At our core, we believe that supporting our communities begins with supporting our employees. No matter what stage you’re at in your career, we have a comprehensive total rewards program to enhance your quality of life, help support your family, and assist you in achieving your personal and professional goals. Otak employees enjoy competitive salaries; no-cost medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; a 401(k)-retirement match that is 100% vested immediately; Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual based on your industry experience rather than your seniority plus 9 paid holidays per year; a commuter allowance (based on your office location); support for your professional registration and/or certification fees; and much more!
This position is a top priority for Otak. If you are out of the area and interested in relocating to the beautiful Pacific NW for this opportunity, relocation assistance is provided. Also, no matter where you live, and consistent with Otak’s commitment to active transportation and climate-friendly policies, the successful candidate for this position will receive an E-Bike!
Otak is looking to hire an Architectural Senior Project Manager for our Mixed-Use and transit oriented design Market Sector within our Architecture Practice. This individual will work in partnership with project teams on multifamily, mixed use, hospitality, and other mid/high rise projects. The Architectural Senior Project Manager will be responsible for successfully delivering projects with a commitment to technical excellence, strong client relationships, and collaboration with the team. This position will lead all project team members to ensure the work is completed within the project schedule and budget, maintain and manage client expectations, and lead the documents throughout all phases, including the necessary design and jurisdictional reviews.
Otak’s Architects and Urban Designers produce enduring structures and designs. We establish places that are creative, yet practical, and modern, yet timeless. Our experts bring sustainable design and design excellence to every project, from multifamily housing and transit centers to community buildings, and everything in between.
What you’ll do:
Lead project teams to ensure design intent and conformance to quality assurance, quality control and best practice standards
Mentor and direct the work of less experienced staff; collaborate and energize the design team to develop solutions to design problems
Utilize problem solving skills to solve technical and design challenges, while effectively meeting deadlines
Work in partnership in the preparation of client presentations and present design concepts, drawings, models, etc.
As the primary point of contact, lead the client in defining distinctions or points of clarification to achieve project goals
Lead project reviews regarding project costs, budgets and adherence to schedule
Develop new client relationships and support the marketing and business development activities of the office
What you bring:
Bachelors or master’s degree in Architecture or equivalent experience
Must have obtained architectural registration, license in Oregon and Washington a plus
Must have at least 10 years of professional architectural experience with at least five years of demonstrated project management experience.
Demonstrated experience around complex urban project types with competing and conflicting interests focused on mixed use, multi-family, and hospitality desired.
Have advanced knowledge and experience of applicable zoning codes, applicable codes, and implications on design
Ability to plan and manage design team efforts to effectively meet deadlines and budgets
A general understanding of computer-aided design software such as AutoCAD and Civil3D and/or REVIT.
Bluebeam experience preferred.
While Otak does not currently have a mandatory COVID vaccination policy, we do work with public agencies and private clients who do require all contractors and subcontractors be vaccinated.
Our drive to make positive change in our communities is about more than just technical work–it’s equally from the deep personal connection we all have to the places we work–which happens for us to be place we live and play as well. As a leading planning, design, sustainable engineering, and project management firm, we bring our expertise to natural and built environments across the United States, making them more vibrant, beautiful, and functional.
Since our founding in 1981, our urban designers, architects, engineers, planners, landscape architects, surveyors, and project managers have demonstrated that it is possible to be both practical and innovative. It is what we do; but why we do it is equally important and it has led us to our best work: whether that is integrating transit into a dense urban neighborhood or engaging with a community to put a mixed-use high-rise in a sensitive community context or working in the unique and sacred environment of a National Park. We are deeply interested and invested in the projects we do, with a passion for our clients’ vision. With a team of multidisciplinary experts, we add diverse experience and a forward-thinking approach to every pr...oject. We carefully consider how our work will affect future generations and that leads us to novel yet effective ways of addressing common challenges.