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Project Director (Landscape Architecture)

Company: Atwell, LLC
Location: Bonita Springs
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:

Position Snap Shot
Founded in 1982, RVi is a leading national planning and design firm with offices located in TX, CO, AZ, FL, GA, and NC and engaged in a broad range of project types including community planning and design, resorts, parks, academic, commercial, hospitality, and veterans cemeteries throughout the US.
Job Description
The Project Directoris responsible for the coordination of project team activities and supervision of Project Managers and multiple projects. Specific Project Director responsibilities include administrative duties and project procurement, organization, design and development, coordination, staff supervision, scheduling, and management to ensure the efficient production and delivery of well-coordinated projects in a profitable and timely manner.
Day to Day

  • Maintains detailed knowledge of and contributes to office policy, standards, and procedures;
  • Assists with and initiates administrative activities, personnel management, and staffing;
  • Participates in office committee meetings;

    Business Development

    • Participates in weekly and quarterly Marketing Committee meetings;
    • Maintains detailed knowledge of RVi marketing procedures and policy;
    • Maintains regular contact with clients;
    • Initiates, develops, and leads business development activities;
    • Champions target market activities and associated marketing activities;
    • Leads preparation of RFQ responses for target market;
    • Secures additional work from existing clients and prepares project amendments;


      • Initiates and manages contract agreement preparation and negotiates their acceptance;
      • Attends scheduling meetings;
      • Demonstrates reliable performance managing multiple projects and Project Managers;
      • Organizes project teams;
      • Effectively communicates with project team;
      • Promotes a collaborative project team atmosphere;
      • Manages project initiation, research, programming, and conceptualization;
      • Leads development of project goals and organization;
      • Reviews and approves subconsultant agreements;
      • Advocates creative planning and design solutions that meet client goals;
      • Prepares and reviews project correspondence, documentation, and presentation materials that meet project intent, schedule, and budget expectations;
      • Leads project and client meetings;
      • Monitors and manages project and client communications;
      • Monitors subconsultant activities;
      • Monitors document production;
      • Demonstrates CAD knowledge
      • Reviews and approves project materials and furnishings selections;
      • Reviews takeoffs and cost estimates and manages project budgets;
      • Manages project Quality Control review;
      • Coordinates project presentation materials and leads design review and client presentations;
      • Prepares and reviews project specifications and coordinates with drawings;
      • Reviews project documents to confirm adherence to client requirements and planning/design intent;
      • Approves and seals construction documents;
      • Monitors construction administration activities and makes site visits;
      • Monitors project submittal review;
      • Manages project fee budget, profitability, and schedule and updates leadership monthly
      • Effectively delegates tasks to Staff Designers, Staff Planners, and Student Interns;


        • Serves as a mentor to Project Managers, Staff Designers and Staff Planners, and Student Interns;
        • Manages and attends continuing education opportunities in alignment with target market, licensure requirements, and RVi Professional Development Plan;
        • Seeks and advocates continuing education opportunities for junior staff;
        • Participates in annual performance evaluation;
        • Participates in annual performance evaluations of Project Managers, Staff Designers and Planners;
        • Participates in 360 Partnership program

          Landscape Architecture or Planning degree from accredited BLA or MLA university program.
          Registration and Certification
          Registered Landscape Architect or Certified Planner (AICP, LEED) CLARB certification (for licensed Landscape Architects only) -
          Experience and Skills

          • Minimum 10 years of experience in a private sector design or planning office;
          • Advanced communications skills;
          • Advanced collaborative and teamwork skills;
          • Advanced coordination skills;
          • Advanced delegation skills;
          • Advanced planning and/or design skills;
          • Advanced project management skills;
          • Advanced organizational and administrative skills;
          • CAD Advanced Microsoft Office suite software skills;
          • Advanced contract and planning document layout/production knowledge;

            • Completion of PSMJ or PMI Project Manager Boot Camp;

Keywords: Atwell, LLC, Bonita Springs , Project Director (Landscape Architecture), Executive , Bonita Springs, Florida

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