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Senior Project Development Manager (Architect)

Los Angeles, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Assists the Director of Architecture and Engineering in the development of project scope and coordination of architectural planning, design, funding, and development of school facilities.

Plans and coordinates the execution of pre-construction activities associated with multiple school alteration and maintenance projects.

Provides functional direction over pre-construction project schedules, cost control, dispute resolution, and quality control for multiple projects and programs.

Reviews pre-construction project status to monitor schedule and budget variances relative to submitted schedules.

Assists in coordinating the pre-construction program activities and related work of those in other District branches and departments such as the Office of Environmental Health and Safety; Real Estate; Community Outreach; School Management Services/Master Planning and Demographics; Asset Management; Project Execution; Facilities Contracts; and Procurement

Resolves pre-construction project issues by resolving differences of opinion, conflicts in schedules, and disagreements over the most efficient approach to the plan and design of new schools.

Reviews, recommends, and implements program and project level policy and procedural innovations.

Coordinates with representatives from various government agencies to obtain timely action on successive phases of project completion.

Assesses bid specifications for District need and probability of completion within the specified timeline.

Makes presentations to Board Members, District administrators, and representatives of public agencies.

Reviews and verifies submitted applications for payment and performs overall fiscal management of multiple design and construction projects.

Responsible for overseeing staff assignments and workload, supervises staff activities and evaluates performance.

Plans, directs, reviews and participates in trainings for staff.

Performs other duties as assigned


Minimum Requirements Required Experience:

Fifteen (15) years of full time paid-professional experience managing the facilities design, or the planning and coordination of capital projects that includes the overall design, contract administration, cost estimating, and scheduling activities.

Five (5) years of experience with educational facilities design, planning and construction. Additional Preferred Experience:

Experience utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Experience with LEED and/or Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) projects

Experience with the Division of the State Architect (DSA) construction/design processes

Experience with construction management Required Education:

Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management.

Additional courses in Business Administration, Public Relations, Accounting, School Finance, Personnel Management, Educational Facilities Planning, and Communication are preferred. Required Licenses and Certificates:

A valid Certificate of Registration as an Architect by the California State Architectural Board Preferred Licenses and Certificates:

LEED Professional Accreditation



Los Angeles, CA



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