A new $500M hospital or a $10M clinic addition – no matter the size or scale, you can manage those in your sleep. You coined the phrase, “The buck stops here.” Your clients love you so much they take you on vacation. You thrive on detail, you crush deadlines, and you’re such a great multi-tasker that you’re reading this while tuning up your motorcycle.
You want to lead, and reap the profits of your efforts, and work with some of the most creative, fun and progressive people in our industry, and eat chocolate-covered potato chips. Guess what? We have the job for you.
JLG Architects is seeking a Project Architect/Manager. Not just any Project Architect/Manager, mind you. A JLG Project Architect/Manager:
- Is the backbone, the brain and the heart of a JLG’s projects. A JLG Project Architect/Manager coordinates the entire project team, leads internal and external meetings, is the day-to-day contact for the client and keeps the budget and schedule online.
- Has an advanced understanding of materials and methods. Engineering? Check. Construction? Check. Codes, materials, latest building trends? Check, check, check.
- Delivers. Speaking of checks, a JLG Project Architect/Manager is responsible for the execution of the JLG Project Checklist, our tried-and-true standards and processes guidelines.
- Leads. A JLG Project Architect/Manager makes independent decisions and empowers his or her teammates while also managing difficult conversations (contract enforcement, contingency, etc).
A few more attributes of a future JLG-er:
- You are deeply experienced. You must be a registered architect and provide a minimum of two professional recommendations that speak to your ability to lead projects. If you have a portfolio that includes healthcare projects, even better.
- You must understand technology. You need to be proficient in both Revit and AutoCad, and proficient in building technology.
- You know what it means to be a self-motivated leader. JLG can trust you to serve as the main point of client contact from beginning to end, and then some. Your can-do outlook and willingness to do what it takes garners the respect and confidence of your peers and project team. You own budgets and schedules.
- You are engaged. You are an enthusiastic community steward and volunteer.
- You are ready to apply. Visit www.jlgarchitects.com/careers and suit up for the first day of the rest of your life.
On a 20-below January day in 1989, Gary Johnson and Lonnie Laffen opened the doors to JLG Architects with little more than a stack of bumwad and a burning desire to truly make a difference through great design (and probably a space heater, because brr).
Thirty years later, we are one of the country’s 50 Most Admired Companies (MSN Money), 50 Best Places to Work (Inc. Magazine), and Architecture Giants (Building Design+Construction). That two-person firm may have grown to 120 professionals in 13 offices, but our driving force remains the same.
Every day at JLG is a new day for creating, inspiring and solving challenges. Everyone – from our Intern Designers to our Construction Administrator to our Marketing staff – is the heart and brains of the process, and we work closely together because we are inspired by one another. We live and work with passion; we never stop at “good enough” when it comes to our own expertise and aptitude, and are innovative and resilient in seeking out new ways to actively participate in the experience of being a JLGer.
In fact, our JLGers are so important that we became a 100% Employee-Owned ESOP in 2014 because the best place to grow your career is at a business of your own design. So, if you are someone with fire in your belly and fun up your sleeve, you’re someone we want to meet.
Beyond a love for award-winning architecture and chocolate-covered potato chips (not required), here is what makes a JLGer:
DESIGN | We raise the bar. We are passionate, resourceful problem-solvers who inspire and innovate through creative solutions that elevate our clients and communities.
RELATIONSHIPS | We build friendships. We go beyond the standard definition of a team player; we hold ourselves accountable for nurturing collaborative, supportive, respectful relationships through clear and honest communication and adaptive decision making.
COMMUNITY | We make a difference. Above all else, we know that it is our responsibility to constantly find new ways to actively engage in and uplift all of our communities - from our professional network to our local neighborhood to our family of JLGers.
STEWARDSHIP | We take good care. Time, money, materials – everything is finite. We humbly take full responsibility for our clients’, firm’s, and Earth’s resources to make smart decisions and calculated risks for today and tomorrow.
INTEGRITY | We do what we say. We are authentic, consistent, and transparent in our actions, words, and beliefs; we are courageous to do right by our clients, our communities, and ourselves.
