projects, providing expertise across multiple projects. Oversees agency approvals.
  • Assign tasks to staff members and manage deadlines for all production phases including renderings, meetings and presentations. Oversee assigned project team(s).
  • Produce and manage project schedules, work plans, client correspondence and documentation. Maintain project integrity including design.
  • Assist in development of and manage project budgets and fees.
  • Construction Administration


  • Minimum of 8 years of experience designing, documenting, detailing and coordinating multi-family residential projects or senior living projects, affordable and market rate, or K-12 educational projects.
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in architecture or similar discipline from an accredited program.
  • Proven experience leading, mentoring & training junior and intermediate staff in all phases of project detailing and documentation.


  • LEED AP is a plus
  • Knowledge of high-performance building design and related software is a plus
  • Work on certified green building projects is a plus

HKIT offers competitive compensation with full employee medical, dental & vision insurance, FSA and 401k plan. We provide support for licensure, and AIA membership. Compensation is dependent on experience & education.

Please submit your resume, project examples/portfolio

Job Type: Full-time


  • Multi-family Housing: 8 years (Preferred)
  • Design: 8 years (Required)
  • Project Management: 8 years (Preferred)
  • Construction Administration: 7 years (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Professional development assistance
  • Paid time off

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative -- innovative and risk-taking
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative