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Director, Construction Administration (Architect)

DMS Design, LLC

Promoted BSA Member

About DMS Design, LLC

DMS Design, llc is an award-winning, full-service architecture and interior design firm specializing in the production of thoughtfully-designed multifamily housing, commercial spaces, and office fit-ups throughout New England.

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About This Position

The ideal architectural construction administration director candidate possesses extensive professional experience and boasts a diverse portfolio, with an emphasis on large-scale multifamily developments.

To successfully perform as Director of Construction Administration at DMS Design, the individual must have a proven ability to lead the construction administration process. This includes communicating directly with firm principals and project team members, clients, and construction managers, and AHJ’s. The ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment is a necessity, as the architectural construction administration manager is responsible for managing and organizing the day-to-day responsibilities of moving multiple projects that are in construction.

This role requires a thorough understanding of construction drawings, specifications, AIA contract documents and expertise with industry standard software platforms such as Procore. The candidate must be able to coordinate, collaborate, cooperate, have the ability to effectively resolve design challenges, and must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. In addition, the individual must be prepared to meet DMS Design’s high standards for meeting deadlines, meeting budgets, and surpassing client expectations with outstanding service, and be highly motivated to succeed professionally.

Minimum Requirements:

· Massachusetts architectural registration is preferred

· 10+ years of professional architectural construction administration experience

· Demonstrated CA excellence across multiple sectors, with mostly multifamily residential design and high-rise projects

· Thorough understanding of the architectural construction administration process including reviewing shop drawings and submittals, responding to RFIs, reviewing change order requests, reviewing contractor’s payment requisitions, observing the construction process, preparing field reports, punch lists, and project close out

· Ability to successfully maintain exceptional client relationships, including proactive outreach and ability to meet deadlines and budgets

· Ability to simultaneously manage multiple complex projects that are in the construction phase

· Expert proficiency in Revit

· Expert proficiency in AutoCAD

· Highly organized and detail-oriented

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Strong presentation skills with ability to facilitate team and client meetings

· Enthusiastic team player and eager collaborator

DMS Design is registered to practice in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Florida, and South Carolina. We pride ourselves on our outstanding reputation for delivering customized, sustainable solutions to bring client design goals to reality. We approach each project with personalized attention and a deep understanding of local building code requirements, budget constraints, and construction best practices.


DMS Design offers a supportive learning environment with opportunities for growth at every level. We are conveniently located on Boston’s North Shore, with easy access to Routes 1, 114, and 95. Our compensation packages include competitive salaries, health benefits, free parking, and a collaborative work environment.



How To Apply

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