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Senior Architectural Project Manager/Designer (Education K-14)

IBI Group

IBI Group

IT, Design, Operations
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Company Description

Arcadis is the world's leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets. We are more than 36,000 people, in over 70 countries, dedicated to improving quality of life. Everyone has an important role to play. With the power of many curious minds, together we can solve the world’s most complex challenges and deliver more impact together.

Job Description

Our Global Architecture & Urbanism Division offers a diverse range of solutions focusing on human-centric design, sustainability, and technology.

Join our team as a Senior Project Manager/Designer specializing in K-14 education projects. We're seeking motivated individuals with 15-25 years of experience who thrives on challenges and excel in communication. As a successful candidate, you'll be involved in all project phases, collaborating with design team, consultants, contractors, and clients. You'll contribute to brainstorming sessions, client and project management, and see your ideas implemented. Our award-winning practice offers a collaborative studio environment, diverse team, and excellent benefits for a fulfilling work-life balance.


  • Partner with the studio manager to establish a planning and design vision
  • Lead the design for multiple education projects
  • Present and sell design solutions at client meetings and public hearings
  • Communicate openly, embrace mentorship and nurture the next generation of designers
  • Lead the process to coordinate the opportunity response (example: RFP), prepares proposals, submissions and client presentations
  • Plans, coordinates, and manages the project process for projects
  • Coordinate the design, construction and management of projects, including liaising with clients, agencies - such as DSA, CDE, etc., contractors, suppliers and consultants
  • Apply knowledge of building codes and zoning bylaws


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture
  • 15+ years of Architecture experience including leading design efforts
  • 10+ years' experience as a Project Architect for K-14 education work
  • Experience on agency reviews such as DSA, local jurisdictions, etc.
  • Licensed Architect preferred
  • LEED accreditation preferred
  • Familiarity with REVIT, SketchUp, Photoshop, Miro, & Illustrator
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Organized, detail-oriented and self-starter

The salary range for this position is $120,000 - 160,000/year.

Additional Information

We can only achieve our goals when everyone is empowered to be their best. We believe everyone's contribution matters. It’s why we are pioneering a skills-based approach, where you can harness your unique experience and expertise to carve your career path and maximize the impact we can make together.

You’ll do meaningful work, and no matter what role, you’ll be helping to deliver sustainable solutions for a more prosperous planet. Make your mark, on your career, your colleagues, your clients, your life and the world around you.

Together, we can create a lasting legacy.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are proud to support the growth and equality of our people through initiatives like our Mentorship Program, Global Women’s Network, and Diversity & Inclusion Council. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We request applicants submit a RESUME highlighting relevant work experience; please limit PDF files to 10MB. For design related roles, we also require a portfolio to review.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

As part of Arcadis selection process, candidates may be requested to consent to background checks relevant to the role under consideration for, prior to receiving a job offer (as applicable under state law). These could include: work references, education and credential confirmation, employment verification, identity check, credit report, criminal offence, drug testing and driver’s license record.