Project Manager: Federal Government Group
KZF Design
Cincinnati, OH

About $84,000 - $110,000 a year

The ideal Project Manager for KZF’s Federal Government Group is an experienced, creative, confident leader who is able to inspire and coordinate a team of professionals, their work and project deadlines.

He or she must be a skilled listener and communicator both internally as well as externally. A life-long learner, this person can also act as an inspiring mentor to those in their charge.

We are looking for an ambitious person who is a strong negotiator, financially literate, and professionally seasoned, as well as approachable. The Project Manager is organized, efficient, and focused in executing their day to day responsibilities, and is accountable for their performance as well as that of their team. It is important they are able to evaluate and prioritize tasks of greatest importance in a “at times in a non-linear fashion” using sound, decisive judgement while balancing the measured risks on each project.

Proactive involvement in the pursuit of new business relationships and opportunities is required. Therefore, this person should share KZF’s belief in being client-focused, honest and forward-thinking and understand the significance of representing KZF Design, maintaining a professional appearance and attitude at all times. He or she must be charismatic and friendly, capable of establishing, building, and nurturing new relationships with clients, as well as maintaining existing relationships.

The responsibilities of the Project Manager for KZF’s Government Group include, but are not limited to, the following:
Manage internal and external project teams
Manage clients through all phases of a relationship
Responsibly make and keep promises to our clients
Develop budgets, proposals, schedules, project plans and staffing plans
Review project design, documentation, cost estimates and other materials to ensure compliance with the project scope
Manage and coordinate consultants providing services for assigned projects
Provide leadership in clearly defining the project scope, schedule and goals for all assigned staff
Establish individual discipline design budgets and overall project budget for all assigned projects
Ensure projects are within budgets, completed on schedule and meet or exceed professional standards of work
Contribute technically to projects in areas where qualified in support of work prepared by the respective disciplines
Coordinate and facilitate quality control/coordination reviews for all assigned projects
Provide proactive leadership in identifying and solving project and client issues
Identify, qualify and pursue potential clients and project opportunities
Increase sales, market share, network and client base
Meet scope, schedule and budget expectations on projects by consistently monitoring key metrics, milestones, etc. while proactively making adjustments as necessary to ensure success
Create and lead formal and informal presentations for internal and external audiences
Navigate within multi-layer management structures
Prepare and negotiate contracts
Build a network of professional relationships within the Federal, State and Local Government market to support business development activities

Do you meet these specifications?

Bachelor Degree in Architecture or Engineering from an accredited University
Minimum 10-years of experience in the building design industry
Professional registration as an Architect or Engineer
Demonstrated management of direct reports and internal/external consultants
Demonstrated ability to monitor key metrics, milestones and proactively make adjustments as necessary
Demonstrated ability to independently develop and prepare project proposals including defining scope, budget and schedule with a strong technical writing background
Support of client and networking efforts through out of office/afterhours event attendance, leading to demonstrated new client acquisition/project opportunities
Evidence of career progression and professional growth
Proficient with MS Office suite

Project Management Professional (PMP) designation by Project Management Institute, or willingness for PMP track acceptable
Demonstrated experience successfully executing business development strategies and securing new clients/projects
Experience working on and managing Federal, State and Local Government projects
Experience with Revit software suite
Experience editing and negotiating standard A/E contracts
Comfortable leveraging technology in all aspects of business

Demonstrated leadership in professional and/or civic organizations
Experience utilizing CRM, Salesforce or similar business development management software
What sets KZF Design apart from other design firms?

Leadership says:
KZF is financially strong and stable
KZF has consistently been profitable since 1992
The company serves five diverse markets in the public and private sectors
KZF has many long term public and private financially stable clients
Opportunities are present for upward mobility/promotion within the firm
KZF has designed many notable local projects and has won many design awards
We offer good benefits and a flexible schedule
KZF offers true full service, with MEP, civil, structural, interiors, planning services
Cincinnati’s 10th largest Architecture Firm (Business Courier May-2017)
Cincinnati’s 9th largest Engineering Firm (Business Courier Feb-2017)
For 31 years KZF has been ranked as an Interior Design Giant
We have been a multidisciplinary design firm for 61 years
Company consistently works on self-improvement to ensure long term success
Stable workforce with an average tenure of 15 years
Good Benefits including health care, life & disability insurance, and 401-k matching

The Team says:
A warm culture “people genuinely care and support one another”
A sense of family with common goals and mutual respect throughout the workplace
Working together as a multi-discipline team makes us stronger
Flexibility in setting hours allows balance between work and personal life
A firm that celebrates its history and heritage
Continuity of staff with valuable experience makes employees feel stable
Interacting as one team in one office makes collaboration easier and more enjoyable
A company where you can grow, ” changing for the better and you can be a part of it”
Architectural teams are backed by strong in-house interior design, civil, MEP and structural engineers
A focus on technology and technical tools that make design and collaboration better
High-profile projects and partnering with national/internationally recognized design firms
A great downtown location in a LEED Gold and ENERGY STAR office designed by us
Awesome, open office workspace that has been designed to foster collaboration