Populous is a global architecture and design firm that creates the places where people love to be together, like Yankee Stadium, the London Olympics, and the Super Bowl. Over the last 30 years, the firm has designed more than 2,500 projects worth $40 billion across emerging and established markets. Populous’ comprehensive services include architecture, interior design, event planning and overlay, environmental graphics and wayfinding, master planning, landscape design, urban planning and sustainable design consulting. With regional headquarters in Kansas City, London, and Brisbane, Populous has 17 offices on four continents.
Our Kansas City Office is seeking a, talented and enthusiastic, Design-Build Construction Project Manager with an expert understanding of, and experience with, commercial and institutional design led design-build projects. The perfect applicant will have an interest in working in a dynamic and collaborative global design environment with a diverse range of public assembly building types; including the design of sports venues, convention centers, community buildings, transportation facilities and airports.
Responsible for managerial and administrative aspects of a project.
Work with the owner and design team early in the process in order to facilitate the design process.
Assist in direction of project planning, budgeting, and establishing critical project objectives.
Remain cost conscious and aware of every aspect of the project at all times.
Produce division 16 cost estimates.
Produce project schedules and monthly status report on project work.
Work closely with owner and the design team in development of preliminary concept drawings.
Direct and coordinate activities of client, and disciplines on a project.
Ensure that an accurate and complete estimate for the project is prepared.
Participate in the proposal development, meeting with the owner to review the scope of work, discuss ways to reduce costs, and provide value engineering ideas.
Initiate or assist in contract preparation and/or negotiations.
Oversee the buyout process and selection of subcontractor(s).
Coordinate with the subcontractor(s) to ensure safety, quality control and schedule compliance.
Conduct regularly scheduled progress meetings with owner and the construction team.
Work within a dynamic creative environment providing high level conceptual realization of design work in a variety of image and media formats.
Provide leadership during technical development and project documentation.
Review design concepts, production drawings, and construction documents according to established standards and technical expertise.
Able to manage design and construction teams.
Manage and/or assist in design and operational research, building & systems programming, site and building analysis, and report documentation.
Manage and/or assist Design Team in preparing for design presentations to clients, communities, and other pertinent stakeholders, including public agencies.
Master’s or Bachelor's degree in Architecture, or Construction Management, or related field from an accredited curriculum.
5-10 years of commercial and institutional design/build construction experience.
Registered Architect with a current license not required but a plus.
Ability to effectively make sound decisions under tight deadlines.
Ability to organize, plan and manage multiple activities to accomplish desired results.
Strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills.
Team oriented, self-driven work ethic and ability to meet fast paced project demands.
Act in a manner of integrity that shows support for the company, its values, and the employees, while maintaining constant focus on meeting/exceeding customer requirements and expectations.
Exhibit commitment to quality by evaluating project-related processes. Make necessary changes, use customer input to make improvements, and meet/exceed internal and external customer expectations.
Proficient in estimating, scheduling, quality control, progress reports, progress billing, design review and coordination, cost reporting, safety, and proposal preparation.
Computer skills: proficiency using Word, Excel, Outlook and Microsoft Project.
Populous offers a competitive salary, bonus and benefit packages, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k, flexible spending accounts, paid time off and continuing education benefits. Populous is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.
Populous is a global architecture and design firm that creates the places where people love to be together, like Yankee Stadium, the London Olympics, and the Super Bowl. Over the last 30 years, the firm has designed more than 2,500 projects worth $40 billion across emerging and established markets. Populous’ comprehensive services include architecture, interior design, event planning and overlay, ...environmental graphics and wayfinding, master planning, landscape design, urban planning and sustainable design consulting. With regional headquarters in Kansas City, London, and Brisbane, Populous has 17 offices on four continents.