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

Maybe you’ve put in ten years of technical coordination work in the design industry and you’re thinking it’s time for some new challenges. We understand—we might be perfect for you. Mancini is a 100-year-firm that’s always been restless like you. We’re expanding our horizons, ambling into new roles, new kinds of projects, and new ways to wow clients. And we need the involvement of seasoned, proven architects to help make that possible.

Does this sound like you?

The senior project architect puts their years of experience in action, leading efforts that will capture design concepts in a set of contract documents, and transform those contract documents into a built reality. This requires the guidance of Mancini’s architects and designers in our work, but the coordination of contractors, consultants, and regulatory agencies, and the client itself.

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

At the senior level, a Mancini technical coordinator will be expected to have achieved a degree in architecture, gained significant hands-on experience with the nitty-gritty of developing contract documents, and know their way around the computer applications that make this work a reality in the 21st century. And just as important, they’ll be expected to show first-rate leadership skills: not just when it comes to directing a team of many companies and individuals towards the goal of a completed project, but also in directing Mancini in its efforts to innovative the practice of architecture as a whole.

A day in the life of a senior project manager

A senior architect’s responsibilities vary throughout the day and on each project. They vary by phase of the project, too, but generally they include things like:

  • Interpreting design concepts and translating them into workable construction systems
  • Preparing details, working drawings, and specifications
  • Leading team efforts in developing construction documents
  • Leading contract administration efforts, including quality control
  • Working with consultants, contractors, fabricators, specification writers, regulatory agencies, and the client to meet project objectives
  • Providing mentorship to junior architectural staff, educating them in the operations of our industry and the expectations for quality at our firm
  • Participating in marketing efforts, including presentations
  • Furthering Mancini business goals and objectives

Relevant experience and mindset

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’d be a great fit? Apply anyway!
We value people who are:

  • Multifaceted like a Diamond: Sure, the people we’re looking for have studied architecture and have had about ten years of experience. But many of our prized architects 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 us to see a project from a variety of angles and contribute in all sorts of unexpectedly valuable ways.
  • A Natural Communicator: Given that the job requires conducting the efforts of a diverse team the size of an orchestra, great communication skills are an absolute must.
  • 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.
  • In the Digital Thick of It: Knowing Revit, AutoCAD 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 Architect in New York City” with your resume and portfolio. We can receive attachments up to 10MB so if you need more than that to tell us your story, send a link to download these documents instead.


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