March 27, 2024

Architecture Operations Manager

Washington, DC - Corporate Office

Architecture Operations Manager

Washington, D.C.

Our Washington, DC office has an immediate opening for Architecture Operations Manager.  

McKissack & McKissack is a national architectural, engineering, and construction services firm that has earned a strong reputation for consistently delivering results on high profile government and commercial projects. Our organization is guided by a passion for excellence, and we are committed to innovation, collaboration, and delivering superior results that meet and exceeds the needs of our clients. We offer a well-balanced corporate culture that embraces diversity, nurtures professional growth, and rewards hard work. McKissack & McKissack seeks individuals to join our growing organization who have excellent academic and/or work experience, integrity, and client-focused attitudes.  

Full Position Description

McKissack & McKissack, an outgrowth of the oldest African American-owned architecture engineering in the country, has a strong reputation for consistently delivering results on high-profile projects for government and private sector clients.

We are seeking leaders who exhibit the attributes of a great team player, Humble, Hungry and Smart:

•         Humble: being of little ego; focusing more on their teammates than themselves.  

•         Hungry: strong work ethic and drive.  

•         Smart: what they say or do has a positive outcome on those around them.  


Your Role (High level):  

As the Architecture Operations Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the operational aspects of McKissack's architectural studio. Your expertise in project management, financial acumen, and collaborative skills will contribute to the success of our projects and team. You will be focused on the management of operations for the architectural studio including overall financial performance, project budgets/schedules, and staff allocations. You will be coordinating regularly with studio leaders on project pursuits, client relationship management, document quality control, and staff development/hiring.

Your Role (Logistics): 

Reporting To: Vice President/National Practice Leader, Architecture

Who Reports to You: Architecture Project Managers; Project Architects; Architectural Designers

Where You Work: Washington. DC

Your Role (Responsibilities): 

Financial Oversight:

• Manage project budgets, ensuring financial alignment with organizational goals.

• Conduct financial analysis in coordination with Senior Leadership.

• Interpret financial documents and solve complex financial problems.

Project Coordination:

• Oversee project schedules, ensuring timely delivery.

• Evaluate change orders and assess their impact.

• Collaborate with clients and regulatory agencies effectively.

Consultant Management:

• Coordinate the work of consultants involved in architectural projects.

• Foster effective collaboration among project stakeholders.

Quality Assurance:

• Review and analyze designs, plans, and specifications.

• Ensure adherence to quality standards and best practices.

Team Leadership:

• Supervise and plan the work of technical and professional team members.

• Coordinate efforts with external design firms.

Software Utilization:

• Leverage Autodesk Revit, Microsoft Office Suite, and other relevant business software tools.

What We NEED You to Have: 

• Bachelor's degree in architecture, planning, construction management, or a related field.

• A minimum of 15 years of AEC industry experience.

• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple project budgets and schedules.

• Knowledge of financial terms, principles, and the ability to calculate figures (percentages, discounts, averages) in coordination with accounting staff.

• Strong analytical and quantitative abilities.

• Proficiency in Deltek VantagePoint or similar financial management software.

• Ability to effectively interact with clients, and regulatory agencies, and manage multiple/simultaneous projects.

• Demonstrated ability to coordinate the work of consultants.

• Ability to review, analyze, and make recommendations regarding designs, plans, and specifications.

• Proficiency in supervising design team workload, as well as coordinating efforts with outside design firms.

• Proficiency in AutoDesk Revit, Microsoft Office Suite, and other relevant business software tools.

• Experience in document quality control review and best practices.

What We WANT You to Have: 

• Strong organizational and time-management skills

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Interest in mentoring and staff development

• Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to clients.

• Ability to effectively present information

• Ability to respond effectively to sensitive issues.

What you get: 

•    Medical Insurance 

•    Dental Insurance 

•    Vision Insurance 

•    401k 

•    Company-paid holidays 

•    Vacation and Sick Leave 

•    Employee Assistance Program 

•    Life Insurance 

•    Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance 


McKissack & McKissack is an equal-opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law. 


McKissack & McKissack is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer 


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