Project Manager (Higher Education)
Description


At MA, we work together every day toward our mission of enriching lives through innovative design. Our core values guide our motivation to perform and excel as a team. Working for our firm, you will join a team of over 80 passionate professionals, banded together by a dedication to design and a commitment to community. We are thought leaders, always seeking to leverage our expertise to enhance communities and elevate human experiences. Our company culture is genuine and supportive, built on a foundation of strong relationships, shared passion for great design, and a penchant for fun.


If you are a dynamic, innovative, and driven team player, we’d love to talk.


MA Design is hiring a Project Manager for our Columbus office. In this role, you will be responsible for the management of architecture projects from beginning to completion for a limited number of projects under the guidance of a Sr. PM/PA or Studio Lead.


What you will do:

  • Manage project lifecycle and lead production team through entire architectural process from early site analysis through project close out, including all administrative and technical tasks and assignments.
  • Develop and manage project schedules, budgets, and scope of work; serve as primary client liaison.
  • Communicate and coordinate with clients, consultants, and all in-house team members.
  • Manage and directly participate in the production of construction documents, from the schematic design phase through construction administration.
  • Schedule production activities and staffing in alignment with available project hours.
  • Perform QA/QC review for drawings, specifications, and other project documents before issuance; facilitate review by the Principal-in-Charge of the project prior to issuance of stamped documents.
  • Attend and/or lead construction job site meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you bring to the table:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or related field; 8+ years experience in architecture firm
  • M. Arch, Architectural licensure preferred
  • High level of proficiency in Revit; Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of construction materials and methods including sustainable solutions.
  • Understand appropriate industry technologies and software
  • Understanding of architectural contracts and internal project budgets
  • Understanding of building code as applicable to each project
  • Strong communication skills and ability to manage a diverse project team, including consultants, clients, and internal architectural teams
  • Strong coordination skills: consultants, schedule, construction administration, etc.
  • Thorough understanding of and participation in MA's internal QA/QC process
  • Working knowledge of internal standards and best practices

Why choose MA?


Research led and insight driven, we pride ourselves on hiring the best in the industry, giving them the freedom to explore and design as they create space for change.


With firm differentiators like our Sustainability and Experiential Design services, we continue to explore new opportunities as we stay committed to finding the design solutions and strategies that set our clients up for success for now, and what’s next. By joining MA, you will find yourself fulfilled from your work, driven by your passion in purpose, a part of a culture of collaboration, and a place where you belong, as together we work to design the future of our communities, and beyond.
In addition, we offer the following benefits and perks:

  • Comprehensive benefits package including a choice of two health insurance plans, plus vision and dental; options for HSA, HRA, and FSA; opportunities for life insurance, disability, critical illness, and accident coverage
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Paid time off (PTO) bank merges sick, vacation, and personal time, which allows you to the flexibility to use your paid time off as you see fit
  • Seven paid holidays, two half-day paid holidays, and two floating holidays
  • 401(k) profit sharing plan and retirement savings advising
  • Impromptu get-togethers
  • Workstation flexibility, including a cafe space, hoteling stations, and standing desk compatibility
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Ample opportunities for community engagement with our CSR partners
  • Casual atmosphere with a supportive and collaborative team

Core Values

  • Always Passionate
  • Give More Than You Get
  • Relentlessly Innovative
  • Stronger Together
  • Energetically Optimistic
  • Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable
  • Treat Others As They Want To Be Treated

MA Design provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, MA Design complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


MA Design expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of MA Design's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.