At this level, the project manager will organize and lead projects which are larger in terms of complexity and scope, or manage multiple projects which are smaller in terms of complexity and scope (with oversight from PIC).
The project manager works with owners and directs employees and consultants at all levels to ensure that proper steps and procedures are taken and that work is completed as planned, budgeted, scheduled and in conformance with the design intent and contract deliverables. The project manager will participate in office-wide initiatives aimed at improving or impacting practice, business operations or business development. The project manager’s skills and expertise will provide a resource for guidance for other projects and managers in the office.
About SERA SERA is a progressive, 100% employee-owned architecture, interior design and urban design & planning firm based in Portland, Oregon. Since 1968, SERA has been instrumental in the development of the city’s national reputation for livability. In 2015, we opened a second office in the Silicon Valley.
The SERA Workplace team enables businesses and organizations to transform their vision, culture and objectives into purposeful built environments. Our design team employs planning frameworks and outcome-based design strategies to maximize value in real estate solutions for sustainable design, interior environmental quality and space planning principles. We create visually and spatially compelling places that engage the workforce and create a rich cultural experience.
Our Workplace team brings diverse professional skills in architecture, interior design and engineering to create solutions that enrich human health, performance and happiness for both local and global organizations. The work is high performance, high velocity, and highly collaborative. Our teams achieve their highest performance as integrated teams with owners and builders.
Education and Experience
Requires a Bachelor or Master’s degree from an accredited program.
Architectural License is preferred.
Generally have 12+ years of experience.
LEED AP Preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Established knowledge of accounting and project management software.
Possesses knowledge of the OSSC/ ADAAG and possesses the ability to achieve the intent of the code through variances and appeals.
Possesses knowledge of drawing and production software (understanding of capabilities, requirements, and impact on project documentation strategy).
Advanced ability to communicate through verbal, written and graphic communication formats.
Established knowledge of available tools.
Advanced ability to prioritize and evaluate multiple important tasks.
Advanced critical thinking to identify strengths, weaknesses or alternate solutions to a problem independently.
Advanced professional judgment and decision making processes to determine the most appropriate course of action.
Advanced leadership skills that motivate and guide teams and projects to desired outcomes.
Advanced skills necessary to resolve conflicts within project teams.
Advanced ability to negotiate with and/ or advocate for team members, consultants, clients, jurisdictions for the benefit of SERA and the project.
Strong knowledge of design, construction systems, sustainability, project delivery methodologies (IPD), material application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness.
SERA Architects is a progressive, 100% employee-owned, Equal Opportunity Employer, based in Portland, OR. We are also growing our presence with a new Silicon Valley office.
We work collaboratively with communities, universities, corporations, and institutions to formulate a sustainable development framework for the social, cultural, economic, and ecological infrastructure that underpins the ma...king of whole and beautiful places. We engage in a broad array of planning and urban design services, including framework and concept planning, urban revitalization and (re)development plans, streetscape design, corridor planning, facilities and campus planning, and transit-oriented design and development.
Our culture reflects our commitment to great design, client service, and sustainability. SERA provides our employees with an enjoyable work environment and opportunities for professional and personal development. We provide quality service to our clients, while ensuring the growth and well-being of our team. We have an excellent and diversified benefits package.