Senior Architectural Project Manager

Dominium is helping tackle the affordable housing crisis – and we’re looking for motivated candidates to join our team and help further our mission. With offices in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Dallas and Phoenix, Dominium is one of the nation’s most respected and innovative affordable housing development and management companies. We create quality, affordable homes and engage with our residents daily to create a strong sense of community and connectivity. Join us in making a difference in people’s lives every day at a company where you can challenge yourself to develop both personally and professionally.
Position Summary: An Owner’s Representative Architect plays a critical role in ensuring that the project aligns with the owner’s vision, budget, schedule, and quality expectations. This individual acts as the liaison between Dominium and the various stakeholders involved in the project, such as architects, contractors, consultants, and governmental agencies. The role is mainly involved in the project from the initial design phase through the end of the bidding/permitting process. The job involves a blend of architectural expertise, project management skills, and considerable experience with wood framed, multi-family construction.
Responsibilities: Ensure the project’s architectural and engineering design aligns with the owner’s vision, especially concerning financial and timing goals. Lead weekly Owner/Architect/Engineer meetings to drive accurate and timely construction document completion. Review and approve design documents, ensuring they meet all Dominium and jurisdictional requirements and standards. Oversee project budgeting and financial planning, ensuring the project remains within the specified budget while achieving the desired quality and standards. Monitor project schedules closely, coordinating with the project architect, the architect’s consultants, owner consultants, and general contractor to ensure timely completion of project phases. Serve as the primary point of contact between the owner and all other parties involved in the project, including architects, contractors, consultants, and government agencies during the preconstruction process. Facilitate communication and negotiation, ensuring clarity of objectives, roles, and responsibilities. Ensure that all project activities comply with local, state, and federal regulations, particularly those related to affordable housing, zoning, and building codes. Oversight of the management of the permitting process, including applications and interactions with governmental agencies, to ensure timely approval of all necessary permits. Review documents at specific stages of completion for adherence to Dominium standards, QAP requirements, and code compliance. Attend project design meetings to monitor quality and progress of design documents. Identify potential risks to the project timeline, budget, and quality, developing and implementing strategies to mitigate these risks. Manage conflicts or disputes that arise during the project, working towards resolution in a manner that protects the owner’s interests.
Qualifications: Professional degree in Architecture. Licensed Architect preferred. Minimum of 7-10+ years of experience in architecture, construction management, or project management, with a strong preference for experience in wood frame, multi-family housing projects. Proficient in Bluebeam, Revit, AutoCAD, Procore, and other project management software and tools, as well as standard office software. Strong understanding of building codes, zoning laws, and regulatory compliance issues related to affordable housing. Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, with a high degree of organization and attention to detail.  
About Us: Dominium is one of the leading affordable housing development and property management companies nationwide. We operate in approximately 20 states and employ over 1,200 employees. For 50 years, we have offered excellence to the development and management of affordable housing communities across the United States. Dominium’s values – creating long-term value, developing people, integrity, and growth – are built upon our company’s mission and vision. We offer a competitive salary, incentive bonus program, training and development programs, career growth opportunities and community volunteer and outreach programs. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees including Medical, Dental, Life & Disability, Paid Time Off, 401(K), Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Recognition & Wellness Programs. Dominium is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Dominium is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Professional degree in Architecture.
  • Licensed Architect preferred.
  • Minimum of 7-10+ years of experience in architecture, construction management, or project management, with a strong preference for experience in wood frame, multi-family housing projects.
  • Proficient in Bluebeam, Revit, AutoCAD, Procore, and other project management software and tools, as well as standard office software.
  • Strong understanding of building codes, zoning laws, and regulatory compliance issues related to affordable housing.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, with a high degree of organization and attention to detail.

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