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Design Project Manager job in Seattle

Green Canopy Homes jobs
Washington (WA), Seattle
Company Type:  Certified B Corporation
Industry:  Construction - Residential & Commercial/Office
Job Type:  Project/Program Management
Employment:  Full-time
Impact Area:  Housing & Development
Company Name:  Green Canopy Homes

Country:  United States
State / Province:  Washington (WA)
City:  Seattle
Zip / Postal Code:  98144


Design Project Manager (Seattle)

We are seeking a mission-driven Design Project Manager to join Green Canopy’s growing design team.

Who we are:

Green Canopy Homes is an urban home builder with offices in Seattle and Portland. We are a team of top-talent real estate, design, and building professionals with a commitment to corporate, social, and environmental responsibility.  We are a values-led organization with a staff that forges ahead with purpose.  Our corporate culture is built on respect, trust, and love for one another, our children and future generations, and the planet.

What we do:

Our team is dedicated to building sustainable and resilient communities from the inside out.  We focus on transforming the residential real estate market so that environmental sustainability and resource efficiency are the norm.  We do this through the design and construction of residential projects, impact investing, and education.

Why we do it:

Our mission is to inspire resource efficiency in residential markets.

How we are different:

The Green Canopy design team is different than a typical design firm in several ways:

  • Environmental sustainability is a core element of all our projects. 

  • We work side by side with our construction team. 

  • The design team’s role doesn’t end at permitting.  We are partners throughout the entire process, including interior design, material and fixture selection, and construction.

  • We have a collaborative environment with limited ego.

Position Summary

The Design Project Manager is responsible for managing internal and external design team members in the production of excellent documents and in obtaining entitlements.  The Design Project Manager also is responsible for the design and detailing of their projects and will produce a significant amount of the project documentation themselves with assistance from other design team members.

Who we are looking for:

Green Canopy Homes is seeking a candidate with the following qualifications:

  • 3 to 6 years in an architectural work setting

  • 2 years minimum experience designing and documenting single family and/or multi-family residential projects

  • Proficient in AutoCAD & SketchUp

  • Extensive knowledge of the Seattle Land Use Code and the Seattle entitlement process as it applies to single-family and multi-family residential projects

  • Experience working with the Seattle Residential Code, Seattle Energy Code, and other applicable regulations

  • Must enjoy producing design and construction documents.  Members of the GCH design team are both thinkers and doers who are both involved in design decision making and in documenting those decisions.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills

  • Must be self-directed and curious, and must feel a sense of ownership and responsibility toward your work

  • Must work effectively within a collaborative team environment

  • Preferred: experience with Revit

  • Preferred: experience with MS Project

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage the design process: manage external consultants and internal team members in the production of high-quality design documents per GCH standards

  • Manage entitlements: accountable for obtaining entitlements from regulatory agencies and utilities in a timely way

  • Schedule management: create project schedules and coordinate internal and external resources to obtain entitlements and issue project documents per the project schedule

  • Cost control: accountable for coordinating project design with the project budget

  • Document control: accountable for coordinated information flow between the design team and other GCH teams and between GCH and external consultants and regulatory agencies

  • GCH Interface: provide information to and obtain information from other GCH teams, including acquisitions, finance, accounting, estimating, construction project management, and sales

  • Manage consultants: obtain proposals and contracts from design consultants, obtain work product from consultants per the project schedule, review consultant invoices

  • Manage neighbor / community relationship: attend community meetings or review community meeting notes, obtain easements and other agreements from neighbors

  • Construction resource: receive and process RFI’s and other questions during construction

  • Project design: design single-family and multi-family residential structures, including project concept, spatial relationship / layout, site design, exterior concept, and vertical alignment

  • Building systems: accountable for the design and layout of principal building systems, including mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems

  • Consultant coordination: review and coordinate the work of external design consultants to ensure a cohesive design  

The details:

This is an exempt, full time position, working from our office in Seattle. Occasional travel to project sites, local jurisdiction offices and special events may be required. Compensation for this position is dependent on experience. Competitive benefits package included.

If we move forward with you in the interview process, we will ask for references from former employers, customers, employees and/or subcontractors.

To apply, please respond to this posting by completing the assessment and include a cover letter along with a copy of your resume. Additionally, please include your favorite musical group in your cover letter.

Feel free to browse our company website to learn more about Green Canopy.

Green Canopy Homes is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse staff, and to the principles that promote inclusive practices. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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