CetraRuddy is an award-winning global architecture, planning and interior design firm driven by design excellence and the belief that Architecture Is Home. For three decades, the firm has led with a guiding principle that architecture and design must engage context and enrich the human spirit, seeking opportunities to craft innovative solutions and lead clients on their journeys toward building a new legacy. The firm’s portfolio of work is defined by crafted details, innovative use of materials and contextual sensitivity across various market sectors including residential, hospitality, educational, cultural, and commercial.

Job Description: Senior Project Manager

Cetra Ruddy is seeking a Senior Project Manager in New York City to lead large governmental, cultural, and institutional projects. Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience working on large-scale civic projects with multiple stakeholders, including government agencies. 

The selected candidate will lead a large, multi-disciplinary team for large, public projects in NYC, and working directly with the Principal-in-Charge, will interface directly with Clients, Collaborators, and Senior officials as the primary individual responsible for the project and coordination with teams both inside and outside of CetraRuddy. Success in this role will be measured against a project's financial, design, and client satisfaction outcomes. 

This leadership role will carry through all design phases of projects and will require an individual who can not only develop conceptual ideas, but who can also see those concepts through to their technical documentation.

As a leader in the firm, your impact is expected to carry beyond projects to the firm level, with a demonstrated interest for mentorship and a desire to participate in the ongoing efforts to improve the firm’s process and tools.

You must have strong curiosity and ambition, and be comfortable with leading team members by example, with empathy and clarity.

What You Will Do

  • Participate in all project phases, with a primary focus on design development, construction documents and construction administration.
  • Responsible for preparation of a strategic project plan; coordination of all project efforts, administrative and technical; project team assignments; coordination of QAQC reviews; and project communications and documentation to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects. 
  • Serve as the primary liaison contact with clients to complete projects on schedule, within budget, and with maximum client satisfaction. 
  • Collaborate with the design team, clients, consultants, contractors, fabricators, regulatory agencies and other vendors to meet overall project objectives.
  • Oversee the production of BIM models and construction drawings.
  • Resolve challenging technical and design issues with the team to produce innovative, technical, constructible solutions.
  • Mentor and provide direction to individual design team members and less experienced project managers

Your Qualifications

  • Professional Architecture Degree. Masters preferred but not necessarily a requirement
  • 12+ years of related experience
  • A minimum of 8 years of project management experience
  • Licensure a plus, but not necessarily a requirement
  • Demonstrated strength of technical knowledge & design sensibility
  • Demonstrated knowledge of building codes, zoning, jurisdictional processes, building materials, specifications, and construction techniques
  • Demonstrated knowledge of 3D modeling & BIM documentation tools, including Revit and the Adobe Suite
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, relationship management, and mentoring skills
  • Demonstrated experience of responsibility for project planning, budgeting, scheduling, quality, and mentoring of multiple project teams in technical delivery concurrently
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant in the culture of the studio

Pay Range: The base salary will be estimated between $130,000 - $160,000 plus bonuses and benefits, contingent on relevant experience


Why CetraRuddy

Our comprehensive benefit package includes a competitive salary, medical, dental, vision, disability, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays and paid time off. We offer a 401K with a yearly company match contribution. In addition to numerous other benefits, we have a hybrid work environment, with the option to work remotely on Mondays & Fridays. 

CetraRuddy is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status, transgender, gender identity or expression, observance of the Sabbath, political activities, caregiver status, unemployment status, use of a service dog, criminal/arrest record, credit history, lawful use of any product or lawful recreational activities when not at work, traits historically associated with race, religious attire or facial hair, reproductive health decisions, citizenship or immigration status. CetraRuddy takes affirmative action in support of its policy to and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


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