Elevate the human experience through designTM






Project Manager, Justice + Civic

Department: Architecture
Location: Nashville, TN
Job ID: 3128

DLR Group is an integrated design firm with a promise to elevate the human experience through design. This fuels the work we do around the world and inspires our mission to improve the lives of our clients, our communities, and our planet. If this sparks your interest, you’re in the right place.

DLR Group's Design team has an opening for a Project Manager to help lead our Justice + Civic practice in Tennessee. We operate within a hybrid work model, supporting flexibility between office time and work from home.

Position Summary

As a Project Manager for the Justice + Civic Sector in DLR Group’s newest office, you will be responsible for leading projects on budget and schedule while delivering design excellence. As part of our integrated design team, you create buildings that elevate the human experience through design.

You'll provide hands-on supervision to architectural, engineering, and design staff during all phases of the project as well as partner with vendors and consultants as needed for small, medium, and large complex projects. Additionally, you will be expected to lead interviews in front of clients to win work.

The successful candidate will:

  • Handle complex Justice + Civic projects at various scales.

  • Develop project Work Plans (schedule, budget, cartoon set) for project success.

  • Be responsible for the coordination of all project efforts, administrative and technical, to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects.

  • Serve as primary contact with clients to bring projects to completion on schedule, within budget, and with a focus on client trust, rapport, and satisfaction.

  • Understand Business Development, and genuinely and consistently build and maintain ongoing professional relationships with the clients.

  • Coordinate with the Business Development leader to attend client events, fundraisers, and other events within the city.

  • Proactively and creatively manage client budgets, schedules, and programs, project communications and documentation, office administrative tasks, and project team assignments.

  • Participate in regular office and regional staffing meetings.

  • Estimate fees, determine scope of work, and prepare proposals and contracts.

  • Assist in winning work and possess great communication and presentation skills.

  • Have knowledge of programming and planning.

Required Qualifications:

  • 8-15+ years of experience, with at least 4 years of experience successfully leading large-scale Architecture projects

  • Professional degree in Architecture

  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills to participate in interviews and client presentations

  • Ability to travel occasionally to support project tasks

  • Technical experience in leading construction administration efforts

  • Knowledge of building code and construction methods

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Planifi and/or Deltek Vantagepoint experience

  • 5+ years of experience leading and working on Justice + Civic (Detention, Corrections, Courthouses, Public Safety, Municipal, Federal/State/County/City) projects

  • Proficiency in the use of REVIT and CAD computer modeling and rendering software

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-Up, and other design software

  • LEED Accreditation

  • Experience and interest in sustainable building design


DLR Group?is an integrated design firm delivering architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, and building optimization for new builds, renovations, and adaptive reuse projects.

We are 100% employee-owned: every employee is literally invested in our clients’ success. At the core of our firm are interdisciplinary teams engaged in every step of project lifecycles. Our teams champion true collaboration, open information sharing, shared risk and reward, value-based decision making, and proficient use of technology to deliver exceptional design. We are pursuing the goals of the 2030 Challenge, the ME2040, and the SE2050, and are an initial signatory of the China Accord and the AIA 2030 Commitment.

Our ambition is to use our collective design voice to bring about a better society and create stronger communities by recognizing and addressing longstanding inequities in our nation. Leading this change – to deliver a more equitable culture – aligns with DLR Group’s Core Values and our brand promise to elevate the human experience through design. By exploring, discovering, sharing, and ultimately resolving inequities identified within our firm and the broader A/E/C industry, we can develop a more diverse and inclusive design culture to better fulfill our brand promise.

Our comprehensive Benefits at DLR Group include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401(k) plan, employee stock ownership, and bonus opportunities. Compensation considerations are based on location, experience, and skills.

Through our values – commitment, creativity, environmental stewardship, fun, integrity, ownership, sharing, teamwork – we elevate the human experience through design, together.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.






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