Architectural Project Manager


Cuningham Group is seeking a Project Manager to focus on Urban Living projects for our Culver City office. At Cuningham Group, we strive for excellence by aligning the skills, talents, and energies of a diverse group of people. Our team approach creates an energizing and empowering work culture where dynamic, self-motivated individuals thrive in pursuit of the same goal: great sustainable design. In describing our firm, we like to use words like passionate, collaborative and unpretentious. We can genuinely say that we love what we do, and we provide an environment to have fun doing it!

The Project Manager will play a key role in helping build our Urban Living business through project leadership and Client management.  As the primary point of contact, the Project Manager shall be responsible for coordination of the project between Cuningham Group and its Clients.  The Project Manager will be responsible for coordination of the design and technical efforts of the project team members and the integration of architecture, engineering, interiors and landscape disciplines on the project.

Specific Tasks

  • Ownership of delivering complex, high-value urban living projects.
  • Develop, implement and monitor a work plan for each project.
  • Responsible for client relations and to assist Project  leadership and Principal-In-Charge to obtain repeat business from existing clients.
  • Lead, guide and manage projects, teams, and budgets.
  • Administer Owner and Consultant contracts.
  • Motivate and manage cross-office project teams.
  • Client care and retention for key Urban Living projects.
  • Submit to and review with client matters pertaining to budget and scope of the work.
  • Define deliverables, schedule, and fees during the proposal phase.
  • Plan internal and external communications.
  • Develop and update project staffing plans and project schedules.
  •   Monitor employee planned versus actual time and performance.
  • Support Market Group Leader and Operations Leader with staffing decisions.

Experience Requirements

  • Graduate from an accredited Architecture or Design School.  Must be licensed.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience managing multifamily housing projects for a design firm.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, consultants, contractors, and the design team.
  • Demonstrated success leading and inspiring technical and design staff.
  • Experience with budget creation, development, and management tools.
  • Solid experience with project scheduling and staff management.
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to influence.
  • Project Management Software experience and Revit familiarity required.
  • Proven experience in successful client relationship development and management.

Cuningham Group offers  a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package to include:  medical, dental, vision, supplemental life insurance, (matching and profit sharing)401(k) plan, medical and dependent care reimbursement plans, continuing education benefits and paid time off (PTO).

Please submit a portfolio, resume and cover letter to:

Cuningham Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.