But wait, there’s more - here are a few other reasons why it’s good to be a JLGer:
- Agile workforce program
- Summer and flexible hours
- JLGfit program
- Company-wide events and in-house social gatherings
- 100%-paid Medical Insurance
- Dental, Vision and Supplemental Insurance; Health Savings Account; Life, Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
- Paid vacation time; paid personal/sick time; paid holidays; paid volunteer time; paid military service
- Flexible Spending Accounts (Health/Daycare FLEX)
- Formal peer mentoring program; Company-sponsored training and continuing education
- Paid Architectural Registration Exams
- Endless growth opportunities
- For new graduates, a 3-year development program that cuts the time to licensure in half
- Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
- 401(k) retirement plan with employer match contribution
- Licensure bonus program
- Discretionary bonuses
Manages the work of the project team to assure that the owner's project goals are met, the documents are developed in accordance with internal and construction cost budgets and schedules, and the firm's quality control objectives are achieved per the JLG Project Checklist and standards.
Location: St. Cloud, MN & Fargo, ND
- Current architectural registration/licensure required
- A minimum of two professional recommendations
- Healthcare design experience preferred though not required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Proven ability to function in all phases of project development from SD through Construction Phase
- Advanced understanding of building materials and construction methods
- Thorough knowledge of JLG production standards, tools and processes
- Advanced knowledge of building codes
- Ability to make independent decisions
- Highly-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
- Strong verbal, written and graphic communication skills and an ability to work well with others
- Revit aptitude
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Client Contact
- Serve as main point of client contact
- Secure design phase reviews and written approvals
- Maintain client's schedule and budget parameters
- Manage client expectations throughout the project, including construction phase
- Approve invoices and oversee AR collections
- Provide weekly or bi-weekly Project Status Report to the PIC and client for active projects. Inactive projects shall have a monthly update
- Complete an Owner / Client survey at the end of construction for each project
- Project Accountability
- Participate in proposal writing, especially drafting work plans
- Coordinate with PIC and Staffing Coordinator to populate project team
- Propose consultants, fees for approval by PIC and execute consultant contract(s)
- Implement project communications plan, including roles and responsibilities for client, project team and consultants
- Communicate contracted scope of work and execute contract terms to project team
- Meet project profit goals through internal schedule and budget management
- Provide the information to set-up and maintain the PM workbook to PM Accountant, or Project Operations Manager, including the Fee, Staff Budget, and Schedule
- Gage project progress and provide Report Percent Complete
- Invoicing review and approve consultants and other expenses
- Team coordination
- Plan and review team assignments and work plan with PIC and project team.
- Schedule and administer team meetings, including technical specialists and consultants.
- Work with Principal to determine role/responsibility of all project team members, especially in terms of client communication.
- Review internal and construction cost budgets and schedules with PIC.
- Confidently display a sufficient knowledge of engineering disciplines and construction practices to coordinate with consultants and contractors.
- Project Delivery
- Have a clear understanding of the contracted scope of work and align the Project Checklist accordingly. Develop the project workplan to align and hold project teams accountable.
- Execute the project work plan using the JLG Project Checklist.
- Assume direct responsibility for quality control of the project; review and approve the technical content and method of presentation of all project deliverables, following established JLG standards and processes.
- Submit project checklist to Principal on a weekly basis for review and approval.
- Coordinate all of the technical efforts of the team members.
- Display a competent knowledge of building materials, specifications and construction techniques.
- Understand the requirements of and clearly communicate with governmental agencies, building codes and zoning jurisdictions.
- Hone knowledge of professional ethics applying to the practice of Architecture.
- Note: assignments may include higher-level work for training/development purposes.
- Manage the JLG Project Checklist.
- Oversee the design and technical execution of the project.
- Report directly to the PIC any matters that jeopardize the success of project which cannot be resolved at intermediate levels of responsibility, including staff performance.
- Participate in 360 degree employee review process, providing accurate and meaningful feedback especially as it relates to the JLG organizational structure.
- Can-do outlook
- Willingness to do what it takes
- Sense of ownership and responsibility
- Organizational skills
- Communication skills
- Technical skills
- Design experience and capacity
- Schedule and budget control
- Communication project team, PIC, consultants, and other stakeholders
- Client Relations
- Financial performance / accountability
- Garners respect and confidence of peers and project team
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