Otak is looking to hire a Project Manager/Sr. Project Manager for our Mixed-Use Market Sector within our Architecture Practice. This individual will work in partnership with project teams on multifamily, mixed use, hospitality, and other mid/high rise projects. The Project Manager will be responsible for successfully delivering projects with a commitment to technical excellence, strong client relationships, and collaboration with the team. The PM will lead all project team members to ensure the work is completed within the project schedule and budget, maintain and manage client expectations, and lead the documents throughout all phases, including the necessary design and jurisdictional reviews.
Otak's Architects and Urban Designers produce enduring structures and designs. We establish places that are creative, yet practical, and modern, yet timeless. Our experts bring sustainable design and design excellence to every project, from multifamily housing and transit centers to community buildings, and everything in between.
What you'll do:
Lead project teams to ensure design intent and conformance to quality assurance, quality control and best practice standards
Mentor and direct the work of less experienced staff; collaborate and energize the design team to develop solutions to design problems
Utilize problem solving skills to solve technical and design challenges, while effectively meeting deadlines
Work in partnership in the preparation of client presentations and present design concepts, drawings, models, etc.
As the primary point of contact, lead the client in defining distinctions or points of clarification to achieve project goals
Lead project reviews regarding project costs, budgets and adherence to schedule
Develop new client relationships and support the marketing and business development activities of the office
What you bring:
Bachelors or master's degree in Architecture or equivalent experience
Must have obtained architectural registration, license in Oregon and Washington a plus
Must have at least 10 years of professional architectural experience with at least five years of demonstrated project management experience.
Demonstrated experience around complex urban project types with competing and conflicting interests focused on mixed use, multi-family, and hospitality desired.
Have advanced knowledge and experience of applicable zoning codes, applicable codes, and implications on design
Ability to plan and manage design team efforts to effectively meet deadlines and budgets
A general understanding of computer-aided design software such as AutoCAD and Civil3D and/or REVIT.
Bluebeam experience preferred.
Why work at Otak?
When you work at Otak, you aren't just joining a firm - you're joining a community. We believe our best work happens in a culture of collaboration and inclusion, where the expertise of diverse individuals can thrive in a foundation of teamwork. The work environment we create is built on a simple concept: working on interesting projects with interesting people. However, we don't just believe in cultivating our own community; we're also committed to enriching the communities around us with smart, creative solutions. We know our employees make an investment in us, so we're committed to making an investment in them. Seasoned experts and young professionals work together to encourage personal growth and skill development at all experience levels. Plus, we're expanding - and we're dedicated to developing an internal infrastructure with the strength and talent to support that growth.
Otak employees have a progressive mindset and sustainable community perspective. We encourage our staff to volunteer in their communities by giving them an option to earn extra vacation time for their volunteer hours. Otak combines the best of a small firm mentality with strong collaboration across disciplines with the plentiful opportunities to work on exciting projects offered by a growing firm. We also encourage life balance and foster a fun work environment. Our Northwest sensibilities are reflected in our commitment to sustainability and diversity. And believing that diversity fosters innovation and strengthens our skills, we embrace a culture of inclusion and equity in our company and in our communities.
Otak is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
For us, diversity isn't a box to check, it is woven into our key values. Diversity is the deep, running vein that fosters innovation, strengthens our team, and opens doors. This is why we're determined to build a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our team embraces each other's unique perspectives and strives to promote a culture where we all feel a sense of belonging. We understand that when we are able to courageously show up as our fully evolved selves, there is more collaboration, more creative ideas and an increase in capitalizing on our team's natural talents. If you are a minority, veteran, person with a disability, or a member of the LGBTQA Community, we strongly encourage and welcome you to apply to any open position of interest.
Does this sound like a team you'd like to join while advancing your career and improving the natural and built environment? Join us! Please apply online and include a cover letter that shares with us why you believe you are a great fit for this important position at Otak.