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Project Manager

Company: Perkins Eastman
Location: Charlotte, NC
Job Type: Full Time
Date Available: 1/4/2021

Life at PE:
Perkins Eastman is a global architecture and design firm guided by the belief that design can have a positive and lasting impact on people’s lives. With more than 1,000 employees in 18 locations around the world, we collaborate seamlessly across borders, barriers, and disciplines to connect people and ideas. Whether conceiving of new healthcare models, reviving a local landmark as a boutique hotel, or helping communities become more resilient, we are united in a dedication to progressive and inventive design that enhances the human experience. If everything is design, everything we do is HUMAN BY DESIGN.
The Opportunity:
The Project Manager is a project leadership position with responsibility for architectural design and technical production of projects.  We are seeking an individual with strong technical and communication skills working within the design team to create exemplary buildings to suit clients' and users' needs.   The Project Manager will manage the multi-projects from inception through completion including all design phases, client interaction, schedule and financial performance. We seek a self-starter with strong organizational, communication and leadership skills as this will be essential. Experience is needed with managing healthcare, senior living, education or commercial mixed use projects and the ability to assist with business development for new project work including proposal preparation and interviews.
Primary Responsibilities:   

  • Assist the studio and leaders with generating Design Services Proposals.
  • Ability to manage, retain and build client relationships.
  • Understand contracts and run projects from inception through to project closeout.
  • Manage project teams of up to 10 people per project, determining staffing assignments required to meet project milestones.
  • Mentor and supervise staff professionally.
  • Strong relationship, client building and networking with industry colleagues.
  • Serve as the primary project contact to ensure communication is maintained and reporting schedules are adhered to.
  • Lead/assists a project team in development of the aesthetic and technical design and the preparation of architectural design and construction documents including drawings and specifications.
  • Leading all technical drawing reviews.
  • Manage annual sales and business development proposal.
  • Lead problem solving resolutions and escalate when needed for client satisfaction.
  • Coordinates work with consultants and develops strong client relationships.
  • Prepare project code review.
  • Responsible for all aspects of project management including budgeting, staffing, billing and consultant billing.
  • Responsible for day-to-day control and management of the architectural team (design through contract documents and contract administration) as well as the client and consultant teams.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to assist in proposal writing and attending interviews for potential projects.
  • Collaborates with or serves as the Project Designer for the design of the project.
  • Develops, checks and coordinates technical aspects of the design of a project.


  • Bachelor or Master degree in Architecture is required.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience
  • Must have senior level experience; having been on track for Principal Ownership.
  • Substantial CA experience (submittal, RFI, ASI review/response and consultant coordination), ability to detail (exterior) is required.
  • Strong communication skills, articulate, graphic, organization, technical verbal and written skills.
  • Strong Business development skills and client relationship building and maintenance.
  • Proficient with computer-assisted design software such as Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe, Photoshop, Illustrator, In-design; 3D software such as Sketchup is required.
  • Proficient with other data management software such as Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated experience in and readiness to lead the technical details of projects.
  • LEED Accreditation strongly preferred.
  • Licensed required.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Highly motivated and engaged

How To Apply

If you would like to join a dynamic, energized, innovative and collaborative environment, where your ideas will be heard and your skills challenged, please visit our career page and apply with your cover letter, resume and/or portfolio (Adobe PDF preferred). No phone calls please.

Link: http:// (Human By Design!)

Perkins Eastman is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and a participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.