In 100 words or less…the role of a senior project manager

Senior project managers at Mancini get to operate on a spectacular level: base building projects that are altering the skyline of the city, long-term on-call relationships with some of the biggest companies in the world, and interiors build-outs hundreds of thousands of square feet and up in size. Assignments this complex need to be managed by people well-versed in a wide variety of project types—and possessing a certain kind of temperament that provides calm oversight of a project team potentially consisting of hundreds. We want to know if you’re one of this rare breed of architectural rock star.

Does this sound like you?

Senior project managers have a double apex of responsibility. They serve as the glue that holds their teams together, tracking workloads, coordinating consultants, and cultivating a constant chain of communications with the client. They make sure budgets and schedules are kept on track, project documents are kept to our firm’s high standards of quality, and teams are adequately staffed. And they do all this for the biggest and most demanding projects at Mancini.

The goods of a senior project manager, if you got them

A project manager is expected to have learned many lessons from serving in the role of project architect and/or an interior designer—chief among them, an understanding about what makes a project successful. A project manager synthesizes the knowledge gained from these viewpoints into a perspective that sees the project from all sides. It’s this perspective that allows the project manager the authority to oversee the entire operation of the project, day by day. We also expect this experience has encouraged a cultivation of people skills: how to communicate with not just your own team, but outside consultants, construction managers, and last but not least, the client.

A day in the life of a senior project manager

So let’s get down to it. This job comes with some expectations, and this is us putting it all out there.

  • Provides overall project coordination on a day-to-day basis and serves as the primary liaison between the client and the principal-in-charge
  • Lead project teams, organizing and managing their efforts and assignments for efficiency
  • Maintains project budgets, work plans, schedules and staffing requirements
  • Conducts and documents project meetings
  • Reviews contract documents for clarity, scope, completeness, and budget impact
  • Prepares fee proposals for new work

What you bring as a senior project manager

Okay, let’s talk about what you bring to the table because chances are you have so much to offer. Missing something on this list but think you’ve still got something to offer? Send us your information anyway.

Overall, we value people who are:

  • Multifaceted like a Diamond: Sure, the people we’re looking for have studied architecture and have had ten years of experience in our industry or more. But many of our most prized project managers are more than that. Some also have studied political science or philosophy, worked in finance, or made a killing playing video games. This interdisciplinary spirit allows our architects to see a project from a variety of angles and contribute in all sorts of unexpectedly valuable ways.
  • Self-driven: If a problem comes up, their pride won’t get in the way of admitting they need help, but they’ll research a problem thoroughly to see if they can solve it themselves.
  • Flexible: They understand every problem has a unique context and a unique solution. They know that while experience is important, relying on approaches that worked in the past won’t always solve the problems of the future.
  • Supernaturally Organized: Their work proceeds in a logical, thoroughly documented way; even if their work was half-way finished, another architect would be able to look at it and immediately understand how it came to be.
  • In the Digital Thick of It: Knowing AutoCAD, Revit, and Adobe Creative Suite is mandatory. Knowing Rhino and/or SketchUp would be great. And knowing Lumion would be fantastic. All that said, for Mancini—a technology company at its core—we look for people who are exploring technologies we have yet to tap.

Think we’d get along?

Reach out and tell us you’re interested—apply, email, give us a shout.  Don’t worry about bringing your best suit, just bring your best work and let’s get to know you.  If you are nervous or not sure you have all the qualifications, contact us anyway. We have no filters, and we won’t filter you either, by keyword or otherwise. Give our Talent Team a chance to see if you’re the one!

Email us at with the subject line, “Senior Project Manager in New York City” with your resume and portfolio. We can receive attachments up to 25MB so if you need more than that to tell us your story, send a link to download these documents instead.

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