MBI is seeking a Department Manager, Architecture with a proven track record to join our Alexandria, VA team. Primary responsibilities will include leading and growing the architecture department in the design and planning process for multi-faceted production facilities and directing and supporting the production and coordination of architectural deliverables.
Key Management Responsibilities:
Assist with the development and implementation of the firm's business, financial success, alignment and management of office resources, staff growth and development, champion technical quality initiatives, design practice integration (along with Design Leaders) and project process leadership.
Manage, hire, and develop the architectural design team
Make staff assignments to maintain utilization and technical excellence
Manage and coordinate workload of teams and provide leadership of team activities
Communicate client objectives, provide constructive feedback and mentoring, and identify and share lessons learned with teams.
Position requires ownership and commitment to adhering to project timelines, budgets, project efficiency, and identifying, managing and tracking project changes
Assure that technical quality of projects is achieved and enforce application of QA/QC process standards and requirements. Ensure appropriate client and internal communication including written project documentation.
Strong ability to work collaboratively with clients, senior project managers and in-house engineering disciplines
Strong design, technical, and communication skills (both visually & verbally) are essential
Key Project Responsibilities
Must possess strong project management skills relating to design, coordination and time management
Provide Project Management for 1 -2 key client projects and large design teams led by the architectural discipline
Provide principal-level management for task managers of Annual Service contracts
Support architectural design leadership for varied projects and client base
Be a proactive resource to project teams in their decision-making processes and in the development of technically sound and innovative planning and design solutions.
Play a key role in meetings and presentations.
Develop and maintain positive client relations. Communicate design, construction, and other issues to clients in a clear and compelling way. As necessary, work proactively to obtain approvals for additions to scope of work and influence clients to approve and process payables for our services.
Capable of leading project teams through the overall design and documentation process for multiple projects simultaneously
Work with clients, contractors and local officials to coordinate construction issues
Direct, oversee and participate in the production of construction documentation including specifications
Business Development and Marketing
Participate in marketing campaigns and interview teams, prepare proposals and develop fees.
Identify key project types and strategic new markets based on trends and staff capabilities
Work closely with Sales Leads to track and support opportunities for key markets
Strong abilities to initiate and maintain relationships with clients
Work with clients and Project Principals to develop and negotiate budgets, schedules, and contracts.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Demonstrates good interpersonal skills, attentive and approachable
Maintains a professional and productive relationship with clients and co-workers
Ability to inspire teams, develop relationships with co-workers and direct reports, to meet internal deadlines
Positive attitude, even when under pressure
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Collaborative and productive work style
Flexible and willing to assist with multiple tasks
Ability to obtain a security clearance, if needed
Bachelor of Architecture / Master of Architecture degree required
15+ years of experience, in a professional services consulting firm with project operations experience
Architectural license and NCARB registration preferred, On-track for near term considered
LEED Accreditation preferred
Experience managing projects of varied scale and complexity required
Must have experience leading BIM project production teams, familiarity with Revit, and be proficient in Microsoft Office, MS Project, as well as other data management software.
Experience with Public Transit, Department of Defense or Federal civilian agency project experience required
MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL EEO STATEMENT Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
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About Michael Baker Intl
Michael Baker International, a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management, has been solving some of the world’s most complex infrastructure challenges for more than 80 years with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.
Based in Pittsburgh and with nearly 100 offices nationwide, we partner with clients on everything from roads, bridges, tunnels, mass transit, and airports, to water treatment plants, arctic oil pipelines, environmental restoration and specialized overseas construction. We serve as a trusted adviser to the communities we serve, making them safer, more accessible, more sustainable and more prosperous.
We provide visionary leadership in facilitating transformational change for our clients. Our work delivers differentiating innovations and dedicated experts who challenge the status quo and share a world of diverse experience and an impassioned entrepreneurial spirit. We deliver quality of life.
We Make a Difference.