Key Areas of Responsibility are:
Project Documentation and Delivery
Relationship Management/ Business Development
Coordinates with PM on design budget and staffing
Coordinates key design elements with Project Architect and/or Project manager.
Proactively engage with client regarding design issues
Manage project design staff and personal time as required to accomplish tasks within set deadlines.
Track progress and communicate status of work assignments relative to schedule requirements to project leadership
Communicate status of design work assignments relative to schedule requirements
Manage design process to meet project budget and schedule to avoid re-work
Senior Project Design Architects are responsible for project scope of work and contract requirements governing design efforts
Work with marketing to prepare proposals and interview strategies
Understand client design needs and articulate project design goals
Work with project manager to identify and obtain specialty design service and proposals
Aid project manager in pursuing and securing design related additional services
Senior Project Design Architects are responsible for communicating and integrating design work efforts with the internal project team and external consultants.
Aid in development of design direction for projects and present design options to build design consensus with clients
Develop or aid in developing design process/tasks and deliverables portion of the project work plan.
Understand general construction cost implications of design.
Provide design specific input to PA leader and coordinate the evolution of design as required to meet budgetary demands
Understand scope and budget to identify 'out of scope' design requests and elevate concerns to the Project Manager.
Aid in managing design workloads to meet project requirements and maximize staff utilization
Schedule design critiques and/or reviews at appropriate stages early in the design process
Lead internal and external project design and documentation with the entire production/documentation team.
Manage lead design and documentation schedule
Senior Project Design Architects are responsible to deliver overall design quality consistent with scope, budget and project goals.
Communicate design ideas and goals to clients
Develop design intent and coordinate with construction document efforts
Lead, or aid in, the development of the project design vision and goals
Direct, or aid in, the preparation of presentation materials for internal review and client presentations
Relationship Management/Business Development
Senior Project Design Architects are responsible for actively building new and future relationships.
Actively work with Marketing, PM's and PIC's to pursue new projects and expand scope of services
Meet client design expectations and facilitate future projects
Senior Project Design Architects are responsible for leading the culture of design within the firm.
Exhibit leadership qualities such as; being punctual, accountable, positive, and hard working
Create and maintain an open and friendly work environment with colleagues and RSP leadership
Collaborate with project leadership to identify qualified internal design team
Establish and maintain a high level of quality design
Participate in and provide valuable feedback for formal and informal employee reviews
Responsible for, or aid in, directing and monitoring design work
Model effective team building that bolsters morale and fosters creative problem solving
Facilitate mentoring connections and professional development opportunities
Represent RSP at networking functions
Give and take direction
Establish and maintain a culture of quality