Architecture Senior Project Manager

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
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350 West Hubbard Street


Senior Design Project Manager primarily manages third-party design efforts supporting Related’s Residential Development team in close collaboration with the Real Estate Development and Construction teams under the supervision of the Department Head.


The Senior Project Manager shall oversee all aspects of the design process; focused on the coordination of consultants’ work beginning at the planning and entitlement phase and continuing through construction.


Key Responsibilities 

Design and Planning

  • Close collaboration with leasing and marketing group so that the sales/leasing objectives are achieved through design
  • Close collaboration with Building Management group so that all supporting spaces and requirements are achieved through design
  • Close collaboration with Construction to ensure budget and quality execution objectives are achieved
  • Knowledge of high rise structural and mechanical systems
  • Monitor the production of design drawings to ensure all relevant construction information is included
  • Coordinate presentations such that the extended team is informed throughout the design progress
  • Monitor and document critical design decisions to ensure they are consistent with project goals and delivered in a timely manner.


  • Work with Department Head to assemble the appropriate team of consultants in order to produce the highest quality product
  • Review and comment on all deliverables
  • Manage consultant’s budgets and discern the need and request additional scope work
  • Track and recommend approval of invoices based on consultant deliverables


  • Develop and maintain deliverable schedules
  • Collaborate closely with other Related groups so that documents are delivered and evaluated within the timelines established
  • Identify and maintain any timelines that are related to the Department of Building or any other government agency


  • Conduct periodic coordination meetings involving related consultants so that information is shared and dialogue is consistent


  • Knowledge of construction sequencing, materials and methods
  • Provide support to clarify scope during bidding
  • Attend meetings with construction trades to clarify and/or direct any in-field design decisions


Key Role Skill Sets

  • Extensive knowledge of City of Chicago Zoning, Building and Accessibility Codes
  • Knowledge of enclosure, MEP systems
  • Extensive construction/field experience
  • Exceptional organization and communications skills – written and verbal
  • Highly collaborative
  • Well-developed project management skills
  • Proven track record in leading large consultant teams on projects with strong focus on best-in-class design, attention to detail and quality of execution.



  • Degree in Architecture
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience including high rise construction
  • At least 7 years in a project management role
  • Preferably licensed

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