Smith Maran Architecture + Interiors in Montclair NJ seeks a Project Architect/Project Manager.
We are looking for a highly organized and design-sensitive professional to guide corporate interiors, commercial work and mixed-use development in the tri-state area. As members of a small firm, we each wear more than one hat and you will, too. If you know us, you know we and our clients prize someone who speaks, writes and listens well. If you don’t know us, our office is in the cultural heart of NJ and we serve a broad range of clients with interesting design challenges and high expectations.
The ideal candidate will be a team player with a high-end, modern sensibility, will possess passion for and commitment to architecture and design, and will have experience with and interest in both the big and small, from concept to close out
Work in all phases of project, from attending interviews and assisting on proposal writing to managing project set-up, consultant RFP’s, design, CD’s, bidding, contract prep, CA, punchlist and closeout
Sustain positive and productive client contact for the lifecycle of a project
Conceptualize, visualize and articulate clear, thoughtful and inspired design solutions
Manage project team(s) including architects, interior designers, job captains, graphic designers and engineering consultants
Manage project scheduling, meetings, budgets, consultants, contractors, subs and vendors
Create and communicate clear and attainable project objectives to project team members
Ensure projects conform to contract
Report to firm Principal
Send samples of your work and a statement of interest via email, with “Project Architect/Project Manager” in the subject line. In your statement, tell us where you saw this job posting. Please, no calls.
BArch or MArch degree from an accredited university
8 years of experience in an architecture firm
5 years on corporate/commercial interiors
5 years on projects that include core and shell
5 years working on projects in NYC
3 years on mixed use projects
Able to complete tasks for multiple projects at a time
Experience to include:
Managing entire project lifecycle, from interview to post-occupancy
Leading, managing and mentoring project teams
Interviewing and proposal writing
Strong communication and relationship management skills to maintain existing client relationships and to build new ones
Establishing, managing and negotiating project scope and fees - participating in monthly billing and job cost analysis
Fiscal awareness and accountability for project time and fees
Knowledge of and ability to research and interpret local ordinances, and state and national building codes, requirements and best practices
Preparation of RFP’s for, selection of, and coordinating consultant teams for Civil, Structural, MEPFP, etc.
Concept development and visualization for large and small scale projects
Preparing construction documents and specifications
Fluent in Autocad, InDesign, Excel
Fluency or familiarity with PhotoShop and SketchUp
Adaptive Re-use/Historic Preservation a significant plus
LEED Accreditation a significant plus
Licensed Architect (min. on track for licensing)
Additional Salary Information: Salary is paid according to experience and portfolio. The position is full-time and an immediate hire.
Smith Maran Architecture & Interiors, llc, is an award-winning, collaborative design boutique located in Montclair, NJ. The firm specializes in: innovative architectural and interior design solutions for corporations, retailers and institutions seeking to define or reconceive their public image; architectural and interior design for new residences; and creative transformations of existing homes. ... Through thoughtful integration of the practical and poetic, SMAI seeks to imbue each project with an appropriate, unique identity.