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Project Manager

Lamar Johnson Collaborative - Chicago, IL

Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC) is looking to hire a Project Manager to join our team in Chicago and assume a leadership role.

The ideal candidate will augment and assist LJC’s leadership team, helping it grow and expand its presence, while seeking, finding and securing the future for LJC through project commissions and talent recruiting. The Project Manager will be counted on to mentor and nurture the professional development of staff, as well as work across LJC disciplines and parent company Clayco’s construction and real estate arms to help our entire enterprise thrive.

Role Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with the LJC team, consultants and the client to deliver exceptional projects on time and within budget through excellent planning, oversight and communication
  • Manages team, client, and consultant interface and communication on projects
  • Develops project schedules and manages performance to established milestones
  • Responsible for billings, collections, and profitability associated with projects under his/her management
  • Capable of organizing and supporting business development pursuits
  • Recruits and interviews potential applicants to ensure practice growth
  • Represents LJC in the community and civic events
  • Practices LJC’s core values of integrity, humility and fearlessness
  • Contributes to LJC’s Core Councils (Culture, Integration, Practice, Process and Sustainability

Qualifications

Project Managers at LJC possess:

  • A bachelor's degree in architecture or a related field
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in architecture and design
  • Proven experience in project management
  • Preferably a registered architect
  • Demonstrated competence with Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD/Revit, MS Office
  • Exemplary written and spoken communication
  • Comfort and poise presenting to external and internal audiences
  • colleague-coaching skills
  • Proficient with client communications and relationship development

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and compensation
  • 401K and profit-sharing plans
  • A full complement of employee benefits, including health, dental and vision plans; flexible spending accounts; life insurance; disability coverage; and employee assistance programming

LJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Applicants must be legally authorized to work for Lamar Johnson Collaborative, Inc.

About LJC

LJC is a growing architecture, design and planning firm committed to creating and delivering design solutions that improve and enhance the human experience of the built environment. Youthful in outlook, seasoned in experience, LJC offers a diverse portfolio of expertise across a range of project scales and typologies, including commercial, mixed use and residential. We believe our work is a fundamental expression of optimism in the future, and that design is a means to effect positive, enduring change.





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