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Project Manager- Landscape Architecture

Company: RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture
Location: Tempe
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

The Project Manager is a licensed professional Landscape Architect responsible for production, coordination, and supervision of multiple projects. The Project Manager's responsibilities include all aspects of project development, including project initiation, design and planning, team organization and leadership, coordination, staff supervision, scheduling, and management to ensure the efficient production and delivery of a well-coordinated quality product in a profitable and timely manner.

- Works collaboratively with other employees;
- Full knowledge of firm organization and operations;
- Full knowledge of office policy, standards, and procedures;
- Participates on an RVi office committee;
Business Development
- Maintains positive project and client relationships;
- Full knowledge of RVi marketing procedure and policy;
- Participates on the RVi Marketing Committee;
- Initiates business development and client retention activities;
- Initiates and manages contract agreements and facilitates acceptance;
- Prepares final agreements;
- Secures additional work from existing clients and prepares project amendments;
- Attends scheduling meetings;
- Performs project tasks reliably and effectively and in a timely manner;
- Demonstrates reliable performance managing multiple projects effectively;
- Leads project team activities;
- Effectively communicates with Project Team;
- Promotes a collaborative project team atmosphere;
- Manages project initiation, research, materials and site furnishing selections, programming, and conceptualization;
- Coordinates, and approves project presentation materials and participates in design review and client presentations;
- Leads development of project goals and organization;
- Prepares consultant agreements;
- Coordinates design presentations;
- Prepares creative solutions that meet client goals;
- Maintains regular client communications;
- Prepares and reviews project correspondence, documentation, and presentation materials that meet project intent, schedule, and budget expectations;
- Leads and coordinates project and client meetings;
- Coordinates and monitors project and client communications;
- Coordinates consultant activities;
- Prepares and oversees CAD document production and coordinates drawings;
- Prepares project specifications and coordinates with drawings;
- Produces documents within established fee budget and schedule;
- Reviews takeoffs, cost estimates, and manages project budgets;
- Review construction documents;
- Approves and seals construction documents;
- Adheres to RVi Quality Control review process;
- Directs Construction Administration activities and makes site visits;
- Manages project submittal review;
- Reviews and approves project reprographics and printed materials;
- Manages project budget and updates leadership monthly;
- Responds to Project Director and Client requests;
- Effectively delegates tasks to Staff Designers, Staff Planners, and Student Interns;
- Serves as a mentor to Staff Designers, Staff Planners, and Student Interns;
- Pursues and manages continuing education opportunities in alignment with target markets, licensure requirements, and with RVi Professional Development Plan;
- Attends trade events and professional association conferences;
- Seeks and advocates continuing education opportunities for junior staff;
- Participates in annual performance evaluation;
- Participates in annual performance evaluation of Staff Designers and Planners;
- Participates in 360 Partnership program;

Reporting Structure
The Project Manager reports directly to the Project Director and Principal. The Project Manager delegates project tasks to Staff Designers, Staff Planners, and Student Interns.

- Landscape Architecture or Planning degree from accredited BLA or MLA university program;
- Registered Landscape Architect (RLA)

Experience and Skills
- 5+ years of experience in a private sector design or planning office;
- Advanced AutoCAD and customizations, Photoshop, SketchUp,. Advanced ArcView, ArcGIS
- Advanced design and/or planning skills;
- Advanced contract document layout and production knowledge;
- Advanced hand and digital rendering skills;
- Advanced collaborative and teamwork skills;
- Advanced delegation skills;
- Advanced project management skills

Keywords: RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture, Tempe , Project Manager- Landscape Architecture, Executive , Tempe, Arizona

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