Senior Project Manager

Job Locations US-FL-Miami
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/27/2018 11:36 AM)
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HKS is a team of more than 1,400 architects, interior designers, urban designers, scientists, artists, anthropologists and other professionals working together across industries and across the globe to create places that delight, heal and stimulate peak performance. We have nurtured a culture of extraordinary people with curious and creative minds who are passionate about delivering elegant solutions that solve our clients’ challenges. Our research teams dig deep to discover processes and ideas that improve outcomes--then they share them freely for everyone’s benefit. In all we do, we are mindful of the fragility of all life and of the planet.


This highly motivated individual will contribute to building a strong business-within-a-business.  Even though the focus is on Project Management, a strong design sense must inform all actions. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for creating profitable and sustainable projects that are on-time and on-budget;  use knowledge and experience with  hospitality building types to expedite the design and production process to create an always-better project; and above all, exceed clients’ expectations.  The Senior Project Manager will play an integral role in the studio by managing projects expertly to build the hospitality portfolio.


  • Develop plans for each project to ensure efficient completion in accordance with contractual obligations
  • Develop the project team structure, overseeing both internal and external members of the project team
  • Manage all project team efforts to facilitate effective execution of project design and the delivery of construction documents
  • Work with the project designer to understand the big picture as well as the nuances of design intent
  • Coordinate design group interaction both internally and externally
  • Become familiar with clients’ project approval process and their standards and policies for project completion
  • Inform all team members, including consultants, of project protocol
  • Manage project financial performance
  • Perform the following aspects of project management, guiding others in the firm both by example and direct involvement:
    • Staffing
      • Determine project personnel requirements
      • Develop a manpower allocation that acknowledges the requirements of other projects in the studio and office
    • Budget and schedule
      • Apply knowledge of project costs and develop detailed project budget from initial estimates
      • Develop detailed project schedule and manage to that schedule
      • Communicate key deliverable dates to project team
      • Maintain or exceed profit goals for project
    • Contracts
      • Assist in preparation of the architectural contract for the project
      • Determine terms and prepare contract packages
      • Ensure that legal and professional liability issues are taken into consideration
    • Programming
      • Direct the effort to extract and document user and owner requirements for the project
      • Ensure that requirements are communicated to entire team, but particularly the designer
    • Design management
      • Ensure that the programmatic requirements are incorporated into project design
      • Guide the development of schematic design in synch with project schedule
    • Construction documents
      • Apply familiarity with engineering disciplines; ensure that engineering requirements are integrated into the project
      • Apply knowledge of building materials and construction techniques
      • Direct the development of drawings, specifications and bid documents using knowledge of construction, furniture, furnishings and equipment selection criteria and specifications
    • Project Approvals
      • Oversee the preparation of detailed code and zoning analysis
      • Direct the preparation of documents required for project approval
      • Apply knowledge of building and planning codes and ADA requirements to review construction documents prior to submission for approval
      • Work with public agencies to provide information necessary to obtain approval
      • Represent the client with appropriate public agencies
    • Project Communications
      • Lead periodic project meetings, presentations and public hearings
      • Implement policy for maintaining project files
      • Make qualitative decisions on graphic communications
      • Ensure that meeting notes are complete and distributed to project team
      • Ensure that client is adequately briefed on project progress
      • Alert client to potential problems and their solution
      • Exercise skills of persuasion and negotiation on critical issues
  • Business Development responsibilities
    • Represent the firm at organizations concerned with hospitality projects to gain exposure for HKS, particularly in the Miami community
    • Working with others (e.g. marketing staff; studio leadership), meet with prospective clients to learn about their requirements and acquaint them with HKS


  • At least 15 years of project management experience: 10+ years of hospitality experience.
  • A deep understanding of -- and experience with -- urban, resort and/or mixed use hospitality projects.
  • BArch or BS in Architecture; LEED credential preferred.
  • License to practice architecture in Florida
  • Strong software proficiency
  • A high level of technical competence and a thorough understanding of building systems.
  • Spanish Language Fluency preferred
  • Attributes:
  • Values and personality that are compatible with HKS
  • Highly organized, detail-driven and conscientious
  • Obvious leadership capability
  • Evidence of entrepreneurial drive … with enthusiasm for being a part of building the Hospitality practice in Miami
  • Initiative


HKS is an EEO/AA Employer: M/F/Disabled/Veteran


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