The buildingcommunityWORKSHOP ([bc]) is a nonprofit community design center seeking to improve the livability and viability of communities through the practice of thoughtful design and making. [bc] has offices in Dallas, Brownsville, and Houston, TX. We are currently seeking a Project Manager to work in our Brownsville, TX office supporting projects locally.
Position Role: Project Manager / Architectural Designer
Position Title: To be determined based on candidate experience
Start Date: November 2020
Main Purpose and Function
We are looking for an individual with a strong desire to live and work in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley. The work we do is impactful. It is challenging and rewarding. You will work with people in places where design services are typically not accessible and work with people who normally do not have access to design. You will be responsible for all aspects of project delivery from pre-design to completion of architecture and creative placemaking projects. This will include project and consultant management, pre-design engagement activities, historical research, schematic design in a number of mediums (sketch, model, digital), design development documentation, construction documentation and administration under the supervision of a licensed architect.
This position requires the ability to proactively work with staff to manage large projects with multiple consultants and user groups. You will be working in areas where resources are scarce and therefore you must be resourceful. What that means is that you may work on managing project schedules, design buildings, a public space, go to a community meeting, develop budgets, or pursue funding on the same day. The ability to manage your time effectively while remaining nimble and focused is essential.
Projects will include the design of modular/prefabricated housing prototypes, multi-family affordable housing, design and programming of temporary installations. While the position is based in Brownsville, it will be supporting work in all of our offices, with some travel required.
Healthcare coverage paying 100% of the Blue Cross Blue Shield HSA Plan for you as an individual
100% Vision and Dental coverage for you as an individual
Reimbursement not to exceed $500 annually for professional development
80 hours paid vacation
48 hours paid PTO/Sick
Paid Holidays (Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day)
A commitment to people and place with a strong interest in public interest design.
Intermediate or bilingual in Spanish.
Highly organized and independent.
Strong project management skills.
5+ years’ experience, design, documentation, and construction admin.
Degree in architecture (B Arch, M Arch) or equivalent work experience.
Progressing towards licensure or equivalent
Experience in residential and light commercial typologies.
Experience in prefabrication systems and project delivery.
Strong visual communication skills and graphic talent.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Experience with direct civic engagement is a plus. Including but not limited to: organizing a design charrette or workshop, hosting a community forum.
Proficiency in Archicad, Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite.
Eligible and authorized to work in the USA.
Additional Salary Information: To be determined based on candidate experience
The buildingcommunityWORKSHOP is a Texas based nonprofit community design center seeking to improve the livability and viability of communities through the practice of thoughtful design and making. We enrich the lives of citizens by bringing design thinking to areas of our cities where resources are most scarce. To do so, [bc] recognizes that it must first understand the social, economic, and environmental issues facing a community before beginning work.