PKA Senior Project Manager

PKA Architects Published: October 23, 2017
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Healthcare Architecture Senior Project Manager/Project Architect

(Portland, OR)

Petersen Kolberg & Associates (PKA) is a regional architectural firm located in Portland, Oregon with a strong focus in the healthcare industry. 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 demonstrating 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; manage all aspects of the project design, medical planning, and construction administration; and coordinate and lead internal drafting and production teams. The Senior PM/PA would possess qualifications that include:

  • 10 years minimum experience leading multidisciplinary teams for relevant healthcare-focused clients and facilities;
  • Capability to be the PKA representative for certain clients, and experience sustaining and growing client business;
  • Willingness to lead firm-wide efforts to improve internal processes and efficiency;
  • Ability to mentor junior level staff; and
  • 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;
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects, exercising keen attention to detail and communicating exceptionally well (verbally, written, and graphically); and
  • Possessing LEED accreditation, AHP membership, EDAC, or other related activities would be beneficial.

PKA is a dynamic and collaborative work environment that encourages excellence and outstanding 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!

PKA offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, which includes: medical, dental, vision, supplemental life insurance, 401(k) plan, profit sharing, and paid time off (PTO).

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