Architectural Project Manager - Restaurants - NORR


NORR / Chicago, IL / Website


NORR is an employee-owned global architecture and engineering firm. Our multi-disciplinary team of 700 professionals is active in 14 market sectors across Canada, the US, UK and UAE. We believe the ultimate success of any project is driven by people. It involves a team of highly passionate and skilled designers working towards a unified goal, drawing on the integrated thinking of colleagues, partners and clients. Our collaborative approach results in design solutions and programs that are holistic and make our clients successful. With an 80-year history, we continue to build on our deep experience to advance design through technology, sustainable practices and the pursuit of excellence.


Whether a single restaurant location, prototype development, or program implementation, NORR knows restaurant design. Our team of architects, interior designers and engineers work collaboratively with clients to design buildings and spaces that consider location and local relevance in balance with food and beverage concept, format and brand to achieve both a successful restaurant operation and guest experience.

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We are currently seeking a Project Manager to plan and manage projects within our Restaurants Studio to ensure that all contractual commitments are met on time and within budget. As a Project Manager, you will use your interpersonal and leadership skills and must have an understanding of project financials to determine the necessary resources required for successful project execution. In addition, you will provide leadership to a multi-disciplined team, monitor project performance, and forecast revenue.


Duties and Responsibilities:
-Negotiate, develop, monitor, and control the scope of deliverables, work plans, schedules, and budgets for all project stages
-Develop a detailed work plan for all architectural and engineering disciplines, allocate hours to the work plan, and monitor project progress
-Lead an integrated team of architects and engineers in the quality assurance and quality control procedures for all deliverables, specifically the construction drawings and specifications
-Maintain a good understanding of the project scope and when changes to the scope occur, negotiate solutions to ensure outcomes meet client expectations and contractual obligations
-Coordinate with contractor, sub-consultants, or relevant building authorities to address and document issues with constructability or owner concerns
-Act as the primary liaison with the client, contractor, and project team and ensure close client relationships are maintained

Required Skills:
-Architectural or engineering systems design and presentation, M&E and structural building systems, permit and building code
-Registered with a relevant professional association is an asset
-Experience in strategic development, business development, project management, and client management is required
-Possess excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, flexibility, and resourcefulness
-A strong understanding of project accounting is required in order to monitor project performance and forecast revenue

Required Experience:
7-10 years of project work experience


commensurate with experience


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