Architectural Project Manager

Posted: 03/17/2023

Creator. Collaborator. Changemaker. If these words describe you and you’re looking for a workplace culture where you can unleash your imagination and make an impact, look no further.


A&E Design is seeking an architectural project manager with unlimited creativity and determination to make a difference to join our team of innovators in Billings, Montana. We are over 80 diversely talented professionals committed to client satisfaction, quality design, and improving the world around us. We don’t just provide a service—we develop creative solutions for all design challenges within any given project. Your role will be critical to maintaining positive relationships and mutual understanding with clients and design teams at every stage between project inception and completion. If you are an effective communicator who loves to complete projects on time and within budget, and desires to do it alongside the best design staff in the Northwest, we invite you to apply.


Your skill set.


  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, master’s degree preferred
  • Familiarity with PSMJ project management practices or Project Management Professional certification preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of experience guiding architecture and interior design projects to completion with a clear understanding of client needs and proven ability to execute a project scope within budget and timeline restrictions
  • Experience with healthcare design projects preferred
  • Proficiency in Revit, with the ability to collaborate and coordinate between multiple Building Information Modeling (BIM) platforms
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to effectively communicate with clients, project teams, department supervisors, and firm executives
  • Ability to remain positive, nimble, and flexible while navigating multiple, often overlapping schedules, software programs, change orders, and stakeholder group communications
  • Passion for design and architecture, possessing an outstanding ability to communicate complex design ideas to audiences with varying degrees of design knowledge
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, or possess a work visa to legally work in the U.S.


A day in the life of an architectural project manager.


  • Represent A&E Design in all client communications at regular intervals between all stages of the agreement and post-agreement activities
  • Manage the A&E Design project team, communicating project status and performance to department supervisors, firm executives, or other designees
  • Prepare client agreements with defined scope and schedule, educating clients about the defined terms
  • Schedule, attend, and record meetings all with clients, project team members, and stakeholder groups
  • Maintain constant updates related to project completion, including schedule and billing milestones
  • Strive to innovate, learn, and improve, never settling for the status quo


Perks of the work.


You simply won’t find a group of individuals more talented, dedicated, or fun than the movers-and-shakers at A&E Design. We are proud of our dynamic workplace culture and minimal turnover during nearly 50 years since our firm was established. That’s why we’re always looking for new ways to reward our staff for their hard work and loyalty.


Some of the perks of working at A&E Design include:


  • Competitive salary package with full benefits
  • Annual bonuses
  • Generous paid personal leave
  • 401K and Roth with profit sharing
  • Group health, dental, vision, and disability insurance cost shared at 75% (us)/25% (you)
  • $50,000 of group life insurance
  • Basic long-term care insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Employee wellness program
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • A kickass culture with frequent staff excursions and events, like an annual trip to Chico Hot Springs, happy hours, and holiday parties


Create impact.


A&E Design is an integrated design firm with four offices in Montana in Billings, Missoula, Bozeman, and Kalispell. We are a passionate, energetic team devoted to the architecture and design industries as well as the communities we serve. Our philosophy and holistic process challenges convention, blending architecture, interior design, construction administration, historic preservation, and graphic design into a comprehensive package for a wide range of project types.


This unique approach has earned us some prestigious recognition. As one of the fastest-growing firms in the AEC industry, A&E Design has won four Hot Firm Awards and three consecutive Best Firm to Work For Awards from Zweig Group. We continue to heat up the competition by adding top-tier designers of all disciplines and creating truly impactful experiences. Join our team—we can’t wait to see what we create together in 2023, and beyond.


X marks the spot.


They don’t call Montana the “Treasure State” for nothing. Under the big sky is a veritable trove of breathtaking views, historical landmarks, and outdoor activities. Each A&E Design location offers staff easy access to nearby mountain ranges for skiing and hiking, battlefields and sites from the travels of Lewis and Clark, dinosaur digs, rivers and waterfalls, and so much more. There is truly something for everyone in the last best place. If you don’t have the map to find what you’re looking for, just ask a friendly local to point you in the right direction.