Healthcare Architecture Senior Project Manager/Project Architect

February 1, 2018

PKA Architects
February 2, 2018
Job Type


Petersen Kolberg & Associates (PKA) is a regional architectural firm located in Portland, Oregon with a strong focus in the healthcare industry. PKA Architects offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package to include: medical, dental, vision, supplemental life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, and paid time off (PTO).

Located near the intersection of Interstate 5 and Highway 217, PKA also offers a relaxed professional office environment with a wide variety of perks including free parking, located on bus routes, negotiable work schedule, and free coffee among others. Please visit our new website at for more information about who we are and the work we do.

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Project Manager/Project Architect (PM/PA) who can work with our diverse healthcare client base and lead successful design and construction projects. PKA is looking for an individual who can "Own The Room". Meaning someone comfortable working with healthcare executives, leading design efforts with user groups, participating in the construction delivery process, as well as leadership in one of the six PKA internal Focus Groups: Design & Sustainability, Medical Planning, Project Delivery, Quality, Client Relations, and Operations.

The primary function of the Senior PM/PA will be to lead work. The expectation is that this individual will be a primary contact for the client, will manage all aspects of the project design, medical planning, and construction administration, and will coordinate and lead the internal drafting and production teams. The Senior PM/PA would possess qualifications that include:

  • Experience leading multidisciplinary teams for relevant healthcare-focused clients and facilities.
  • Capability to be the PKA representative for certain clients. Experience sustaining and growing client business.
  • Lead firm wide Focus Group efforts to improve internal processes and efficiencies.
  • Ability to mentor junior level staff.
  • Experience in participating on interview teams, developing RFP responses, master facility planning, program development, Lean project delivery, patient-centered design, building design & detailing, and construction administration.

Other minimum qualifications include:

  • Extensive knowledge of medical planning and modern healthcare delivery.
  • Deep understanding of Oregon Administrative Rules for Healthcare, Facility Guidelines Institute for work in the State of Washington, as well as relevant NFPA codes.
  • Qualified candidates must be able to multi-task and manage multiple projects, have keen attention to detail, and be able to communicate (verbally, written, and graphically) exceptionally well.
  • LEED accreditation, AHP membership, EDAC, or other related activities are beneficial.

PKA is a dynamic and collaborative work environment that encourages excellence and client service. Our culture requires an individual in this position to take ownership of projects and set the tone for team participation and contribution. PKA is excited about adding talented, driven, and highly productive staff to our team!

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