Senior Project Architect - San Francisco

RIM Architects is hiring an accomplished Senior Project Architect to join our collaborative team at RIM’s downtown San Francisco office. The successful candidate has proven experience in project oversight, mentoring, leadership and teambuilding skills for a studio of 10-20 employees.

RIM has five offices strategically located in San Francisco and Tustin, California; Hawaii; Guam; and Alaska. Our ability to deliver excellent design starts with excellent people, in every department, committed to superior performance and professional growth. We like to have fun while we work, contribute to our communities, and nurture a workplace providing opportunity, inclusion, and challenge. 


• Authorized to work legally in the U.S. without restrictions

• NAAB accredited architectural degree

• Licensed in the State of California; LEED credential(s) preferred

• 10-15+ years experience as a licensed professional

• Extensive experience in technical design/detailing--exterior building envelope systems

• Preferred commercial experience: education, aviation, commercial office, residential-multifamily mixed-use, healthcare, state and local government, national defense

• Demonstrated success as a lead project architect on commercial projects

• Demonstrated success as a quality control/peer reviewer on commercial projects

• Proven effectiveness leading, mentoring and collaborating with multiple team members

• Demonstrated expertise in team leadership, delegation, and conflict resolution

• Expertise in various client business models and related project types

• Outstanding verbal and written communication and presentation techniques

• Expertise in documentation, negotiation, and contractual agreements

• Extensive knowledge in building systems, detailing, local and state codes, regs, and standards

• Extensive knowledge of quality design and technical solutions

• Proven track record of fostering and maintaining positive client and peer relationships

• Direct project experience with Revit and AutoCad


• Design Document QA/QC Reviewer for all projects in office

• Provide oversight, knowledge sharing, and mentorship to the junior staff

• Assist with specific office management/operations/project management tasks--as assigned

• Run small-medium projects independently and/or manage larger projects and team, if required:

o Accountable for overall success of budget, schedule, and resources through the preparation, development and maintenance of a project work plan

Preparation of fee proposals and participation in fee negotiations

o Responsible for budget and schedule management during all phases of the project

o Facilitate effective internal and external communication with project team members

• Participate as needed in business development, marketing, and interviews for pursuit of new work

• Utilize effective leadership skills to proactively inspire, mentor and coach less experienced staff

• Contribute to advancing the firm’s quality assurance/quality control procedures and tools

Qualified candidates may submit a cover letter, resume and portfolio sample* and the EEO Voluntary Self Identification Form to:

*Please limit any attachments to 10 MB.

This Job Description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this position. It does not establish a contract for employment and is subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Location Downtown San Francisco, CA
EXPERIENCE 10-15 years
Contact Mick Zelski