Klassen Corporation

Job Description/Summary:

The Architectural Project Manager plans, coordinates, directs and is responsible for managing awarded architecture projects as well as conducting research and creating budgets for potential projects ensuring that the clients and company goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed quality, time and budget parameters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in preparing proposals and presentations to clients.  Maintains external relationships with clients and consulting engineers.
  • Plans, organizes/manages, leads and controls multiple architectural projects at the same time.
  • Responsible for creating, monitoring and updating project budget and schedule including management of client agreement changes.
  • Manages, directs coordination and monitors consultant services including management of consultant agreement changes.
  • Understands and coordinates code, environmental and safety requirements
  • Prepares and/or directs all phases of project, with assistance, including document creation regarding design, specifications, materials, color, equipment, estimated costs, constructability and construction administration.
  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the project team
  • Mentors or coaches staff including Architecture Department Coordinator, CADD III and Job Captain Positions.

Knowledge required:

  • Design – Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision architectural documents.
  • Building and Construction – Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of buildings / facilities.
  • Customer and Personal Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.  This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Administration and Management – Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Law and Government – Have a detailed knowledge and correct application of building codes and regulations governing construction.
  • Computers and Electronics – Working knowledge of companies’ computer software, including Bluebeam, PCMX, Contract Manager, P6, Microsoft Project, Word and Excel.
  • Economics and Accounting – Knowledge of economic and accounting principles as applied to the practice of architecture in analysis and reporting of project financial data.

Job Skills:

  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Operations Analysis – Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Monitoring – Monitoring/Assessing performance of self, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Coordination – Adjusting actions in relation to others actions.
  • Time Management – Manages a fair workload, prioritizes tasks, develops good work procedures, meets commitments, and manages one’s own time and the time of others well.
  • Presentation Skills – Ability to comfortably and convincingly present information and articulately respond to non-scripted questions from clients and/or potential clients.
  • Quality – Attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence, looks for improvement opportunities, monitors quality levels, finds root causes and is accountable for problems.

Abilities required:

  • Visualization – The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when it parts are moved or rearranged.
  • Originality and Fluency of Ideas – The ability to come with a number of relevant alternative ideas about a topic, or to develop ways to solve a problem.
  • Information Ordering – The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules.
  • Inductive Reasoning – The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Deductive Reasoning – The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Problem Sensitivity – The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Oral Expression and Comprehension – The ability to communicate effectively so others will understand as well as the ability to listen and grasp ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.   Can effectively present complicated information in an effective manner and respond to questions from user groups and clients.
  • Written Expression and Comprehension – The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand as well as the ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Category Flexibility – The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
  • Flexibility of Closure – The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
  • Personal Skills – Must be a self-starter, self-motivated, organized, practices self-development and poses effective inter-personal skills leading to the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of personalities and at all levels of the organization.
  • Teamwork – Promotes cooperation in a team atmosphere while meeting team deadlines and responsibilities.  Responds to tasks as needed to be completed including working extended hours and travel for training, presentations or project meetings.
  • Physical Abilities – Employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear and is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop kneel or crouch. (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions)
  • Environment – Ability to withstand exposure to air-conditioned/heated office environment and low noise levels from office equipment and voices.

Minimum Education and/or Experience, Certifications/Licenses required:

  • Associate’s degree from Community College or Technical School.
  • Five (5) years or more of Architecture practice experience.
  • Actively in the process of obtaining California Architectural license.
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Bakersfield, California


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$30 -$37.50 / hr

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